Do you know which commercial espresso machine will fit your business? In this La Pavoni Bar T 2V review, we're going through the details of this machine with a fine-tooth comb to help you get closer to the answer.
Here's what you're going to learn...
- What the key features of the La Pavoni Bar T 2V mean for your business.
- How to choose the right configuration of this machine.
- How it compares to a few similar models.
- What business types the Bar T 2V is good for.
- About the brand and whether it's dependable.
Let's dive in...
La Pavoni Bar T 2V
The La Pavoni Bar T 2V is a commercial espresso machine that can improve efficiency in medium to large coffee shops and restaurants. Thanks to its volumetric dosing and temperature stability, it's a perfect option for busy shops with high espresso sales looking to improve product consistency.
Key Features And What They Mean
A two-group machine is the solution when your business requires maximum efficiency to keep up with an accelerating pace.
With two press-forged brass and chrome-plated groups, the La Pavoni Bar T 2V allows baristas to work on multiple drink orders simultaneously.
Faster, better customer service is essential to nurturing a loyal customer base. Your clientele will come to rely on your establishment on their work routes and for service that won't eat into their precious time.
Direct Water Feed
For busy commercial enterprises, espresso machines with a direct feed to a water line are the most sensible options.
Without direct plumbing, your baristas would need to stop everything and refill the water reservoir every time it depleted. Depending on how much business you do, that could be anywhere from one to several times per day.
Thanks to the automated water refilling in a plumbed-in machine like the La Pavoni Bar T 2V, your baristas can focus their efforts on getting through the drink line instead.
14 Liter Copper Boiler
Large-scale coffee shops easily make 200 or more drinks per day. If you're a small operation looking to expand or a large cafe trying to keep up with demand, a 14-liter boiler is more than equipped to double or triple your business.
Because it's constructed from copper, the Bar T 2V's boiler is also heat-efficient and antimicrobial to prevent bacteria. And since it's iron-free, it's rust-proof.
Especially for the price, our La Pavoni Bar T 2V machines are unrivaled in terms of output and quality.
Independent Radiator Hydraulic System
This machine's groups are designed with an independent radiator hydraulic system that circulates the water in the boiler.
What results is an even, stable water temperature with no variable temperature pockets that could damage the quality of the espresso.
Employees are often at different stages of proficiency on any given machine. Whether you're combating employee turnover or you just want to make sure your product is consistent no matter which barista is making drinks, volumetric dosing is the key.
A volumetric machine is programmed with specific water volume measurements so that every espresso is extracted with these exact specifications.
Your baristas can take pride in knowing that each drink they serve is as good as the last, and your customers will come to associate your business with unwavering excellence.
To meet warranty maintenance requirements, the La Pavoni Bar T 2V comes with a free water softener. This is highly desirable if you want to eliminate water quality interference with the taste of your espresso.
A water softener will also remove calcium and magnesium ions from hard water to reduce scaling that can build up and damage the machine. It's essentially a free insurance policy that will increase the longevity of your espresso equipment.
La Spaziale S2 2 Group Volumetric S2-2G-AV
If you're comparing the La Spaziale S2 2 Group Volumetric to the La Pavoni Bar T 2V, you're probably interested in a similarly priced machine with two groups and volumetric dosing.
Like the La Pavoni Bar T 2V, this machine is equipped with the following features:
- Two steam wands
- A hot water outlet
- Automated boiler refill
- Electric heating
It also comes with four programmable buttons and a manual button, allowing baristas to easily customize espresso extraction with different methods.
Ultimately, this is another machine that can keep up with high customer traffic, though its 10-liter boiler can be outperformed in seriously demanding conditions by the 14-liter boiler in the La Pavoni Bar T 2V.
However, if you don't anticipate elevated traffic volume, the La Spaziale S2 2 Group Volumetric is a similar model that shaves of a couple hundred dollars from your total expenditure.
Rocket Espresso Boxer 2 Group Volumetric CME353C0040
The Rocket Espresso Boxer 2 Group Volumetric is slightly pricier, though it offers its own unique temperature control mechanism, the Thermosiphon System. This built-in system generates group head temperature stability for continuous espresso production quality.
At 13.2 liters, its boiler capacity comes close to that of the La Pavoni Bar T 2V. You'll also get the same benefits from its copper boiler.
Here are some of the additional features it comes with:
- Cool Touch Wands that won't burn fingers
- An ultra reflective case that acts as a mirror, enhancing visual monitoring of espresso extraction
- Automatic backflushing to cut down on the time and energy it takes to close down operation at the end of the day
All in all, this machine is probably the closest available alternative to the La Pavoni Bar T 2V.
About the Brand
La Pavoni has a well-established position in the industry, having been in business since 1905. Technologically advanced yet ergonomic espresso machines are what the brand is known for.
While La Pavoni's commercial espresso machines are popular in the professional domain, the company also makes machines for home use.
One of the notable characteristics of La Pavoni's work is its variety of design. Models like the Diamante, Crema and Cremona are all available in lever-operated, semiautomatic and fully automatic options.
Ideal Machine Applications
Without a doubt, the La Pavoni Bar T 2V is built for speed in the busiest of environments. It excels in medium to large coffee shops with few gaps in the customer line.
That being said, there's no reason it can't work for smaller cafes, restaurants and businesses that aren't coffee-focused in their main products.
If your espresso machine is an integral part of your business growth strategy, this machine can help you prepare for establishing long-term customer relationships and expanding your loyal following.
What Customers Say
Our customers are impressed with how long-lasting our La Pavoni machines are. The Bar T 2V easily exceeds expectations and runs like a dream in any setting.
With proper maintenance, a La Pavoni espresso machine will generate a return on your investment in a relatively short amount of time and continue delivering a high quality product for years to come.
At Majesty Coffee, you won't find inflated prices. Instead, we tend to offer our equipment at a highly competitive rate to meet everyone's financial needs.
We take five percent off the cost of our La Pavoni Bar T 2V machines, bringing the price down from $6,100 to $5,800.
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