The Strada X represents the best of La Marzocco’s pioneering espresso engineering in its easiest-to-use machine, ever.

With predictive mass-based profiling tied to drip tray scales, straight-in portafilters, and independent group pumps, the Strada X combines industry-leading espresso technology with an all-new software system and Smart Saturation to ensure every shot pulled is exactly how the barista imagined it.



smart saturation
By automating the pre-infusion stage based on backpressure sensed in the group head, the new Smart Saturation feature ensures that every espresso puck is fully saturated before the pump is engaged. This ensures that pressurized water has consistent pathways through the coffee, making every shot—no matter what pressure the profile is set to—behave exactly like the one the barista dialed in.

Smart Saturation is the backbone of the Strada X, representing a new way of looking at coffee saturation and pressure profiling, with a focus on consistency, repeatability, and workflow.

mass based profiling
Tying pressure profiles to a target weight managed by La Marzocco’s predictive mass algorithm creates unparalleled consistency from shot to shot—even with the most adventurous pressure curve. Combined with Smart Saturation, the mass based profiling delivers unparalleled accuracy and repeatability. 

paddle-based profile control
A redesigned paddle ensures that the Strada X automatically tunes your pressure inputs into a profile that won’t damage the puck and result in channeling. By programming real-time pressure ramping into the software, baristas can see exactly how their newly created profile runs as they’re pulling a shot in Manual mode. 

Straight-In Portafilters
Straight-in portafilters increase speed while reducing the strain on baristas and being gentler on espresso pucks. Combined with an auto steam flush for streamlined workflow and cleaner groupheads, straight-in portafilters are a complete reimagining of the most repeated task in espresso preparation. 

the street team

When La Marzocco was developing the Strada EP, they relied on a “street team” of engineers, technicians, and baristas to dream up an entirely new approach to espresso that matched advances in coffee sourcing and roasting. The Strada X pays homage to that original street team by implementing input from key members of the original group as well as an even wider survey of working baristas over the years since the Strada EP’s release.

The Strada EP pioneered the use of programmable profiles using variable pressure motors; The Strada X refined the process by implementing an updated algorithm that was modeled on the physics of thousands of espresso shots. But more than that, the Strada project understands that incredible espresso is only achievable through a well-designed user experience.

Popular user features—like a wide drip tray that’s easy to work on, ergonomic steam wands, and a custom temperature hot water tap—have all been refined on the Strada X with small tweaks from barista feedback. What started originally as a desire to understand the potential in pushing the boundaries of espresso has been refined with the Strada X through consistent collaboration.



Manual, Profile, and AV Modes
Create pressure curves manually, save them to repeatable profiles, or set a custom pressure and target weight in AV mode to optimize your workflow.

Straight-In Portafilters
Reduce barista strain and puck damage while reducing prep time between espresso shots.

Steam Flush
Automatically cleans your grouphead between shots to increase barista speed.

Drip Tray Scales
Pair the extremely accurate Drip Prediction algorithm with pressure profiles to deliver unprecedented shot consistency.

Pro Touch Steam Wands
High performing steam wands that are cool to the touch.

Hot Water Economiser
Enables you to fine-tune the tap water temperature for rinsing.

Expansive Drip Tray
Increases a barista’s work space with extra room to stage cups and cleaning cloths.



Independent Boilers
Grouphead specific boilers allow for simultaneous custom brew temperatures while a separate steam boiler delivers on-demand steam pressure.

Proportional Valve Technology
Control steam pressure with pinpoint accuracy on an electronically controlled valve.

Independent Pumps
An external pump provides stable pressure for Smart Saturation while grouphead specific pumps can simultaneously run unique pressure profiles.

PID Temperature Control
Set independent temperatures for each grouphead and steam boiler accurate to 0.1 degrees Celsius.

PID Pressure Control
Create unique pressure curves with the knowledge that profiles are tuned by a PID system that updates 40 times each second.

Saturated Groups
Ensure unsurpassed thermal stability, shot after shot.



information sheet

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