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GB5 AV 2 Group
One-year parts & labor due to defective parts, hook up and demonstration
Absolute will coordinate the installation of your espresso machine with a trained, local representative
The GB/5 offers extensive programming that can deliver customized brewing to enhance the capabilities of the barista. With a range of options for increased ease-of-use, the GB/5 is a more practical choice for specialty restaurants and coffee shops that have a wide variety of multi-skilled users.
To operate this La Marzocco espresso machine, employees will simply need to press buttons or turn a knob, which requires limited training. However, learning the nuances of proper brewing, steaming, and frothing will necessitate more in depth training and practice regimens. Users can be directed to the following articles for detailed descriptions of the brewing and frothing processes, but hands-on training is necessary for the best results.
Featuring 2 stainless steel boilers, the GB/5 allows you to brew and steam at the same time.
Brew boiler capacity: 5 liters
Steam boiler capacity: 11 liters
Also constructed of stainless steel, this La Marzocco espresso machine’s saturated brew groups provide excellent temperature stability.
2 manual steam wands make it possible to steam or froth milk for 2 drinks at one time.
A digital display and PID control provide consistent temperature with less than a ± 0.5° C variation between shots and provides feedback to help you troubleshoot problems when they occur.
Each brew group has 4 programmable brewing controls, allowing employees to multitask while they brew.
This La Marzocco espresso machine’s brew groups and portafilters are each 57mm in diameter.
For endless brewing and steaming without needing to refill, the GB/5 connects directly to a water line.
A Coffee credit feature allows customers to use coffee credits as a method of purchase.
Dimensions and weight
22”H x 37 ½”W x 22 ½”D
NSF and UL approvals ensure compliance with health regulations.
The La Marzocco GB/5’s stainless steel steam wands are ball joint-mounted, so they move in any direction for easy access with large frothing pitchers and cups. The wands also have the option of being replaced with an auto-frothier for even easier use.
To allow you to control the temperature of the brewing boiler down to the degree, the GB/5 features Proportional Integrated Derivative (PID) temperature control. This technology senses temperature changes in the boiler, and pulses the heating element to maintain the set temperature within ½oC at all times. With PID technology, you get unbeatable temperature stability, and you can customize a brewing temperature for each type of coffee you use, for the best flavor possible from every roast.
The GB/5 automatic features 4 programmable buttons for each brew group to provide customized brewing options to perfectly match your business needs. With variable temperature and water volume amounts for single and double shots, the GB/5 can be programmed to provide fast and consistent pulls during your busiest hours. Plus, the built-in hot water dispenser features a tea button that can be programmed as well, so tea drinkers can look forward to the same consistent performance that all of your customers expect.
Saturated Brew Groups
For excellent temperature stability, each brew group in the La Marzocco GB/5 espresso coffee maker is welded onto the brewing boiler. This allows a large mass of hot water to spread from the boiler to the brew groups and maintain a stable temperature between the components.
Back Up Devices
To decrease downtime for servicing, this La Marzocco espresso machine has back-up devices that allow you to keep brewing even while a technician is testing or servicing many of the machine’s primary functions.
Stainless Steel Cup Warmer
All of our La Marzocco espresso machines feature extra-large cup warmers to ensure you'll always have plenty of preheated cups ready to brew when you are.
Accommodating any environment, the GB/5 is available in a 200v (1 or 3 phase), 220v (1 or 3 phase), or 380v (3 phase) model. You can also choose between standard wattage and high wattage elements.
This La Marzocco espresso machine will require a professional installation, which we can arrange for you at the time of purchase. Prior to installation, you will need to submit the following electrical and plumbing requirements (both found in the Installation Guidelines Diagram) to a general contractor, electrician, or plumber as well as your code enforcement officer to ensure the compliance of your facility with the needs of this espresso coffee maker. You may also want to go over this information with your electrician or contractor prior to purchase, as you will need to select your voltage and wattage preferences at the time of purchase.
Size & Electrical Specifications
Tech Specs for the La Marzocco GB/5
220 Volts, 4600Watts
220 Volts, 6100Watts
220 Volts, 8000Watts
30 amp circuit required
50 amp circuit required
50 amp circuit required
22 H x 25 D x 30 W
22 H x 25 D x 38 W
22 H x 25 D x 47 W
3.4 L (Coffee)/ 7 L (Steam)
5 L (Coffee)/ 11 L (Steam)
6.8 L (Coffee)/ 14.5 L (Steam)
Suggested NEMA Plug & Receptacle
Please note: Plug is NOT included with the machine.
5/8” Flexi Drainline
3/8” Braided Stainless Steel Cold Water Supply Line
3/8” Cold Water Supply
Optional paint colors add $700.00
Ensure unsurpassed thermal stability, shot after shot.
Dual Boiler System
Separate boilers optimize espresso brewing and steam production.
Intuitive programming make it easy to adjust machine parameters.
Hot Water Economizer
Enables you to fine tune the tap water temperature for tea.
Pre Heating System
Increase productivity by pre-heating incoming water into the coffee boiler.
Allows you to electronically control espresso brewing temperature (±0.5°C).
Portafilters & precision baskets
Stainless steel portafilters and precision baskets improve your cup quality and consistency.
Allows you to use the machine with tall, to-go cups (+2.5cm /1in. in height).
Maintain espresso and cappuccino cups heated at a proper temperature.
LED lighting allows you to focus on your extraction and the cup.
Makes it easier to access beneath the machine (+7.5cm / 3in. in height).
Broad Color Range
All colors are available based on the RAL color system.
Simple steaming system stops automatically at your desired temperature.