The VW Bug Spring Lever

Salvatore’s dream machine, the hand operated spring lever espresso machine, the most perfect extraction in espresso brewing possible

 I have been building espresso machines since 1993, one at a time each machine signed and numbered for each customer. I have followed the trend in my profession from semiautomatic, automatic, programmable digital electronics but in my mind I keep going back to the original spring lever machine when I was a very young child in my uncle’s cafe in Italy. It has become an overwhelming desire to bring back this style espresso machine to the modern world because as with many other conveniences we see today the quality has been lost. It is not only my opinion but many other coffee lovers belief that it is the only way to brew espresso.

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The Specs
  • Water Reservoir Style or Plumb in
  • 6 Year warranty
  • Specifications:
  • 1500 Watt heating element
  • Water Reservoir 1 Gallon, Custom machined cap knurled for grip
  • Antiburn hot water and steam wands in stainless, swivel 360 degrees
  • 71W Pump
  • machined step feet
  • 5.5 liter Boiler
  • 14″ Wide x 15″ High x 21″ Deep
  • 110 V 16.6 Amp
The Look
  • Large drawer like drain pan and tray
  • Powder coated steel frame
  • Stainless steel and or Powder coated case
  • Custom machined stepped feet
  • Custom machined pressure gauge
  • Custom machined power switch
The Add Ons
  •  Naked Portafilter 
  • Custom feet
  • Knobs
  • Color panels
  • Switches
  • Hammered copper case