The Linea Classic was launched in 1993 and received some minor updates throughout its almost 30-year history, and it is what identifies the La Marzocco brand worldwide. It has now been completely refreshed and has been given a long-awaited facelift, with updates to certain features which will please both baristas and engineers.
Main updates include:
- Quarter-turn steam valves & fully articulating wands from the Linea PB
- Dual solid-state relay controlling power to the boilers
- Redesigned touchpads with a longer life cycle
- On-board shot timers
- Dual PID for digital temperature control over both coffee and steam boilers
- Pro-App compatibility
- Double level probe system and sight-glass removed
Optional Features are:
- Autosteam system
- High legs
- Barista lights
- Water hardness sensor
- High cup railing
Visually the Classic S is similar to the older design - very square, very familiar but definitely nicer to use.
The touchpads have been designed to withstand much more wear, and the updated firmware allows the user to program two shot volumes per button, activating them with either a single press or a long (3s) press. Automatic back-flushing is also included. The sight-glass was removed as this is a part requiring regular maintenance due to leaks and scale build-up, and saves costs in production. The steam boiler now has low and high-level probes to accommodate the sight-glass being removed.
While the machine has received a lot of updates, we did hope to see the Piero group cap on the new Classic, however, La Marzocco has decided to reserve this only for the PB and upwards, in order to further differentiate the two machines.
This means the PB is still the go-to choice for those looking for ultimate temperature stability, or even the option to add scales (ABR), while those looking to own something that harkens back to the roots of a workhorse machine that has become the stalwart of the coffee industry should consider the Linea Classic S.
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