We Bought a Linea!

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That’s right, Anne and I are now the proud owners of a 3-group La Marzocco Linea. Jonathan Rubenstein decided to buy a new La Marzocco GB5 for the 13th st. location of Joe the Art of Coffee and offered us the opportunity to buy the old Linea for a good price. Which, obviously, we did.

So yesterday we called up our friend with a car, Dan Griffin, to help us take it home. He arrived with Alan, recent NYC arrivee and Dan’s new roomie, and together we tried to figure out what, exactly, to do about moving it.

But first, they had to install the new machine! Here’s the installation by professionals:

Amanda oversees the new GB5 GB5 being installed

New GB5! Another new GB5 shot
after it’s installed

Dan took the pictures on the first half of our trip, but I’ll post them as soon as he loads them on flickr. Suffice it to say that, after clearing the crowd out of the path, we carried it out to the car, then loaded it in with Alan’s help.

Once we got to the apartment, we woke up our roommate Kyle, emptied the boiler (it still had water in it, and we didn’t have tools at Joe), and brought it in:

Kyle and Dan ponder the machine Neil is emptying the Linea

But now it’s inside, and while Dan is trying to convince us to buy a generator and set it up, Anne and I are going to tear it apart, rebuild it, clean it, and make it shine like new. And since neither of us know much about how it works, it’s going to be a lot of fun to figure it out.

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~ by neoney on January 12, 2008.

6 Responses to “We Bought a Linea!”

  1. Officially jealous.

  2. Wow! Do you have 220 volt to feed it with?

  3. Who is Kyle? You don’t call, you don’t write!

  4. Have you got it running yet? Happy Birthday, Anne, and did you
    use the bumpers for bowling?

  5. Let me know if you have any questions on your 3EE. I just finished rebuilding one for my cafe to replace my old 4AV. Good luck with the rebuild and enjoy the new toy.

  6. Thanks! We’re probably going to let it sit for a while, because there’s too much life happening to throw pieces of espresso machine all over the apartment, but we’ll definitely keep the blog up-to-date on our progress. The first thing we’re going to do is clean and de-scale (if necessary) the whole machine.

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