The Vivaldi II is our number one selling Home Espresso Machine. We felt that with the number of request 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 is finally here and even better than we expected. It has the same great look of the Vivaldi II and performs equally as well, yet does not need to be plumbed in.
We thought the Mini 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 + or - 8 degree Offset Differential and added an option to have a Pre Infusion Chamber installed on the group.
Here is a list of improvements made to Vivaldi II from Vivaldi I. All these improvements are included on the NEW Mini Vivaldi II:
Optional Pre Infusion Chamber Now you can add a Pre Infusion chamber to your Mini Vivaldi II. This pre infusion chamber functions the same way a pre infusion chamber on an E61 group does. There is already a pre drilled and taped 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 downloadable PDF instillation instruction manual. Click Here When ordered at the time of purchase of the machine installation is included at NO additional charge.
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. 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.
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 Mini is equipped with the NEW .9 mm four hole steam tip as standard This NEW .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
Differential adjust ability Programming allows you to set the temperature at the group to correspond with the LED. We test each machine and adjust the differential before shipping.
NEW Redesigned top cover
NEW Redesigned portafilters
NEW Steam tip with 4 smaller 0.9 mm holes
Programmable offset differential
Swivel stainless steel steam arm
Two 53 mm portafilters; a single and a double
Manual fill, 3 liter water tank
Vibratory pump (extremely quiet)
Volumetric dosing, adjustable through the touch pad
One degree group temperature adjust ability, indicated by LED display
Group temperature adjustable through the touch pad
Electronic boiler refill
Built-in safety thermostat
Built-in safety cut out on vibratory pump
Semi-automatic hot water delivery
Lever steam valve, same as La Spaziale S5 commercial machines
Fault diagnosis alarms
Functions in either 15 amp or 20 amp
2 years parts and labor warranty
Height 15.00 inches \ 38.1 centimeters
Width 16.50 inches \ 41.9 centimeters
Depth 16.50 inches \ 41.9 centimeters
Weight 62 pounds \ 28.2 kilograms
Amps \ Volts 15 or 20 Amps \ 110 Volts
Watts 1250 Watt steam boiler \ 800 Watt group boiler