Features and Functionality
Brew Paddle – Easily initiate a brew cycle with the large and in charge brew paddle located at the very front of the machine.
Integrated Brew Group – With the introduction of the Mini comes an introduction to a newly designed brew group. Much like the name illustrates, the integrated brew group combines the brew boiler and brew group into one seamless part. This allows the integrated group to achieve the same temperature stability and energy efficiency of the saturated group, all in a reduced footprint!
Simple Indicator Lights – Two simple lights let you know what’s going on with your machine. The top red light will blink to let you know the machine is heating up and will stay solid when the Mini is at optimal temperature. The bottom blue light will stay solid when the water reservoir is full and will blink when it needs a refill.
Barista Lights – Every great performer needs stage lights to help them shine, so it’s fitting that every great espresso machine provides stage lighting to highlight every awesome brew.
Pre-Infusion – The Linea Mini arrives at your doorstep with a pre-programmed 1 second pre-infusion mode for optimal coffee extraction.
Large Reservoir – The 3.5L water reservoir is sure to last through many brew cycles before requiring a refill.
Redesigned Drip Tray – The Lini Mini offers a redesigned drip tray from the original GS/3, for an effortless removal process when it’s time to refill the water reservoir.
Commercial Grade Steam Valve – The Linea Mini offers the same durable steam valve that the Linea classic utilizes, ensuring a long life and optimal performance.
Unprogrammable Pre-Infusion – While the pre-programmed pre-infusion is a nice touch, you cannot change the timing or turn off the pre-infusion option. We don’t see a reason to turn it off, but some might prefer to lengthen the time.
How Does it Compare?
Trying to decide between the GS/3 and Linea Mini? If you’re short on counter space, the Linea Mini is 2 inches narrower than the GS/3.
Model Number LINEA MINI
Manufacturer La Marzocco
Width 14.00 inches
Depth 21.00 inches
Height 15.00 inches
Programmability PID, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel
Boiler Volume 0.17 L brew boiler | 3 L steam boiler
Reservoir Size 3.5L
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm
Available Portafilters Bottomless, Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 15 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 30 minutes
Boiler Design Double Boiler
NSF Certified Yes
Water Sources Convertible – Internal Reservoir or Plumbed in
Auto Shut Off No
Auto On No
Material Stainless Steel