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La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II - Jeffrey Doolittle's Review
Posted: September 18, 2010, 10:58am
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La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II
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Arrow The La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II has 16 Reviews
Arrow The La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II has been rated 9.23 overall by our member reviewers
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Jeff Rothstein 9.50
Barry Stolzman 8.67
Michael Jacque 8.50
Denis Doiron 8.25
Brandon Bryant 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: La Spaziale Quality: 10
Average Price: $2,000.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $2,000.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Chris Coffee Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 3 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: La Spaziale Vivaldi II
Bottom Line: The best machine available if plumbing it isn't an option.
Positive Product Points

No need for plumbing.  Excellent consistant results.

Negative Product Points

Drip tray feels lower quality than rest of the machine (minor point).

Detailed Commentary

I own a Vivaldi II at home, but as a physician I was spending every third weekend at the hospital without my espresso.  I took the jump and bought the Mini for use in my office and have been thrilled.  I was concerned that the pump would be louder than the rotary pump but it wasn't.  I was also concerned that the water would be difficult to fill, it isn't.  The machine produces amazing shots every time.  If you can plumb the machine in I would skip the Mini and go with the Vivaldi II.  I did get the pre-infusion chamber and am ready to get the update for pre-infusion on my home machine now.  It doesn't make the shots better, but does increase the odds of a great shot.  The staff at Chris' coffee were excellent in answering all my questions and helping me prior to the sale.  I highly recommend calling them if you are even considering this machine.

Buying Experience

Easy, shipped well packaged, they even called to let me know when it was shipping.

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