Leva Class® V6, making its global debut at TriestEspresso Expo, is the jewel in La San Marco’s crown. A professional lever model with a dual-side work area: a one-of-a-kind machine which shakes up the concept of a café, encouraging a new coffee-drinking experience, one that is more social, interactive and personal. The exclusive design, patented in partnership with Bonetto Design, takes its inspiration from the automotive world, shining the spotlight on elaborate internal components and the design of the bodywork. The end result is in itself a tribute to the Italian coffee industry and above all, to that of traditional lever machines.
Six levers for coffee extraction and six dispensing groups, four steam wands and two for dispensing hot water, a dual-sided work area for two baristas, one single machine. These are the figures behind the new V6, the latest lever machine by La San Marco, a historic Italian company located in Gradisca d’Isonzo (Gorizia). Since 1920, it has manufactured some of the best-known espresso coffee machines and professional equipment in the world. The V6 made its world première on October 25, during the TriestEspresso Expo. It represents a true revolution for the world of Italian espresso coffee.
Its V-shaped structure (hence the name) forms a double-sided machine which shakes up the idea of a contemporary café and places the work of the barista, or in this case baristas, centre stage. “With the V6 we want to go one step further, towards the future of coffee machines, not just in terms of technology, design and safety, but also from the point of view of a genuine consumer experience” - states Roberto Nocera, CEO of La San Marco - “The V6 puts the art of coffee-making back in the spotlight and is an invitation to rediscover the café as a place in which to socialise, meet with friends and exchange ideas.” The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind design is inspired by the lines of the motor sports world in the 1960s and 70s, designed by the prestigious Bonetto Design. “Our work concentrates on combining the concepts of elegance, purity and precision with mechanical and automotive tradition.” - tells Marco Bonetto - “The lines are sculpted and dominant, but at the same time, they maintain a certain lightness thanks to the various transparent windows, in a perfect balance of weight”. Sculpted yet sturdy, the V6 conveys all the power of its pulsing motor. The hydro-formed steel bodywork with painted finish and tempered glass, highlights the depth of the technical expertise of La San Marco in working materials and focuses on the sophistication of the components and meticulous precision of the inner workings.
On a technological level, the V6 has an exclusive LEVA CLASS® (Controlled Lever Anti-Shock System) patent and PID system to control and electronically adjust the water temperature in the boiler. With the V6, La San Marco once again confirms its position as a leading innovator in the professional coffee machine industry and especially, the world of traditional lever machines. It has presented the world of coffee with a true gem, the result of a prestigious made in Italy manufacturing tradition, dating back almost a century.
Two prestigious electronic models, Roma Space and Top 80 Gold Preziosa, star in the show alongside the revolutionary V6. And there is more. Drawing on almost one hundred years of history, La San Marco continues to focus on future technological innovation, presenting two major advances in the monitoring systems of automatic lever coffee machines (Remote Control App and PID electronic system for lever machines).