It is a very solid, heavy machine that can steam and extract espresso like a champ. If you are looking used and want a solid HX machine that can steam well this is a great one! I am also selling the La cimbali jr grinder http://www.home-barista.com/espresso-grinder-features.html this grinder is among the titans and will give you are VERY consistant grind.
This is my whole setup and will come with a tamp mat and tamper as well as cleaning supplies and various portafilter baskets i.e. single, double and triple. The grinder also has the original manual and build in tamper if needed.
All equipment is in perfect working order and shows normal signs of wear. The Cimbali grinder has a small hole on the top of the hopper and that plastic piece can be replaced. I would like to sell these together for around $1200. Please inquire about any questions and reasonable offers.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 1200 Seller Name: Jonathan Reeves Seller Location: Spring Hill, TN Sale Type: For Sale
The regular Cimbali Junior isn't the one that took on the Robur over at HB and pulled a god shot in the process, that was the Max with hybrid conical/flat burrs...a very different grinder. I often see this mistake made in listings here, on the bay, and on CL.
That being said, I love both these machines, especially at used gear prices. The Livia 90 is a great home machine. Sized well, built well, and performs well. I like the HX-group-bolted-to-the-boiler design ("Dragon" HX) for the home because it come up to temp very fast and after that there really isn't much of subtlety to controlling the temp. I really like the Junior as well. Its very compact for a 6Xmm commercial flat burr and has a nice doser action.
I don't know the OP or the condition of his gear, and I don't have any comment on his price. These are just two machines that I find often over looked in favor on their more talked about counter parts, e61 style HXs and Mazzers.
jmreeves Senior Member Joined: 14 Feb 2011 Posts: 17 Location: TN Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: pasquini livia Grinder: baratza vario
Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 3:27am Subject: Re: Full setup: Pasquini Livia 90 and La cimbali jr grinder
Thank you for the clarification Russel, I was not aware of that. I do enjoy the "dragon" style use of the HX. With this boiler design it is very easy to temperature surf and really nail some good shots! Yes, the grinder is very compact given its competitors.
benpiff Senior Member Joined: 5 Feb 2010 Posts: 294 Location: Portland, OR Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: RocketR58,GrimacMini,Elli Grinder: LSM FK Conical, Vario Roaster: Sonofresco 1lb, Behmor
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 9:39am Subject: Re: Full setup: Pasquini Livia 90 and La cimbali jr grinder
I'm the previous owner of this grinder and can personally vouch for it's spectacular performance! The build quality and adjustability are on their own level as far as I'm concerned. Russel is a great person to work with, I'd never done a coffeegeek trade before and he was very genuine and honest. What's next Russel?
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