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La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II - Darren Rosenberg's Review
Posted: January 6, 2011, 11:32am
review rating: 6.5
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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: 9.6
Manufacturer: La Spaziale Quality: 9
Average Price: $2,000.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $2,000.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Chris Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: proteo grande
Bottom Line: Look around at others but then buy this machine.  You will not be disappointed.
Positive Product Points

Ability to leave individual pump on all day while reserving steam pump for as needed.

No need to plumb unit in.

Temperature control.

Negative Product Points

Not as stylish as E61 group machines (personal opinion).

Detailed Commentary

Perfect espresso is what I was looking for and wanted to limit the variables of reproducible shots.. The mini is able to be set for  a particular temperature and adjusted quickly to enjoy the differing flavor profiles brought out by small temperature adjustments.  Front mounted water reservoir makes it easy to fill and does not need to disturb cups on top of the machine.  Bottomless portafilter option is a necessity to tweak your shots.  The initial learning curve is slight.  You can be up and running in a short amount of time and enjoy good results quickly.  The steaming function is also flawless with plenty of power when needed.

Buying Experience

In a word:  Perfect!

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