touch system offers tech fans a digital
control panel with soft touch programmable menu settings, two “my coffee”
buttons and statistics that show the
lifetime use of the machine. Other features include an integrated milk tank,
conical burr grinder with 13 settings
and new cup illumination. Silver in
color, it will be available in October for
a suggested retail of $2999.95.
The goal of the Royal One Touch
Cappuccino, a super automatic from
Philips Saeco, and just one of several
introductions from Philips Saeco at
the show, was functionality at a more
affordable price (although that term
is quite relative when talking about
automatic espresso machines). It is a
workhorse that can prepare up to 20
De’Longhi’s Gran Dama S is a compact
super automatic espresso machine
The nozzle on the Krups Barista
One-Touch Cappuccino Machine
retracts into the machine and
cleans itself to prevent clogs
cups of coffee without delay, thanks to
a 74-ounce water tank. It will replace
other high-capacity machines in the
line, and has adjustable coffee length
and strength, automatic cleaning and
de-scaling, and a cup warmer. Suggested retail price is $1,499.
Who likes to clean? No one, except for
the Barista EA9000 One-Touch Cappuccino Machine from Krups, a super
automatic that can use whole bean or
ground coffee, with an MSRP of $2,499.
After the nozzle brews and froths
directly into the cup, it retracts and
cleans itself to prevent clogs, a sudsy
process that one can view through the
clear front panel. The entire system
can be flushed with detergent, which is
stored in its own container. In addition,
users can make several drinks before
discarding the neat “cakes” of grounds.
A few manufacturers introduced brewers with retro appeal in their designs,
which belied their modern functionality.
The thermoblock in Nespresso’s Gran
Maestria and Maestria, a more compact version, heats up in 30 seconds.
Features include automatic power
shut-off, five programmable menu
modes, 19-bar high pressure pump
and dials that can be set for espresso
and coffee volume. On other, older
machines, one had to hold a button
and keep it pressed while brewing.
Available in finishes that include titanium, platinum and polished aluminum,
suggested retail prices range from
$699 to $899.
With the Poemia, a manual espresso,
Philips Saeco offers a brewer at an
entry price point for the first time.
Compatible with ground coffee and
espresso pads, it offers a 15-bar pump
and stainless steel finish for a suggested retail price of $179.
Waring’s new Vero Barista, the company’s first espresso maker, also has
a retro look. It can take coffee or
pods, and uses a thermoblock system,
Waring’s new Vero Barista is the
company’s first espresso maker
42-ounce water tank and 15 bars of
pressure. Priced at $399, it is available
Just after the IH+HS concluded, sister
company Cuisinart announced a partnership with premium specialty coffee
supplier illycaffè to develop a new line
of espresso machines, to be manufactured by Cuisinart and featuring illy’s
iperEspresso capsule system. They will
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