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Anyone who knows Chris Heiniger knows that the man just doesn't smile all that often. Or, if he does smile, it's fleeting and not easy to glimpse. Thus, it becomes all the rarer to see not only a picture in which he is smiling, but a picture in which he is posing and smiling. This Linea 3MP, which he will be working very closely and lovingly with, was deemed by him a more than adequate reason to pose and smile.
Last night, I had the privilege and honor of hanging around with the staff at Quills Coffee as Kenny Smith helped them install their new La Marzocco Linea 3MP. To the best of my knowledge, it's the only paddle-group machine in the city, and by all accounts, it's well worth the investment. It took us a little while to get all the kinks worked out, and Chris Heiniger claimed to be nuzzled by a family of possums, but the early closing time of 4 PM yesterday still allowed us to get everything done by midnight or so.
Meet the heavyweight champ of home espresso. La Marzocco's GS/3 is the ultimate, the über-machine, and the undertaker of its competition. With two massive boilers, PID temperature control, versatile plumbing options, and a commercial-grade group, you can rest assured: this machine has the guts to pump out real, cafe-quality espresso.
All good things must come to an end. At least that’s what Chaucer said. And sadly, that is true for the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo. But melancholy aside, this year’s Expo was definitely a success. We saw a bunch of new products, exchanged numerous business cards, recorded hours of video, watch baristas compete, drank too much coffee, had too little sleep, and had a lot of fun!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, it’s almost time for some of the world’s most dedicated coffee professionals and enthusiasts to nerd-out over one of life’s greatest gifts at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle. In this post, we've covered our plans, what to expect, and how to follow us.
Pack your bags and fasten your seatbelts — we're going to Boston! SCAA is back in Beantown for the 25th annual expo and you're invited. Join us!
Eleven days and a thousand miles separate me from my last morning in Boston. Swag sorted, coffee stashed, and sleep recovered, I'm back to normal life in Louisville. Back to writing at a desk, breathing warm, Kentucky air and sleeping in my own bed. Back to wishing I was in Boston.
La Marzocco’s Linea Mini is taking home espresso to new levels. With its classic lines and signature paddle group style, the Linea Mini boasts commercial quality construction in a beautiful body. Featuring a brand new integrated brew group, dual boilers, and PID temperature control, this top-notch espresso machine is ideal for the home or low-volume cafe. It’s even available in a variety of color options, including stainless steel, white, red, and black, to compliment any countertop or bar. In this video, Steve gives a complete overview of the Linea Mini, so you can get the full scoop on this rock-solid performer.
La Marzocco's GS/3 is one of the most powerful and versatile single-group espresso machines in the world. It's an excellent pick for many applications, including use at home. Connecting your machine to an external water supply will be quick and painless with this short tutorial.