Italy, the country that brought us the joys of espresso, savored in cafs all over the world, now brings that same fine espresso making capability to the home with Pasquinis Livia 90 Semiautomatic Espresso Machine. Its one of the most popular espresso machines for its capacity to be used equally well in the home, office, coffee bar, and restaurant and catered events. An espresso machine for discerning tastes, the Livia 90 is an investment in distinction and enjoyment for years to come. One of the finest semi-commercial espresso machines, it is loaded with features that contribute to its reputation for excellence.
Borrowing from Pasquinis famous line of professional espresso machines, it is one of a select few machines of its type that can simultaneously brew coffee and steam milk, saving time and increasing the rate of drink production. These features, in addition to it NSF Sanitation Certification, (required for machines used in the foodservice industry), make it an espresso machine for all venues.
Detailed Product Features
Simple Semi-automatic Controls and Indicator Lights Simple to use and easy to read controls make brewing with the Livia 90 a joy. Heavy-duty rocker switches and two attractive indictor lights are conveniently located on the front of the machine. One flip of a switch gives you the green light and the power is on.
The orange light lets you know the boiler is heating. In addition to these simple controls, a pressure gauge, just below the control panel signals when optimum pressure for brewing has been reached. A gauge on the front of the machine monitors the pressure in the boiler and indicates when the machine is at the optimum pressure for brewing espresso or frothing milk. It also aids in making adjustments to the boiler pressure if needed.Frothing Milk & Dispensing Hot Water
The Livia 90 provides great steamed milk, without waiting for the brewing cycle to finish. A chrome plated brass steam pipe on the left side of the machine brings the steam down to the frothing tip. You have two tips to choose from, a more traditional commercial tip of stainless steel and a second tip made of Teflon. This second tip is a froth enhancer for making no nonsense foam. Small holes on the side of the tip draw in air and direct it into the milk. Instantly youll have foamed milk for any number of lattes or cappuccinos. A turn of the knob located conveniently on the right, and hot water is yours, instantly. Its great for tea, hot chocolate, and cup warming, or adding a splash of hot water to an espresso for a Caf Americano.Rugged Portafilter
The Livia 90, heavy-duty, hard working portafilter is made of chrome plated, cast brass. The comfortable grip is rugged molded plastic for easy handling and insulation. 3.5 Liter Water Tank
The large capacity, fully removable water tank makes volume coffee production easy. Perfect for coffee bars or restaurants, this tank doesnt require constant refilling. The tank can be filled while it is operating or pulled out and taken to a faucet. For added protection for pump and boiler, it features a built-in particulate filter to stop damaging bits from going through the system.Brawny Pump System
The better and strong the pump, the better and stronger the espresso. This powerful pump provides steady, continuous pressure to produce full flavor extraction and a thick espresso crema.Resilient Electrical System
Tailored for heavy use, the Livia 90 can be left on all day, due to its power supply and stable electrical system. The machine is always ready to brew espresso or steam milk. The system heats up the boiler in less than 8 minutes from mornings first power-up and then its good to go all day long.Removable Cup Tray, Drip Pan and Cup Warming
Both the polished steel cup tray and the sturdy plastic drip tray are easy to remove and clean. Proper heat is essential to a good cup of espresso and the Livia 90 has included a stainless steel warming plate, located on the top of the espresso machine, to make sure the espresso doesnt lose temperature when poured into a cold cup.1.5 Liter 1200 Watt Copper & Brass Boiler
Advanced heat exchange boiler allows simultaneous espresso and steam. With one of the biggest boilers for a machine this size, the Livia 90 has no problem making espresso and steaming milk at the speed or in the quantities you desire. It features rapid heating and recovery as well. To insure long life and protection against over heating and burnout, the boiler is equipped with a safety feature called Auto-Refill. This system keeps an eye on the water level in the boiler and when the level falls below a certain point, the computer controlled water level system automatically adds more water. If the machine should run out of water and the Auto Fill system was unable to refill the boiler, the computer will automatically turn the machine off to prevent overheating and damage to the heating element. Whats more the Livia boiler features an over pressure relief valve, which serves as a backup to the boiler pressure regulating system. Durable, Quality Housing & Frame
Constructed to last for year of regular service, the Livia 90 is built with heavy gauge metal, anti-rust and corrosion protected frame with an exterior housing of polished, stainless steel.
Additional Product Information & Maintenance
Cleaning & Maintenance of Components
In order to keep the inside of your machine healthy; it must be periodically cleaned. Scale buildup from naturally occurring minerals in your water can build up on sensitive components like the inside of the boiler, which left unchecked can cause considerable damage to the machine. By descaling your machine every two-three months, your machine will be trouble-free for years. Espresso machine cleaner can be purchased from us or by calling the support number in your user guide.
It is recommended that you perform a back-flush of the brew system. This removes buildup of coffee residue in the grouphead (part of the machine where you insert the portafilter and coffee basket). Your Livia comes with detailed instructions that describe the procedures for maintaining your machine. Toll free technical support is also available Monday through Friday should you need further assistance.Installation and Accessories
The Livia 90 requires no special plumbing or electrical outlets. Just plug it in and its ready to operate. The Livia cannot be plumbed to a water source.
With purchase, the Livia 90 comes with two filter baskets, one for single shot and the other for double shot, a blind filter basket for back-flushing, a brewing group cleaning brush, coffee tamper, measuring spoon, Polycaf espresso machine cleaner and a full color instruction manual. Product Specifications:
Colors: Polished stainless steel
Power: 1200 watts - 120 volts - No commercial power requirements.
Size: 12.5"H (lid closed) x 11.5"W x 15"D
Weight: 37 pounds
Body Material: Stainless steel
Warranty: 12 month parts and labor
Support: Unlimited toll free technical support
1-888-437-8340. Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST.
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor through Green Beanery.