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La Marzocco Linea PB 2 Group Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine

La Marzocco Linea PB Commercial Espresso Machine

R 295,134.14

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You could say that La Marzocco has built its reputation on the Linea range. Those clean square lines are instantly recognisable to anyone who really cares about their espresso and the quality of extraction. The La Marzocco Linea Classic has been a speciality coffee icon since the early 90s and continues to be a great choice for a café that wants quality and unrivalled reliability. For those who want those celebrated characteristics, with a bit of a modern upgrade, there is also the higher-end Linea PB.

About the La Marzocco Linea PB Espresso Machine

This Linea is named after Piero Bambi, the son and nephew of the brothers who founded La Marzocco in 1927. They say he practically was born in the La Marzocco factory, and he was instrumental in the design of the original Linea. The PB bears his initials in homage to his role in the company's history.

The Linea PB takes everything that was great about the Linea Classic and adds contemporary features that would satisfy any young and conscientious barista. It has an improved control panel, as well as a software interface allowing for full control over temperatures, volumes and pressure, as well as handy features like automatic back flushing. Water also travels a shorter distance to the group head, maintaining even more temperature stability.

5 years after the launch of the PB Line, a machine already considered one of the best in its class, La Marzocco has also launched a newer version of the Linea PB, equipped with all the most advanced technologies: The Linea PB X.

For the peace of mind of the business owner, the Linea PB also offers easier serviceability with less disruption in the café thanks to top-of-machine access.

La Marzocco Linea PB Model S vs. Model X

The main difference between the 2 new Linea PB models is the brew boiler configuration. The PB Model X has independent brew boilers for each group head and a separate steam boiler shared by all groups. The PB Model S (the original version) has one brew boiler and one steam boiler, much like other La Marzocco machines including the Classic. What the X offers is the option of having different groups making coffees at different temperatures, as well as even more precise temperature control. 

The Linea PB Model X is also equipped with all the latest technology. This includes the pre-heater system (guarantees maximum thermal stability for the production of hot water for coffee dispensing even during the busiest times of the day), a hot water mixing valve accessible from the front panel of the machine, Pro Touch steam wands, Barista Lights and more.

You can identify the PB X by the white La Marzocco logo, whereas the original has the classic red logo.

La Marzocco Linea PB AV vs. ABR

The La Marzocco PB S & X models each come in two varieties:

  • AV (Automatic Volumetric) - Offering software-driven, highly accurate volumetric brewing, for consistency in high-volume environments.
  • ABR (Auto Brew Ratio) - Using precision scales, built beneath each group, that are incorporated into the espresso machine's electronic system and provide the barista with a new level of consistency, by giving control over beverage mass.

The model S also comes in a Conical Paddle (MP) version. Please contact us if you are interested in this particular model, though please note this would be at an additional cost and only available as a special import.

La Marzocco Linea PB Espresso Machine features

  • Comes in automatic (AV) and auto-brew ratio (ABR) versions
  • Programmable doses - Auto-volumetrics ensure repeatability and consistency in a high-volume setting
  • Saturated brewing groups
  • Polished stainless steel exterior
  • Separate insulated brewing and steaming boilers
  • Dual PID brewing and steaming temperature controllers
  • Independent saturated boilers (Model X only) - Separate saturated boilers for each group head allow baristas to optimize temperature for individual coffees, ensuring thermal stability
  • Boiler material: stainless steel
  • Pro Touch Steam Wands (Model X only) - High-performing steam wands that are cool to the touch
  • Barista lights (Model X only) 
  • Piero Group Caps - Re-engineered internal water path and flow-meter positioning that increase temperature stability
  • Pre-infusion
  • Eco mode for reduced power usage
  • 2.5cm extra cup clearance for tall cups
  • Automatic back flush programme
  • Digital display for temperature, shot timers, flow pulse counter
  • Intuitive programming interface simplifies the adjustment of machine parameters
  • USB interface for firmware updates
  • Comes with stainless steel portafilters and precision baskets

La Marzocco Linea PB Model S Espresso Machine specifications

2 Group 3 Group
Voltage 200 single phase
220 single / 3 phase
380 3 phase
200 single phase
220 single / 3 phase
380 3 phase
Power 5,450 W
7,240 W
Dimensions (W x D x H cm) 71 x 59 x 53.3 95 x 59 x  53,3
Weight (kg) 61 kg 77 kg
Coffee Boiler 3.4 L 5 L
Steam Boiler 7 L 11 L

La Marzocco Linea PB Model X Espresso Machine specifications

2 Group 3 Group
Voltage 200 single phase
220 single / 3 phase
380 3 phase
200 single phase
220 single / 3 phase
380 3 phase
Power 5,670 W
7,790 W
Dimensions (W x D x H cm) 71 x 59 x 53.3
95 x 59 x  53.5
Weight (kg) 61 kg 77 kg
Coffee Boiler 2 x 1.3L 3 x 1.3L
Steam Boiler 7 L 11 L