Victoria Arduino

VICTORIA ARDUINO: YOUR ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE SINCE 1905

ORIGIN AND PRINCIPLE

Victoria Arduino was born in the early '900s during a period of great cultural, social, and industrial transformation, where the fundamental features are to break tradition and promote progress.

PIER TERESIO ARDUINO

The idea that inspired the creation of the machine was the steam engine train and the concept of making coffee in the fastest way possible.

VICTORIA ARDUINO

The espresso coffee machine and the train are all inventions that slowly brought the perception of distance and time to change and bring the continents together.

ADVERTISING. LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

In 1922, Victoria Arduino invested in advertising. One of the most successful investments was the celebrated manifest of the painter Leonetto Cappiello that portrays an elegant traveler that leans off a running train while preparing an espresso with the Victoria Arduino. Cappiello became one of the most appreciated painters, designers, and poster artists and a mastermind of commercial manifests. In this particular manifest, it seems like the coffee was being prepared at high speed. The combined elegance of the client and the machine indicated the modern way of life. His style was liked so much that soon enough many retailers and companies requested Cappiello's manifests. The Victoria Arduino manifest obtained a incredible commercial success and constitutes as of today one of essential pieces of the graphic history worldwide.

1905

VICTORIA. THE FIRST MACHINE

Young Pier Teresio had to immediately acknowledge that the world of café shops and bars was changing just like the machines were becoming old school. He proposed to create a new type of device, a machine that ensured the quick, easy and secure way to supply coffee. He also understood that the boiler needed to be replaced in order to maximize efficiency. Using the technical experience cultivated at school and the confidence obtained with locomotives during his military time (he worked closely with steam boilers), he started working on a concept machine.

1910

DOUBLE TAP SYSTEM

In 1910 Pier Teresio Arduino dedicated himself to a new project: this he didn't want to recreate just a machine that heats the already prepared coffee, but a real machine for the instant preparation of coffee. The new device had on one side, the portafilter handle with a fast hook system for the coffee preparation, and on the other side a filtered container filled with ground coffee that could be pressed and squeezed until the infusion occurred through a screw rod. In 1910 the patent of the creation with number 108873 with registration n. 325/195910 was confirmed.

1920

FAMILY TYPE MACHINE

Among the emerging models during this period by Victoria Arduino, there was a machine called 'family-type.' It was completely chrome, with electrical functions, able to make from one to six coffees at the same time. Let's say it was a real beauty and efficient at the same time.The machine was only 30 cm in height, and when the steam of the boiler reached the optimal pressure, through the opening of the tap placed on top, the water was pushed outright through the ground coffee.

1922

THE MURAL MACHINE

The 'mural machine' is genuinely original. Called 'mural' because bolted to the walls of café shops, the device supplied water directly from the aqueduct through the thrust of the piston pump, that switched on through a manual lever sending the correct quantity of water to the heater (electrical, gas, or other.)

1927

THE MACHINE WITH A PUMP

In 1926 Victoria Arduino presented the request for industrial property right released in 1927. The right allowed the company to patent a new system able to use high-temperature water to brew the coffee instead of steam. To try out the patent, Victoria Arduino constructed a two-group machine with each group having a manual pump that, through a piston, pushed the water at the ideal temperature, into the ground coffee.

1946

"WAT" SERIES. LUIGI CACCIA DOMINIONI

In 1946, Victoria Arduino collaborated with Luigi Caccia Dominioni, a famous international architect and designer. The architect created the 'WAT series', which was included the models 'Unovat' with one group, 'Supervat,' and Watt with four groups.

1951

MOBIL BAR

In 1951 Victoria Arduino also made a transportable stand named 'Carrel bar', with a gas boiler chamber made precisely for traveling street baristas. This mobile bar became an essential part of events, exhibitions also found on the sidewalks of central train stations.

1953

THE AUTOMATIC MACHINE

In the 1950s' Victoria Arduino created its first automatic token coffee machine, kind of like those machines we often see everywhere nowadays.

1968

VENUS SERIES

At the end of the 1960s', the production of vertical machines started to be appreciated again. It was during this era that the new models 'Venus' and 'Venus family' we created and still today have an important production and success. The 'Venus family' was distinct for its vibration pump.

2001

NUOVA SIMONELLI ACQUIRED THE VICTORIA ARDUINO BRAND

At the end of 2001, Michele Mercandelli, owner of the company, decided to hand over Victoria Arduino to Nuova Simonelli.The two companies were already collaborating for different years, so the acquisition was finalized for this reason. It is thanks to this cooperation that the project started by Pier Teresio Arduino in the first 1900s' began to flourish. He desired a bigger picture of the company, not only selling coffee machines but integrating philosophical and literary theories and spread the coffee culture worldwide.

2005

VENUS CENTURY 

In 2005, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Victoria Arduino launched a collection piece named 'Venus Century.' It was a vertical espresso coffee machine with minimal styling and made only 100 pieces. The machine numbered '000' was donated to the then Pope Benedict XVI that was a coffee lover himself.

2013

LAUNCH OF THE MYTHOS ONE 

Mythos: the new generation on-demand grinders with advanced technology and thoughtful details that satisfy even the most demanding barista.

2014

LAUNCH OF THE VA 388 BLACK EAGLE

In 2015, the world saw for the first time the VA388 Black Eagle, the top tier machine of the range, with high-end technology that lets the barista fully embrace the uniqueness of specialty coffee.To build this superb machine, the company put together a team of qualified researchers, professionals, designers, and high-level baristas.The result was the creation of an eye-catching coffee machine that became the center attraction of every café counter it adorns.

2015

VA388 BECOMES THE OFFCIAL MACHINE OF THE WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP

The best baristas worldwide deserve the best equipment to show their top performances on a global scale. From 2015, VA388 is the official coffee machine used in the World Barista Championship.

 

2019

FUTURE BEGINS 

Presentation of Eagle One with innovative technology N.E.O and T.E.R.S which optimize energy used as well as reduce emission in preparation process but still guarantee high performace and good coffee extracted. The catching design with flat back panel allows customers to create their own Eagle One in personal characteristics.

Victoria Arduino Eagle One espresso machine

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