Victoria Arduino Venus Century Espresso Machine is the most expensive and the heaviest we have seen. With its body beautifully crafted from stainless steel, Venus Century weighs 76 kg or 167 lbs. The price is just under $20,000 USD which is not too shocking, considering the fact that only 100 of these machines were made. The very first one was presented to the Pope for his personal use. The Victoria Arduino espresso machine is a symbol in the history of coffee, and the history of Italian customs and culture throughout Europe. Originally created by Pier Teresio Arduino in Turin in 1905, this timeless design shown below has transcended over 100 years. Victoria Arduino.