Are you looking for a vintage coffee machine?
Vintage style is one of the most popular and widespread trends in furniture. To create a vintage-style house, however, it is not enough to simply collect old objects and put them together. The combination of elements must have a continuity that goes from the color on the walls to the choice of a vintage lever coffee machine.
Those who love vintage can perfectly integrate objects from the past with modern elements, combining design, taste, and functionality.
A fundamental characteristic of vintage objects is the ability to withstand time, thanks to the materials in which they are built.
If you are looking for a vintage-style coffee machine, Pontevecchio lever coffee machines offer you the right combination of design and quality of the espresso.
Whether you need a two-group or a one-group coffee machine, our company offers you variants suitable for any type of atmosphere.
The Export model, for example, is a sober and elegant-looking machine, made of steel and brass and available in many color variations. To create a vintage environment, you can indulge yourself with red, black, or even dare to gold.
The Luxury model, available with one-group and two-group, is very suitable for a home bar for coffee reminiscent of the Twenties, both in the red version and in the steel and black one.
To help you give personality to your home, however, let’s start from the beginning and see what are the characteristics that a vintage-style coffee machine must-have.
What is a vintage coffee machine?
When we talk about vintage, we refer to something used but still functional. As far as household appliances are concerned, this concept is a bit complex to pursue, because recovering a refrigerator, a coffee machine, or television and using them in everyday life may not give the desired results.
Therefore, if you cannot investigate your cellar to look for small vintage-style items, you can opt for something new but in a retro design.
Many companies have created entire lines in homage to products that entered the collective imagination as icons of the 1900s: the Vespa, colored kitchen appliances, repainted or lacquered wooden furniture.
The most popular vintage looks to reinvent the home are those reminiscent of the 50s and 60s, in which the grandmother’s copper pots and porcelain services blend perfectly with the surrounding environment.
Going further back in time, you can also recreate the coffee corner at home, which in the 1920s was a real must.
In a kitchen designed in this style, a vintage lever coffee machine certainly cannot be missing. However, today it is rather difficult to find such equipment that makes espresso with a perfect taste. So, it is advisable to look for a modern coffee machine in perfect vintage style.
Vintage-style coffee machines are linear and have a smooth design. Some have curves and rounded lines, while others are simpler and squared.
Their characteristic is the variety of colors: you can buy them both in pastel shades and with brighter tones such as red, gold, black.
Furthermore, a vintage coffee machine is made with resistant and durable materials such as brass, stainless steel, and copper.
But what does vintage mean?
The word vintage refers to objects produced and used in past years, but which are still current and in fashion.
It is not about used and ruined things. A vintage element represents an era, retains its charm over time, turns into a real cult object.
Generally, this term is used for products that are at least 20 years old but cannot be attributed to things made before the 1900s.
A vintage object is a piece with unique characteristics, which has managed to withstand the changes in fashion and the wear and tear of time.
The term vintage was borrowed from the world of wines. In old French, the word vendange was used to indicate fine wines, such as old wines.
Today, vintage is commonly referred to as clothes, appliances, and objects found in flea markets or grandmother’s attic.
The idea of recovering objects from previous times is connected to hippies’ lifestyle, masters in the art of adapting while spending little. It was this generation who re-evaluated things used with great inventiveness and creativity.
The vintage style has been back in vogue in recent years. Many companies produce real lines of vintage and retro objects, with moderate success. The most captivating objects are those that recall the 1950s and the great economic boom, characterized by strong colors and rounded lines.
Why choose a Pontevecchio lever coffee machine to join the Vintage style?
Depending on whether you crave a creamy and rich espresso or a cappuccino with a memorable foam layer, a professional coffee machine can give you great satisfaction.
However, in an environment with attention to detail, with selected objects and vintage design, inserting a vintage lever coffee machine is that extra touch that can make the difference.
Imagine your living area, furnished with colored or wooden sideboards, with an electric car, full of buttons and lights.
What effect do you think it would have?
To furnish the house in a vintage style, every aspect must be taken care of in detail, from the color on the walls to the choice of every single object or kitchen utensil. If you have a vintage kitchen, try brushing up on copper or porcelain services and go for colorful appliances. In your corner bar, choose a suitable coffee machine.
Created with simple lines and cared for in every aspect, our lever coffee machines have an attractive design that fits exceptionally in a vintage-style coffee corner.
Our products, made in an artisanal way, are unique and precious pieces that give value to any type of environment. Pontevecchio Srl was born in continuity with Sama, a manufacturer of coffee machines since the 70s, and perfectly embodies the spirit of vintage: the creation of objects resistant to time, assembled with high-quality materials and with a linear and sober design.
Next to an old radio, or in a wooden kitchen, you can opt for our tobacco-colored Export, for example, or you can dare with a red one. If you need to extract more coffees at the same time, however, you can look at the 2-group Luxury model, in stainless steel, available in different color variations.
The benefits of the coffee machine lever are not few
The desire for a vintage-style coffee machine can be successfully fulfilled by purchasing a lever coffee machine. These devices allow you to extract the espresso just like the vintage coffee machines, mixing a perfect flavor with a magical atmosphere.
Lever coffee machines are extremely practical whether they are operated with the spring piston or with the manual lever. Managing the lever requires a little practice and some parameters to have a unique coffee set according to your tastes.
The satisfaction of lowering the lever also gives the coffee even more flavor than pressing a button and letting the machine do it all by itself.
Here are some reasons why the lever coffee machine is better than the automatic one:
- with small adjustments in the parameters and the click of the lever, you can adjust the taste of the espresso as you wish;
- it allows you to have the optimum pressure, which is essential for obtaining an intense coffee;
- it is durable in time;
- it is built with high-quality materials, such as brass, stainless steel, aluminum;
- regulates the temperature of the water in the boiler and inside the pipes;
- it is more ecological than those with pods and capsules;
- the cost of coffee in powder or beans is lower than that of pods and capsules;
- it can be disassembled and each component can be easily cleaned;
- in terms of maintenance, it is easy to find spare parts and replace damaged parts;
- generally the boiler is made of aluminum, steel, or brass so that the water quickly reaches temperature.
The biggest difference, though, is that an automatic coffee machine does not allow you to manage the extraction process. The result is therefore always identical, without you being able to vary the taste or experiment with different settings.
Give a vintage touch to your home
Paintings, old turntables, radios from the 1920s are all elements that, when combined, can transform any environment into a vintage-style space. The vintage is born from the coexistence of elements of the past with modern objects, harmoniously.
There are no precise rules for decorating a vintage-style home. It is about giving space to creativity and personalization.
Since the term vintage can refer to almost the entire 1900s, to get the inspiration you can choose a style that impressed you in a particular way.
If you love intense colors but simple lines you can consider the Fifties, characterized by colors such as ruby red and saffron yellow and a minimalist style. While if you have an attraction for geometric shapes and warm shades of brown and yellow, take a look at the Sixties furnishings.
In short, for a vintage-style home, the secret is knowing how to combine each object with taste. And the coffee machine is no exception.
In a house inspired by the 50s, you can choose one of our lever coffee machines in the red variant, or steel and black.
While for a vintage 70s kitchen, the perfect color could be tobacco.
The important thing is to avoid putting together objects at random, just because they are old or retro.
With a Pontevecchio coffee machine, you don’t risk making style mistakes. And not even in terms of taste!
A Pontevecchio lever coffee machine is a vintage-style element that can enhance any type of environment. In addition to its appearance, the quality of the materials, and its solidity, it is a device capable of offering you a coffee with unmistakable organoleptic characteristics.
Take a look at the models in our catalog.