Manument Leva Machine – high expectations come as standard

This machine expects just as much from you as you do from it. Dedication, a love of experimentation and the demand for really good espresso. You’ll be presented with a handmade design object that was built to perfection in Thun, Switzerland. A piece of precision engineering developed together with barista masters and a machine that gives you complete hands-on control over your espresso extraction.

Machine specifications

Machine type spring piston lever machine
Width ca. 204 mm / 8 in
Depth (incl. portafilter) ca. 655 mm / 26 in
Height with leva ca. 760 mm / 30 in
Height without leva ca. 620 mm / 24 in
Weight ca. 44 kg / 97 pounds
Voltage - Amperage 230 V-AC – 16 Ampere / 110 V-AC – 32 Ampere
Wattage max. 3400 Watt
Water tank capacity max. 1,6 l / 54 oz
Features multi flow-heater-system (individual heaters for coffee and hot water/steam), manual water flow system, steam/hot water wand connection to main water supply will be available

Nothing like it was.
But everything as it should be.

The Manument Leva Machine is the result of a genuinely radical idea: to rethink the roots of the classic hand lever machine, to highlight its strengths and eliminate its weaknesses. It stems from 18 months of development work and thorough scrutinization of every mechanic, every technique and every screw. And all within a small team of Swiss engineers and an industrial designer / former Swiss champion barista turned. Our ambition? To create an innovative piece of technology that puts espresso art back into your hands.

Better control:
more freedom

Water-flow system

The Manument Leva Machine is equipped with a manual water-flow system that can determine the desired intensity of water flow to the ground coffee. This means that the mass flow (grams of water per second) can be adjusted to five opening positions to suit the wishes of the barista and the aroma of the respective roast. The result is a completely individual and harmonious taste experience – for both beginners and professional baristi.

Multi-flow heater system

Our own newly developed multi-flow heater system (patent pending) heats only the required amount of water for a double espresso shot or frothing milk. This means the Manument Leva Machine produces very little excess heat, is immediately ready for use and is particularly energy efficient. This also prevents overheating and temperature fluctuations during prolonged use, a common problem with conventional lever machines. The water is set to the brewing temperature predefined by the barista and kept constant throughout the heating process.

Preparing espresso with the Manument Leva Machine

Our Leva machine offers a sensual and playful espresso-making experience. The following steps can be used to individualize this experience and adjust it to the personal taste or aroma of the roast:

Manument Leva Maschine Illustration
  1. A spring is tensioned in the machine via a lever. The negative pressure generated by a piston in the Leva cylinder of the machine sucks water through a non-return valve into the Leva cylinder.
  2. As soon as the lever is released and the flow valve is opened manually with the flow lever, the piston moves downwards and pushes the water from the cylinder into the flow heater.
  3. As the water passes through the flow heater, the water is heated to the brewing temperature set by the barista.
  4. The mass flow (grams of water per second) on the ground coffee changes according to the position of the flow valve (positions 1-5). Manual flow profiling allows the barista to influence the desired aroma components in the coffee.
  5. For the best user experience, a standard profile is recommended to start with. We advise the barista to experiment with different opening sequences in order to extract the optimal taste from the selected beans.