Victoria Arduino Athena Leva 2gr Copper VA-Athena-Classic-Leva
Suitable for: Specialty coffee shops, medium volume locations, demanding professionals.
The ancient art of coffee still lives in the Athena Leva, the espresso machine so beloved by espresso professionals. Its lever delivery system ensures a high level of customization of the drink, but at the same time requires a high level of competence on the part of the barista.
Art, luxury, and craftsmanship
Victoria Arduino marketed its first lever machines at the end of World War II, in 1946. They were the WAT series of espresso machines, ancestors of the exquisite Athena Leva, the first of which was made in late sixties in Casorate Sempione (VA), Italy.
The materials used for the internal and external components make the espresso machine particularly exquisite. The bodywork, completely hammered by hand by expert craftsmen, is an expression of uniqueness and tradition that is also reflected in the final cup, a perfect espresso.
In typical lever espresso coffee machines the water that enters the group is straight from the boiler, which is well known to have a pressure of 1 to 1.2 bar, corresponding to 120-130° C. Basically it is the same water used to generate steam. Instead, in the Victoria Arduino Athena Leva, which uses heat exchangers (even though it is a lever machine), the water temperature can be controlled to optimize the quality of extracted coffee. In this case, for an excellent pre-infusion, a special pressure reducer reduces the pressure of the water supply, which is normally 4 to 6 bar. With these specifications, coffee extractions with the Athena Leva are particularly creamy and not burnt (as may happen with water at high temperatures).
Features and Specifications
Manual Dosing - A single button that begins and ends the brewing process. ✔
Cool Touch Wands - This technology significantly reduces the temperature of the wands during the steaming process. This reduces the time it takes to clean the wand and eliminates a safety hazard for baristas. ✔
Surface Leds - Barista can always see what they're doing with LEDs positioned strategically around the machine. ✔
Reverse Mirror - Back plate acts like a mirror allowing the barista to monitor every aspect of the brewing process. ✔
Bar Pump Gauge - Makes it easier than ever to check pressure profiles. ✔
SPECS 2 Group
Machine Length 26"
Machine Height 28"
Machine Width 22"
Boiler Size - In multiboiler systems, this is the total boiler capacity when they are added together. left off here 15.2 lt
Amp Draw 21
Power Input Nema 6-20
Water Connection Required - Drain hoses and water hookup lines are provided with all direct connect machines. ✔
Drain Required - Open gravity drain of 1.25 inch I.D. ✔
AutoSteam Capable - Machine supports some version of autosteam. A system that simplifies the milk steaming process. ✔
-2-year Parts Warranty
-No Labor Warranty
-Single Point of Contact for all Service Needs
-Receive and Inspect Machine for Damage
-Bench Test Machine
-Installation Coordination of Facilities
-Water Quality/Clarity Test-Professional Installation*
-Equipment Maintenance Training-24 Hour Business Day Response
-Automatic Warranty Claim Processing
-Free Installation of Water Softening System
-Guaranteed No Freight Damage
-Lifetime Warranty on Copper Boilers
-1 Year Labor Warranty
-1 Courtesy/Nuisance Call
**Panini Grills, Grinders, Oscar, Musica PO & Venus Family -
Installation and setup services are not included; Parts & Labor Offsite
Pod Kit Adapter
This machine supports a standard pod kit adapter. We will install these left to right, unless a particular head is specified in the comment section while checking out. They can also be moved by the user with a screw driver.
All of our espresso machines come standard with our 2 year manufacturer warranty.
We also sell additional dealer warranties which can be found above.
The installation of a water softener is mandatory for all users that don't meet the required water specifications, failure to do so will void your warranty. It is recommend to always add a water filter to your order if you do not have one already.