Italy, the country that brought us the joys of espresso, savored in cafés all over the world, now brings that same fine espresso making capability to the home with Pasquini’s Livia 90 Semiautomatic Espresso Machine.
Features and Benefits:
Simple Semi-automatic Controls and Indicator Lights
Simple to use and easy to read controls make brewing with the Livia 90 a joy.
Heavy-duty rocker switches and two attractive indictor lights are conveniently
located on the front of the machine. One flip of a switch gives you the green
light and the power is on.
The orange light lets you know the boiler is heating. In addition to these
simple controls, a pressure gauge, just below the control panel signals when
optimum pressure for brewing has been reached. A gauge on the front of the
machine monitors the pressure in the boiler and indicates when the machine is at
the optimum pressure for brewing espresso or frothing milk. It also aids in
making adjustments to the boiler pressure if needed.
Frothing Milk & Dispensing Hot Water
The Livia 90 provides great steamed milk, without waiting for the brewing cycle
to finish. A chrome plated brass steam pipe on the left side of the machine
brings the steam down to the frothing tip. You have two tips to choose from, a
more traditional commercial tip of stainless steel and a second tip made of
Teflon. This second tip is a froth enhancer for making no nonsense foam. Small
holes on the side of the tip draw in air and direct it into the milk. Instantly
you’ll have foamed milk for any number of lattes or cappuccinos. A turn of the
knob located conveniently on the right, and hot water is yours, instantly. It’s
great for tea, hot chocolate, and cup warming, or adding a splash of hot water
to an espresso for a Café Americano.
The Livia 90, heavy-duty, hard working portafilter is made of chrome plated,
cast brass. The comfortable grip is rugged molded plastic for easy handling and
3.5 Liter Water Tank
The large capacity, fully removable water tank makes volume coffee production
easy. Perfect for coffee bars or restaurants, this tank doesn’t require constant
refilling. The tank can be filled while it is operating or pulled out and taken
to a faucet. For added protection for pump and boiler, it features a built-in
particulate filter to stop damaging bits from going through the system.
Brawny Pump System
The better and strong the pump, the better and stronger the espresso. This
powerful pump provides steady, continuous pressure to produce full flavor
extraction and a thick espresso crema.
Resilient Electrical System
Tailored for heavy use, the Livia 90 can be left on all day, due to its power
supply and stable electrical system. The machine is always ready to brew
espresso or steam milk. The system heats up the boiler in less than 8 minutes
from morning’s first power-up and then it’s good to go all day long.
Removable Cup Tray, Drip Pan and Cup Warming
Both the polished steel cup tray and the sturdy plastic drip tray are easy to
remove and clean. Proper heat is essential to a good cup of espresso and the
Livia 90 has included a stainless steel warming plate, located on the top of the
espresso machine, to make sure the espresso doesn’t lose temperature when poured
into a cold cup.
1.5 Liter 1200 Watt Copper & Brass Boiler
Who wants to wait for an espresso? No one! With one of the biggest boilers for a
machine this size, the Livia 90 has no problem making espresso and steaming milk
at the speed or in the quantities you desire. It features rapid heating and
recovery as well. To insure long life and protection against over heating and
burnout, the boiler is equipped with a safety feature called Auto-Refill. This
system keeps an eye on the water level in the boiler and when the level falls
below a certain point, the computer controlled water level system automatically
adds more water. If the machine should run out of water and the Auto Fill system
was unable to refill the boiler, the computer will automatically turn the
machine off to prevent overheating and damage to the heating element. What’s
more the Livia boiler features an over pressure relief valve, which serves as a
backup to the boiler pressure regulating system.
Durable, Quality Housing & Frame
Constructed to last for year of regular service, the Livia 90 is built with
heavy gauge metal, anti-rust and corrosion protected frame with an exterior
housing of polished, stainless steel.