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Pasquini Livia G4 Commercial Espresso Machine - Fully-Automatic PID

Pasquini Livia G4 Commercial Espresso Machine - Fully-Automatic PID

Pasquini Livia G4 Commercial Espresso Machine - Fully-Automatic PID
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The redesigned Pasquini Livia G4 espresso machine is a replacement for the discontinued Pasquini Livia 90 series that was manufactured for 15+ years.... The G4 brings fresh, new style machine to the home espresso enthusiast.

There are well designed improvements over the Livia90. Most notably, the CPU is located on the bottom of the unit where there is the least amount of residual heat. Excessive heat could affect the units motherboard. Therefore this improvement alone will have a positive impact on machine maintenance.

Additionally, the grouphead features a dedicated heating element as opposed to the passive heating (through metal) of the grouphead on the Livia90. The newly designed steam wand is cool to the touch thereby preventing accidental touching of a hot wand.

  • Features a stylish stainless steel body highlighted with the Pasquini logo
  • Continuous espresso extractions are possible due to a heat exchanger sensor in the reservoir that cuts off power
  • The internal boiler has an automatic water-refill allowing for continuous steaming (until the reservoir sensor cuts off power) When the water level becomes low in the reservoir a safety switch will turn the machine off.
  • The boiler temperature is monitored and controlled by a PID sensor.
  • Nickel plated boiler is secured to frame supports during transportation.
  • A safety thermostat with reset button under the boiler prevents overheating.
  • The overpressure valve is adjustable for pump pressure control.
  • To reset safety thermostat and test/replace heating element through accessible  panel on the bottom of the unit.
  • 41 watt brass output vibration pump produces the 9 bar pump pressure required for optimal espresso extraction - remember, only 9 bar is necessary to brew espresso!
  • Protected on/off switch
  • External pump pressure gauge.
  • Steam and hot water wands are multi-directional offering ease of use with joystick like controls.
  • Steam valve is lockable in the upwards position
  • Newly designed steam wand features internal insulation to keep unit cool to the touch
  • Intake hose has a particle filter that protects pump from larger particles
  • A independent heating element and thermostat control the temperature of the group head for the ideal espresso coffee
  • Two cup warmers, one front cup warmer and one top cup warmer
  • Accessories include: single cup filter basket, double cup filter basket, double spout port filter, blind filter basket for back flushing, plastic scoop, plastic tamper, grouphead brush, one sample package of descaler, two Pasquini logo decals.

  • Dimensions:14.76" H x 9.84" W x 17.72" D (37.5 cm H x 25 cm W x 45 cm D).
  • Maximum  cup height clearance: 3.75" (9.53 cm).
  • Weight: 41.89 pounds (19 kilograms).
  • Power: 1400 watts, 110 volts, 60 hertz.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.79 gallons (3 liters).
  • Boiler capacity: 0.4 gallons (1.5 liters).

  1. Please use softened water for brewing - this means no magnesium and no calcium in the water. Softened water is different than filter water which typically only removes sediment, bad taste and bad odor. Some advanced filters do have limescale inhibitors which is better than a filter without.
  2. Using Distilled water or reverse osmosis water can cause overfilling/leakage or not allow the machine to heat/function normally.
  3. Upon initial startup, it may take up to 90 seconds to fill in the internal boiler. While filling, please check to see that water level in reservoir is dropping. If filling it takes longer than 120 seconds, please stop the machine and call the service center as the pump may have an air pocket which needs to be purged when the machine is cold.
  4. Many customers tend to read the pump pressure gauge when the machine is sitting idle. The only time the pump pressure gauge has relevance is when extracting espresso. If pump pressure is under 8 bar, the coffee grind may be too coarse or there is not enough coffee in the basket. If the pump pressure gauge goes over 9 bar, then the coffee grind may be too fine.
  5. The PID shows the desired programmable temperature of the boiler water. Manufacturers need to make one of two choices on the PID display when extracting espresso.

a) Show only the programmed temperature all the time, or
b) show the actual temperature reading.

Most manufacturers choose 'b' so the customer knows the actual water temp during the extraction of espresso. This leads some customers to believe that the temperature should always be correct. In fact, it is the contrary. As cold water enters the brewing system when the pump is engaged, the temperature will drop faster than the heating element can recover the programmed temperature. This is normal event as much as with a heat exchanger machine with a boiler pressure gauge whereby the needle will drop a little while extracting espresso. The range will vary over time based on the temperature of incoming water, ambient temperature, and other variables.

This machine has a heated grouphead, thereby the water is reheated there before it extracts the coffee grounds.

Warranty Limited to Manufacturer's Defect: 2 Year Parts & Labor