La Marzocco GS3 Espresso Machine Manual Paddle Version

By: La Marzocco

The La Marzocco GS3 Manual Paddle (MP) gives you complete manual control over pre-infusion, pressure, and brewing times with paddle valve control. If you're looking to capture the romance of classic espresso, look no further. Call for customizations!

Please note that this machine comes on a (fitting) mini-pallet and arrives via freight shipping. Current lead times are 8-10 weeks.

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    What is it?

    The La Marzocco GS3 Manual Paddle is a dual boiler espresso machine with a saturated group head, PID temperature control, shot timer, and a rotary pump that can be direct plumbed or run on its internal reservoir. It features a paddle that allows you to directly control flow rate while pulling a shot.

    Who is it for?

    The GS3 MP is for those who want to explore every possible flavor coffee has to offer and treat every shot as a unique experience worth savoring. Testing the bounds of ratio, temperature, and shot time with long pre-infusions and bell-curve like flow profiles. At the same time, you want enough power to serve a dinner party while making it look all too easy.

    Why do we carry it?

    The GS3 set the bar for excellence in prosumer machines when it was first released in 2008. The addition of the manual paddle which controls the flow rate of water to the group head turns the GS3 MP into a beast of its own, capable of espresso sorcery that few machines can match. That alongside the GS3's already robust set of features, power, and good looks mean that you're in for a truly one-of-a-kind experience that opens new possibilities with every single origin coffee and every shot of espresso.

    Watch our brief video on flow profiling if you'd like to learn a bit more.

    What's Included

    • La Marzocco double-spouted portafilter
    • La Marzocco single-spouted portafilter
    • 4 portafilter baskets (7g, 14g, 17g, 21g)
    • Backflush blank
    • La Marzocco stainless steel convex tamper
    • GS3 plumb kit
    • Espresso machine cleaner
    • Home Barista Starter Kit (courtesy of Clive)
    • 2-year parts and labor warranty provided by Clive Coffee
    • 13-month manufacturer warranty


    • Manual flow control pre-infusion
    • Cool touch, omnidirectional stainless steel hot water and steam wand
    • Hot water dispenser
    • Internal volumetric pump
    • Pre-heating system for brew water
    • Programmable temperature within increments of 0.1° F
    • Brew boiler: Stainless steel, 1.5L
    • Steam boiler: Stainless steel, 3.5L
    • Reservoir: 2.5L
    • ETL/NSF certified for commercial use

    Technical Details

    Height: 17.5 in
    Width: 16 in
    Depth: 21 in
    Weight: 73 lbs
    Material: Stainless steel (black plastic side panels)
    Drip Tray: Stainless steel
    Drip Tray Cover: Stainless steel
    Drainable Drip Tray: Yes
    Water Reservoir
    Reservoir or Plumbed: Both
    Capacity: 2.5 L / 84.54 oz
    Material: BPA free plastic
    Removable: Yes
    Low Water Shutoff: Yes
    Steam Wand
    Material: Stainless steel
    No Burn (Insulated): Yes
    Wand Movement: Articulating, full rotation
    Steam Tip Holes: 4
    Optional Steam Tips: Yes
    Temperature: Digital temperature control
    Brew Temperature Adjustment: Individual degrees (Fahrenheit or Celsius)
    Steam Boiler Adjustment: Individual degrees (Fahrenheit or Celsius)
    Display Type: LCD
    Display Can Be Disabled: No
    Integrated Shot Timer: Yes
    Built-In On/Off Timer: No
    Display Cleaning Reminder: No
    Pre-Infusion: Yes
    Flow Profiling: Yes
    Volumetric Dosing: No
    Pressure Gauges: 2, pump pressure and steam boiler pressure
    Cup warming tray
    Material: Stainless steel
    Portafilters & Tampers
    Materials: Stainless steel with rubberized handle
    Type: Commercial 58 mm
    Portafilters Included: 2 (single and double spouted)
    Baskets Included: 2x single, 2x double, and backflush disk for cleaning
    Tamper Included: La Marzocco stainless steel tamper
    Group head
    Type: Semi-saturated, electronic solenoid activated
    Maintenance: Urnex Full Circle oar Cafiza backflush detergent
    Material: Stainless steel
    Brew Boiler Size: 1.5 L / 50.72 oz
    Steam Boiler Size: 3.5 L / 118.35 oz
    Brew Boiler Power: 1600 W
    Steam Boiler Power: 1200 W
    Boilers Automatically Fill: Yes
    Insulated: Yes
    Pump Type: Rotary vane
    Recommended Brew Pressure: 9 bar
    Adjustable Brew Pressure: Yes
    Clive Warranty: 2 year
    Manufacturer Warranty: 13 month
    Other Details
    Recommended Application: Home, office, or business
    Commercial Certifications: NSF, ETL
    Plug Type: Standard 15 amp

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