As with all great origin stories, theirs starts with two bandmates in a basement. In the early 2000s, Corey Waldron, guitarist by night, was working as a barista and roaster when he started thinking about the disconnect between drink production and drink consumption. As a barista, he understood the craft going into each drink, but didn’t feel it always translated to the customer standing on the other side of a big countertop machine.
Corey’s initial thinking, combined with bassist Aric Forbing’s experience as a machine pattern engineer, soon turned into a brand new way to design an espresso machine, with the inner workings tucked neatly under the counter.
Part of the La Marzocco Family
First introduced to the under-counter concept in 2007 at the SCAA Expo in Long Beach, La Marzocco was an early investor in Modbar. In 2016, La Marzocco took a more active role in supporting Modbar and as of March 2017.
Modbar and La Marzocco now work closely together in all aspects of the business, from sales and service to marketing and manufacturing.
Since Modbar is a modular system, each piece of equipment can stand alone or work alongside each other. Mix and match espresso, steam and pour-over stations to set up your bar any number of ways. Explore the specifics of each system below, then reach out to us with any questions.
About Modbar Espresso EP
A gear pump – the same pump used in the La Marzocco Strada EP – provides precise pressure control to create unique extraction curves for each coffee. Store and share profiles using built-in USB ports for consistency throughout your cafes.
The mod and tap work together to give you complete control over bar design and espresso extraction. We’ve worked with baristas, cafe owners, roasters and machine technicians to design state-of-the-art gear that transforms the customer experience.
- Multi-function brew lever, heated grouphead and shot timer
- 3-zone PID temperature control and 2 progressive boilers
- Sleek chromed tap can be customized for your aesthetic
- Pressure profiling, volumetric dosing, & brew temp control
Dual boilers, 3-zone PID temperature control, auto-backflush and rinse time and a real-time temperature and pressure readout make this the machine of choice for those serious about coffee and design.
Rent from R160 per day
Hey, we get it, coffee equipment is not cheap! And paying the bills with coffee takes time. Use our payment options to ease up some cashflow!
We now offer you the following options:
1) Settle immediately with either YOCO or PayFlex
2) Shop on credit with Mobicred (via Peach Payments)
3) Use now, pay later with Payflex (via Peach Payments)
4) Use now, rent until you own with Buna Rent-to-own
5) Apply for financing through Buna Coffee (refer to this link)