LUCCADirect Plumb A53 Espresso Machine by La Spaziale

$2,195.00$2,790.00

5 / 5 8 customer reviews

Designed and built specifically for Clive by La Spaziale, the direct plumb LUCCA A53 is an elegant and distinctive commercial dual boiler espresso machine.

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Includes
Bottomless Portafilter
Spouted Portafilter
Coffee
Shot Glass
Craft of Espresso Book
Microfiber Towel
Extended Warranty

In The Press

  • In 1969, La Spaziale of Bologna, Italy, created a patented espresso system that warmed water with steam rather than boiling. The brand continues to innovate. Its new compact machine is made exclusively for Clive Coffee in Portland, Ore., and functions like a commercial model, with stainless-steel filters and a dual-boiler system.

  • Nothing beats a great shot of espresso or a sweet and delicious latte from the comfort of your own home, so we set out to find the perfect home espresso setup. After testing and experiment with a wide variety of expensive and inexpensive espresso machines, grinders, and accessories, we were head over heels about the LUCCA A53.

Overview

The La Spaziale S1 line is one of the most popular and well proven dual boilers on the market, and has long been a team favorite here at Clive. Our customers have appreciated the solid build quality and generous steam power. Our founder Mark traveled to Bologna to work with La Spaziale to develop a few customizations to the S1, specifically designed for our customers. The LUCCA A53 is the result of this collaboration, and the direct plumb version is our first recommendation for small businesses or homes that want commercial durability with an easy interface and all the steam power they could want. This beauty can keep up with back to back drinks without missing a beat!

The LUCCA mark shines through the control panel’s modern matte finish and the matching matte drip tray contrasts with the gloss black La Spaziale badge. The back of the machine is all stainless, which makes a fantastic contrast to the wood side panels that we make here in Portland.

There are a number of the reasons for this machine’s reputation and continued popularity. The modern saturated style brew boiler paired with programmable preinfusion and shot volume makes great espresso easy and consistent, whether you’re making one drink at a time or are serving a line of customers. The 2.5 liter steam boiler brings huge power (and with the 20 amp mode enabled you’ll never run out of steam). Deeper 53mm portafilters (18g in the double spout and up to 22g in the included bottomless) hold as much coffee as their 58mm alternatives, but the thicker coffee puck is more forgiving of channeling.

True commercial DNA means maximum durability and easy access to parts for service. Simple and intuitive design makes it less intimidating and easier to learn than some machines. You can pull shots manually, or program the shot volume. The commercial rotary vane pump sounds smooth, quiet and robust.

The machine is easily switchable between 15 and 20 amp modes, meaning you can use the machine on any outlet. If you have 20 amp circuit breakers available, the machine can heat both boilers simultaneously. This cuts warmup time to around 15 minutes, and improves steam regeneration so you can make back to back drinks. If you’re looking for a beautiful, durable and powerful espresso machine, it’s hard to do better than the direct plumb LUCCA A53.

What's Included

  • Black handle double spouted commercial portafilter
  • Black handle bottomless commercial portafilter
  • Double basket
  • Triple basket
  • Blind basket
  • 15 amp converter cord
  • Cleaning brush
  • Direct plumb kit
  • Two-year parts and labor provided by Clive Coffee
  • One-year warranty against manufacturer defects for wood panels

Details

  • Swivel stainless steel steam arm
  • ETL/NSF certified for commercial use
  • Volumetric dosing adjustable through touch pad
  • One degree group temperature adjustability indicated by LED display
  • Dual manometer
  • Steam tip with 4 smaller .9 mm holes
  • Fault diagnosis alarms
  • Built-in safety cut out on pump
  • Electronic boiler refill
  • Semiautomatic hot water delivery
  • Programmable passive pre-infusion
  • Programmable offset differential
  • Rotary pump

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