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Posted Fri May 25, 2012, 6:18pm
Subject: Not For Sale Anymore: La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
 

I'm selling my beloved S1 Vivaldi Espresso machine. It is a dual boiler unit, with a 2.5 liter boiler for steam and hot water, and a .45 liter boiler for espresso. The steam boiler can froth up a pitcher of milk in 28 seconds. It is equipped with a PID, an aftermarket (special upgrade) steam arm, ultra silent motor mounts (making the rotary pump very quiet) and a mechanical pre-infusion chamber. The machine was de-scaled fairly recently (about a year ago). I use it for one to two shots of espresso a day on average.
There are a lot of consumer reviews regarding this machine all over the internet.. especially here on coffee geek. It is fantastic machine which makes phenomenal shots of espresso. It must be plumbed in, as it is equipped with a rotary pump. This is probably the best industrial grade machine for home use due to its appropriate boiler sizes.

I will include a pod adapter, a bottomless portafilter, a whole portafilter, a single, double, and triple basket, a tamper, and a backflush disk. Also, I'll throw in the fitting adapter to make it work with American plumbing. You're up the creek without this adapter, so it is an additional perk if you buy from me.

Negatives: there is a slight crack in the red plastic (not noticeable) and the chrome finish has some light scratches and swirling (also not very noticeable).

If buying locally you may test the machine to your hearts content before completing the purchase.

I would prefer to sell this machine locally, but may be open to shipping it out depending on the kinds of offers I get. The machine weighs a bit over 62 pounds (I think it is closer to 67 with water in the  boilers and packaging material).

So... to sum up:

2004 Model
Dual boiler
Rotary pump
Plumb in
Pre-infusion
PID control
Extra goodies like pod adapter and bottomless portafilter
Price new: $2295, plus shipping, plus hardware, plus above goodies
My price: $1100
Weight: 65 Lbs
Height: 15"
Depth: 16 1/2"
Width: 16 1/2"
Power: 110 Volts, either 15 amps or 20 amps



Pictures:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/71817148@N08/



Don't hesitate to ask questions..

Listing Details
Asking / Suggested Price: 1100
Seller Name: Roman Beyga
Seller Location: Plano, Texas
Sale Type: For Sale
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Posted Fri May 25, 2012, 7:51pm
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For some reason the link to the pictures did not turn completely into a hyperlink.. You need to copy and paste it into your URL bar to get it to the correct place.
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Posted Sat May 26, 2012, 9:04am
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Or click here.  Fixed it for you.
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Posted Sun May 27, 2012, 10:04pm
Subject: Re: For Sale: La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
 

Thank you for the hyperlink! I just checked on shipping and it looks like it would be approximately $45 via parcel post with USPS. Probably a little bit more with insurance, say $50. I could probably just include the shipping in the current price.
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Posted Mon May 28, 2012, 10:48pm
Subject: Re: For Sale: La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
 

rezz Said:

The machine weighs a bit over 62 pounds (I think it is closer to 67 with water in the  boilers and packaging material).

Posted May 25, 2012 link

Roman, if shipping, I would STRONGLY suggest you completely empty the boilers!!
Otherwise, BAAAAAAAD things could happen on the way to your purchaser.

 
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Posted Tue May 29, 2012, 11:35am
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Ok, I'll have to empty the boilers if shipping then. How difficult is it to empty them?


Out of curiosity though, how bad are we talking? Lol.
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Posted Wed May 30, 2012, 9:45am
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This machine is direct water line?
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Posted Wed May 30, 2012, 4:39pm
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rezz Said:

Ok, I'll have to empty the boilers if shipping then. How difficult is it to empty them?

Out of curiosity though, how bad are we talking? Lol.

Posted May 29, 2012 link

Rezz,
You'll need to pull of a side cover to expose a drain plug.  You'll probably need a hose to direct the water away from the machine and down your drain.  Should be very easy.  

Water in your boilers, depending on whether or not your shipper keeps the box upright the entire time, could leak out through the vacuum breaker and get all into the electronics (very bad) and leak into your packaging, causing it to become soggy and very weak (also really bad).


oasis_cafe Said:

This machine is direct water line?

Posted May 30, 2012 link

Yes, any Vivaldi with a rotary pump is a plumb-in only, though running this machine (or any plumbed-in rotary) is possible with a Flojet and a water bottle.  The Mini (vibe pump pour over model) is easy identified by a few visible features: steam lever versus knob and a visible reservoir on front panel.
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Posted Wed May 30, 2012, 5:24pm
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There is no dedicated drain plug on the brew boiler, and proper location for draining is not through the side cover.

I suggest you consult the s1cafe.com website to get the proper instructions for draining the boilers.
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Posted Wed May 30, 2012, 7:50pm
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Endo Said:

There is no dedicated drain plug on the brew boiler, and proper location for draining is not through the side cover.

I suggest you consult the s1cafe.com website to get the proper instructions for draining the boilers.

Posted May 30, 2012 link

Endo,

Where did you get the idea I said to drain through the side cover?  I think you mis-read my post.  To get to the [steam boiler's] drain you need to remove a side panel, correct?  Brew boiler draining is a waste of time if there is no way for the water to get out, ie. a vacuum breaker.  If it makes the owner feel better, he can easily remove some [out of the brew boiler] by just running the pump for just a few seconds with the water supply turned off.  Since it's sealed, the draining of the brew boiler is not very critical as the preponderance of water leakage is likely to come from the steam boiler, which can be drained to almost done dry.

Please post links if you have better info for the OP.

One other option is to contact the vendor you bought it from (or Chris Coffee) and ask what steps you need to take prior to shipping.  If CC tests every machine they sell they've done this for over 3,000 machines.  They should know best.  The rest of us are really armchair espresso shipping experts.

Cheers!
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