journeys with linea mini

Welcome to “Journeys with the Linea Mini.” A series that explores the journey of a home barista’s love of espresso. From the initial thrill of unboxing to mastering the nuances of brewing and beyond, these videos take you through the intimate steps of becoming an adept home barista with the Linea Mini. Celebrate the moments of discovery, refinement, and ultimately sharing your espresso creations. Join us as we delve into the essence of what it means to make beautiful, professional-grade espresso anywhere.

a step-by-step guide

La Marzocco has been manufacturing espresso machines since 1927 in Florence, Italy. The Bambi brothers’ dream of enriching the lives of others with these beautiful machines continues to this day. Born from a classic, the Linea Mini is compact but doesn’t sacrifice performance. Being La Marzocco’s most versatile machine, it’s designed for both home and commercial settings. 

ordering & receiving your la marzocco

All La Marzocco machines are handmade at our factory in Italy, and each unit is put through a quality assurance process before shipping out. Since these are hand built, the timelines for machines fluctuate. We can check the shipping information tab on the order page to see the current estimated lead times. After placing an order, customers will receive an email confirming their purchase, then an email with the tracking and shipping information when the machine ships. The Linea Mini will be intentionally packaged and secured with plastic bands holding the small pallet and box all together.

inside the box

  • Portafilter baskets: 7 gram, 14, gram,
    17 gram, 21 gram and a cleaning basket 
  • Standard european La Marzocco
    58m convex tamper 
  • Bottomless portafilter  
  • Connectable double spout attachment  
  • Connectable single spout attachment  
  • Cleaning solution 
  • 12 oz Pitcher 
  • PEEK polymer and stainless-steel
    steam wand tips 
  • Power cord 
  • Installation guide/user guide 

setting up the linea mini

After unboxing the machine (you’ll need a sharp tool to cut the bands off the box to remove it from the pallet), here are a few simple steps to get your new Linea Mini up and running.  

Step 1  
Connect the power cord.  

Step 2  
Fill the machine with water. Remember to use water that meets La Marzocco specifications. Check the manual for more details.  

Step 3  
Turn on the power switch.   

Step 4  
The blue light will blink when the reservoir needs water, and the red light will blink when the coffee boiler is heating up. Wait about 10 minutes to allow the Linea Mini to be ready to brew espresso and 20 minutes for full steam capacity.

owning a linea mini

We all set our minds on goals and projects for ourselves. When it comes to our barista journey, we may have the destination picked out but the path is full of twist and turns. This is the next step in our journey, the Linea Mini is an espresso icon and the foundation for something more than just a hobby!