La Marzocco – Semi Automatic – Linea Classic 2 Group
In the world of commercial espresso, there is no bigger name than La Marzocco. Trusted by some of the best cafes around the world and in South Africa, when you walk into a cafe and see a La Marzocco espresso machine on the counter, you know the establishment takes their coffee seriously.
The Linea Classic is one of La Marzocco’s most iconic designs. Its clean lines are as recognisable from behind the machine as in front. It’s a more affordable entry point to La Marzocco quality and, even more importantly, it’s incredibly reliable and consistent, ensuring your customers are served coffees of the very highest standard.
The Linea Classic is well-named, as it’s been serving the top end of the coffee industry since the 1990s! Although it is now La Marzocco’s entry level commercial offering, it provides all the reliability of La Marzocco’s higher end, as well as an impressive amount of modern functionality, to really ensure optimal extractions.
Linea Classic espresso machines use separate boilers for brewing and steaming, ensuring that the water temperature used is ideal for both purposes. To save energy, the boilers are insulated, and brewing temperature stability is carefully controlled by the onboard electronic PID controller, which keeps the temperature within ± 0.5°C of where it is set. This brewing temperature stability is further enhanced by the saturated group heads.
The Linea Classic comes in 1, 2 & 3 group sizes. It can even be ordered in specially in a 4-group size should that be required.
La Marzocco Linea Classic AV vs. EE
The La Marzocco Linea Classic espresso machine comes in two versions. The EE is the semi-automatic version, which means that the barista controls the espresso extraction start and stop time with the use of a button. The AV version is automatic, which means that you can pre-programme up to 4 different coffee beverages and the machine will start and stop the extraction at the set time.
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La Marzocco Linea Classic Espresso Machine features
- Comes in automatic (AV) and semi-automatic (EE) versions
- Polished stainless-steel exterior
- Saturated brewing groups
- Separate insulated brewing and steaming boilers
- PID brewing temperature controller
- Cronos keypad for 4x pre-programmed beverages (AV version only)
- Comes with stainless steel portafilters and precision baskets