Astoria Rapallo AL Lever-Operated Espresso Machine | 2 or 3 Groups
The Astoria Rapallo AL is a lever-operated espresso machine, offering modern functionality with a retro exterior. In fact, it is a contemporary take on Astoria’s first standard production espresso machine built in 1968.
If you are looking for a more traditional way to brew espresso, the Rapallo AL may be just what you need. With a large, single boiler, and a powerful heating element, the Rapallo AL not only looks good, but it also has the ability to do the job right. Offering thick, steel levers with plastic handles, lever-action group heads, turn-style steam knobs and a hot water dispenser, you’ve got everything you need to make tasty espressos, americanos, and cappuccinos.
While the Rapallo AL is a well-designed and simplified lever espresso machine, manual control machines require more training than automatic or semi-automatic espresso machines. And because lever-action group heads demand a longer recovery time between shots, in order to dissipate pressure, lever machines are not optimal for high-volume cafes, especially those with drive-thrus.
However, because of the fact that the Rapallo AL is a lever espresso machine, without the electrical needs of a pump (as is the case for semi-auto or auto espresso machines), mobile situations become much easier. This is because it can be converted to run on gas, rather than electricity. Note, though, that this conversion happens at the factory and does cancel out the UL certification.
What's in the box:
- Astoria Rapallo AL Lever Espresso Machine
- 1 Double portafilter
- 1 Single portafilter
- 58mm baskets
- 1 Backflush screen
- 54mm plastic tamper
- Additional 4" legs (standard are 2.5")
- 3/8" long braided water line (15 in)
- 3/4" drain hose (6.5 ft)
- 3/8m x 3/8m and 3/8m x 3/8f reducers
- Single boiler
- Lever operated groups
- Turn style steam knobs
- LED illuminated blue back panel
- Hot water dispenser
- Available in Stainless Steel & Blue
- Electroplated steel frame, assembled without welding
- 12 months part coverage warranty
- 3 months labor warranty
Additional Cost Options:
- Propane Gas Kit (not UL approved)
|Model:||Rapallo AL 2||Rapallo AL 3|
|Boiler Type:||Single boiler||Single boiler|
|Boiler capacity:||10.5 L||17.0 L|
|Height:||21.5 in||21.5 in|
|Width:||28.5 in||37 in|
|Depth:||23 in||23 in|
|Weight:||164 lbs||205 lbs|
|Voltage:||220 V||220 V|
|Heating Element Wattage:||4400||5000|
|Drain Hole Diameter:||2.5 in||2.5 in|
- 3/8" dedicated cold water line with shut off valve and compression fitting.
- Water hardness cannot exceed 3gpg or 50ppm.
- Water softener must be installed if it exceeds the limits.
- Minimum incoming water flow rate of 35gph.
- Maximum line pressure of 70psi (5 bar).
- Open gravity drain with a minimum of 1.25 inches.
- Must be within 4 feet of the machine.