OMG See Thru GB/5!!

Topeka Coffee’s see thru GB/5

Topeka Coffee modded a La Marzocco GB/5 for a wholesale customer of theirs. Using the original back panel of the GB/5, they created mold and used a high temperature acrylic resin to make the clear panel. Killer machine!

More Segway Fun

Where’s the aero drop bar?
Mel tailgating Luke
FSA – full speed ahead

Not Working….

And having fun with a “borrowed” Segway. Testing its supposed 25 mph top speed in the warehouse.

JB found the Segway and started it all.
Roger testing the top speed


We’ve been busy prepping for our booth at Coffee Fest this weekend. Come visit us at booths 324, 326, 225, and 227. We will be featuring La Marzocco, Mazzer, Jet Steam and Malykke products.

Also, guest baristas will be pulling shots for visitors with featured espressos from specialty roasters across the country.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

La Marzocco Linea, Manual Charcoal version, manned by Dan Fogel

By the way, La Marzocco USA will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Happy grilling!

Good Bye, Jacob!

In the saddest post on this blog to date, we are sorry to announce that Jacob Ellul-Blake is no longer with La Marzocco. For the past 4 years, Jacob has been LM’s North American R&D and end user liaison, effectively translating real world feedback into practical product development. Chances are that you may have worked with him on upgrading your machine or hung out with him at various barista competitions/jams.

You may have also seen Jacob gracing the front cover of Barista Magazine, the issue that was passed out at this year’s SCAA. Jacob’s recent project was working with industry leading baristi and LM Italy on the new, full pressure profile espresso machine prototype (as shown in the banner above this blog), which is due out sometime in 2010.

Jacob gracing the front cover of Barista Magazine

If you’re lucky enough to know Jacob personally and still have his cell phone number, you might be able to bug him about PID questions. For everybody else, LM Tech Support is here to help.

We wish Jacob all the best in this and all his future endeavors!