|Boiler Type||Dual boiler (.45 L coffee boiler / 2.5 L steam boiler)|
|Plumbing Style||Direct connection to water mains|
|Display||Vivaldi offers 1-degree increments instead of 5-degree increments. Select between 91 and 97 degrees Celsius (195.8 to 206.6 degrees Fahrenheit)|
|Drain Style||Direct connection to water mains|
|Spigot Material||1 Stainless Steel|
|Controls||Volumetric Dosing / Touch Pad|
|Steam Arm Material||1 Stainless Steel|
|Amps||15 or 20 Amp options|
|Watts||1250 Watt steam boiler and 800 Watt group boiler|
|Colors||Rosso (Red), Nero (Black), Argento (Grey)|
|Features||Longer steam arm, No Burn steam arm, 7-Day Programmable Timer, Pre-Infusion Chamber|
- Electronic 1 Group Espresso Maker
- Electronic temperature charge for boiler
- Semi-Automatic hot water delivery
- Electronic heating
- Electronic boiler refill
- Proportioned dosing settings
- Water level indicator
- LED Display
- Built-in vibrating pump
- Built-in volumetric pump
- Built-in safety thermostat
- Electronic temperature regulation
- 1 steam wand
- 1 hot water outlet
- Fault diagnosis sensors
Arg! This is Angry Bean and I am here today reviewing the beautiful La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi coffee machine. Okay so, first things first the exterior we have got side panels they come in black, they come in red, and they come in gray as well. So, we’ve got those different color options and that will change the side panel
Using the front. *Hit* Good. You’ve got your drip tray here collects all the waste water. Then you’ve got the tank here for water as well. This is obviously the water that is about to gothrough the machine. So this is a header tank. It’s not the boiler because the water would be boiling out of the top of it and giving off a lot of steam. So it goes through there into your boiler.
Okay so the S1 has two boilers. One boiler for steam, one boiler for your coffee and your steam also controls your hot water function as well on the machine. So why do we have two boilers?
The reason we have two boilers is because the two will act independently of each other. What normally happens is if you take on water for your standard coffee machine the hot water will then refill the cold water and that will then affect thetemperature of your coffee via a heat exchange mechanism thatworks inside the tank. So by separating the two systems you end up with much more accurate temperatures which is what we want.
So, the temperature is displayed here…. Sorry the temperature isdisplayed here across the top of the machine. There is differenttemperatures here which are relating to the different temperature of the water that is producing the coffee. Now because La Spaziale has tried to get it right and because in different places in the world the machine will be set up to different electrical standards and then you’ve also you’ve got differences in terms of the external temperature of the machine. And there is adifferential between the actual boiler and the water that comes out of the coffee and that is burned at the bottom and I don’t like that.
So what have we got to stop that from happening? We can set up a differential on the machine so we can find out the temperatureat here here. Set the differential in the machine so thatessentially what we see on here is the temperature that is coming out of the grouper. And that can be calibrated on your machine and we can do that for you if you ask very nicely.
Operating The Machine
So we have full volume metric control. What does full volumemetric control mean? Well its’ volume isn’t it obviously. Volumeis the amount of water that you’ve got in each shot. So we can control that and it’s done by a flow meter much has the same way as it’s done on a commercial coffee machine. So once we’ve set that it will dispense the same amount time, and time, and time again and again and again.
The next thing we’ve got is we’ve got a single and we’ve got a double so we can do two shots or we can do one shot. So youcan do a double at the same time on this achine or you can do a single. So in the baskets is double handle, single handle. Double handle has got double the amount of space for the coffee and the single handle obviously has half the amount of space as the double because it’s only doing a single shot.
Okay so what else does it have?
Well, let’s start out using a diameter on the handles so it’s not a stander E61. The diameter is less and what the belief is there mean your shot height is greater. If the shot height is greater when you are tamping down on the tamper like so s I amtamping my coffee down. Might be a little silly and tamping it like that. I am not doing it properly or maybe I’ve got this on a tilt. If it’s not perfectly level you end up with the water going basically down towards the path of least resistance and getting around the coffee. Now if you have obviously a higher shot it doesn’t matter because essential it’s still going to make itthrough a greater proportion of coffee. So how big basically theproduce diameter grove handle does give a more consistent shot and therefore a more consistent espresso.
The last buttons we’ve got on here. Obviously you’ve got your on/off button that is self-explanatory I am not going to explain that to you. And then you’ve got the boiler function so what does the boiler function do? Well, the boiler is if you basically don’t want to make cappuccinos and lattes and you just want to make espresso. So maybe if you are a little bit continental you don’t like foam in your milk and you prefer to turn that boiler off then you can turn your steamer boiler off and thus saves some electricity, save the planet, yes.
Okay so, the other thing that we can do is we can vary the temperature on here and that is very simply done by the following. Press and hold this button here
Okay and I cycle through my available temperatures to the ones that I desire and I press that one again and it’s set. So that isessentially the machine.
You’ve got a ball joint on your steam arm. What is a ball joint?A ball joint is basically one that allows you to tilt it in multipledirection because it’s basically like a socket like this and allowing you to twist it. So you can get it so it’s perfect to put foam in your milk maybe you like it like this, or maybe you like to tilt it that way.
Scorch guard obviously there to stop you from burning yourself. Then we’ve got a leaver steam here which is used on a lot of the La Spaziale commercial machines like the one over here. So leaver steam, what is the benefit of leaver steam? If I am foaming milk here and I just started using a coffee machine I might be a bit nervous so typically what I might be doing is I might be holding my jug like this and I am holding my figure like that going “oh it’s going to burn me, so any minute now I need to be able to turn it off”. Now that is what the rotary turn steam arm which you would have to turn. With this I have a lot more confidence because I know essentially all I need to do is –
Like so. To turn it off. So I’ve got a lot of confidence now and I just go like that and the thing is turned off. So that means I can use two arms, two hands while it’s foaming and that will lead to a better capachino and a better latte.
Making a Cappuccino
Give you an idea.
Okay now because I’ve got two boilers I can use the steam at the same time as it’s pouring the coffee.
Okay so the thing that is nice about this steam arm is it’s more or less give out a very similar high quality dry steam so less waterportion in the steam than your conventional vastly machines on the market. Very similar to what you would be getting out of the commercial you can tell by the steam got me to foam that milk there. The other thing is your get a really good milk foam which is essential if you are making cappuccino and latte. And, also it’s very good for doing latte art.
Not bad for a guy with a bean on his head.
Packages & Accessories
So the La Spaziale S1 you will wanting to purchasing the machine with extras because don’t forget they narrow diameterof the grove handles you must get the correct tamping tool. If you multiple buy with Bean Heroes you will get the grinder cheaper, the tamper cheaper and basically the discounts increase the more stuff you buy. So if you are going for a package you can put it all together and you can do big reduction so you can have the right tamper, right knock out box, and the correct grinder.
La Spaziale is a brand known for their espresso machines, as they have been perfecting the art since the 1940's. The S1 Vivaldi 1 Group Auto-Volumetric is an excellent choice for a home office or an espresso enthusiast.
The company formed in 1969 and was constructed from individuals who have been in the espresso industry since 1947. They expect high quality from their machines and each one is innovatively designed. The core beliefs have not changed over the years. They still commit themselves to achieve a sophisticated cup of espresso through advanced technology.
Today, this company is marketed around the world and they offer products based on the needs of the current marketplace. Their primary goal is to supply the highest quality machine to everyone who wants coffee. La Spaziale works to provide consumers with new concepts and provide products that ease people's lives.
The S1 Vivaldi 1 Group Auto-Volumetric is an espresso maker that has programmable controls for doses. Depending on the model you select, you can vary the boiler size so this maker is ideal for the home or office.
It perfectly sized for any counter and it has a new display that offers temperature control in one-degree increments. This is a drastic change from the five-degree increments that were available in previous designs. In addition, you are able to purchase a model with a 7-day programmable timer. This timer allows you to set which days the espresso machine will turn on and off. These timers are specific to the machine and a standard digital timer will not work.
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