La Marzocco – The Truth About Linea Mini Ownership

On a cold January day in 2017...

much like this one, I brought home my brand new La Marzocco Linea Mini. This was almost exactly five years ago, and at the time I was just a new coffee enthusiast looking to learn the craft, but little did I know that it would take me where I am now in 2022. To date I've pulled thousands of shots, steamed hundreds of gallons of milk, and made nearly 200 YouTube videos in the process. So needless to say this little espresso machine has  seen some milage, so I know a think or two about Linea Mini ownership.

So like last year, the year before, and every year since I've owned the Linea Mini, I'm updating my longterm review. Of course I'll be covering the all important topic of reliability, but also I've picked some questions from followers on my Instagram to cover in depth. So for the first time I'll be breaking down the cost of ownership, if I have any regrets about my machine choice, and of course the elephant in the room, the time when I'll be retiring the Mini from active duty to casual kitchen duty.

So if you want to know the truth about long term Linea Mini ownership, this may very well be the video to watch. So hit play and let's get this spro on the road!

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  1. […] I get asked on a very regular basis it's why a relatively simple espresso machine like the La Marzocco Linea Mini is worth $5,000, and to be honest it's not an easy question to just answer off the cuff. The response I often use is related to cars, because you can get to work in an inexpensive beater, but people still spend far more on something that serves that exact same purpose. With all of this in mind I decided to pick up a $500 Gaggia Classic Pro to do a full side by side comparison with my longtime daily, the Linea Mini. […]

  2. […] and the fear of missing out on all the fun of pressure profiling I decided to let go of my beloved Linea Mini and invest in a brand new GS3 MP early in 2022. A few months later it landed on my bar and took its […]


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