VA388 Black Eagle Gravimetric


The VA388 Black Eagle is the espresso machine for all of those who dedicate their lives to coffee; who study, research, and experiment every day to bring a meaningful coffee experience to the cup. A coffee machine for the specialty coffee shop, a machine that is stable, consistent and volumetric. In the continuous search for a constant result in the cup, many baristas have verified and demonstrated how the volumetric system allows them to obtain a significantly higher quality repeatable product compared to the manual system. The volumetric version of the VA388 Black Eagle addresses this need and goes beyond. We wanted to create a coffee machine for specialty baristas, making a volumetric model with the greatest temperature stability to help baristas in their daily work. We wanted the new machine to improve the relationship between customer and barista. The designer Viglino adopted a soft style, with more curves and asymmetrical elements, in a product 49 cm high.


Gravimetric technology

Gravimetric technology gives users a higher level of consistency and control over coffee brewing with maximum precision. Baristas can set the weight of ground coffee and liquid in the cup for each blend. 

Technology that ensures maximum temperature stability.

T3 technology allows the barista to set three independent temperatures for the brewing group, the water infusion, and the steam. Giving control of the water supply’s thermal accuracy that results in temperature stability and ultimately in a perfect espresso.


All the espresso machine’s information displayed on a LED screen.

The VA388 “talks” to the barista and shares all the information provided by the T3 systems. The TFT display gives the barista all data in real time to offer the customer the best espresso. The display for each group shows the barista the temperatures of the steam boilers, the coffee and the group, the delivery time and the amount of liquid in the cup.


Built with the Barista in mind.

The barista has to work safely with a coffee machine designed to ensure maximum comfort. An example of this increased attention to the barista is “Push & Pull”, the drive system for the steam nozzle that avoids unnecessary stress on the barista’s arms. So the barista will never be too tired to prepare another cappuccino!



    Group 2 3
    Length 33" 43"
    Height 20" 20"
    Widht 28" 28"
    Boiler Size 14.7 lt 18 lt
    Volts 220v 220v
    Watts 7100 9900
    Amp Draw 32 48
    Power Input Nema 6-50 Nema 6-50
    Water Connection Required
    Drain Required
    AutoSteam Capable
    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 Savings Options
    Reverse Mirror
    Bar Pump Gauge

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