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La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

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La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi review: specs and price

La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi
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La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi

Why is La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi better than the average?

  • Programmable buttons
    ?

    2vs0.86
  • Watts per litre
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    2777vs1581.11
  • Volume
    67942.11cm³vs88304.15cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

20.41kg

2.warranty period
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When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Quick Mill 02820

2

1

3.thickness
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Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

419mm

4.height
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Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

387mm

5.Uses ground coffee
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Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

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6.volume
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Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

67942.11cm³

Components

1.Has a 58mm portafilter
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A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

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2.Has a pressure gauge
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One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.

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3.Has a steam wand
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It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

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4.Has cup warmer
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With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.

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5.Has an integrated grinder
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The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

For example

Breville Barista Express

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6.Has a rotary vane pump
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A rotary vane pump is most often found on commercial and high-end consumer machines, and offers much quieter operation compared to the more common, vibratory pump.

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Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
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With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.

For example

Keurig K-Elite

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2.Has PID controller
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A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.

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3.Has a hot water outlet
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A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

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4.Has integrated filter
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An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

For example

Keurig K-Elite

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5.Has direct water connection
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The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

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6.boiler size
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A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

Rocket Espresso Professionale

1.8l

0.45l

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
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With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

For example

Delonghi EC 850.M

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2.Has dry puck feature
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At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.

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3.Has cleaning alert
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The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

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4.Has sleep mode
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After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

For example

Keurig K-Elite

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5.Prevents overheating
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It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

For example

Krups XP5240

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Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
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A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.

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2.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.

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3.programmable buttons
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These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.

Best

Keurig K-Elite

10

2

4.Has a shot timer
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The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

For example

La Marzocco GS3

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