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VA388 Black Eagle Gravitech 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 espresso machine for specialty barista.
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.
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.
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 supplys 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
Thermal insulation guarantees the baristas 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 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 baristas arms. So the barista will never be too tired to prepare another cappuccino!
Gravimetric technology 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?
Today, 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.
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 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.
Matt Black, White, Steellux
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.