There’s a reason Australian baristas have a great reputation on the world stage when it comes to competitions. From the moment they start their campaign at the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) regionals, to the national competition, all baristas are accustomed to world competition standards and machines, including the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle.
Espresso Mechanics has supported the ASCA competitions for the past decade and recently renewed its three-year sponsorship agreement, which will see Australia’s leading supplier of espresso equipment and servicing support the Australian specialty coffee industry until 2020. As part the agreement, Espresso Mechanics will continue to supply the Victoria Arduino VA388 Black Eagle espresso machine for the regional and national ASCA Barista and Latte Art Championships.
“The Black Eagle is truly one of the most stable machines in the world right now,” says Espresso Mechanics Business Development Manager Brett Dedman. “Four brand new Black Eagles have been air freighted from Italy especially for the competitions.”
The VA388 Black Eagle features Nuova Simonelli’s T3 technology, first seen on the Aurelia II. This technology sets new standards in terms of extraction, flexibility, control and thermal stability in espresso machines. T3 represents three-dimensional temperature, meaning a barista can set the delivery temperature of each group through three different temperature parameters – steam boiler, group boiler and group head. This, Brett says, is the “success” to its stability.
“Espresso Mechanics has been servicing the Australian coffee industry for more than 50 years. It is the exclusive supplier of Nuova Simonelli and its sister brand Victoria Arduino equipment to Australia. At the global level, these brands have supported the World Barista Championship for the past decade.
“Australia is one of the world’s best when it comes to coffee preparation,” Brett says. “It’s our job at Espresso Mechanics to deliver that same level of expertise in machinery to ensure the Australian competitors have what they need to get to the worlds.”
For more information, visit Espresso Mechanics’ stand #65 at MICE and see the ASCA competition on the main stage.