Breeze Senior Member Joined: 3 Dec 2006 Posts: 766 Location: St. Croix, V.I. Expertise: Pro Roaster
Espresso: Bezzera Strega Grinder: Mazzer Mini Drip: TechniVorm/Krups MB Roaster: Toper 1 kilo
Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 1:17pm Subject: Pasquini Livia 90
Just a thumbs up for my Livia 90. Constant use now for almost seven years and the machine has yet to miss a beat.
It lives on local juice....105 to 130 volts/55-65htz, with spikes and brown outs from my beloved local power provider, and lives 5% of the time on generator power. The electrical system in my sixty year old building has no ground system, typical of all structures of age here.
I provide the machine with filtered rain water from my cistern and have never found the need to de-scale. The brew path is cleaned regularly, a new portafilter gasket once a year and done. The coffee I use to pull shots is roasted on-site; currently I'm working on a 50# bag of Corazon del Robot, from Shrub for me and my local espresso friends. I roast my personal espresso one pound at a crack and split that with a neighbor because after seven days, the shots get loose.
The Livia is a basic machine and was not cheap, even in 2006. When one lives in a remote location though, with power issues previously noted, flawless performance over the years is worth every penny.
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