If you've been trying to figure out whether the Victoria Arduino White Eagle is the right espresso machine for your business, you've come to the right place. We're putting the White Eagle under the microscope so that you know exactly what you're getting.
You're going to discover...
- The key features the White Eagle offers and how they affect your business.
- Which operations stand to benefit the most from this machine.
- Different configurations the White Eagle comes in and advice on which one to pick.
- How this machine compares to similar models.
- Company history and info on the brand's reliability.
On to the review...
Victoria Arduino White Eagle
This eye-catching espresso machine pairs beauty with innovative technology like the White Eagle T3 adjustable thermal technology and the White Eagle Digit LCD screen providing advanced functions at the user's fingertips. This is the perfect option for high-volume specialty cafes searching for a gorgeous machine to produce Barista Championship results.
Key Features And What They Mean
Volumetric machines are designed to give the greatest control over espresso consistency. The Victoria Arduino White Eagle's volumentric design allows baristas to operate espresso extraction through the control panel.
The machine automatically doses the correct water volume per programming, eliminating room for human error and creating more time for baristas to multitask and connect with customers.
More time for baristas to work on multiple drink orders or build relationships with your customers means more value created for your business.
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This is a feature that not every volumetric machine comes with. It's a button designed to give the user manual control of the espresso volume.
When orders come in for long shots, ristretto shots or personalized espressos, this feature can shine. It gives baristas greater adaptability to craft beverages for each unique customer, which they'll remember the next time they're craving a coffee.
Soft Infusion System
In a soft infusion system, the ground coffee is gently saturated in the group head with a low-pressure jet of water for a number of seconds before full extraction takes place.
The benefit of this method is better flavor extraction. It prevents channeling that would leave certain areas of the coffee puck untouched by the hot water stream and ensures that all of the potential nuances of the coffee end up in the final product.
It's also a simple way to ensure that improper tamping doesn't affect product quality as it settles the coffee and guarantees even extraction.
Raised Group Heads
If you own a coffee shop or cafe with large beverage size options, raised group heads are more than just a nice addition to the machine's design.
This feature of the White Eagle lets baristas place small, medium or large cups right under the group head for direct brewing.
Without a system like this, espresso must be brewed into shot glasses for large drinks and then transferred into the cup, often breaking the crema on the espresso and eating up extra time that could otherwise be spent more efficiently.
There is a built-in shot timer in each of the White Eagle's brew heads so that baristas can independently time espresso shots.
While this may be a seemingly smaller detail, owners of espresso machines without built-in timers typically end up buying timers anyway. If they have machines with multiple groups, that often means buying multiple timers.
Integrated timers are convenient, but they also prevent clutter from external devices added to the machine.
Cool Touch Wands
If you've ever been burned by a piping hot steam wand, you know how significant this feature is.
Just like it sounds, Cool Touch wands don't get to the level of external heat that singes exposed hands and arms during cleaning or when you lean a little too close to the machine.
Since the wands are designed with thermal insulation, your baristas never have to suffer from steam wand burns again.
Baristas are trained to assess the quality of espresso with various visual cues. They're looking for signs like blonding and the right crema texture, which take close scrutiny.
A full view of the espresso extraction process is afforded by the White Eagle's reverse mirror. Baristas can keep an eye on quality without slowing down the drink line to study each and every espresso after it's been pulled.
Properly cleaning the machine can take much longer than you might expect, especially if you need to wait until the end of the day.
With an automated cleaning function for each individual group, the barista need only select the group to be cleaned on the display. The group will then be cleaned while the barista continues operating the other groups for espresso drinks until the end of the day.
This not only makes cleaning the machine easier, it significantly cuts down on the amount of time it takes to close up shop.
Victoria Arduino White Eagle Digit
The White Eagle Digit's advanced LCD screen system allows baristas to easily control dosing, boiler pressure, pre-infusion and even power saving functions.
Crafted with the latest technology, the White Eagle Digit presents a user-friendly LCD screen for quick access to vital functions as well as flexibility and excellent control over product quality.
The White Eagle Digit comes in two-group or three-group models and makes a striking decor element both your baristas and customers will admire.
Victoria Arduino White Eagle T3
The White Eagle T3 is designed with precision thermal technology. It's built with several independent copper boilers that let the user set each group head temperature individually.
What this facilitates is mastery of espresso extraction, ensuring exceptional quality and preserving the integrity of the temperature-sensitive espresso.
Just like the LCD screen, the T3 system is easy to operate. Any group head temperature can be adjusted on demand for any coffee profile, maximizing the extraction of all the nuances of the coffee.
This is the kind of precision that professional baristas strive for. Producing repeatable results and creating loyal customers is as much the job of your espresso machine as it is the job of your staff.
Like the Digit, the T3 comes in options of two-group and three-group models.
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II Digit
The Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II Digit is a top-quality commercial espresso machine with cutting-edge technology similar to the Victoria Arduino White Eagle Digit's.
Here are some of the features these machines share:
- Easy-to-use LCD screen.
- Volumetric and manual dosing options
- Raised group heads
- Cool Touch wands
- Soft infusion system
- Push pull steam
- Automated cleaning
- Reverse mirror
- Energy saving mechanism
The Nuova Simonelli is available in two, three and four group configurations and is slightly lower in price.
While both machines are highly advanced, the White Eagle is an impressive conversation piece for the establishment looking to set a sophisticated tone.
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II T3
If you're searching for a model to compare with the Victoria Arduino White Eagle T3, the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II T3 is the closest option.
The two-group Aurelia II T3 is the most similar model as it shares the White Eagle T3's main features, including volumetric dosing and raised group heads.
The three-group Aurelia II T3 is semiautomatic, which means that it has only manual dosing (the White Eagle T3 is volumetric with a manual button option). It also comes with a standard cup size capacity, so you won't be able to brew directly into tall cups.
However, the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II T3 costs a bit less than the Victoria Arduino White Eagle T3, which can be an economical choice for certain budget and business requirements.
About the Brand
Established in 1905 by Pier Teresio Arduino, Victoria Arduino continues to engineer elegant, high-performance espresso machines.
This Italian brand was selected to be the official partner of the World Barista Championship from 2015 to 2017, earning it even greater prestige in the industry. See Victoria Arduino's other brilliant models like the striking Adonis and the unrivaled Black Eagle.
Ideal Machine Applications
Both the Victoria Arduino White Eagle Digit and T3 will support large, high-volume businesses and help smaller businesses expand.
However, the different configurations are most advantageous for specific types of applications and locations.
Because the White Eagle T3 provides an incredible degree of precision for espresso extraction, it's the machine of choice for specialty coffee shops and cafes.
If you're planning to participate in national or regional barista competitions, this is the machine to take you there.
The White Eagle Digit provides more simplified usage for cafes, restaurants, offices and hotels—any business that provides its clientele excellent coffee in addition to other main products.
What Customers Say
Our customers and industry professionals alike regard Victoria Arduino espresso machines as technologically superior, but also as artistic statements.
These machines are as beautiful as they are highly functional. For owners of Victoria Arduino machines, aesthetic is a powerful tool, creating an atmosphere that their customers want to return to and experience.
When we price our espresso machines, we take functionality and budget equally into consideration to provide our customers competitive prices for the most innovative equipment.
We offer the White Eagle Digit two-group model in Black or White for $14,500 and the and three-group model for $17,050 (chrome prices are $16,800 and $19,350).
Our White Eagle T3 two-group and three-group machines come in gorgeous chrome for $18,000 and $21,000.
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