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Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine

Updated on February 8, 2018

What can I say!I love being able to make my own latte at home. I’m not a barista so when it came to finding the perfect espresso machine I needed a machine that would be easy to use.

Enter the Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine!

Now I have never owned an espresso machine before so I was happy to see that this machine was easy to use.

It makes the best latte going and I don’t have to get dressed in the morning to go out and find one at my local coffee shop!

What I Like About the Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine

First of all, I love a good cup of coffee especially first thing in the morning. I can't really start my day without one. But most of all I love lattes. Now this can get pretty expensive if I’m buying one (or two) a day at a coffee shop.

With this espresso machine I can now make a lovely latte for myself and it is consistent every time. All I have to do is with the touch of a button I can go from beans to latte in mere seconds.

There are two setting so I can adjust the coarseness of the grind and as well as adjust how long I want to brew each cup.

One of the best parts of a good latte is the foam and this machine does that very well. It only takes seconds for the steamer to heat up.

Best of all it is easy to clean and was easy to set up the first time. It is also pretty well built and fits into my small kitchen very well.

That wasn’t going to be a problem because it was going to find a home on my counter no matter what.

I have to say that I am glad that I spent the money on this espresso machine. It is used every day and I’m sure I’ve saved a lot of money not going out to buy my latte each day.

And besides, who wants to get dressed just to get a cup of coffee first thing in the morning when you don’t have to!

Philips SaecoAutomatic Espresso Machine

Philips Saeco RI9837/05 Syntia Automatic Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
Philips Saeco RI9837/05 Syntia Automatic Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel

This compact espresso machine provides front access to all features so it will fit almost anywhere on your counter. Its drip tray and water tank are removable for easy cleaning. The brew group can be also removed for cleaning so you don't have to use chemicals inside the machine. In addition, the Syntia performs automatic coffee circuit cleaning prior to going into standby mode so it's always fresh and ready for brewing.


Questions and Answers

What is the largest cup of coffee that can be made with this machine?

The maximum height of the cup needs to be about 4.5 inches.

What are the dimensions of the espresso machine?

The machine is 16.5 x 10 x 12.5 inches and weighs about 19 pounds.

Does this machine make cappuccinos?

Yes it makes cappuccino and will make them two at a time. You just need to steam the milk using the milk wand, make two shots of espresso and then combine in cups. The process takes about a minute.

Does the machine remind you to service it?

It will tell you when the machine needs to be descaled.

Can you use pre-ground coffee?

Yes, you can use both pre-ground coffee and coffee beans that the machine will grind.

How easy is it to clean?

Just wipe out the grinds once a week or more if you use the machine more. The grinder unit puts out. If you use filtered water you won’t need to descale it very often.

Another Great Espresso Machine

DeLonghi Silver Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System
DeLonghi Silver Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System

The espresso machine has a single touch hot milk system and has an illuminated control panel so you can make your favorite drink in no time at all. It will also accommodate latte cups. The perfect way to start your day.


Espresso Timeline!

In 1901 Luigi Bezzera filed a patent for the espresso machine that contained a boiler and four "groups". Each group could take different size filters that contained the coffee. Boiling water was forced through the coffee and into a cup. Ambrogio Fumagelli says that this was the birth of (fast) espresso coffee.

In 1903 Luigi Bezzera's patent was then purchased by Desiderio Pavoni and put to market in a big way.

In 1905 The Pavoni company begins manufacturing the espresso machines soley based on Bezzera's patent.

In 1927 First espresso machine was installed in the United States. It was a La Pavoni Espresso Machine installed at Regio's in New York.

In 1938 Cremonesi designed a piston pump that forced hot water through the coffee. It was installed at Achille Gaggia's coffee bar.

In 1946 Gaggia begins manufacturing the commercial piston machine. Resulting foam or cream layered coffee or cafe'.

A Great Cup of Coffee


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