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Pasquini Livia 90 - Kedar Roy's Review
Posted: January 9, 2001, 6:30pm
review rating: 3.5
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Pasquini Livia 90
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Arrow The Pasquini Livia 90 has 48 Reviews
Arrow The Pasquini Livia 90 has been rated 8.76 overall by our member reviewers
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Sandy Andina 8.33
Rich C 8.33
Peter H. 8.25
Michael Nelson 8.17
Rai - 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Pasquini Quality: 10
Average Price: $1,250.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Excellent machine. Well built, attractive and fairly easy to use.
Positive Product Points

Built very well. Lots of power. Excellent looks. Excellent output (but definitely finicky).

Negative Product Points

Expensive. Getting excellent froth is proving a bit trickier then getting excellent (but not god-like) espresso. Details below...

Detailed Commentary

The Livia is a very attractive machine that looks every bit of its high price tag ($1k). The beauty is more then skin deep...a look inside shows a near pro machine built like a tank.

As other reviews and Mark has stated, this is a finicky machine. Im of course still working on getting better and better espresso (a recently purchased Vivace Ergo Tamper has greatly helped this quest) but have found that even though I can get very good and ocassionally excellent shots from the Liva, micro-foam is another story.

When first purchased, I replaced the plastic steam tip with the included four-hole metal tip. Lots of ruined milk followed. I put the plastic tip back on and though it froths pretty well, it doesnt do the really nice microfroth Ive seen from pro machines. Im sure this is a steam-tip issue (there seems to be plenty of steam power) and am going to try making a tip after reading postings in alt.coffee

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