La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine
The La Marzocco GS3 Auto Volumetric, a compact little workhorse meant for home use but capable of modest commercial use, is our overall favorite. You need a workhorse of a machine that you can rely on for quality and repeatability when you’re responsible for feeding the masses their daily caffeine.
That is exactly what you get when you buy the La Marzocco GB5 S AV. This machine, which is an upgrade to the original GB5, has twin PID controls, a hot water tap dose, and dual boilers to keep your brewing going even during the busiest times. For improved workflow behind the bar, La Marzocco has introduced vacuum-insulated double-walled steam wands and built-in scales (ABR).
Cleaning and maintenance are a breeze with this machine—automatic backflush, scale restrictors, and easy-rebuild steam valves make keeping your machine in peak form easier than ever. With the La Marzocco GB5 S, you don’t have to choose between style and functionality. The tiny size and superb build quality of this machine make it surprisingly easy to transport. As a result, it’s ideal for a low-volume operation such as an espresso cart or catering service.
It features the same temperature stability system as La Marzocco’s premium Strada models, but at a fraction of the price. Saturated brew groups, pre-heated brew water, PID temperature control, and a simple digital display are all included.
La Marzocco Linea 2 Group Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine 2EE
When you’re on a tight budget, you need a machine that’s straightforward and dependable without losing performance. This semi-automatic La Marzocco espresso machine is a trusted classic that you can rely on day after day thanks to its strong architecture and perfect reliability.
The Linea ensures heat control and maximum steam capacity for a precisely matched coffee experience every time, even in busy environments, thanks to dual-boiler technology and saturated brewing groups. The Linea is as simple to use as a home espresso machine, with solid craftsmanship and a clean, minimalist appearance that makes it suitable for baristas of different backgrounds. The best part is that this tried-and-true staple is inexpensive. So, whether you’re starting a tiny cafe or just experimenting with coffee service in your retail space, the Linea is a good investment.
La Marzocco Gb/5 2 Group Mechanical Paddle Manual
The GB5 Auto Volumetric espresso machine is the most expensive on our list, but it’s the only one fit for a busy cafe. Any espresso bar will be elevated by its elegant contours and clear lines.
Because to saturated group heads, a pre-heat system, insulated group caps, and precise PID temperature control, it has the best temperature stability in the industry. A stainless steel portafilter with precision 58mm baskets is also included. Depending on your needs, choose from two, three, or four group heads.
You can use the continuous flow mode for a more hands-on approach or establish four-volume programs for varying shot sizes. Two steam wands allow two baristas to work at the same time.