La Marzzoco Leva Espresso Machine Launch 2017

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In one day the world will see the premiere of La Marzocco's all new Leva espresso machine. 

We are behind the scenes in Milan Italy to visit our friends and get first hand account of this much anticipated machine. 

We're excited to see the Leva because changes in technology drive the craft and culture of the specialty coffee industry. Within the last ten years coffee bars have become impromptu laboratories. Baristas are increasingly concerned with collecting data, isolating variables and replicating their results to produce high quality espresso time and time again. This shift in consciousness is reflected in the details of La Marzocco's Strada machine and its capabilities. And now, the Leva espresso machine... 

The release of the Leva points to a new time, a new relationship with this timeless drink and we are very excited to be part of it.

From 1951 - 1958 La Marzocco released a series of lever espresso machines. 

 1951-1952 La Marzocco's Mondial 1st Series

1951-1952 La Marzocco's Mondial 1st Series

 1951-1952 La Marzocco's Mondial 2nd Series

1951-1952 La Marzocco's Mondial 2nd Series

In 2015 Marzocco revisits the lever design with La Curva prototype:

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"Holland-based industrial designer Paul Schilperoord is largely responsible for the machine‚Äôs look. 'I was inspired by the wild and expressive designs of espresso machines from the 1950s'" - Sprudge Magazine

Today, after much anticipation, we see the final machine design:

 Leva back view

Leva back view

 Leva front view

Leva front view

It's an incredible moment to see this machine! The rounded contour and full-speed-ahead lever was surprising, a bold design move.

In a couple of months Stealth Coffee Systems will bridge Italy and Canada by bringing in two of these newly released machines into our British Columbia, Canada showroom. We are dedicated to bringing in the latest to our city's burgeoning coffee scene.

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