Things I like about this machine: Ability to brew and steam simultaneously: The Livetta allows you to brew espresso and steam milk simultaneouslyÂ by using two thermal block boilers (one boiler for brewing and one for steaming) and two pumps. This feature is great when you want to make...
|Extended Warranty - 1 year||$49.99|
|Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher - 20 oz||$16.99|
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For a serious espresso machine that won’t take up too much counter space, look no further than the Pasquini Livietta T2. The Livietta is one of the most compact semi-automatic machines available, but it still features the commercial quality that you would expect from Pasquini. Housed in stainless steel, the Livietta stands just over 12” tall and 8” wide. Inside the Livietta are a powerful 15 bar pump and 2 thermoblocks that can brew and steam simultaneously.
The Livietta is known for its fast heat up time—just 2 minutes for brewing and 4 minutes for steaming, so it’s quick to make espresso, lattes, cappuccinos and more for you and your guests. The chrome-plated marine brass brew group will lock in valuable heat all the way to your cup, and the machine has a 3-way solenoid valve to regulate pressure when you brew. With professional components like these, the Livietta T2 is designed to create café quality espresso for years of reliable use.
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Features & Benefits: Coffee
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 2 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.
Using the Livietta is very straightforward, with 3 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 2 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.
3-Way Solenoid Valve
The Pasquini Livietta T2 has a built-in 3-way solenoid valve to relieve water pressure at the end of the brewing cycle. When the brew switch is turned off, the 3-way solenoid valve is activated. This will eliminate excess water in the grouphead, avoiding dripping or spattering when the portafilter is removed.
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.
Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water
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.
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.
Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance & Other
The 57 oz 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.
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 3-way solenoid valve. It only takes a few minutes, and the Livietta T2 comes with a cleaning brush, rubber backflush disc and cleaning solution.
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.
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|Dimension - Width (Inches)||8.5|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||12.5|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||14.3|
|Housing Materials||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||20|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||44|
|Steam Wand Style||Commercial Style|
|Usable Length (Inches)||3|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||3|
|Number Of Holes||3|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||57|
|Type Of Controls||Rocker|
|Cup Volume Control||No|
|Low Water Warning||Yes|
|Size (Inches)||8.5 x 6.5|
|Passive / Active||Passive|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Commercial Filter Baskets Included||Single & Double|
|Bottomless Portafilter Available||Yes|
|Tamper Size (Millimeter)||57|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Back Flush Capable||Yes|
|Number Of Boilers||2|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||Yes|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1400|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Small|
|Brew Boiler Material||Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Orientation||Vertical|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||Internal|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Type||Small Volume|
|Steam Boiler Material||Aluminum|
|Steam Boiler Vacuum Relief valve||No|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15 Bar|
|Brew Pressure Adjustability||No|
|Self Priming Pump||8 to 9 Bar|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||240|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||420|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||8.5|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds)||30|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds)||0|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||72|
|Sound Level - Grinding (Db)||No|
|Back Flush Cleaner Used||Cafiza|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
Q & ABack to Top
What's in your opinion a better choice for an upgrade from my Gaggia evolution, the Pasquini Livietta or the Rancilio Silvia?
Answer by mjackson
Stefano, It is a good question. I would say if you like straight espresso more you can make a better shot with the Silvia. That would be as long as you get a true espresso grinder say like a Rocky or a MDF or a Baratza Preciso or a Vario( my Favorite). If you like to entertain and make lattes and...
Does the Livietta come with all necessary parts to use with ESE pods, or is that a separate part/kit? If separate, what is the cost?
Answer by techkathy
Mark - it is a separate item. The part code is PAT2PODKIT and it is currently pricing at $75.00 S&H.
Hi, our 1984 Livietta quit pumping and instead of repairing, we are looking at a new machine. What is the purpose of backflushing on the T2? I have learned on my old Livietta that I must flush the screen after every shot that I pull, in order to keep the screen from collecting ground coffee...
Answer by techkathy
Back flushing keeps the group head and solenoid valve clean and clear. It keeps the coffee tasting fresh and keeps the machine from clogging with coffee.
Hi-- it's really great to be able to ask questions, thanks in advance! I am a former barista, so I feel like my standards for a home machine are probably too high for my price range. I love that I can steam and brew at the same time with this machine. How does its quality compare with the Gaggia...
Answer by mjackson
Chelsea, Great question. This is the right machine if you like to brew and steam at the same time. It is a very good machine and I do think it has some of the same great qualities you woudl expect from the Gaggia. You may also want to look at the new Krups machine which is similar but has some...
What is the process or proceduse for cleaning the boiler on the Livietta? How often should it be cleaned? We make 50-75 cups per month. City tap water used.
Answer by Sanfam
As far as any machine with a Heat Exchanger-style boiler is concerned, I wouldn't worry about trying to descale the boiler in the life of the machine. Typically speaking, you want to remove the entire boiler from the machine to properly decalcify it, as it is somewhat difficult (from a practical...