The Bezzera Matrix DE Dual Boiler espresso machine illuminated (quite literally) at HOST Milan 2017. Every attendee, including us, were drawn to this glowing beginner dual boiler espresso machine. After talking directly with Bezzera, we realized there is a lot more than meets the eye with this machine. The Matrix is designed with user functionality as a key focus. In addition, durability is inherent in Bezzera espresso machines, as well as its attractive design. Thus, if you need an espresso machine to entertain with three different PID’s, look no further!
Rock solid stainless steel frame. Stainless steel front and rear panels. Very informative touch screen display backed with waterproof insulation internally.
The Bezzera Matrix DE Dual Boiler sports a beautiful 3.5″ LED touch display. This allows you to program a number of functions with ease. Adjusting the temperature between the two boilers is crystal clear, as well as checking the water levels. Also, you can adjust the color of the signature LED body panels also can be adjusted in the settings of the touch display. Furthermore, other programs on the touchpad include:
- pre-infusion, priority heat up between boilers
- auto on/off settings – once per each day of the week (maintenance reminder and filter reminder need to be turned on)
- switch between direct plumb and reservoir
- automatic backflush program
- maintenance reminders
- selection of different languages
Illuminated LED Body Panels
Made from durable plexiglass, these LED near the bottom of the body panels provide eye-catching illumination for the home. Further, you can customize the colors on the touch display to fit any mood. The glow beautifully reflects off the polished mirror finish stainless steel body. Additionally, there are separate PID thermostats, one for the coffee boiler and one for the water/steam boiler. All controlled by a 3.5″ touch display.
A keypad above the grouphead displays four designated buttons for volumetric coffee dosing – meaning you can program how much water is pumped through the grinds by volume. The 5th button on the right with Bezzera’s insignia is for manual dosing (on/off) of the water.
Independently Controlled Boilers
Two separate PID’s sensors monitor the .45 L coffee boiler and 1L water/steam boiler. You can control the boiler temperatures through the Touch Display. Moreover, through the touch display, you can program which boiler you would prefer to heat up first or have priority! Both internal boilers have insulation on their sides.
In addition, each boiler can be turned on or off independently.
PID Temperature-Controlled Grouphead
The Bezzera grouphead on the electronic DE version of the Matrix has its own PID sensor and heating element – providing superior temperature control. Additionally, the temperature is preset by Bezzera and can not be modified.
Multi-Directional Steam and Hot Water Wand
Allows for more flexibility. Joystick controls give instant on / off operation as opposed to knobs that you must turn clockwise / counter-clockwise. Each wand has a rubber cover to prevent your fingers from burning. However, cool touch wands were NOT selected as this steam wand offers a greater throughout of steam power!
Wooden Handles on Valves and on Portafilters
The Bezzera Matrix DE Dual Boiler comes with wooden handles for the single and double spouted portafilters and joystick levers. After all, less plastic is always a bonus in our eyes.
Three Way Solenoid Valve
Allows quick removal of portafilter after espresso extraction by relieving the pressure built up in the grouphead. The result is a dry puck of coffee you can easily knock out of the portafilter.
Rotary Vane Pump and Motor
Produces a quieter extraction vs a vibratory vane pump. Below the tank/reservoir, you can make adjustments underneath the espresso machine.
Very Large Water Tank
A 4-liter water reservoir means fewer refills for higher volume use. Electronic sensors detect low water levels and indicate it on the touch display. Refilling occurs from the top of the machine by lifting up the lid on hinges. However, we strongly recommend removing the reservoir for refilling any espresso machine to avoid getting any water on top of the espresso machine.
On the left side of the reservoir, there is a low water sensor. This sensor can be calibrated through the Touch Display screen.
Passive Cup Warmer
Able to hold up to six small cappuccino cups and passively warm them to ensure coffee remains hot.