Athena Classic Leva

  • SKU:  VA-Athena-Classic-Leva-2&3
  • Category: Athena Leva, Lever
  • Brand: Victoria Arduino
  • Base Price:$0.00

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  • SKU:VA-Athena-Classic-Leva-2&3
  • Category: Athena Leva, Lever
  • Brand: Victoria Arduino


Historic, Manual, Elegant

Suitable for: Specialty coffee shops, medium volume locations, demanding professionals.

The ancient art of coffee still lives in the Athena Leva, the espresso machine so beloved by espresso professionals. Its lever delivery system ensures a high level of customization of the drink, but at the same time requires a high level of competence on the part of the barista.


Art, luxury, and craftsmanship

Victoria Arduino marketed its first lever machines at the end of World War II, in 1946. They were the WAT series of espresso machines, ancestors of the exquisite Athena Leva, the first of which was made in late sixties in Casorate Sempione (VA), Italy.

The materials used for the internal and external components make the espresso machine particularly exquisite. The bodywork, completely hammered by hand by expert craftsmen, is an expression of uniqueness and tradition that is also reflected in the final cup, a perfect espresso.

Refined Technology

In typical lever espresso coffee machines the water that enters the group is straight from the boiler, which is well known to have a pressure of 1 to 1.2 bar, corresponding to 120-130° C. Basically it is the same water used to generate steam. Instead, in the Victoria Arduino Athena Leva, which uses heat exchangers (even though it is a lever machine), the water temperature can be controlled to optimize the quality of extracted coffee. In this case, for an excellent pre-infusion, a special pressure reducer reduces the pressure of the water supply, which is normally 4 to 6 bar. With these specifications, coffee extractions with the Athena Leva are particularly creamy and not burnt (as may happen with water at high temperatures).


Standard Features Available
T3 System    
Volumetric Dosing    
Manual Dosing    
LCD Display    
Raised Group Heads    
Cool Touch Wands  


Surface Leds    
Push Pull Steam    
Soft Infusion System    
Automated Cleanings    
Power Saving Options    
Reverse Mirror    
Bar Pump Gauge    


Specs 2 Group 3 Group
Machine Length 26" 34"
Machine Height 28" 28"
Machine Width 22" 22"
Boiler Size   15.2 lt 22.8 lt
Volts 220v 220v
Watts: 3000 5000
Amp Draw 21 23
Power Input Nema 6-20 Nema 6-20
Water Connection Required      
Drain Required      
AutoSteam Capable      



Pod Kit Adapter

This machine supports a standard pod kit adapter. We will install these left to right, unless a particular head is specified in the comment section while checking out. They can also be moved by the user with a screw driver.

Warranty Info

All of our espresso machines come standard with our 2 year manufacturer warranty.

We also sell additional dealer warranties which can be found above.

Water Info

The installation of a water softener is mandatory for all users that don't meet the required water specifications, failure to do so will void your warranty. It is recommend to always add a water filter to your order if you do not have one already. Replacement time of filters depends the water and quantity of drinks being made (see estimating calculator).

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