Coffee machine manufacturer, Modbar, has announced the global launch of an upgraded, independent Modbar Steam module.
The counter-mounted steam dispenser is connected to an under-counter steam generator and is the latest result of the company’s collaboration with coffee machine manufacturer La Marzocco.
The module will make its first public appearance at the 2019 NAFEM Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on February 7-9.
“Once we started partnering more closely with La Marzocco, we made the decision that we would support one tap with the original wattage steam boiler so that it would be at full capacity for really high-volume cafes,” said Modbar co-founder Aric Forbing, in an interview with Daily Coffee News.
“With the new Steam, adding more wattage to the element and giving it a little more capacity for the steam allows us to use two taps.”
The new Steam comes equipped with firmware and a drain valve that allows for easy emptying and refreshing of the water in the boiler.
Electrical and water connections on the new module are also now located on the machine’s right-hand side, making it easier to access for installation and maintenance.
Forbing added: “I am really excited about the collaboration between us and La Marzocco. The team there is absolutely amazing to work with. With their 90 years of experience, we can continue to collaborate to make awesome things and continue to improve the products.”
Based in Indiana, Modbar designs and manufactures espresso, pour-over and steam coffee systems.