New Machine Accessories

1 02 2012

La Marzocco has updated the accessories to be packed with ALL machine models.  The Strada MP, GB/5, FB/80 and GS/3 models, which went into production the week of November 21st, have been packed as indicated below.  The Linea and FB/70 models, which entered into production this week, have also been packed as indicated, and the Strada EP will follow shortly.  We hope you enjoy the new products!

 

Accessories Linea 1-group and GS/3 models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 each of 4 sizes – 7, 14, 17 and 21 grams

 

Accessories Linea, FB/70, GB/5, FB/80 2 and 3 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 each of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 2 of the 21 gram size

 

Accessories Linea, FB/70, GB/5, FB/80 4 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 each of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 3 of the 21 gram size

 

Accessories Strada MP, both the 2 and 3 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 2 of the 21 gram.  The filter baskets included with the Strada MP are branded with the Strada logo and basket size and will include a printed summary report.

 

Accessories Strada EP, both the 2 and 3 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 2 of the 21 gram.  The filter baskets included with the Strada EP are branded with the Strada logo and basket size and will include a printed summary report.
  • A silver frame branded with the Strada logo

 

Feel free to contact La Marzocco USA for more information.





Calling all service technicians!

31 08 2011
  • Do you work in the US as an espresso service technician?
  • Are you experienced and comfortable working on La Marzocco machines?

If you said YES to both questions, please either connect, or re-connect with us!

Email solutions@lamarzoccousa.com to get in touch with our Solutions (tech) department.

Thanks, and we hope to hear from you talented ones soon!






Ipsento Coffee’s Customization

15 04 2011

These photos were sent to us from Chicago’s well respected, independent Ipsento Coffee.  There’s a variety of creative customization currently out there, but no one can deny the beauty of this wood paneled Linea EE with exposed groups.  We are honored that Ipsento has used our platform to create such an awesome dream machine!





Intelligentsia @ NADA Art Fair

11 12 2009

NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance, that is) Art Fair was held recently in Miami Beach and Intelligentsia to pair spectacular coffee with spectacular art. WBC Champion Stephen Morrissey, USBC Champion Michael Phillips, and David Latourell were there to pull shots from two classic semi-auto La Marzocco Lineas and to provide entertainment. More pictures on David’s Flickr.

Stephen Morrissey and Michael Phillips getting serious behind the Linea





SF Coffee Scene*

4 12 2009

*Well, due to limitations in my travels last week (Thanksgiving), this is only partially representative of the city, not of greater SF or the Bay Area, which I hope to fully document someday.

SF is HOT! For coffee, that is. Roasters there are certainly bringin’ it with their coffees and their visions for the Third Wave (or Fourth Wave, for that matter).

Justin pulling shots on Four Barrel's double Mistral

Take Four Barrel, for example. Ask the people there about what coffee most excites them right now and, to my surprise (and initial horror), they said DECAF! Now, I’m philosophically opposed to decaf and the only good decaf I’ve had was a decaf espresso from Verve a couple years ago. To my pleasant surprise, Four Barrel’s decaf espresso was amazing! Of the beans used in their decaf is the Ethiopia Mordecofe, a coffee hand picked by them for decaffeination (as opposed to coffees picked by decaffeination companies). Mordecofe is offered three ways at Four Barrel – decaffeinated, washed, and natural (highly recommended!).

Four Barrel has recently reopened their back alley bar, this time with a built in bar instead of a cart. The idea is to offer a more limited but more personable approach to customers that come through the alley. It will be operated by their head trainers and/or baristas in training from their wholesale accounts. It’s a terrific concept and I’ve had amazing shots in the back bar.

Down the street on Valencia is Ritual. The cafe is busy busy BUSY (which is a good thing)! Soon they’ll move the roaster and green bean storage to revert the area back to dining room style seating for a more intimate setting. On the coffee side, they’ve recently started offering Panama Esmeralda in special handmade packaging (very cool cardboard and spray paint!), just in time for the Holidays.

Blue Bottle's cafe (with their Mechanical Paddle Linea) and roastery in Oakland. Note the warm Californian sun. How we so need it in Seattle.

Hop on the BART to Oakland and there is Blue Bottle‘s new roastery and a small cafe. The place is spectacularly clean (by that I mean clean and clean/sharp looking). In addition to the standard roasting/packaging area for coffees, office, and tech/training room, there is a cool presentation room, a full kitcken/bakery (they make killer chocolate chip cookies and $9 waffles), and a see through cupping room. If it wasn’t for the coffee equipment, the place might be mistaken for an art gallery.

Mechanical Paddle Linea at work at Blue Bottle's BUSY cafe at SF Fisherman's Terminal.

Back to SF side of the Bay at the Ferry Building (a touristy place for foodies) is one of Blue Bottle’s cafes, a very busy one at that. Featuring a Mechanical Paddle Linea as their main production machine, each espresso shot is expertly soft pre-infused for a nicely rounded, rich taste. With the Mechanical Paddle, the barista has more control (with variable pressure) over the soft pre-infusion process and thus requires a very well trained barista to continuously pull shots while there are a dozen people waiting in line.

Perhaps one of the most exciting up and coming roaster is Sightglass, just south of

Jerad and Ally of Sightglass. Pulling shots on their Slayer. Construction is afoot behind the wall of canvas.

Market in downtown. While their new roastery and cafe is still under construction, they are selling drinks on their cart to the passerby. Currently offering Verve coffee until their own roaster goes live (hopefully sometime later this month), they make fantastically prepared drinks every single time. With a huge space, a beautifully designed bar, and an u-shaped balcony seating area overlooking everything, this will be one of the most awe-inspiring coffee destinations for some time. If you go, be sure to try their mocha, which uses a specially sourced chocolate. It’s literally a chocolate cherry bomb.





Remote Control Linea (from an iPhone)

1 10 2009
Mike

For his home espresso machine, Mike Furlotti resurrected a Linea and modded it unlike any other mods I've never seen before. Mike purchased a non-functioning Linea from eBay, refurbed it, added PIDs to both boilers and preheated water inlets. Best of all, he embedded a web server running an MSP430 so he can control it from his iPhone. Why? So he can start the machine up and preheat it before he gets home. Monitoring and adjusting the temperature remotely is also built in.





More Pics from Coffee Fest

28 09 2009
Killer custom Knight Rider La Marzocco Linea from Espresso Parts! Joined 2 and 3 group Mechanical Paddle Linea with two groups reverted to semi-auto, all stealth black finish, and with sliding LED lights on the bottom. No, it doesn't talk.

Killer custom Knight Rider La Marzocco Linea from Espresso Parts! Joined 2 and 3 group Mechanical Paddle Linea with two groups reverted to semi-auto, all stealth black finish, and with sliding LED lights on the bottom. No, it doesn't talk.

Matte black finish on the Knight Rider Linea.

Matte black finish on the Knight Rider Linea.

Espresso Parts' custom GS2 with glass side panels.

Espresso Parts' custom GS2 with glass side panels.

CF Esp Parts GS2 2

The Original. The GS.

The Original. The GS.

Chris Davidson from Atlas Coffee Importers double barreling with the two Swifts and the GS/3.

Chris Davidson from Atlas Coffee Importers double barreling with the two Swifts and the GS/3.

Baristas jamming on the Mechanical Paddle Linea at Victrola's Barista Jam.

Baristas jamming on the Mechanical Paddle Linea at Victrola's Barista Jam.