Vintage Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine (Olympia Maximatic)

December 22, 2020 - Comment

Vintage Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine (Olympia Maximatic). Condition is “Used”. Shipped with UPS Ground. This compact espresso machine is legendary for providing consistent shots and steam in a small package. This vintage Pasquini Livietta, made in Switzerland, (Olympia Maximatic) is fully functional and has been in use almost daily for years by me, and prior

Vintage Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine (Olympia Maximatic). Condition is “Used”. Shipped with UPS Ground. This compact espresso machine is legendary for providing consistent shots and steam in a small package. This vintage Pasquini Livietta, made in Switzerland, (Olympia Maximatic) is fully functional and has been in use almost daily for years by me, and prior by my friend who I received it from as a gift. We are both engineers and care for our machines including using de-calcified water and still running de-calc cycles. Prior to our ownership, the unit was purchased from a repair shop that had refurbished it to full working order, full gaskets repair and rebuild. Request to me for more photos and I can provide. Only the bottomless portafilter is supplied, but it is very useful for showing you the great shots you can pull with this machine as shown in the picture. With the right espresso dosing grind, weight (15 grams), and tamping, this machine will deliver consistent shots. I have done multiple shots in a row and then steam after, or just one shot and steam, but it is important to steam after since it raises the brew temperature. Steam is ready immediately after brewing and very powerful. The bottomless portafilter also makes clean up easy, just run the portafilter under hot water after a shot, replace the portafilter in the brew head and purge some water to clean the screen of grounds, rinse the portafilter again and it will be ready for the next shot right after or the next day. I recently replaced both the Steam and Group GasketsIncluded are the following items:Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine (estimated 1991) 120V54mm Bottomless Portafilter2x 55mm Tampers (one stainless steel and one aluminum)Steam Gasket SpareGroup Gasket 2x Spares (54mm x 6mm x 7mm) Food Grade Silicone lubricant54MM Rubber Backflush stopperOriginal gasket for reference (Black, 54mm inner diameter, x 6mm x 6mm square gasket) Keep in case you ever need to get a custom gasket made for referenceMachine dimensions: 14″ deep x 8″ wide x 13.5″ high (inches)Notes: The lights are all functional. The switch on the left is power. Once switched on, the unit will heat up in about 10-15mins and be ready to brew. You can see from the aftermarket temperature strip on top of the group head when it is nearing the full temp and a quick purge of water will fully heat up the brew head. Light in the middle indicates when heating is active. The switch on the right is for brewing on/off. The steam knob on the left is turned with ease and allows more or less steam depending on how far it is opened. The steam tip is a 4 hole version. I can steam milk for a cappuccino in 15-20 seconds in a 12 ounce frothing pitcher. The top of the machine works as a cup warmer. The viewing glass shows the water level for the steam. The water for brewing flows from the tank thru the heat exchanger. The group gasket spares requires sanding down by 1MM for proper fit, easy to do with medium grit sand paper working in a circular and figure eight motion and measure around it with a caliper, it should measure 54mm x 6mm x 6mm if you want the portafilter to sit at the 6 o’clock position when inserted. Install of gasket is simplified by using the included food safe silicon to help lubricate the insertion, but it is a finesse job so as to not tear the gasket and ensure it is seated properly into the channel around the brew head (see the picture for reference).

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