@DavecUK Agree 100%.
The manufacturer is a little shy about the brand of the burrs (“supplied by the same factory as Mazzer burrs”) but indications are that they are Italmill.
Some have swapped them out for Mazzers which is what I intent to do. I have a set of Mazzers ready to fit once the grinder arrives. I ordered on last June. ETA now that parts are confirmed as having arrived, is late February.
They stopped production after Covid hit due to supply issues.
The Livi features a “planetary” gear system which makes it easier to grind lighter roasts however many agree that a 83mm conical burr is best suited to medium to dark roasts.
To me it looks like a piece of art and I like that in my coffee equipment. I plan to pair it with the Strietman CT2. Two simple machines, two pieces of art. Both dedicated to medium and dark espresso.
Interested in any user experiences.