Join us for a conversation with team LaCimbali, a proud partner of Standart Issue 31.
How does the LaCimbali M200 embody the future of coffee-making, thus revolutionizing the standard espresso machine, as far as design and technology are concerned?
LaCimbali’s M200 is intelligently designed to seamlessly combine a passion for high-quality coffee with functional and smart ergonomics. The M200 incorporates cutting-edge technology in that its GT1 mode enables precise temperature control for individual boilers, ensuring the necessary stability and adaptability required for diverse recipes. The PROFILE setting introduces distinctive pressure modulation to the temperature regulation, enhancing the final beverage's attributes such as body, acidity, bitterness intensity, and aromatic range. The M200’s Barista Driver System automates the coffee grind adjustment process, alleviating the workload of baristas in fast-paced environments.
Furthermore, the introduction of an independent boiler thermal system reduces ignition times and start-up consumption. It is key to note that the machine is manufactured using precious and robust materials, with a deliberate reduction in plastic elements.
As a result, the M200 is not only long-lasting but also eco-friendly – approximately 80% of the materials used in its production are recyclable, minimizing its environmental impact. Notably, the M200's Energy Saving mode has catalyzed nearly a 50% reduction in energy consumption. The machine’s focus on sustainability, with reduced energy consumption and materials that are both robust and recyclable, reflects its commitment to a future that balances performance and environmental responsibility.
'With its thoughtful design and innovative features, the M200 allows baristas to unleash their expertise and create the perfect coffee cup in any setting.'
Adaptability to diversity is an element of technology’s future, and in this case, the versatile nature of the M200 makes it suitable for a range of coffee establishments, from small cafes to professional establishments.
In what ways does the M200 enhance the classic barista's experience and enable them to create the perfect coffee cup?
The M200 is designed to be a barista's ultimate companion, simplifying every step and activity while simultaneously enhancing their performance. The machine's ergonomic shape and intuitive functionality prioritize the needs of the barista, placing them at the forefront of the coffee-making process. The illuminated work area and strategically positioned coffee dispenser units ensure excellent visibility and easy manoeuvrability. The steam wand's multipurpose flexibility allows baristas to manage jugs of varying sizes according to the available space, making it convenient and user-friendly.
Incorporating advanced technology that has made trend-setting statements in the industry, the M200 features an independent boiler thermal system and temperature control variations. These systems empower baristas to have precise control over temperature, pressure, and modulation, enabling them to tailor the sensory experience of each cup of coffee. Additionally, the machine features an automatic brewing system for filtered coffee, saving time and facilitating top-tier service. Each coffee group can simultaneously prepare different drinks from the M200’s coffee menu, along with filtered drinks, herbal tea, cappuccino, and much more. The M200 creates a diverse, international menu that does not stop at espresso. With its thoughtful design and innovative features, the M200 allows baristas to unleash their expertise and create the perfect coffee cup in any setting.
Elaborate on how the M200 harmoniously blends timeless design with futuristic technological innovation.
LaCimbali’s M200 has a revolutionary design that is paving the way for the future of espresso machines, resulting in a visually striking and functionally efficient machine. However, it still sports the red “C” that has distinguished Cimbali machines for years.
The M200 is the first machine to have a lowered structure, fostering an engaging relationship and visual dialogue between baristas and customers. The machine’s compact design and ideal positioning provide the necessary comfort and agility for baristas, facilitating a seamless workflow. The carefully positioned lighting points not only enhance visibility but also create a striking effect, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal. Tilted displays make it easy for baristas to read and set preferences, ensuring a smooth user experience. Moreover, the M200's technological advancements, such as the adjustable Turbosteam and independent boiler thermal system, represent the cutting edge of coffee-making innovation.
The marriage of timeless design and technological excellence makes the M200 an iconic machine that captures the essence of LaCimbali's commitment to perfection and the pursuit of the future.
This interview was published in proud partnership with LaCimbali.