Features - The top cover has been redesigned to eliminate the plexi cup
guard. The new top is much more user friendly; the cup guard could
easily break, leaving a gap around the edges. This also lowers the over
height of the machine to just 15". The portafilters that come with the
machine have also been redesigned. The machine comes standard with our
famous 4 hole 0.9 mm steam tip.
The La Spaziale Vivaldi II single group, dual boiler espresso machine
is no longer all that "new". After selling more than 500 of the original
Vivaldi I machines, reading threads, and talking to our customers about
their wish list, we sat down with La Spaziale and made improvements to
the Original Vivaldi I and designed the Vivaldi II. We have been selling
the Vivaldi II since the beginning of November 2006 and have now sold
over 2,000 units. The Vivaldi II was awarded the Coffeegeek Editors
Choice Award for Best New Product in 2006. Unlike the original Vivaldi I
machine, that we did not have as much to do with its design, the
changes to Vivaldi II are all ours. We though the Vivaldi II was perfect
like it was.
Well in 2008 we decided there were a couple of things we
could do to improve it even more. We added Programmable Offset
Differential, Programmable Passive Pre-Infusion, and had a New optional
steam tip with smaller 0.9 mm holes made.
Here is a list of improvements:
Programmable Passive Pre-Infusion:
All machines shipped after June 26th of 2008 have the capability to
program Passive Pre Infusion anywhere from 1 to 8 seconds. This is the
same type of pre infusion used on some of the most expensive machines on
the market. It differs from pre infusion on an E61 machine in so much
as you control the time of the pre infusion as well as the amount of
water you pre infuse with. You have no control of the pre infusion on an
E61 Group. You can set this for what works best for you and your
coffee. Once you set it where you like it, there is nothing you have to
do except press the the button to start the brew cycle.
Programmable Off Set Differential: This
allows you to set the LED temperature setting on the front of the
machine to be equal to the temperature being delivered at the group
rather than the temperature inside the group boiler. Note: We set it
during the bench test of each machine prior to shipping so you don't
have to invest in the expensive equipment necessary to perform the tests
Dual Manometer: It is no longer
necessary to purchase a portafilter with a pressure gauge to either
check or make adjustments to your pump's output pressure.
Now able to put on a timer: There is cord inside to plug in an OPTIONAL 7 day programmable timer
into it. You can have the machine come on and go off at different times
on different days.
The Vivaldi II Now comes equipped with the NEW 0.9 mm four hole steam tip as standard:
This NEW 0.9 mm four hole steam tip on this machine is one of the
easiest to produce excellent micro foam fast and easy even with small
quantities of milk.
Decreased delta: What does
that mean? The previous model would need to detect a temperature drop of
one degree Celsius before the heater would be activated. The NEW
Vivaldi II activates the heater with the detection of a temperature drop
of just one half degree Celsius. Simply put, it makes the temperature
accuracy that much more precise in the group boiler and enhances the
steam boilers performance.
Updated temperature sensing probe:
The new probe is actually submerged directly into the boilers. This
probe has proven to be more reliable than the previous style and has a
quicker reaction time.
New LED display: The
previous display showed 5 degree increments, from 85 to 120 degrees
Celsius. The NEW Vivaldi II displays in 1 degree increments, from 91 to
97 degrees Celsius.
91C = 195.8F
92C = 197.6F
93C = 199.4F
94C = 201.2F
95C = 203.0F
96C = 204.8F
97C = 206.6F
We are the exclusive North American Importer; Distributor inquiries welcome.
As of October 9th 2009, we have extended the manufacturer's warranty one additional year - FREE of charge; that gives you two years of warranty coverage.
For those of you who are uncertain if you have a 15 amp or 20 amp receptacle please look at the image below. 15 Amp Mode will need to use a converter cord. If you have ANY questions please feel free to call us prior to making a purchase. We are here to help.
You also get
piece of mind to know that all warranty work is handled by Chris' Coffee
Service, Inc. Our staff of factory trained technicians have over 100
years combined experience servicing all makes and models of commercial
espresso machines. They are not only here to service machines but are
available to take your phone calls to answer any questions you may have.
(Free shipping in the 48 contiguous United States)