LaMarzocco Linea Classic HG 2 Group review



The La Marzocco Linea Classic HG (High Group) 2 Group is a revered icon in the specialty coffee industry, embodying timeless elegance, reliability, and quality craftsmanship. Renowned for its superb temperature stability and dual boiler system, this machine enables baristas to simultaneously brew espresso and steam milk, optimizing efficiency in busy cafés. Its High Group design accommodates larger cups, perfect for diverse coffee offerings. With a robust build and user-friendly interface, the Linea Classic HG is ideal for medium to high-volume settings. A symbol of prestige and excellence, it's a favourite among coffee connoisseurs and professionals, promising consistent, high-quality espresso with every cup.

Introduced in 1993, the la Marzocco linea classic coffee machine quickly gained fame, particularly in the 1990s, as Starbucks chose to outfit their stores with this model. The La Marzocco Linea Classic espresso machine became synonymous with quality coffee experiences, largely thanks to its adoption by the renowned coffee chain. This partnership not only elevated the machine's status in the coffee world but also played a significant role in popularizing the espresso culture in mainstream cafes and coffee shops. The Linea Classic's presence in Starbucks helped establish La Marzocco as a leading brand in the industry, known for its excellence in espresso machine design and functionality.


La Marzocco Linea Classic HG 2 Features:


The La Marzocco Linea Classic HG (High Group) 2 Group espresso machine is a popular choice for several reasons:


  • Professional Quality: La Marzocco is renowned for its reliability, quality and durability, making it a favourite in the coffee industry. The Linea Classic HG offers professional-grade espresso extraction, ensuring consistent, high-quality coffee.
  • High Group Design: The 'High Group' version is designed for taller cups, which is ideal for coffee shops that serve a variety of drink sizes, including large takeaway cups. This flexibility is crucial for meeting diverse customer preferences.
  • Dual Boiler System: This machine features a dual boiler system, which allows for simultaneous coffee brewing and milk steaming. This increases efficiency and speed in a busy coffee shop setting.
  • Saturated groups: This ensures unsurpassed thermal stability, shot after shot.
  • PID temperature control: This meticulously regulates water temperature, guaranteeing consistent espresso shots and perfectly frothed milk for lattes and cappuccinos.
  • Temperature Stability: La Marzocco machines are known for their excellent temperature stability, vital for pulling the perfect espresso shot. Consistent temperature ensures consistent flavour extraction.
  • Durability and Longevity: Built to last, the Linea Classic HG is a great investment for businesses. Its robust construction and reliability reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
  • Aesthetic and Brand Prestige: The classic design of the Linea Classic HG makes it an attractive addition to any café. Also, having a La Marzocco machine can elevate a café's status due to the brand's prestige in the coffee world.
  • Customisation and User-Friendly Interface: The machine offers a range of customisation options and features a user-friendly interface, making it accessible for baristas of varying skill levels.
  • Capacity for High Volume: The 2-group setup is ideal for medium to high-volume cafes, allowing for a good flow of coffee service during peak hours.
  • Cup warmer: Maintain espresso and cappuccino cups heated at a proper temperature.
  • Machine operation: automatic (AV), semiautomatic (EE) and mechanical paddle (MP) versions.
  • High legs: Makes it easier to access beneath the machine (+7.5cm / 3in. in height).
  • Insulated Boilers: La Marzocco has innovatively enhanced the energy efficiency of the Linea Classic by insulating its boilers, a move that achieves energy savings without compromising on the machine's renowned thermal stability. Despite the Linea Classic not featuring the extensive technological advancements present in its newer counterpart, the Linea PB, it continues to be celebrated as the benchmark for quality in espresso machines. This enduring esteem highlights the Linea Classic's exceptional balance of traditional craftsmanship and effective functionality.

The La Marzocco Linea Classic HG 2 Group is used for its reliability, efficiency, and quality in commercial settings, particularly in coffee shops and restaurants where high-quality coffee and operational efficiency are paramount.


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La Marzocco Linea Classic HG 2 Specifications






Height (cm/in)

45,5 / 18

45,5 / 18

45,5 / 18

45,5 / 18

Width (cm/in)

49 / 20

69 / 28

93 / 37

117 / 46

Depth (cm/in)

56 / 22

56 / 22

56 / 22

56 / 22

Weight (kg/lbs)

41 / 90,4

51 / 112,4

66 / 145,5

83 / 183

Voltage (VAC)

200 single / 3 phase

220 single / 3 phase

200 single / 3 phase

220 single / 3 phase

380 3 phase

200 single / 3 phase

220 single / 3 phase

380 3 phase

200 single / 3 phase

220 single / 3 phase

380 3 phase

Wattage Elements





Optional Wattage Elements




Coffee boiler (L)





Steam boiler (L)





Who is the Linea Classic HG for?

The dependable La Marzocco Linea Classic stands as an excellent choice for coffee shop proprietors seeking an investment in an espresso machine that:

  • Features a straightforward design, high-quality components, and a prolonged operational lifespan.
  • Delivers uniformly excellent espresso shots even during peak hours, especially when combined with skilled barista training and appropriate equipment.
  • Maintains its worth well beyond the initial acquisition, ensuring a lasting value.

Coffee shops that regularly encounter high customer volume and busy periods will discover that the Linea Classic is an ideal match for their requirements, representing a valuable investment. This is due to its robust construction and efficient features, which ensure durability and optimal performance even in demanding situations.  

Baristas working in such environments will appreciate the machine's reliability and ease of use, allowing them to consistently produce high-quality espresso drinks. The Linea Classic's ability to handle intense workloads without compromising on espresso quality makes it a wise choice for bustling coffee shops seeking a blend of durability, functionality, and excellence in their espresso equipment.


La Marzocco Linea Classic Cleaning

Read this document to learn how to backflush and clean your La Marzocco espresso machine. Also, add some Cafetto Tablets to optimise your cleaning routine.


La Marzocco Linea Classic Manual

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La Marzocco Linea Classic 2 Group Price

The La Marzocco Linea Classic 2 group retails for AU$12,950.00


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