Black Eagle

Extra Care 

Enjoy a comprehensive complimentary preventative maintenance with your purchase.

Step 1:
Select a Model
2 Group Volumetric Dosing (V) T3 $23,400
3 Group Volumetric Dosing (V) T3 $23,490
2 Group Gravimetric (G) T3 $25,650
3 Group Gravimetric (G) T3 $28,350


  • T3 Technology incorporates multiple boilers to give operators complete control over brewing temperature at each individual brew group.
  • Individual group scales set in tray for shot consistency and precision. (Gravimetric Model)
Step 2:
Select Your Options



The Black Eagle VA 388 is well suited for those looking to more better define the taste of their coffee focusing on specific temperatures and weight. The Black Eagle attracts specialty coffee bars who are serving single origin coffees or high volume houses, where temperature stability is a priority.


In the Box

  • Blind Filter per Group
  • Leather Handled Double Porta-filters per Group.
  • 1-Leather Handled Single Porta-filter
  • Steel Tamper


The Basics

Group Height Traditional/Low Brew Height
Color Options Stainless Steel Body with Black Trim or
Custom Color/Design (RAL#)
Dosing Operation Volumetric or Gravimetric Dosing
Steam Wand Standard Steam Wand
Steam Actuation Push/Pull Lever


  • Custom Color: â€‹ Complimentary

  • Dosing

Black Eagle is available in two dosing styles: They are volumetric and gravimetric. Volumetric measures dosing by water volume and Gravimetric model measures dosing  by weight in the cup.


  • Internal Features

Like the Aurelia Wave T3, Black Eagle utilizes Nuova Simonelli's T3, three step heating process for temperature precision even during high use circumstances.


  • Exterior

Low profile with beautiful exposed groups. The VA388 is a very refined commercial espresso machine offer beautiful exposed groups and is uniquely designed with special attention placed on every facet down to the sculptured and elegantly curved feet. Notably, sturdy in weight, the Black Eagle is made to be a lasting investment. 


  • Functionality

Black Eagle offers operators control over Individual group temperatures. For operation and programming there is a main digital display. For product evaluation and information, screens are found with shot timers at each group. Black Eagle comes standard with cool touch steam wands. If you would like the option of frothing wands, you may want to consider the Nuova Simonelli’s Aurelia Wave T3 or Victoria Arduino’s Eagle One which will offer you two heating as well as two frothing selections.  The hot wand has a programmabe volume adjustment. The temperature of the water is adjusted manuallly. 

  • Maintenance

​The maintenance cost for either the Gravimetric or Volumetric Dosing models is like a traditional espresso machine model.  The steam wands on Nuova Simonelli and Victoria Arduino machines requires rebuilding only once a year unless extremely high volume. if ever needed, you may incur additional expense when replacing scales but it is an electronic part that is not effected by normal wear and  tear. The scale however is a sensitive device and can be easily damaged. 

  • Soft infusion system (SIS)

​Provides you peace of mind over quality and product consistency, no matter who operates your machine. Soft Infusion System addresses a common concern for espresso businesses. Water hitting coffee grounds at full pressure can act like a drill creating  holes through the coffee bed. These channels will create an uneven coffee saturation which will effect your brewing time and the taste of your coffee. The purpose of the SIS is to postpone water at high pressure from initially being introduced to the coffee grounds. The Soft Infusion Systiem is made up of a chamber inside the brew group which is placed before the shower screen. When you begin to brew, the water enters the chamber first, which dramatically reduces the force of the water down to just a gentle wetting on the the gounds bed. This wetting prepares the grounds before normal brewing pressure. Only once the chamber fills,  will the machine operate at full pressure.(appoximately 9 Bar).  By slowly introducing water to the coffee bed, this also allows the water to evenly saturate your coffee, correcting any fissures or air pockets caused by uneven tamping. (Black Eagled comes with the soft infusion chamber plugged. If you would like the chamber unplugged, please let us know prior to shipping)



  • Goose Neck Cool Touch steam wand 

A manual wand which comes standard on all Appia Life espresso machines. The design is favorable because it makes different angles available to your barista to achieve better and easier frothing.

  • Auto-Steam wand 

​Designed straight, economically priced and heats to the temperature you program. The Automatic Steam wand is a good choice if you plan to work with larger steam pitchers. 

  • Goose Neck Automatic Steam Wand 

Shaped like the manual Cool Touch steam wand making this automatic wand easier to maneuver when creating foam. Program your temperature and your Goose Neck will automatically shut off when reached.


VA 388 Black Eagle Brochure

VA 388 Black Eagle Manual

VA 388 Black Eagle T3 2 Group Spec Sheet

VA 388 Black Eagle T3 3 Goup Spec Sheet


Groups Width Depth Height Weight Watts Volts Boiler Vol.
2 Group 33" 28" 20" 235lb 7100W 208-240V 11L
3 Group 43" 28" 20" 275lb 9900W 208-240V 15L


Victoria Arduino espresso machines come standard with a two ( 2) year manufacturer warranty. Extended warranties on  labor, travel, preventative maintenance and part service will vary.


Water Info

The installation of a water softener is mandatory for all users that don't meet the required water specifications, failure to do so will void your warranty. It is recommend to always add a water filter to your order, which we provide complimentary.

Complimentary Preventative Maintenance

All of our Victoria Arduino espresso machines include a complimentary preventative maintenance. We perform this comprehensive maintenance right before your labor and travel warranty expire. It is a great opportunity to return your equipment back to like working new condition. It also provides us with an important opportunity to explore the interior of your equipment to determine if there may be a defect or possible component failure that has gone undetected. If anything is found, those things can be repaired complimentary while your machine is still under warranty.

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