The Pasquni Livietta is a petite yet powerful semi-automatic espresso machine that's packed with the same exclusive commercial-quality features that you'd expect from Pasquini. Housed in stainless steel, the Livietta stands just over 12 inches tall and eight inches wide. The powerful 15 bar pump and two thermoblocks can brew and steam simultaneously. Known for its quick heat-up time; just two minutes for brewing and four minutes for steaming; the Livietta is quick to churn out espresso, lattes, cappuccinos and more for you and your guests. A chrome-plated brass brew group transfers valuable heat all the way to your cup, and the machine has a three-way solenoid valve to regulate pressure when you brew. With professional components like these, the Pasquini Livietta T2 is designed to create cafe-quality espresso for years of reliable use.
Features & Functionality of the Pasquini Livietta T2
- Commercial Portafilter and Brew Group:The Livietta features a 57mm portafilter and rugged brew group to dispense the best tasting espresso without losing heat. Constructed of chrome-plated marine brass, the heavy-duty portafilter and brew group are essential to quality brewing, ensuring that every shot of espresso will be delivered to your cup at the right temperature.
- Dual Thermblock Boiler System:The Livietta T2 has two thermoblocks for a steady supply of espresso as well as steam, anytime you need it. With the Livietta, you can froth or steam milk for lattes and cappuccinos even while you brew. This makes the machine great for entertaining, allowing you to create a number of different drinks without making guests wait long.
- Simple Controls: Using the Livietta is very straightforward, with three professional-style rocker switches to control brewing, steaming and power. The rocker switch on the right side of the machine turns it on, and it takes just two minutes for the Livietta to heat up to brewing temperature. The buttons on the left side are for steaming and brewing, and each one is labeled clearly for ease-of-use.
- Three-Way Solenoid Valve: The Pasquini Livietta T2 has a built-in three-way solenoid valve to relieve water pressure at the end of the brewing cycle. When the brew switch is turned off, the three-way solenoid valve is activated. This will eliminate excess water in the grouphead, avoiding dripping or spattering when the portafilter is removed.
- Cup Warmer: The Livietta has a stainless steel cup warmer on the top of the machine, with a built-in rail to keep all of your cups secure. The cup warmer is heated by passive heat from the thermoblock boilers, ensuring all your cups are preheated and ready for brewing. The cup warmer is large enough to store 10 demitasse cups.
- Hot Water Dispenser: The Pasquini Livietta T2 does not have a built-in hot water dispenser. However, the brewing button can dispense just hot water out of the grouphead when there is no coffee prepared in the portafilter.
- Steam Wand: Thanks to the machine's dual thermoblock system, the Livietta is ready to deliver steam anytime. It has a stainless steel steam wand on the left side of the machine to create foam for cappuccinos, or steamed milk for lattes. Just press the steam button above the wand to start steaming; the Livietta features a special "slow start" steam mechanism for better control and safety.
- Water Reservoir: The 57-ounce water reservoir on the Livietta is located in the back of the machine, and you can access it by lifting up the stainless steel lid on top of the machine. It can be refilled even when it's in use, allowing for an endless supply of coffee and steam. It can also be removed for filling or cleaning.
- Backflushing: Pasquini has designed the Livietta like a commercial machine, and it should be backflushed every few weeks, depending on use, to keep the brew group clean. Backflushing is a simple process that cleans the brew group, shower screen and three-way solenoid valve. It only takes a few minutes, and the Livietta T2 comes with a cleaning brush, rubber backflush disc and cleaning solution.
- Construction: The Livietta follows Pasquini's trademark look, with stainless steel housing and traditional Italian style. Beneath the polished stainless steel exterior panels is a heavy, powder-coated steel frame to resist rust and give the machine supreme durability.
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Reservoir Size||57 oz|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Boiler Design||Double Boiler|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
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strong pull of espresso and good crema .
2. Foam quality is excellent.
2a. Had problem with the temperature control on the steam.
Had to take to my repairman for adjustment. Has worked
well since. Note that this machine is used infrequently because
it is in my cabin used primarily in spring, summer & fall.
Would buy another based on its performance. Nov 1, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
The foam takes a bit of testing. Keeping the pitcher in the fridge or freezer really does help. After about 2 weeks I'm now turning out some excellent foam. It's a great machine, I highly recommend it.
The main problem I now have is this - I can't order cappuccino when I'm out and about. It's kind of sad really. The problem is, and I'm really serious about this, it's rare that I'll find anyone making cappuccino as tasty as mine. They may have great foam, but not the flavor I have. Oct 31, 2012
Thanks Sep 27, 2013
I've found that the amount of crema varies by coffee type and roast. My priorities in pulling a shot are to produce the right amount of coffee (2 oz. for a double) in the right amount of time (25 -30 seconds). This produces good coffee with good crema. Less time produces weak, watery coffee w/o much crema. More time produces bitter, burnt coffee w/o much crema. I use a shot timer to keep the timing consistent.
If you are getting the right timing and quantity on your shots, but not satisfied with the crema, you could try a different coffee before replacing the grinder. Each type of bean and roast seems to behave a little differently for me.
When I bought my Livietta I also bought a Pasquini K2 Grinder. It has been a good machine. The needed setting varies from 7.5 to 8.5 depending on the coffee type and roast. Hope this helps. Oct 1, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Pasquini Livietta T2
|What it Covers:||
Pasquini espresso machines and grinders
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Seattle Coffee Gear|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-372-4734 or email us at email@example.com|
|Notes:||Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes (Espresso machines only)
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Pasquini Livietta T2
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Clean the brewhead weekly with the a group head brush.
- Remove and clean the panarello wand weekly.
- The manufacturer recommends regular backflushing of the brewhead. Please refer to the manual for additional details on how to perform this procedure.
Looks great, pulls AMAZING shots.Review by Sam
Price Value Quality
I switched beans when I got this machine, i dont know if it is the new beans or this machine, but i have never seen such a nice and crema filled shot. The biggest thing with this machine is the portafilter. If the portafilter is not cranked in there it will leak. Aside from that the machine is a winner!
Pros: Great shots, Looks.
Cons: Sometimes leaky, slower steam, the rubber "blind" basket.
(Posted on 10/15/13)
Solutions to Livietta quirksReview by Falconbiker
Quality Value Price
1. When tap water is used, the thermoblock brew line becomes irreversibly clogged over time. Descaling may retard this, but why go to the trouble when the problem can be prevented entirely by using only distilled water ?
2. To obtain hot water for tea or whatever is a problem because the portafilter must be removed and the brew line flushed of backflow coffee beforehand. My solution is to heat the volume of tap water I want by steaming it in my cup with the steam wand, and then adding my coffee from the brew head.
Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Quiet
(Posted on 2/15/12)
Fast, convenient, and good-lookingReview by Colin C
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Once you've used a double-boiler machine, it's not possible to go back. So after getting used to the Pasquini Livia 90 at my office, I replaced my Silvia with one of these, and it was a major improvement. I reliably pull great shots off of it, and steaming up perfect microfoam is easy... and the best part is you can do both at the same time. Beyond being just about the least expensive two-boiler machine on the market, the Livietta is good-looking and has a small footprint - which does, unfortunately, go hand-in-hand with a small reservoir and small drip tray, the machine's only real downsides. But if it's near your sink, you'll never notice.
This is as close to perfect as they come.
Double boiler, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Quick Brewing
Small Water Container, Messy
(Posted on 9/17/10)