Things I like about this machine: Ability to brew and steam simultaneously: The Livetta allows you to brew espresso and steam milk simultaneously 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 milk-based drinks fast. Size of the machine: The Livetta offers commercial quality in one of the most compact home use espresso machines. It measures only 12.5” tall, allowing for plenty of room to place taller cups on the cup warmer. Portafilter: The heavy duty brass chrome-plated portafilter stays hot and prevents heat loss from your espresso during the brewing cycle. Rocker Switches: The Livietta uses large heavy duty rocker switches to control brewing and steaming. Rocker switches typically last a very long time. Construction: The construction of the Livietta, from the stainless steel housing, down to the metal welded base is of a good quality. In addition this machine looks magnificent in kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Things I Would Change: <img width="130" height="130" style="float: right;" alt="image" src="http://www.wholelattelove.com/blog/images/livietta3.jpg" "="" data-cke-saved-src="http://www.wholelattelove.com/blog/images/livietta3.jpg">Drip Tray: The drip tray is a little shallow in depth for a machine that uses 2 three-way solenoid valves Reservoir: The reservoir holds only 57 ounces of water that may require filling more often if you are steaming a lot (like when entertaining). Who I Would Recommend This For: Because of the double boiler you can brew and steam at the same time which makes this machine great for people that want their milk-based drinks fast. This machine is also great for light entertaining for 4-6 guests. Overall, it's a very good machine both in quality of build and performance.
Pasquini Livietta T2 Espresso Machine
|1x 1 Year Extended Warranty||$0.00|
|1x Rattleware Stainless Steel Latte Art Pitcher||$12.49|
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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.
Hi, I am looking at either of these machines and trying to decide which one to go for - it would be great if you could tell me what your opinion might be?
I use my espresso machines to make a long shot (almost like a short coffee mug) - so basically make my coffee with the spresso machine and would like the ability to manually fill the cup to a level i like rather than a pre-set volume.
Both of these machines are activated through a rocker swtich and would allow you to brew your coffee for whatever length you desire
Also, paired with the proper grinder these are both excellent machines. The only difference would be that with the Pasquini you can brew espresso and steam milk at the same time.
Hi. can I have this machine always powered on for instant use without having to wait for it to warm up?
As this is a machine designed for home use and features a relatively small boiler, it is not in the machine's best interests to be left on continuously, but rather to be powered on and warmed up for the periods of time in which you intend to use it. For users wanting an "always-on" option, I strongly recommend considering a Prosumer machine instead.
Thank you for your question. No, this machine is not meant to be left on all the time. Smaller home units like these are not meant to be left on all day, and this can cause damage to the machine. If you want the machine to be heated up at certain times throughout the day I suggest putting the machine on an outlet timer.
What's in your opinion a better choice for an upgrade from my Gaggia evolution, the Pasquini Livietta or the Rancilio Silvia?
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 milk drinks the Pasquini will help you be more efficient as you can brew and steam at the same time. The Silvia does have the potential to make the best shot
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?
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 debris. Is that going to serve the same purpose?
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 baby twin? (What I really want is an Expobar, but I've gotta be realistic). Thanks for any thoughts you can share on the best machine for a seasoned barista who loves the entire process of making espresso beverages!
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 more features that you may like as well. See here -http://www.wholelattelove.com/Krups/krups-xp618050-twin-thermoblock-semi-automatic-espresso-machine.cfm. Of course I think a Gaggia with a great grinder will give you very good shots and if you like lattes or mil drinks you will be happier withe the Krups or the Pasquini. Of course I do like the Expobar as well. If you are set on making a great drink get the Pasquini.
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.
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 standpoint) to properly drain descaling solution and loosened mineral sediment from a boiler with it in place and fully hooked up. Additionally, the boilers are enormous, having more than enough surface area to accomodate for the permanent accumulation of a thin layer of scale along the sides over the lifetime of the machine without negative impacting its performance.
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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|