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La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II - Jack Ivers's Review
Posted: December 5, 2009, 5:21pm
review rating: 3.7
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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: 9.2
Manufacturer: La Spaziale Quality: 9
Average Price: $2,000.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $1,949.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Chris Coffee Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: For espresso quality, looks, and kitchen-friendliness: buy it!
Positive Product Points

Great espresso. Inexhaustible steam power. Super looks.

Negative Product Points

Volumetric dosing not 100% consistent.

Detailed Commentary

I was considering a variety of HX and entry-level double boiler machines, mostly the all-chrome models. When I showed my wife, she wasn't thrilled about how these machines would look in the kitchen, but really liked the looks of the Mini Vivaldi, so that's what we went with and it has been a great-performing and looking machine. We make lots of milk drinks and love the power. Amazingly good tasting espresso. The form factor turns out the be really good: comparatively wide, but less tall and deep than many machines, which works well on the kitchen counter.

Buying Experience

Chris Coffee has been great. Packaging was extremely robust, an outer box around the inner manufacturer's box. Had to call with a couple questions, they were very helpful.

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