Making a coffee machine is not simply assembling brass and sheet steel components, certainly not for us at Pontevecchio.
Our coffee machines are more than machines.
Just like an espresso coffee is not simply banal hot water passing through ground coffee beans. There is science behind it.
So, our espresso machines are more than just normal machines. Behind them is passion, historical experience and meticulous craftsmanship.
For us, the modern coffee machine represents the achievement of a historical path that has sedimented the studies and traditions of true traditional espresso coffee.
In the mechanics hidden inside our manual coffee machines you can recognise the evolutionary steps that one improvement after another have led to excellence.
Our company has thirty years’ experience in the sector, which has come together with the group of people who founded it more than twenty years ago, and who have chosen to make of handcrafted packaging, attention to detail, sober, essential and elegant design, and durability the strong points of their coffee machine production.
These strengths, together with the attention paid to tradition and the study of the roots of craftsmanship, are the values that make up the made in Italy of this company.
The modern coffee machine is rooted in tradition
When the study of craftsmanship reaches levels of historical and traditional depth, one can rightly speak of artistic production.
All the craftsmen who collaborate in the creation of our professional machine have the participation of contributing to a collective artistic work. They are aware that their contribution is part of a choral collaboration which, thanks to this unique synergy, will produce art. Unique every time in every piece.
Our values are reflected in our name
In fact, we have chosen to reflect our values in our company name, which comes from the historic Ponte Vecchio in Pavia. We reflect ourselves in this work because we share its reliability, the choice of solid materials that do not fear time, the search for beauty in concrete functionality.
In fact, compared to its contemporaries, the bridge sought to achieve unusual levels of grace and architectural beauty: just as we do every time we make a modern coffee machine.
Moreover, just like the historic bridge, our machines are intended to be a solid link between the past with its tradition and the present with its modernity.
We treat our coffee machines as handcrafted works of art
Our distribution of coffee machines is intended to be like that of handcrafted works of art, where the person who made it puts his or her signature on it as a guarantee of the care taken in each step. In fact, each of our machines has its own handmade seal, as if it were a slightly different and original signature each time.
Our machines are all different in the smallest details, precisely because they are handcrafted and handmade, and therefore unique: no two models are perfectly identical.
Choosing one of our coffee machines, be it an Export, Lusso I or Lusso II model, means choosing a mechanical work of art.
An object that has been assembled with love and care from the first screw to the steam wand, from the pressure gauge to the complex hidden piping system. Where all the hands that worked together were artist’s hands, skilled in every gesture that embodied tradition.
EXPORT lever coffee machines have a slim, stylish, and utilitarian design that makes them excellent for use at home or in professional offices and break rooms.
The machine’s compact size, in fact, enables you to find a suitable spot in which to position it, even in small rooms, or to store it once the coffee has been brewed.
The tank is huge and does not need to be refilled on a regular basis, despite its height of less than 40 centimetres. The water level, on the other hand, may be easily monitored visually. Brass is used for the boiler, as well as the brewing unit and the filter holder cup, as it is a wear-resistant material that does not alter the water’s properties.
The primary aspect of the Export model is the lever, which allows you to control the coffee extraction according to your tastes.
You can choose from a variety of colour options for your appliance, making it suitable for both a modern and a more classic and opulent atmosphere.
For example, every finish is noticeable in the golden version, and the quality of the workmanship is apparent: the steel sheet is treated to a 24-carat gilding process as well as a cubication process, in which three-dimensional colouring is applied directly to the metallic surface.
Each item comes with all of the accessories needed to make a great cup of coffee: a one-cup filter, a two-cup filter, a pod filter, a coffee measuring cup, and a tamper.
The Lusso I model, with its elegant and sturdy design, is a useful and resistant machine built with high-quality components.
It is totally made of stainless steel and brass, with the exception of the components that must be handled, such as the lever and the filter holder’s handle, which are made of hard plastic.
It is entirely mechanical, with the exception of the heating element, which is activated by electricity. Our espresso machines have a multi-functional gauge that notifies you when the water in the boiler needs to be replenished and turns off the energy to the heating element when there is no water.
Furthermore, there is no chance of wasting electricity with Pontevecchio coffee machines. In fact, when the boiler reaches the optimal pressure for extracting the espresso, the power supply is turned off automatically so that the machine does not overheat and consumes no electricity.
The Lusso I model features with a single brewing group allows you to extract up to two cups at once.
You can also make wonderful hot drinks with the two inbuilt lances. One of the two lances delivers hot water and is especially useful for quickly producing extracts and tea. The steam wand, on the other hand, can be used to heat milk for cappuccinos, lattes, or hot chocolate.
The accessories included with the Lusso I coffee machines, such as the filters for one or two cups, the pod filter, the coffee tamper, and a measuring cup, illustrate the company’s concern for its customers.
The Lusso II coffee machine is ideal for small hospitality establishments such as hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and farmhouses, as it can extract up to four cups at once.
The water is spread over two brewing units thanks to the chrome plate invented by Ercolino Bernini, the founder of Ponte Vecchio lever machines, to generate a higher number of coffees than the other machines in our line.
The model’s given name, Lusso, was not chosen at random. These coffee machines are exquisite in terms of aesthetics and attention to detail.
The customer can select his machine from a variety of colour options, ensuring that it fits perfectly with the environment in which it will be housed. We have white, which is ideal for shabby chic style rooms or 1970s cafes, stainless steel, which is ideal for industrial environments and modern places, black luxury, which is innovative and captivating, the red coffee machine, which is vintage and witty, and tobacco, which is classic and ideal for wooden counters or rustic environments.
They come with a pressure gauge that lets you to monitor and manage the pressure of the water in the boiler, allowing you to determine when the optimal parameters for espresso extraction have been reached.
They work mechanically, like the Lusso I coffee machines, but are controlled by a practical and functional electrical control unit. The control unit, in addition to the ignition, allows you to cut off the electricity when there is no water, preventing the coffee machine from wearing out or deteriorating.
Actually, the provided accessories are suited for both groups, thus we have: two filters for one cup, two filters for two cups, and two filters for pods. We also include a tamper for compacting the coffee powder, a measuring cup, and a funnel for pouring the water into the boiler with the machine.
Each of our machines is a unique piece of craftsmanship
Only this kind of participation allows us to create a company that lives on the passion it puts into every single machine it makes, into every modern coffee machine that bridges tradition and the new, with reliable solidity.
We invite you to participate in our passion: discover our models and choose the one most suitable for you, in all of them you will find what distinguishes Pontevecchio machines: our passion.