La Marzocco Linea Mini Espresso Machine


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  • – Commercial-rated Espresso Machine
  • – PID-controlled Double Boiler
  • – Stainless Steel Case
  • – Multiple Colors Available

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La Marzocco's Linea line has long been hailed as the "Northwest Workhorse" for many commercial users. Now you can bring a petite version of this trusted workhorse home to craft cafe quality espresso drinks with the La Marzocco Linea Mini. The Linea Mini is perfect for the home espresso enthusiast that prefers a simpler, more automated way to brew cafe quality espresso without having to constantly fuss with manual adjustments. The Mini features an automated EE brew paddle for simple on/off brewing with a pre-programmed 1 second pre-infusion mode. The temperature is also easily controlled by a stepped turn wheel located on the side of the Mini, while built-in PID algorithms take place on the motherboard. Initiate a brew cycle and prepare to be mesmerized by the integrated barista lights that shine to enhance each user's experience.

Features and Functionality

  • Brew Paddle - Easily initiate a brew cycle with the large and in charge brew paddle located at the very front of the machine.
  • Integrated Brew Group - With the introduction of the Mini comes an introduction to a newly designed brew group. Much like the name illustrates, the integrated brew group combines the brew boiler and brew group into one seamless part. This allows the integrated group to achieve the same temperature stability and energy efficiency of the saturated group, all in a reduced footprint!
  • Simple Indicator Lights - Two simple lights let you know what's going on with your machine. The top red light will blink to let you know the machine is heating up and will stay solid when the Mini is at optimal temperature. The bottom blue light will stay solid when the water reservoir is full and will blink when it needs a refill.
  • Barista Lights - Every great performer needs stage lights to help them shine, so it's fitting that every great espresso machine provides stage lighting to highlight every awesome brew.
  • Pre-Infusion - The Linea Mini arrives at your doorstep with a pre-programmed 1 second pre-infusion mode for optimal coffee extraction.
  • Large Reservoir - The 3.5L water reservoir is sure to last through many brew cycles before requiring a refill.
  • Redesigned Drip Tray - The Lini Mini offers a redesigned drip tray from the original GS/3, for an effortless removal process when it's time to refill the water reservoir.
  • Commercial Grade Steam Valve - The Linea Mini offers the same durable steam valve that the Linea classic utilizes, ensuring a long life and optimal performance.
  • Unprogrammable Pre-Infusion - While the pre-programmed pre-infusion is a nice touch, you cannot change the timing or turn off the pre-infusion option. We don't see a reason to turn it off, but some might prefer to lengthen the time.
How Does it Compare?

Trying to decide between the GS/3 and Linea Mini? If you're short on counter space, the Linea Mini is 2 inches narrower than the GS/3.


Model Number LINEA MINI
Manufacturer La Marzocco
Width 14.00 inches
Depth 21.00 inches
Height 15.00 inches
Watts 1820W
Volts 120V
Programmability PID, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel
Boiler Volume 0.17 L brew boiler | 3 L steam boiler
Reservoir Size 3.5L
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm
Available Portafilters Bottomless, Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 15 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 30 minutes
Boiler Design Double Boiler
NSF Certified Yes
Water Sources Convertible - Internal Reservoir or Plumbed in
Auto Shut Off No
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Stainless Steel


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Would you make a demo video on this product?
CaliGal on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: We're workin' on it!
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Jun 10, 2015
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I read that the Linea Mini has the option to be plumbed in, can you confirm this?
Ryan U on May 18, 2015
Best Answer: The Linea Mini has a tank reservoir
Reply (2) · Report · Michele BStaff on Jun 5, 2015
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If I pulled a shot from a line mini and a gs3 (all other thing equal) could I tell the difference?
Pierre R on Mar 12, 2016
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Best Answer: Both machines allow a great deal of adjustment to get exactly the kind of espresso you want, so I think a competent barista could easily dial in both machines to produce identical espresso. The important question then is which machine is more consistent, and I have to say I've been very happy with the consistency of my Linea Mini. Another question is how many shots each machine can handle in a given period of time, but that's only important if you're serving lots of customers (which I am not).
Reply · Report · Ben N on Mar 28, 2016
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What's the wattage?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2015
Best Answer: 120V
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 7, 2015
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how many portafiler does it come with?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2017
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Can you also sell the European model I.e 220V?

Roie E on Oct 15, 2015
Best Answer: No, you would need to contact La Marzocco directly
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Oct 27, 2015
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When the paddle is slide to the left and after the pre-infusion does the flow of water through the puck continue until the paddle is pushed back to the off position?
Jim S on Sep 11, 2016
Best Answer: Yes. There is no automatic shutoff. It only shuts off if it runs out of water.
Reply · Report · Fred L on Sep 15, 2016
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I have a counter top that has 18" from the back to the front. Would this machine fit?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2016
Best Answer: The machine base is exactly 18" but as you can see the top expands to another 1-2 inches. If there's nothing in the way of that then you'll have exactly enough.
Reply · Report · Frank S on Aug 19, 2016
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what is the capacity on both boiler, and are they both insulated?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2016
Best Answer: Brew boiler is 175ml and is not insulated. The steam boiler is 3.5L and is insulated.
Reply · Report · Scott D on Feb 6, 2016
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What temperature does the steam boiler reach?
Hannah B on Oct 30, 2015
Best Answer: It comes set at 1.3 (or thereabouts) bars of pressure.
Reply (1) · Report · Miranda GStaff on Dec 9, 2015
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Hi Can you tell me what the steam pressure of the Linea mini is?
Rob L on Oct 26, 2015
Best Answer: It comes set at 1.3 (or thereabouts) bars of pressure.
Reply (1) · Report · Miranda GStaff on Dec 9, 2015
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How much time to warm up?
Amir M on Oct 7, 2015
Best Answer: We generally suggest about 30 minutes, just like any other double boiler. While the water inside the boilers will heat to temp quicker, there are a lot of other components besides and surrounding that which will need to absorb heat and come up to temperature too. This way, you don't loose a lot of temperature as you brew to other components like the brew head and portafilter, thereby depreciating your shot quality. :-)
Reply (1) · Report · Miranda GStaff on Oct 7, 2015
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How much does it weigh?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2015
Best Answer: 71 lbs
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 11, 2015
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What's the ampage on the Linea Mini?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2015
Best Answer: 120V
Reply (1) · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 3, 2015
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What is the recommended water filter for the Linea Mini?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2015
Best Answer: The Linea Mini is tank only and there is no specific water filter to go into the tank. You can simply use filtered water from a Brita pitcher or the like.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 13, 2015
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What is the cup clearance with the standard portafilter and also under a bottomless?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2016
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Linea MiniReview by Jim S
I have now been using my LM for almost a full year on a daily basis and thus allowed myself time to be truly critical. I have had the good fortune as a home owner to have had the luxury of assessing a variety of coffee and espresso machines over the years..

With regard to the LM this is really a cadillac but as a previously reviewer mentioned the LM takes no hostages. You really must understand the coffee grind so a really decent espresso grinder is critical to dial in the right amount for the portafilter. A decent scale will help with regard to weight but the sense of the right grind and amount will eventually reveal itself. Then the LM will really shine.

With the 17 gram portafilter start timing as the first amount of espresso is coming out of the portafilter and thus at somewhere between 25-30 seconds you will have your reward. Of course the right espresso coffee is also critical and the grind changes from day to day humidity dependent.

The steam arm is easy to use and creates the correct frothing with very little effort.

This is really a machine that costs a lot but delivers a lot so spend the money and be rewarded every day. (Posted on 11/29/2017)
Excellent MachineReview by Brewmaster
I was about to buy a GS3, but always liked the design of the commercial Linea machine. When this machine was introduced, I knew that this was what I was looking for, especially with the analog, non-digital focus of the design. I have had it for over one year, and it has worked flawlessly. The steaming is amazingly fast and the quality of the espresso is excellent. I use it with a Mazzer grinder and once the grind is dialed in, the results are consistent. I do not understand the comment below on the paddle, it works perfectly for me. It is probably best to buy the non-plumbed version unless you are confident in the water quality. The tank version I have will hold enough water for about one week. LaMarzocco is adamant about making sure to use the right water to avoid any scale build up. I hooked mine up to a heavy duty timer so the machine turns on 30 minutes before I wake up. At $4,500, it is not inexpensive, but it is a great value for the quality of the machine, which produces commercial grade espresso and has amazing steaming power that will froth a pitcher of milk in 10 - 20 seconds. Very pleased with my purchase! (Posted on 1/8/2017)
everyone needs a la Marzocco even if you don't like coffee.Review by philip
beautiful to look at beautiful to operate and the best coffee I have tasted. (Posted on 2/11/2016)
May be more than you need...Review by feinemachine
Okay that was a joke. It's DEFINITELY more than anyone needs. No one 'needs' a $4500 espresso machine. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about how I feel about this purchase.

I think you do get what you pay for. I truly mean it. I work in quality assurance and quality COSTS money. And, even at $4500, it's not perfect. I have learned years ago after buying my Lotus that no matter what you spend on anything, it rarely translates to perfection. Nothing is ever perfect but it can get close. And close is where this machine comes to perfection.

While there is a high degree of attention to detail, La Marzocco missed one crucial area--the EE group. Quality is not just looks but how the machine feels when you interact with it. The paddle group was way too tight out of the box. And it simply felt cheap when using it. Clack one way, clack the other way. clack clack clack. None of this really matters though, because at the end of they day it is every bit as powerful and easy to use as a commercial machine. The only trick is that *you* are responsible for bad shots. Not the machine. This machine is relentlessly unforgiving to the inexperienced barista. But for those who have mastered prepping and dialing in shots, operating this machine is like driving a high performance car. It's designed to take you exactly where you want to go, and does it with utter efficiency. The steaming power is a beast for anything under 12oz., But if you're thinking of steaming 16 oz of milk to prep 4 cappuccinos at a time, you will notice the steam pressure wane after about 20 seconds of continues full-blast steaming. While full sized commercial machines typically have 10+ liters and larger boiler sizes, the "Minea" (as some are calling it) has "only" 3.5L.. So it's not designed for high output. But compared to other prosumer machines, it is well positioned on the far end of the spectrum (the good side, of course), with double the steaming power as a Vibiemme Domobar, or Rocket R58--two very highly regarded machines in their own right, amongst the home barista community. Of course it's also double the price.. But didn't I say you get what you pay for? :)

Of course boiler size hugely important but it isn't all that makes up the high price tag. It's La Marzocco's brand image that's makes up for it, and that brand image is hopefully backed by years of experience, expertise and support. Only time will tell. So far I am loving the machine.

ps. For those of you who (including La Marzocco folks) interested in what I did to turn the paddle group in to an absolutely exquisite experience, you can find me on instagram, as I will be posting the non-intrusive modifications I made to the group lever. I hope La Marzocco will be influenced by my simple changes and add them inline to their production schedule so that everyone can benefit without opening up the machine.

(Posted on 9/4/2015)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: La Marzocco Linea Mini espresso machines

Length: 13 month parts and labor

Who Supports the Warranty: La Marzocco

Warranty Contact Information: La Marzocco Home Service 206-258-2532 ext. 2

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services

Care and Maintenance

  • Clean the brew gasket daily with a cleaning brush.
  • Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.
  • Perform backflush routine and clean the filter basket each week.


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