VA388 Black Eagle is the espresso machine for all those who dedicate their lives to coffee; who study, research and experiment every day to transfer a real coffee experience to the cup. This is the official espresso machine for the World Barista Championship 2015 to 2017
Black Eagle Volumetric
The Black Eagle is a coffee machine for the speciality coffee shop, a machine that is stable, consistent and volumetric.
In the continuous search for a constant result in the cup, many baristas have verified and demonstrated how the volumetric system allows them to obtain a significantly higher quality repeatable product compared to the manual system. The volumetric version of the VA388 Black Eagle addresses this need and goes beyond.
We wanted to create a coffee machine for speciality baristas, making a volumetric model with the greatest temperature stability to help baristas in their daily work. We wanted the new machine to improve the relationship between customer and barista. The designer Viglino adopted a soft style, with more curves and asymmetrical elements, in a product 49 cm high.
Black Eagle Gravitech
We did not want to offer a technology to “explore”, but a system that can instantly solve the problems of a coffee shop.Gravimetric technologyis just that: it guarantees a perfect espresso coffee made with maximum precision by ensuring total control at all stages of extraction.
The barista just has to set the weight of the liquid in the cup for each blend.
Today, gravimetric technology installed on the professional VA388 coffee machine means that each espresso coffee can be made withthe same ratio, ensuring a consistent brew.
With gravimetric technology, the weight of the liquid extracted is measured directly in the cup.
The data is therefore much more precise and, more importantly, is not affected by other factors, such as the shape of the filter, the tamping force on the coffee, the condition of the showerheads and more.
The barista always hasfull control of each delivery, the quantity in the cup is always programmed and any difference between one delivery and the next is eliminated.
In a professional coffee machine, temperature plays an extremely important role, as it strongly influences the quality of the espresso. Astable temperatureprovides an excellent and repeatable result. But how? Again, through studies, research and experimentation, as well as working with the best baristas, we managed to find a solution that provides for the control of every single parameter. Thus was born T3, a technology that allows the barista to set three temperatures: for the brewing group, the water infusion and the steam. What do you get?Control of the water supply’s thermal accuracythat results intemperature stabilityand ultimately in a perfect espresso. This also comes about due to an electronic system, with probes for temperature, pressure and PID, which manages each variable.
Cool Touch Wand
Thermal insulation guarantees the barista’s safety; and not only that, but better and easier cleaning and therefore greater hygiene. The new “Cool-Touch” thermally insulated wand avoids annoying burns and can speed up cleaning the espresso machine.
The VA388 “talks” to the barista and shares all the information provided by the T3 and gravimetric systems. The TFT display gives the barista all data in real time to offer the customer the best espresso. The display for each group shows the barista the temperatures of the steam boilers, the coffee and the group, the delivery time and the amount of liquid in the cup.
Push & Pull Steam System
The barista has to work safely with a coffee machine designed to ensure maximum comfort. An example of this increased attention to the barista is “Push & Pull”, the drive system for the steam nozzle that avoids unnecessary stress on the barista’s arms. So the barista will never be too tired to prepare another cappuccino!
About Victoria Arduino
Victoria Arduino was founded in 1905 by Pier Teresio Arduino, with the aim of building an espresso machine that did not compromise on quality, materials or performance. The result redefined the perimeters of modern espresso coffee machines.
The company is now based in Belforte del Chienti, Italy, and continues the tradition of Pier Teresio Arduino investing in research to offer the most advanced espresso technologies.
Victoria Arduino is 2015-2017 World Barista Championship official partner with its Black Eagle espresso machine that is used by the best world’s baristas. All share the same passion that drives us in our mission to build the ultimate espresso coffee machine.