Attractive Design Programmable water dosing Great steaming power
Negative Product Points
Computer logic board gets too hot and burns out. :( Small drip tray
Originally, I had my mind set on a Bezerra BZ02 Auto to upgrade my old Estro Vapore, researching the hell out of different machines while trying to decide what machine to go with. I was limited by the fact that I wanted a programmable machine under $1K. The Bezzera is apparently the same machine as the Livia, $849.00 for the Bezerra and $1300 for a new Livia, the choice was obvious.. Bezerra. Although I preferred the looks of the Livia as it would match my Macap grinder nicely. I stumbled across a used Livia on eBay for less than a new Bezzera. The unit arrived in working order, I disassembled it to familiarize myself with the internals, and give a thorough cleaning. About 2 weeks into using the machine the Computer (Logic board) ceased functioning, a quick call to Pasquini and $214 later I had a new logic board.. Grrrr! That is what you get for buying used sometimes, Buyer beware! I also ordered a newer style swivel steam wand at the same time. The unit I have is the older non swivel wand, beefier 52 watt pump as opposed to the 42 watt / Swivel wand that currently ships with the new units. Hint: open your unit and get some reflective 1/4" insulation and cover the logic board up, it may extend the life of it a bit. All in all I am quite happy with my Livia, although it is said to be not as forgiving as some of the other machines, I am personally ending up with great shots. :)
eBay, no problems , packed well.
Three Month Followup
One Year Followup
Still loving my machine, I have had to replace the pressure stat as it was sticking, ordered a new Jaeger pressure stat from Chris', nice upgrade and should last a lot longer then the original models. I also added a flo-jet system and a float in the water holding tank, no more pulling the machine out to refill, best mod ever! All in all I have been very pleased with this machine and see no reason to upgrade. I am now roasting my own beans and shots have been great!