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About Pasquini Livia 90 Automatic
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Where else but from Italy would the most popular espresso machine come? The Pasquini Livia 90 Automatic has been making headlines in the espresso world for its combination of excellent design, sturdy construction and mix of both traditional and modern features.
With many of the innovations and features of the Pasquini commercial line of
espresso machines, the Livia 90 is designed for the home, office or restaurant/café
setting. It has all the great brewing features of the Livia 90 Semiautomatic
but provides push button control so that your espresso can be brewed and poured
while you are doing something else. Another time saving feature is that the
Livia 90 is a genius at brewing and steaming milk at the same time. A great
convenience and excellent for commercial use, both of the features make coffee
production quick and reliable. The Livia 90 also carries a NSF Sanitation Certification,
often required for professional use.
Detailed Product Features
One-touch Control, Programmable Automatic Brewing
With just a push of a button on the Livia 90, you can choose either a single
or double shot of espresso. Once you select the cup size amount you want, the
Livia 90 Automatic will brew a rich, aromatic cup of espresso, just the way
you asked for it. You can also program the button to bring you your favorite
style of espresso, every time. Want even more? You can brew any size coffee
on the Livia 90 by switching on the manual override feature.
Simple to use and easy to read controls make brewing with the Livia 90 a joy. Heavy-duty rocker switches and two attractive indicator 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 to 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 or hot chocolate or adding a dash 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
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 stronger 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
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 years 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.
Additional Product Information & Maintenance
Cleaning & Maintenance of Components
In order to keep the inside of your machine healthy; it must be periodically
cleaned. Scale buildup from naturally occurring minerals in your water can build
up on sensitive components like the inside of the boiler, which left unchecked
can cause considerable damage to the machine. By descaling your machine every
two-three months, your machine will be trouble-free for years. Espresso machine
cleaner can be purchased from us or by calling the support number in your user
It is recommended that you perform a "back-flush" of the brew system.
This removes buildup of coffee residue in the grouphead (part of the machine
where you insert the portafilter and coffee basket). Your Livia comes with detailed
instructions that describe the procedures for maintaining your machine. Toll
free technical support is also available Monday through Friday should you need
Installation and Accessories
The Livia 90 requires no special plumbing or electrical outlets. Just plug
it in and it's ready to operate. The Livia cannot be plumbed to a water source.
With purchase, the Livia 90 comes with two filter baskets, one for single shot
and the other for double, a blind filter basket for back-flushing, a brewing
group cleaning brush, coffee tamper, measuring spoon, Polycaf espresso machine
cleaner and a full color instruction manual.
- Colors: Polished stainless steel
- Power: 1200 watts - 120 volts - No commercial power requirements.
- Size: 12.5"H (lid closed) x 11.5"W x 15"D
- Weight: 37 pounds
- Body Material: Stainless steel
- Warranty: 12-month parts and labor
- Support: Unlimited toll free technical support
- Origin: Italy