Homewood O'Henry's Welcomes the
NEW La Marzocco Espresso Machine!
Long awaited and much anticipated by the staff at O'Henry's in Homewood, the new GB5 La Marzocco espresso machine has finally arrived from Italy!
Hand-crafted especially for us, this shiny new espresso machine was custom built and shipped from Florence. The GB5 is the best espresso machine a barista could ask for, with its ability to pour perfect, honey colored shots of espresso every time. It features many new technologies that help us give you a rich, slightly sweet espresso that bursts with flavor on your tongue. This beautiful machine truly produces a beautiful product.
The new GB5 is equipped with an industry record-setting PID system. PID stands for Proportional Integral Derivative. What?!? This, simply stated, allows us to have better control over the temperature and espresso each time a shot is extracted or milk is steamed. The difference is minuscule (+/- 0.5 degrees), giving us a perfect product every time.
The GB5 also has a pre-infusion system. Pre-infusion wets the espresso before a shot is extracted. This makes a big difference in the taste and quality of the final product. Imagine just dumping hot water on coffee grounds...the grounds will soak up the water quickly, giving you flavor, but not the best it can be. Now, add pre-infusion. A short burst of hot water is released over the fresh ground espresso and two seconds later, the rest of the hot water streams down over it. That quick burst of hot water before the actual shot is poured prepares the ground espresso to soak up and extract some of the best flavor qualities from the bean, giving you that caramel colored line of espresso you see drizzle into a shot glass.
Come on in to O'Henry's and check out our new machine. We would love to make you a smooth, creamy latte or a straight up double shot! We're proud of our new espresso machine and hope you will be too!
Can't get to the Homewood store? Our Brookwood location has this same espresso machine.