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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.


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).

Standard Features

  • Manual Dosing - A single button that begins and ends the brewing process.
  • Cool Touch Wands
  • Surface LEDs
  • Reverse Mirror
  • Bar Pump Gauge

Specs                              2 Group    3 Group

  • Machine Length        26"              34"
  • Machine Height         28"              28"
  • Machine Width          22"              22"
  • Boiler Size              15.2 lt          22.8 lt
  • Volts                        220v            220v
  • Watts                       3000           5000
  • Amp draw                  21               23
  • Power Input: Nema 6-20 (2 and 3 groups)

Warranty Info

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

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.

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