My La Marzocco Linea Mini Arrived

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AgileMJOLNIR

Postby AgileMJOLNIR » May 17, 2018, 8:07 pm

First, thanks to all the advice I've received so far for so many of you. I'm really looking forward to making some amazing drinks :D

I had a scheduled delivery day of tomorrow but couldn't wait since I had been waiting a month already. So what's a guy to do buy zip down to the hub and cram it in his Mazda 3 and head home 8) I ran through the manual, filled the boilers, checked pressures and everything is dialed so no tweaks needed. I filled it up with some Crystal Geyser from Mount Shasta after running the test strips and she's ready to go. Just waiting on the wife to get home with my fresh bag of Verve and I can start toying with the thing.

I'm always open to any tips or tricks from any fellow LMLM owners or anyone with with more experience than me. This is a nice upgrade from my first machine, a Breville Barista Express. I know there's several of you waiting on yours still but trust me when I tell you that it's worth the wait. Fine craftsmanship and a beautiful piece of machine. Worth the wait.

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ryuemura

Postby ryuemura » May 17, 2018, 8:18 pm

Beautiful setup! Congrats!

AgileMJOLNIR

Postby AgileMJOLNIR » replying to ryuemura » May 17, 2018, 8:26 pm

Thank you man I appreciate it. Can't wait to dial everything in.

JayBeck

Postby JayBeck » replying to AgileMJOLNIR » May 17, 2018, 8:54 pm

Congratulations!

ben8jam

Postby ben8jam » May 17, 2018, 9:22 pm

Woohoo looks great!

sluflyer06

Postby sluflyer06 » May 17, 2018, 9:28 pm

Looking fine.

Jasper_8137

Postby Jasper_8137 » May 17, 2018, 9:46 pm

Pretty slick! Congratulations on the new setup - you're going to love dialing it in.

Johnspresso

Postby Johnspresso » May 17, 2018, 10:12 pm

Congrats on your new rig! Looks great. I got mine in mid April. I too picked up my white Linea Mini at the local logistics facility since it was Friday and they weren't scheduled to deliver until the following Monday. I was a bit stunned when I saw that the drop'n'tell indicators were both tripped on mine. I made a bunch of phone calls trying to figure out what to do but was told to mark the receipt as such and check everything closely when I got home. All was fine!

I've loved working with my machine after upgrading from the Pavoni. There was quite an initial learning curve! I ordered the bottomless portafilter so I could refine my technique. I had a lot of channeling and uneven extractions for a while before I figured out proper dose and distribution.

Will you be starting with the Streetlevel blend from Verve or a SO?

isabelo

Postby isabelo » May 17, 2018, 10:25 pm

Congratulations, Joseph. White and wood accents look very spiffy. I hope I get mine soon, but haven't yet heard from LM.

ben8jam

Postby ben8jam » replying to isabelo » May 17, 2018, 10:42 pm

I wonder how many of us from Cali are waiting on the May shipment. They must have had great May sales numbers with the price increase!