The Unique Art of Making Espresso with an Old Victoria Arduino Lever Machine

At our local cafe in West Wales, we've been using an old Victoria Arduino lever machine to make our espresso for many years. This unique method of brewing coffee has become a favourite among our regular customers, and we're excited to share our process with you.

The Victoria Arduino machine has a rich history in the coffee industry. It was first invented in Italy in the early 1900s and quickly gained popularity among coffee connoisseurs. The machine's signature lever design allowed for more precise control over the brewing process, resulting in a unique flavor profile that many people still love today.

One of the key differences between the lever machine and other types of espresso machines is that it requires a more hands-on approach to brewing. Instead of simply pressing a button and letting the machine do the work, the barista must manually control the pressure and timing of the brewing process.

To make espresso with the lever machine, the barista begins by grinding fresh coffee beans and tamping them into the machine's portafilter. Next, they pull down on the lever to initiate the brewing process. The lever controls the pressure and flow of the water, allowing the barista to customise the brewing process to achieve the perfect shot.

The espresso produced by the lever machine has a unique flavor profile that is difficult to replicate with other types of machines. The pressure and flow of the water create a rich, velvety texture with a smooth finish. The flavour notes can vary depending on the type of beans used, but often include hints of chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness.

At our cafe, we believe that the lever machine adds value to the coffee-drinking experience. The hands-on brewing process allows us to be more creative and experimental with our coffee offerings, and our customers appreciate the unique flavour profile that it produces.

If you're ever in our village in Ceredigion, we invite you to stop by our cafe and try our espresso made with the old Victoria Arduino lever machine. We're proud to offer a unique and delicious coffee experience that you won't find anywhere else.

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