An industrial designer and former Swiss barista champion stands alongside a small team of Swiss engineers, staring at a machine that’s been completely stripped bare. Every single component is laid out in front of them. They thoroughly analyze each and every part. This machine is good, but it needs to be great. It needs to operate like clockwork. It needs to change the game.
The machine is a traditional lever espresso machine – the kind that produced the world’s first espresso. But it’s flawed, and not ready for the 21st century. A modern espresso machine needs to be reliable and more sustainable.
One thing connects the unconventional team standing around the table – a shared aspiration to take espresso-making to the next level. While one has almost 20 years’ experience in coffee, the rest were simply happy coffee drinkers. The challenge they accepted was to combine their expertise and create a manual lever machine that creates amazing espresso and is fit for today’s needs and wants. This meant ensuring the machine’s problems become a thing of the past. And they have.
Our team in Thun, Switzerland went through an extremely intensive development process, rethinking each and every mechanism and component – down to the very last screw. Being mostly outsiders to the coffee world provided an added level of out-of-the-box thinking and an increased focus on innovation. We even used medical-grade materials which had never before been used in coffee machines.
Built by hand in Switzerland, the Manument Leva Machine is a unique piece of engineering. It’s the perfect combination of Swiss precision and coffee know-how. It’s intuitive to operate and offers the discerning barista more control than ever before and the finest taste experience imaginable. We’ve used innovative technology and materials to optimize its features and eradicate the problems of its predecessors. It’s a gamechanger.
Reinvented from the inside out, it’s a spring-lever machine that redefines espresso and puts a unique sensory experience directly into your hands. Everything we do revolves around improving your espresso-making experience and doing justice to the world’s finest coffee. We believe the Manument Leva Machine is the tool that provides the missing link in the chain on the journey to coffee perfection.