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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.

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GRAVITECH. The solution to obtain a perfect brew ratio

We did not want to offer a technology to “explore”, but a system that can instantly solve the problems of a coffee shop. Gravimetric technology is 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. 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.

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WHY GRAVITECH?

In the last six months before the official launch of Gravitech four baristas tested this technology in their coffee shop world wide. Here the presentation: Colin Harmon (3fe – Dublin, Ireland), Miki Suzuki (Maruyama Coffee – Tokyo, Japan), Oskar Garberg (Johan&Nistrom – Stockholm, Sweden) and Ross Brown (Browns of Brockley – London, United Kingdom). They worked with the VA388 BE Gravitech and in these videos we show you field test results.

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High technology for espresso coffee extraction

Solid, precise and gravimetric. The new VA388 Black Eagle Gravitech 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

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T3 TECHNOLOGY

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COOL TOUCH WAND

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DISPLAY TFT

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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.

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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.
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 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.

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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.

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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.

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VA388 Black Eagle, the beginnings

A machine for consistent, sustainable and quality espresso. This was the result we wanted to get with the new product that we developed together with James Hoffmann. Yes, it was an ambitious project, but our intention was, and remains, to make the barista’s business the best. Thus our VA388 Black Eagle gravitech machine was created, an espresso machine with the capacity to control the amount of liquid in the cup, getting the right consistency of espresso and ensuring maximum aroma in the cup. Not only that; the VA388 is a tool that allows a barista to do what they want, whenever they want.
The new professional coffee machine must also support the relationship between the customer and the barista. Viglino, the designer, chose a soft style, with more curves and asymmetrical elements, in a 49 centimeter-high product.

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VA388 Black Eagle new faces

White and black, opposites in balance.
The creativity and new sense of white meet with the power and determination of black. White and black are the new faces of an espresso coffee machine that stands out for its solidity and its innovative aspects.
VA388 Black Eagle presents the white and the black to make the machine more appropriate to the coffee shop personality and style.

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Technical sheets

VA388 BLACK EAGLE 2GR

Proprietà Valore
Version gravitech
Dimensions LxHxP mm 825x490x695 |  inches 32 8/16”x 19 5/16”x27 6/16”
Power 7300W
Voltage 208-240V 50-60Hz  |  380TRIF 50Hz
Steam boiler capacity 14lt
Coffee boiler capacity 0,7lt
Gross weight 110kg/242lb
Net weight 90kg/198lb

VA388 BLACK EAGLE 3GR

Proprietà Valore
Version gravitech
Dimensions LxHxP mm 1075x490x695 |  inches 42 5/16”x 19 5/16”x27 6/16”
Power 9100W
Voltage 208-240V 50-60Hz  |  380TRIF 50Hz
Steam boiler capacity 17,3lt
Coffee boiler capacity 0,7lt
Gross weight 135kg/297lb
Net weight 115kg/253lb

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