La Marzocco today introduced a home version of one of one of the commercial coffee industry’s iconic espresso machines, the Linea Classic.
The Linea Mini falls under the La Marzocco Home brand. Starting at $4,495, the Mini model is approximately $2,400 less expensive than the base model of the brand’s other high-end home espresso machine, the more design-heavy and slightly more automated GS3, and approximately $5,000 less than the MSRP for a base model one group Linea Classic. The clean lines and massing of the Mini visually recall the Classic, which took off with distribution to Starbucks in the 1990s and remains a popular workhorse at bars throughout the world.
Here are some of the basics on the Mini, which takes up 14-by-21 inches of counter space, straight from La Marzocco Home:
Power: The Linea Mini comes standard with a 120V 15 amp power requirement and can plug into any outlet.
Water Reservoir: It has a built in water reservoir, holding 3.5 liters of water and allowing for a good deal of espresso experimentation before refilling.
Dual Boiler: The dual boiler system comes with new group technology that allows the machine to achieve the temperature stability and energy efficiency of our commercial machines, but in a much smaller footprint.
Barista Lights: Barista lights turn on when brewing is engaged, lighting up the drip tray and allowing you to see the beautiful colors of your espresso as its brewing.
Temperature Adjustment: Temperature is adjustable using a stepped adjustment wheel on the side of the machine to dial in the correct temperature for the coffee you are brewing.
Dimensions: The Linea Mini is only 14 inches wide taking up less horizontal counter space, fitting into your kitchen and looking amazing while doing it.
The Linea Mini comes in four different colors: Stainless Steel, Black, White, and Red and will be priced at $4,495. The first shipment is expected to go out in May 2015 and preorders for the first shipment are available now in the US at lamarzoccohome.com There are a very limited number of these first machines and we expect demand to be very high.