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Love at first sight: La Marzocco Linea Mini by my dear friend Rick aka @coffeemachinist
This machine is the culmination of almost a year of Rick’s sweat, tears and finally, elation. Here’s Rick’s personal take on the stunning La Marzocco Linea Mini.
Rick has combined the classic La Marzocco Paddle group with its smooth tactile feedback and a modern variable pressure pump – the goal being full manual control to dial in flow rate, with the buttery smooth feeling of a well set up MP paddle.
This was achieved by retrofitting a variable speed rotary pump with 3 phase brushless DC motor and associated control gear, which was linked to a sensor so that paddle position regulates pump speed – drive by wire. It’s beautiful, fun and intuitive to use – think fully manual Strada EP.
The exterior features signature Coffee Machinist parts, finishes and colour palette for wow factor and elegance. These include a customised displays and stunning, intricate gauges (40 hours of work alone in these), anodising and Cerakote, leva operated steam and hot water, shot timer and many other visual, tactile and operational refinements.”