La Marzocco produces two versions of the GS3 - the AV (auto-volumetric) and the MP (manual paddle), and one version of the Linea Mini. At its most basic, the Linea Mini is a completely analog machine while the GS3 is a digital machine that comes in two versions - the AV & the MP.
There are a lot of similarities between the two machines. They’re both handmade by La Marzocco in Florence, Italy. They each use many of the same materials and parts as our commercial espresso machines. And they’re both full-performance, dual-boiler professional espresso machines with PID, internal rotary pump, and incredible steam power.
Both machines are incredibly consistent across all major brewing variables, which really allow you to focus on what’s important—the taste of the coffee. From there, it all comes down to how you like to prepare your espresso.
With that in mind, we've compared specific features for all three machines below.
|Standard Features||Linea Mini||GS3 AV||GS3 MP|
|Hot Water Economizer||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Hot Water Spout||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Thermal Stability System||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Dual PID (coffee & steam)||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Ruby Flow Restrictors||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Half Power Mode||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Periscope Pressure Gauge||❌||❌||✔️|
|Shop Now||Linea Mini →||GS3 AV →||GS3 MP →|