Victoria Arduino: Eagle One vs. La Marzocco: Linea Classic

Introduction of coffee machines

Victoria Arduino Eagle One

TheVictoria Arduino Eagle One is a premium professional lever coffee machine designed for busy café or restaurant operations. It is made in Italy and itsdesigners were inspired bysustainability and minimalism. The design of the Eagle One is dominated by aluminium and polished stainless steel.

Thenew Victoria Arduino EagleOnecoffee machines have been endowed with compact dimensions, so they take up no more space on the work surface than is strictly necessary .

All the new Eagle Ones (including the home Prima) are bluetooth connectable to asmartphone or tablet and all the parameters important for making coffee, whisking milk or switching the machine on and off can be set using Victoria' s own Arduino app.

La Marzocco Linea Classic S

The classic coffee machine from the world-famous Italian brand needs little introduction. The typical all-stainless look invaded coffee shops in the first half of the 1990s and hasn't changed much in appearance since then. Actually ,it hasn't.

Inside the coffee machine, of course, it's different. To keep up with the times, La Marzocco has worked on the brew heads, or rather on their (already) excellent temperature stability.

La Marzocco Linea Classic S |

Temperature-stripped boilers for less energy consumption, ergonomic stainless steel levers with a base for tamping, optional 1.2l boilers for each head, high reliability and long life - that 's theLa Marzocco Linea Classic S.

Not forgetting the possibility of connecting to a smart device via bluetooth.

What do the Victoria Arduino Eagle One and the La Marzocco Linea Classic S have in common?

There are certain standards that have been set for years among manufacturers of professional coffee machines, and most of them stick to them and do not disappoint. In most things, therefore, both of today's coffee makers are the same.

For example, it's almost essential for professional operation to havevolumetrics (adjustable water quantity when dispensing espresso) for each head. In both coffee machines ,each head has its own boiler, sodifferent temperatures can be set and all heads are virtually independent of each other .

Of course, we can't fail to mention again the possibility of bluetooth connection of both coffee machines with their own dedicated app on a smart device.

Victoria Arduino Eagle One |

Temperature control is provided byPID in both coffee machines . Both coffee machines have a rotary pump and therefore a direct connection to the water supply. In both we find a pressure gauge, stopwatch and so on and so forth.

So, I would like to address how the coffee makers differ and what each has in addition to the other.

What are the differences between the Victoria Arduino Eagle One and the La Marzocco Linea Classic S?

You can see the crucial difference at a glance. Two different approaches in theapproach to coffee machine development. On the one hand,the Victoria Arduino as a modern device for the 21st century, which a little bit

a little bit like aspaceship.

On the other,the traditional look from the late 80s and early 90s, from which, with slight modifications, theLa Marzocco Linea Classic S is based .

But it's not just a matter of looks. Victoria Arduino has spent huge resources to develop an ergonomic device that is a joy to operate. Mention, for example, the shape of the buttons and the angle of the barista's wrist when pressing them, or the pleasant control of the nozzle.

Thelarge display on the Victoria Arduino Eagle One is clear and tells you everything you need to control the machine.

TheLa Marzocco Linea Classic S uses seven-segment LED displays at each head. If you want to see more, you need to connect the Linea to a smartphone or tablet.

Another advantage on the Victoria Arduino side is that marketing based on sustainability quotes is not just empty talk. The Eagle One, for example, heats water that has yet to flow into the boiler .

Theboiler itself would expend more electricity if it had to heat more cold water in a short time .

A safe nozzle that won't burn you |

Cool Touch nozzles are still not standard for all manufacturers. However, they are forVictoria Arduino and La Marzocco. The difference, however, is that with the Victoria Arduino Eagle One, they are already includedas standard when you buy the coffee maker . With the La Marzocco Linea Classic S only as an option atan additional cost.

Similarly, with La Marzoccoit is possible to pay extra forwork surface lighting, higher coffee machine feet, an electric cup warmer or a sensor to check the water quality. Which are all useful things for which La Marzocco deserves praise.

Victoria Arduino Eagle One or La Marzocco Linea Classic S?

If I may venture a personal opinion; I'm a long time advocate of the edgy classics from La Marzocco. As soon as I spot a Linea on the bar, I know I'm in a great coffee shop.

Still, I have to say that theEagle One fits in much better with today's times and third wave coffee in general. This is due to its ergonomics, overall faster check-in, auto-flush, great nozzles and their controls, and much more.

Yes, we are a supplier of the Victoria Arduino brand , and so you may get the impression that our blog recommends coffee machines of their manufacture automatically.

But you can find a great argument in our earlier article, which similarly compares La Marzocco Linea Mini vs. Victoria Arduino Eagle Onehome coffee makers . I mean, isn't it just that we supply the Czech market with coffee machines that we believe are simply the best?

La Marzocco Linea Classic S |

Despite the factthat theLa Marzocco Linea Classic S is a reliable and top-notch tool for professional baristas in a decades-tested design, this comparison is won by the sophisticated and ergonomic Victoria Arduino Eagle One.

Victoria Arduino Eagle One |

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