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Breeze
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Joined: 3 Dec 2006
Posts: 748
Location: St. Croix, V.I.
Expertise: Pro Roaster

Espresso: Pasquini Livia S
Grinder: Mazzer Mini/Rocky
Drip: TechniVorm/Krups MB
Roaster: Toper 1 kilo
Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 2:51pm
Subject: Pasquini
 

I recently had a self inflicted issue with my Livia 90 Semi Automatic.  It turned out not to be a machine issue.....

Near the end of my rope, I sent an email to Pasquini in LA for advice.  Even though it was slam in the middle of the holidays, Michael responded promptly with kind comments and included a PDF blow up of Livia 90 parts and assembly, along with an offer to have me send the group and portafilter assemblies to him for evaluation.  This is a warm and fuzzy response for someone in the middle of nowhere!

It also occurred to me that 2013 is my 7th year on this machine with near daily use.  Not only does it perform like the day it was new, with a spit polish, it looks like the day it was new as well.  This is no small feat here in the land of corrosion and corruption.  I provide filtered cistern water to the tank but have a small net that I use to fish drowned ants out of the tank, every few days, if you get the picture.  I live in the equivalent of a tree house with power that Tesla could never have imagined.  60 cycles, well 40 to 70 anyway, at least when it is available and I'm not on generator power (which is probably the cleaner of the two).  

Conclusion:  Sure, I'd rather have a Slayer but believe me, you won't go wrong with a Pasquini.
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Markarian
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Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 656
Location: Seattle Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: ECM Technika IV Profi WT-WC
Grinder: Baratza Forte AP, HG One
Vac Pot: Bunn Trifecta MB
Drip: Moka, Aeropress, Hario V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 4:51pm
Subject: Re: Pasquini
 

For goofball comedy, Begnini

For token diner pasta, Fettucini

For overpriced, but dependable HX machines, Pasquini
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Breeze
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Breeze
Joined: 3 Dec 2006
Posts: 748
Location: St. Croix, V.I.
Expertise: Pro Roaster

Espresso: Pasquini Livia S
Grinder: Mazzer Mini/Rocky
Drip: TechniVorm/Krups MB
Roaster: Toper 1 kilo
Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:48am
Subject: Re: Pasquini
 

I''ll skip steak and take the weenie

Yes the HX budget wasn't teeny

But for coffee every morning it's Pasquini
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Coffeenoobie
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Joined: 11 Dec 2011
Posts: 3,015
Location: PNW
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:48am
Subject: Re: Pasquini
 

free verse poem show down!

 
Coffeenoobie

Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

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Oscar trick out: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/GandBteam/story/14231
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Breeze
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Breeze
Joined: 3 Dec 2006
Posts: 748
Location: St. Croix, V.I.
Expertise: Pro Roaster

Espresso: Pasquini Livia S
Grinder: Mazzer Mini/Rocky
Drip: TechniVorm/Krups MB
Roaster: Toper 1 kilo
Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013, 1:10pm
Subject: Re: Pasquini
 

For the uninitiated, printed on the side of the Livia is:

For Music, Puccini
For Art Bernini
For Espresso Pasquini

I loved the, "For token dinner pasta, Fettucini"
And didn't take this post as one from a meanie.
But if you can afford it, get youself a Pasquini
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Coffeenoobie
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Location: PNW
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Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013, 1:45pm
Subject: Re: Pasquini
 

Bravo!

 
Coffeenoobie

Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

My coffee treasure map...
Click Here (maps.google.com)

Oscar trick out: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/GandBteam/story/14231
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