Posted Mon May 21, 2012, 8:39am Subject: **SOLD**: Pasquini Livia 90 S w/ extras - $800 USD
Hi again. I have two a Pasquini a Livia 90 S HX espresso machines for sale. Yes, I have a lot of Pasquini machines, I live in LA and they are just down the road (it's only 20 minutes without traffic, I promise). Seriously though, I have:
'85 Livietta - $500 in very good condition with most of the original accessories, single and double baskets. I had to repair a pinhole in the boiler, according to OE the official solution is Loctite, so that's what I used. It runs really well. All the proper internal bits are there and very clean. This is being replaced by a '96 Maximatic.
Livia 90 S - $800 I don't remember the year, I purchased it used a while ago. It's in great shape. It was just serviced by Pasquini a couple of week ago. There's a double spout PF with a double basket, and a bottomless PF with a triple basket. I replaced the plastic steam wand frothing aid tip with a 2 hole brass one from an Expobar Office Pulser, it comes with both. It also comes with a pitcher (I have extras, you can choose). I'm usually a lever user, but my in-laws where in town for a while and they drink a lot of coffee, so I pulled this out and started using it again. Right now it's making some very very good espresso with the help of a very good grinder. It's hard to let it go, but I'm hoping to replace it with a Strega if I can find the funds and the space.
I'm happy to ship within the US if the buyer covers shipping and maybe to Canada for the Livietta (but that would be $100+ USD in shipping costs), but of course a local buyer is preferable. I will post more photos when I get the chance to take some pictures.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 800 Seller Name: Russel Philip Seller Location: Los Angeles Sale Type: For Sale
Posted Thu May 24, 2012, 1:42pm Subject: Re: FS: Pasquini Livia 90 S w/ extras - 800
Yes, I picked up the Nino on eBay. Not a lot of people monitor eBay for them, and everyone is so focused on paying as little as possible that my bid went unchallenged. A Kony would have sold for hundreds more just because everyone is chasing after the Mazzer name. I find people's devotion to the big names a little silly, especially in the realm of commercial grinders. If you paired this with the MD-85 that I'm also selling, for $1150 you would have a crazy solid setup for less than the new price of a decent HX machine by itself.
Posted Sat May 26, 2012, 9:28am Subject: Re: FS: Pasquini Livia 90 S w/ extras - $800 USD
Wow, that's a lot of love for the Livia. I certainly like it. Despite the Pasquini branding (it is actually made by Bezzera, I think it's sort of like a premium BZ99), it's a no nonsense machine. It makes good coffee and doesn't take up a lot of space while doing it. It has everything that is really worth having on a good HX machine. There are fancier machines out there with more bells and whistles, but my experience has been that this is everything that you actually need to make good espresso easily and consistently.
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