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. Solid, consistent and precise. The new VA388 Black Eagle is much more than an espresso machine; it is an enhancement of each coffee blend and an expression of every barista.
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- Group Display
Total control of brewing time and liquid weight in the cup. Gravitech gives users a higher level of consistency and control over coffee brewing with maximum precision. Baristas can set the weight of ground coffee and liquid in the cup for each blend. The display group shows the principal parameters: brewing time and weight in the cup.
- T3 Technology
The technology that ensures maximum temperature stability of the espresso machine. In a professional coffee machine, temperature plays an extremely important role, as it strongly influences the quality of the espresso. A stable temperature provides an excellent and repeatable result. Control of the water supply’s thermal accuracy that results in temperature stability and 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
The innovative system that prevents burns. 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.
- Display TFT
All the espresso machine’s information displayed in an LED. 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 and Pull System
The solution for barista wellness. 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!
We assure customer satisfaction. 1 year Warranty for parts and labor. Extended Warranty for 2-3 years and/or Preventive Maintenance program offered. Complete parts availability. Loaner machine provided during repairs.
Black Eagle GRAVITECH VA388 a system that can instantly solve the problems of a coffee shop. 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. Simple, right? Gravimetric technology installed on the professional VA388 coffee machine means that each espresso coffee can be made with the same ratio, ensuring a consistent brew.
The two innovative technologies that incorporates, the T3 and Gravimetric ensure temperature stability and consistency of results. GRAVITECH is just that: a technology that guarantees a high level of consistency with the highest precision by performing a total control of all the stages of extraction. The bartender only has to set the weight of the liquid in the cup for each mixture.
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 shower heads and more. The barista always has full control of each delivery, the quantity in the cup is always programmed and any difference between one delivery and the next is eliminated. Solid, precise and gravimetric.
A coffee machine for the specialty 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 specialty 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.