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Saeco Intelia Cappuccino Espresso Machine

With just the touch of a button, this fully automatic machine not only grinds and brews delicious espresso with a thick, rich crema, it also steams and even pours fluffy frothed milk directly into your cup for coffee-house cappuccinos with no fuss. Brews rich espresso and froths milk via a simple user-friendly menu display. Customize the coffee strength and serving temperature with the press of a button Pre-brewing system moistens grounds prior to brewing to maximize the espresso's flavor and aroma. "Traffic light" color-code system guides you through the brew process: Red indicates some action is required, yellow indicates the machine is busy and green lets you know the machine is ready to use. Milk carafe can be conveniently refilled or topped off without removing it. Removable milk carafe is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Built-in ceramic burr grinder is quiet, durable and provides consistent results. Water filter removes impurities and ensures fresh-tasting coffee. Automatic cleaning and de-scaling cycles take the guesswork (and grunt work) out maintaining your machine at peak performance. Stainless-steel and durable ABS plastic construction. Generates 15 bars of pump pressure for superior espresso flavor. 17 1/4" x 12 3/4" x 21"; 19 lb., 8 oz. 10.5-oz. bean cap. 50.7-fl.-oz.-cap. removable water tank. 1850W. This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards. Made in Italy. For concierge service from Saeco's Consumer Care team, call 800-933-7876.
Average Customer Rating:
4 out of 5
 out of 
(3 Reviews) 3
2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Saeco Intelia Cappuccino Espresso Machine
Review 1 for Saeco Intelia Cappuccino Espresso Machine
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
July 30, 2013
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
Better than going to a coffee shop!
July 30, 2013
This cappuccino espresso machine is named Intelia for a reason; it is intelligent and tells you at to do: Add water, empty grinds, add beans, descale ( approximately every 3 months), etc. It's wonderful to wake up and brew a fresh cup of delicious cappuccino or espresso so quickly and easily, and great to be able to serve unexpected guests a freshly brewed cup of coffee at a moments notice. Very economical compared to using pods. Coffee is piping hot unlike what another reviewer stated. The temperature can be adjusted and so can the strength of the coffee beans. It does everything it claims to do and more.
I must say that reading the maintenance booklet was a bit overwhelming at first, but that it true with any new appliance. Basic weekly cleaning becomes very easy once you get comfortable with it. Also, and very important, is that customer service is so very helpful.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Time-saver, Size, Speed
Review 2 for Saeco Intelia Cappuccino Espresso Machine
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
April 22, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:3 - 6 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
1of 1found this review helpful.
I love this machine.
April 22, 2013
It's a super automatic that makes a quality espresso with a nice crema. It’s good coffee without a lot of fuss every morning. If you want to roll out of bed, push a button and get a very nice cappuccino every morning, ever time, then this is it. I use good quality beans and it’s tweaked to suit me perfectly. Life is good. I considered a similar Jura, but Saeco had a larger water reservoir and is front filled so you don't have to pull it away from the wall. The grounds also empty from the front. There is adjustments for grind and brew temperature. Set to high temperature and it's good and hot. It's fairly easy to clean. I descaled it after 3 months and I rinse out the brew unit about once a week. I clean the frother whenever I refill the carafe. The machine rinses itself before and after brewing and shuts itself off. It tells you if it needs something filled or cleaned. It’s the best bang for the buck in super automatics and I actually miss it when I’m on vacation.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Time-saver, Speed, Design
Review 3 for Saeco Intelia Cappuccino Espresso Machine
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
February 13, 2013
Ability level:Professional
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
5of 6found this review helpful.
Saeco Intelia Cappuccino Espresso Machine Review
February 13, 2013
If you are a discrimination coffee drinker look elsewhere. This trades brew qualtiy for convenience.
The espresso brew temperature is never hot enough. Making cappuccino is easy, but clean up is a pain. You cannot, as the sales person suggests, take the milk carafe from the fridge to the machine and expect anything more than lukewarm results. For a proper beverage you must preheat the milk, negating any benefits of convenience.
The grinder is reasonable, but the hopper design does not allow the beans to fall into the grinder sometimes, resulting in a weak shot. I wanted to write a glowing review but the machine left me wanting. Nice idea, poorly executed.
Pros: Durable, Power, Quiet, Design, looks good, acceptable brew quality
Cons: Quality, Speed, Loud, High-Maintenance, price/value