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Location: St. Croix, V.I.
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Espresso: Pasquini Livia S
Grinder: Mazzer Mini/Rocky
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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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 6:01am
Subject: Re: Pasquini Livia 90
 

I must agree, CHEEP is often false economy, regardless of the item under discussion. A wise man once said,
The sweetness of low price is long forgotten and replaced by the bitterness of low quality.

 
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