The rarest and the most difficultly processed woods in the world are hand-crafted, and a work of art is created for the panels of Levee Espresso Machines. Cordia dodecandra (Ziricote), Diospyros malabarica (Black and White Ebony), and Juglans nigra (Walnut American) are the main types of woods that are used on Levee Espresso Machines.
A special and detailed technique is used for molding that takes 4 days, considering durability to bending because of inner-outer temperature differences. A very unique wood protector that is specially produced in Finland is applied, without affecting the natural and raw look.
A magnet system is integrated into each of the wooden panels, so that a strong grip yet easy access to the inner components have achieved.
The Z-shape of Levee Espresso Machine is a signature design that comes alive within 15 days for each machine. 6 pieces of stainless steel become united by an outstanding study of a futuristic assembly, without a single visible screw instead of traditional assembly techniques.
Levee became the first espresso machine in the world with a grid on the upper tray, and took its inspiration from the iconic car designs of Pininfarina.
Both upper and lower grids can be disassembled and assembled easily for cleaning purposes.
Custom-produced thin plexiglass feet and cup holders give a clean, light, and floating effect.
Coffee is a sensory experience: The story of Levee Espresso Machine mock-ups
This sentence summarizes the description of the user experience we had among coffee lovers. We started analyzing and selecting the best specialty coffee experiences in Turin, considering the target, the style and the tasting experience offered.
ORSO LABORATORIO CAFFE
Looks like an experimental laboratory.
Small friendly environment, with few seats where you can have a direct relationship with the bartender.
When you go in, you immediately see a huge map of the world, highlighting all the locations where the coffee comes, strictly single-origin.
Wifi, two-seat round tables each with stools as mini workstations. Everything is concentrated beyond the counter.
COSTADORO SOCIAL COFFEE FACTORY
Scenographic, attention to detail, and the machines put into view as a plus to exhibit.
Stylish and elegant design in a modern and transparent architecture, in an exclusive location.
You can participate in specific educational courses. A calendar of events on taste 360.
Reserved seating areas, but also open space where you can accompany an excellent brunch with coffee in its various extractions.
Despite the flow of people, the staff remains kind and available to listen and advise you on the choice of the blend or single-origin.
DOCG SPECIALTY COFFEE
Friendly environment, you can talk to the bartender when you need an excellent experience in tasting freshly prepared blends. These are high-quality coffees, certified by an international rating, traceable along the entire supply chain - from planting to the cup - and with a defined and identifiable sensory profile. These coffee beans and also the equipment to prepare them at home can be purchased. Yes, because the quality of coffee, as well as espresso or moka, finds its sublimation with an alternative preparation by the filter, by percolation, or infusion.
ORSO LABORATORIO BARISTA'S WORD
"I find really functional and easy the "One Button" control. Once I set all the presets for each typology of coffee, I can concentrate my work on the "ritual" of the preparation of the coffee, entertaining and creating a relation with the client."
THE MACHINE IS AN IMPORTANT FURNITURE ELEMENT, DURING THE COFFEE EXPERIENCE THE MACHINE ACTS AS AN INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN THE BARISTA AND THE CLIENT.
Giulio, Age: 48
In light of the information that we and Pininfarina received from the sample cafés, different mock-ups were created and experimented with by professional baristas as well as new baristas, until the best Human-Machine Interface (HMI) was reached.
The mock-ups had a more futuristic interface, including touch buttons, and touch-rotate movement-induced brewing knobs on the front panel. However, Levee Espresso Machine was equipped with a perfect hybrid of both physical and digital buttons, shaping with the barista's needs.