Pros: Decent, but just decent, cup of espresso
Cons: Very slow steamer. Lots of equal machines for Less. Lots of better machines at the price point.
The old Livietta was a rebranded Olympia and was an excellent small machine. I'm not sure who, if anyone, makes the new Livietta for Pasquini. But I am sure there are much better machines for the money. I should mention that I had a Pasquini machine (Livia 90) forever and loved it. And that all of my face to face dealings with the company (it's in Los Angeles) have been cordial and gone well. I've been invited to the old man's table for grappa and coffee on more than one occasion. My trusty old Livia recently developed some probably fatal problems -- hey the thing's more than 20 years old!. So I ambled over to Pasquini to take a look at what's new. Believe...(read more)