Some key features of this machine are its dual boilers, extremely quiet vibratory pump, and a very minimal overall height of just 15” . Right out of the box this espresso machine is a wonderful fit for the novice or soon-to-be professional, with no shortage of expansion options in the form of a pre-infusion chamber. This is one machine you can't wrong with...... A classic from La Spaziale!
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 overall height of the machine to just 15". The portafilters that come with the machine have also been redesigned.
The Vivaldi II Spaziale espresso machine is our number one selling Home Espresso Machine. We felt that with the number of requests for a non-direct plumbed version we received, that it was worth going back to La Spaziale and working on a Mini (non plumbed) version. After more than a year it was finally designed and brought to life, and far surpassed our expectations. It has the same great look as the Vivaldi II and performs equally as well, yet does not need to be plumbed in.
We thought the Mini Vivaldi II La Spaziale espresso machine was perfect like it was. But then in 2008 we decided there were a couple of things we could do to improve it even more. We added Programmable + or - 8-degree Offset Differential and added an option to have a Pre Infusion Chamber installed on the group.
Optional Pre-Infusion Chamber
Now you can add a Pre Infusion chamber to your La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II espresso machine. This pre-infusion chamber functions the same way a pre-infusion chamber on an E61 group does. There is already a pre-drilled and tapped hole in the side of your brew group where the chamber attaches. You simply unscrew the plug that is there and attach the chamber. Here is a downloadable PDF installation instruction manual. Click Here When ordered with the machine, the installation is included at NO additional charge.
Programmable Offset 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. The original Mini Vivaldi II machines had this feature but it was only a 3-degree adjustment. Although we had not run into any problems setting the proper offset with this small range we figured since it is only a software change why not make it + or - 8 degrees, therefore, insuring there would NEVER be an issue. 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 and setting.
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.
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 Displays
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.