best home espresso machine


New member
Feb 28, 2005
Upper Sansusky, Ohio
I was in the market for a new or used espresso machine. I like the la marzoco and would like to buy one that needs totally refurbished or well used. Any info would be of interest.



New member
Sep 25, 2003
Syracuse NY
If you'te looking for a great HOME espresso machine it's conceivable that La Marzocco might be overkill. There are high end home machines machines available from a variety of manufacturers... Valentina, La Spaziale, Isomac, Quickmill, ECM and others... prices run from about $1,000 to $2,000. Soem of them can even be plumbed in, at least oen model has a dual boiler feature and all run on 110V power.

These are really solid machines capable (in the right hands) of delivering shots every but as good as a commercial machine but they simply aren't designed to handle the same type of daily volume.

You'll find a glut of used three and four group La Marzocco's on the market right now ranging from very good condition to those needing total refurbishing - most of them are old Starbucks machines. Finding a used two group Linea is a bit tougher and used one group Linea's are scarcer than hen's teeth.

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