Athena Leva

SKU: Athena Leva
$13,750.00 to $18,250.00

Details

Historic, Manual, Elegant
 

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.

History

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.

Refined Technology

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 & Specs

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Features & Specs

2 Group

3 Group

Machine Width

26"

34"

Machine Depth

22"

22"

Machine Height

28"

28"

Boiler Size

15.2 lt

22.8 lt

Volts

220

220

Watts

3000

5000

Amp Draw

21

23

Power Input (Nema)

6-20

6-20

Water Connection Required

Yes

Yes

Drain Required

Yes

Yes

Volumetric Dosing

No

No

Raised Group Heads

No

No

Cool Touch Wands

Included

Included

Bar Pump Gauge

Included

Included

Push Pull Steam

No

No

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Warranty & Water

Warranty Info

All of our espresso machines come standard with our 2 year manufacturer warranty.

We also sell additional dealer warranties which can be found above.

 

Water Info

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. Replacement time of filters depends the water and quantity of drinks being made (see estimating calculator).