The most consistent and stable under-counter espresso equipment available and the first product designed in collaboration between Modbar and La Marzocco.
Modbar AV is a ground-up rethink, engineered from scratch based on the footprint of our original system. When we started thinking about the next machine to add to the Modbar lineup, we wanted to create something completely new but preserve the iconic look and feel of our Espresso tap. Rather than redesign or update the original Espresso system, we turned to a tried and true friend we knew would provide a solid foundation for a new machine: the Linea PB.
The Linea PB was designed to carry on the “workhorse” legacy of the Linea Classic, while also giving the barista new tools to prepare coffee more consistently. Blending new R&D and lessons learned from the Linea PB development, we were able to develop a new product with that familiar Modbar design, while overhauling what’s inside.
What we’ve ended up with is the next generation in the undercounter category. Modbar AV delivers an elegant above-counter espresso tap with a simple barista interface, reliable auto-volumetric dosing, and the option of integrated scales to suit the modern cafe workflow. We believe it answers every barista’s desire for a reliable, consistent, and beautiful machine that removes all barriers to remarkable hospitality.
Modbar AV also provides something that no other under-counter espresso machine is able to offer: the reliability of La Marzocco. Based on R&D from the Linea PB, Modbar AV comes with the same level of reliability, performance, and temperature stability that made the Linea PB an industry icon.
Add-a-Tap: module supports two taps with no decrease in performance. The second tap can be added to a module at any point, so you can begin your cafe buildout with a single group and grow to two when your volume increases.
Linea PB Volumetrics and Optional Scales:Based on the design of the Linea PB, Modbar AV delivers absolute consistency and reliability from shot to shot. Using optional scales, baristas can program brew ratios or brew by weight depending on their workflow.
Drip Prediction:La Marzocco has developed a new methodology for predicting when to stop a shot to hit the programmed target. The software maps the flow rate of each espresso shot and can accurately predict the future flow rate, so it can stop the shot without the need to program an offset.
Simplicity in Serviceability:Power, water and drain connections have been moved to the side of the module for easy technician access. Under the hood, techs can quickly and easily find what they need to fix, update, or replace.
One under-counter module can support two espresso taps
No additional power required to support two taps
Ideal for high-volume environments
Precise temperature stability, the same as the Linea PB
Simple controls and multi-position programmable lever
Dose by volume, weight or continuously
Auto back-flush and rinse programs
Adaptable drip tray comes with or without a built-in scale