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Astoria Rapallo 2 Group Lever-Operated Espresso Machine - AL2

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Astoria Rapallo 2 Group Lever-Operated Espresso Machine - AL2
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SKU: Rapallo AL2

ASTORIA has developed a full line of espresso machines suitable for various market demands. The Astoria Rapallo packages modern functionality in a retro exterior.

  • The Astoria Rapallo AL2 is a two group professional lever operated espresso machine.
  • It is a modern replica of Astoria's first standard production espresso machine built in 1968.
  • This lever/manual control machine is a simply designed machine, but it requires more training than the semi-automatic Rapallo.
  • If you are looking for a traditional way of brewing the best of espresso the Rapallo has the look and the power to do it right.
  • This version brews coffee by releasing the spring activated lever-piston.
  • Each pull delivers a 1 oz. size espresso coffee.
  • Connecting hoses and three portafilters supplied with machine.
  • Please Note: Lever-action groupheads require a longer recovery time between shots in order to dissipate pressure. This machine is a great machine, but it may not be optimal for your shop with a busy drive-thru. In the case of a high traffic shop, the semi-automatic Rapallo might be a better fit.
  • Features:
  • Boiler Capacity: 12 qts.
  • Frame Construction: Electroplated steel assembled without welding
  • Sides, Rear Panels: Baked Enamel Stainless Steel
  • Heating Element: 4000 W
  • Cup Height: 5-3/4 in. (Group Head to drain tray)

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Manufacturer: Astoria
Model: Rapallo AL2
List Price: $6,400
Width: 28-1/2"
Depth: 23"
Height: 21-1/2"
Voltage: 220 volts
Amperage: 18.2 amps
Wattage: 4330 watts
Weight: 164 lbs.


Astoria is an Italian-based espresso machine manufacturing company focused on providing quality machines at an affordable price. Aside from their affordability, espresso machines produced by Astoria are known for their longevity and ability to produce exceptional espresso based beverages. For those looking for a quality commercial espresso machine on a budget, Astoria is the machine for you.

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5 / 5 stars

Simple, elegant, and a joy to use

I bought my Astoria Rapallo in May of 2014 and I've enjoyed it ever since. I've used it in my home and for a catering gig as well, and I've found it easy to use with a Flowjet pump and bottled 5-gallon water. It works well for mobile applications (though I wish it had some sturdy handles on each side - it's a bit awkward to life because of the cup warmer splash guard on top.) This winter, I will move it to a mobile coffee bus and use the propane function to run the machine. I've had a great time experimenting with different coffees, dosing, and extraction times on the Rapallo. I've even been experimenting with the "Fellini method" to create larger shot volumes without sacrificing quality: This machine is easy to service, to trouble-shoot, uses less energy and computer gadgetry than semi- or super-auto machines, and is perfect for the barista who wants to control the espresso using technique.

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