The Nuova Simonelli Musica is a beautifully designed stainless steel machine that harbors professional functionality combined with an easy-to-use button interface. As for its espresso-making qualities, a programmed pre-infusion system gets a full extraction from your grind and brews consistent espresso shots every time. The steam wand on this machine is one of the best we've ever seen, featuring an easy to use lever that opens up a high-pressure steam flow so you can master both lattes and cappuccinos.
Features & Functionality of the Nuova Simonelli Musica
- Heat Exchanger: The Musica uses heat exchanger functionality, which ensures that each espresso shot is brewed at a consistent temperature to give you the best tasting shot possible.
- Beautiful Interface: The Musica's interface displays beautiful back lit programmable buttons. With intuitive functionality, you aren't left guessing what buttons brew and which knobs steam.
- Professional Portafilter: This machine uses a high quality and durable 58mm portafilter.
- Great Steam Pressure: High pressure steam gives you the option to froth your milk almost any way you like. The steam handle on this machine is one of the best designed units we have ever seen; no pesky knobs, just a sliding valve.
- Cup Warmer: The top of this machine functions perfectly as a cup warmer, with about enough space to hold nine shot glasses cappuccino cups.
- Sturdy Construction: Wonderfully designed stainless steel body with professional internal parts.
|Ease of Use||4|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||4|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||
An SCG Crew favorite, the Musica stacks up favorably against any espresso machine out there. And you can't diss the disco lights!
|Tips and Tricks||
This unit can be used as an automatic and a semi-automatic.
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cup Clearance||3.5 inches|
|Boiler Volume||2 liter|
|Reservoir Size||3 liter|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||25 minutes|
|Boiler Design||Heat Exchanger|
|Pod Friendly||Yes - with adaptation|
|Water Sources||Convertible - Internal Reservoir or Plumbed in|
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
Peter May 14, 2013
The water tank is decent size - sure, I guess it could always be bigger. I have the unit on the counter under a cabinet, so to refill the tank you have to pull the unit forward to get the tank out.
The front of the unit does take some cleaning to keep it looking nice, but that's par for the course with this type of units.
Really, the unit is so great. The boiler is plentiful - I love being able to draw a shot and steam at the same time with tons of steam. The recovery time is very quick - great if you're entertaining - you can keep going with drink after drink with no down time.
For any potential buyer who is looking for an easy to live with machine I would say the Musica should be at the top of your list - no reservations. Jun 15, 2013
I have found only one minor problem: When using the hot water wand, you
have to be very careful. It releases some air with the water and this causes the water to spray for a few seconds. If you hold the cup, carefully, have the tip of the wand slightly submerged in the water, you can avoid this,
completely. Jun 14, 2013
2, other than the steam wand could use more insulation.
I do not see any issue with this machine. Jun 13, 2013
It is the best I personally have tried. I used the manual 'La Pavoni' for years. I do prefer this semi-automatic, and get the best coffee at home now --- better than I get 'out'. Jun 13, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Nuova Simonelli Musica
|What it Covers:||
Nuova Simonelli espresso machines and grinders
- 1 Year (Grinders)
- 2 Years (Oscar and Musica - all models)
- Variable (See below)
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Seattle Coffee Gear|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-372-4734 or email us at [email protected]|
The Oscar, Musica and all grinders are eligible for SCG's standard warranty service and support. Learn more about what's covered.
Commercial class espresso machines have several different service plans available from which you may select during order placement. Please speak with your commercial sales rep for details on coverage duration, service level and individual policies.
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes (Oscar and Musica models only).|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Nuova Simonelli Musica
- Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.
- Backflush the brewhead every couple weeks to ensure the best tasting espresso.
- To prevent lime and calcium build up in your machine, it is necessary to have a water treatment and possibly a technician professional descale your machine.
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An upgrade from SuperautomaticReview by TC
Price Value Quality
I brought the Lux version. The overall "look" stands out from the rest of machines in the similar price range. All the knobs and switches are intuitive. The electrical switches on top are well designed and protected with a soft touch glossy pad. The power on/off rocker switches are all hidden. Once the power switch is on, you will see the machine "on/off" switch light start flashing. It tells you the machine has power but it is not on. After the on/off switch is pressed for a few seconds, then the entire panel is all lighted up to tell you the machine is on. The casing has polished stainless steel finish. The drip tray is made of stainless steel heavy gauge wire grid similar to the commercial soda fountain drip tray. The bottom is of heavy gauge plastic. Cleaning is reasonable easy. The portafilters (a single and a double ) are heavy and with a nice polished chrome finish.
Cleaning: very easy. Just run some water right after every shot by pressing the manual shot switch, then wipe with a soft towel. I've checked this method of cleaning after one week of use by removing the splash screen under the group head, and found the group head is quite clean. For the steam wand, I recommend to clean with a towel that was wet with cold water. As the steam wand is very, very hot. It will burn you if you do not use cold water towel. I also recommend to remove the stainless steel filter from the portafilter handle to remove all the oil that can trap inside the portafilter.
Function: (I am a very busy person and I do want everything quick!)
This machine takes about 5-6 minutes to warm up and ready for the first shot. There are two ways you can find out if the machine is ready. First, you will hear a click on/off sound from the valve, and the second is by looking at the pressure gauge. By the time, I put the toast in the toaster and finished the grind, usually the machine is ready for the shot. One very good feature about this machine is the ability to do automatic dosing. ( Remember I want everything quick.) I do not have to baby sit the machine as with other manual machines. Once the shot begins, I can go get the milk and start the steaming process. The steam is powerful and it is "HOT". It does heat up the milk very quickly. By the time, I finish the steaming, coffee is ready done, my toasts are ready done waiting for me. Then, breakfast is ready.
Learning curve (!) : Remember I never make coffee like this before.
Thanks to the videos from Seattle Coffee Gear, I am able to make a decent shot within 5 tries (I also brought a grinder from Seattle Coffee Gear). Plus, this is a semi-automatic machine, and I do not have to guess how much water I need to run thru the coffee. (I do not have time for that). I just use the milk to adjust for the strength of the coffee.
Other things you also want to know:
1, The steam wand is very, very hot, and the black rubber insulator is very skinny. Therefore, never touch the steam wand even with the rubber insulator on the machine. You will get burn!
2, This machine is made in Italy, and there are a lot of spell mistakes thru out the instructions and on the machine.
3, If you are picky with product finishes, you will notice a slight warping with the stainless steel drip tray. It is due to the numerous welding made to this wire mesh. It is not a function problem but the company can do a little more QC to correct this welding shrinkage issue.
All and all it is a very easy to use machines, very easy to clean, and it is not an industrial looking machine in my kitchen.
(Posted on 5/12/13)
GreatReview by Chucko
Price Value Quality
This is a fantastic machine in every way.
(Posted on 5/2/13)