Versalab innovations, starting with the M3 espresso machine in 2002.  A number of these have been adopted by other manufacturers.

 

 

M3 GRINDER    Single dose grinder of totally unique design.

 

•  No retention.

 

•  No beans going stale in the grinder.

 

•  Straight through grind path.

 

•  Dual action burr set - both conical and flat - total grind path 1.6” (40.6mm) long.

    About the equivalent of a 98mm set of flat burrs.

 

•  Moving wiper to sweep the grounds out the exit.

 

•  DC motor driven for better torque and cooler running.

 

•  Slow grind speed of 500 rpm.

 

•  Preserves flavor by simple fast process from grind to brew.

 

•  Dosing hopper that prevents beans sitting in the burrs  between shots.

 

•  Portafilter holder that firmly holds the portafilter during grinding.

 

 

 

THE PRESS    Compressed air driven device to tamp grounds in the portafilter.

 

•  Capable of greater forces for better shots.

 

•  Regulated to less than 1 pound force error.

 

 

 

M3 ESPRESSO MACHINE    Everything about it was outrageous.

 

•  DC motor powered pump with pump inside the boiler.  In fact, all hot water plumbing

    including brew head inside boiler.

 

•  Actual brew water temperature controlled to +/- two tenths º F.

 

•  No three way valve so no old flavors into next shot of espresso.

 

•  Wood portafilter handle for pleasure.

 

•  Computer controlled brew pressure, and water temperature.

 

•  Separately heated brew bayonet.

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