The 60's may have lied to us about flying cars and houses on clouds, but this Jetsons-esque espresso machine makes up for all of that! With its automated milk frothing and programmability, the Saeco Exprelia Evo helps you make the perfect beverage every morning. Just hit one of the pre-programmed buttons, which can be customized to meet your specifications, and watch it go to work. It even cleans up after itself (and provides easy access to automatic cleaning and descaling cycles for routine maintenance) - it's like having your very own Rosie!
Curious about the Exprelia Evo's milk frothing capabilities? The milk frothing system has been reworked to create finer foam and significantly hotter milk compared to previous versions. We're literally singing "hot, hot, hot" over here!
Features & Functionality of the Saeco Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine
- Removable Milk Frothing Carafe with Automatic Cleaning Cycle: The milk container is easy-to-use. Simply fill it with milk, plug into the machine when it's time to brew, and then pop it back in the refrigerator for next time. The swiveled handle goes off to the side to dispense frothed milk into your beverage, then swivels back into place for an automatic rinsing cycle.
- Alternate Steaming and Hot Water Wand: Prefer to froth milk yourself? The Evo's traditional steam wand allows you to do just that. It can also dispense hot water for tea or Americanos.
- Removable Water Tank: 1.6 liter water tank removes for easy refilling and cleaning.
- Double Boiler System: With two stainless-steel boilers, the Evo is always prepared to brew, steam, or dispense hot water.
- Saeco Brewing System (SBS): Easily choose the strength and consistency of your coffee at the turn of a dial.
- Aroma System: The Saeco Aroma System pre-wets your coffee to ensure the optimal extraction. Also known as pre-infusion, this can be programmed to suit your tastes.
- Auto-Clean: In addition to automatic rinsing when the machine turns on and off, the Saeco Exprelia Evo also has an automatic cleaning and descaling cycle, so you can save time while maintaining your machine.
- Customization: The Evo features plenty of programmability, allowing you to set the quantity of coffee to grind, coffee temperature, size of your drink and quantity of milk or water for each beverage.
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||5|
|Ease of Use||5|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||
With less programmability than the Xelsis but improved milk frothing - higher temperature and finer foam - over the Exprelia, the Saeco Exprelia Evo is a great one-touch option.
|Product Weight (lbs.)||40.0000|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel/Plastic|
|Boiler Material||Stainless Steel|
|Reservoir Size||1.6 liters|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Boiler Design||Double Boiler|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|One-Touch||Yes - Optional, with Steam Wand|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||10.58 ounces|
|Material||Brushed Stainless Steel|
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
Re the temp of the milk based drinks - I have the Evo and the Milk comes out at 120deg
I'm sure you can use Almond milk but if you go on coffee sites you'lll see you don't get as good of a froth. Dec 9, 2013
Proper cleanup of the machine takes a bit of time and there's a small learning curve in learning to properly assemble/disassemble the milk unit, but I think it's on par with all super autos...lots of parts that need to be cared for and cleaned after use.
No second thoughts whatsoever. This is a great machine. Feb 3, 2014
There is only one draw back for me. I have the machine on a counter under standard height overhead cabinets and the water dispenser, which I fill daily, cannot be removed without pulling the machine out from under the cabinet. I get around that by filling the reservoir with a water bottle I refill from the tap. Feb 3, 2014
We had an old model of the Jura, maybe an E9? We were very happy with it as it lasted six+ years and produced over 10k cups of coffee. We decided to go with the Saeco because it allows the user to clean its brewgroup. If the Jura allowed us to regularly clean its working parts, we might still be using it. Jura is a good coffee machine, but I'm hoping the Saeco is a better machine. I can't help with your concerns about the temperature of the coffee. Feb 3, 2014
The machine is well engineered and has performed flawlessly (since Christmas) Feb 5, 2014
The feature I would point to on the EVO is that little steam wand. Nice to have. Feb 4, 2014
SCG forwarded your question to me because I just bought the EVO.
I don't know about machine life. I have mine set to shut off, which causes it to rinse on shutdown (arguably a good thing) and then reheat on startup. I can't see how staying hot would be worse than that, apart from power consumption.
My only other thought is that if you registered the machine, you have a long warranty on the guts. I bought a couple years of warranty from SCG too.
Sorry no direct answer.
Russ Dec 31, 2013
I don't know if this will help, but we're doing exactly the same. Leaving it on and allowing its shutdown procedure to do its job. So far we love the machine. We had a Jura for years and finally gave up on it as we could adequately clean the brew group. Not a problem with this machine. I just hope we get 10k cups from it as we did with the Jura.
Enjoy and have a happy new year. Dec 31, 2013
Thanks for any suggestions. Aug 4, 2014
The milk frother cannot be adjusted. What I've found to be the difference between a cappuccino and a latte is simply the amount of milk. For a Latte, the approx. 8 ounces of frothed milk will settle and become mostly steamed milk (about 2/3 to 3/4 milk and 1/3 to 1/4 froth) and then you add the espresso shot (or two). For a cappuccino, the approx. 4 ounces of frothed milk will settle to about 1/2 steamed milk and 1/2 froth and then it adds the espresso shot. No matter what, there will always be a foamy head. Since my wife is not a big fan of the froth, I bought a 20 ounce Krups SS pitcher so i can steam the milk using the wand and not add any froth for her. I'm quite ok with a latte with a head of foam on top. So far, I'm a big fan of the Evo and am amazed at how hot the milk comes out compared to my buddy's Jura. Hope this helps with your decision and good luck. Jul 3, 2014
We tend to drink cappuccinos and we love them and think they are superior to most restaurants. Most days one of us says, "Um, this is good coffee" and we are glad we bought our Evo. We love the self-cleaning carafe, too. For us, it was worth the cost. We have had our Evo 4 months now. Jul 4, 2014
Secondly how would I go about flushing out the system? Like switching between different types of beans. And cleaning out the milk lines. Oct 4, 2013
In my experience with super-automatics, it is best to stick to one type of coffee bean and not change around. My favorite is Lavazza Crema e Aroma... a superb flavor overall. Even my wife, who is not into espresso loves them!
Cleaning out the milk lines... see your manual and buy a milk circuit cleaner. You should also buy a coffee oil cleaner tab...
Enjoy your Exprelia... is the best I have ever tried! Oct 5, 2013
By the way, I highly recommend the Evo. Oct 5, 2013
Have you measured the water temperature dispensed by the Saeco Exprelia Evo? Oct 22, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHZPCRokkYY Aug 6, 2014
I am about to buy an automatic coffee machine for a home use. Was thinking about Saeco Xelsis model but after read that newer Experlia Evo model produces better milk foam and hotter milk (not sure what are other improvements though if any) not so sure anymore.
Despite better functionality which Xelsis model has (which is good for me for a family use) is Exprelia Evo much better in terms of quality (whether it is maximum temperature of the drink or anything else) compared to old Xelsis (HD 8943 model)?
I really hope that someone who experienced using both machines can share his/her thoughts.
Thank you in advance. Apr 19, 2014
Hope this helps! Apr 19, 2014
Does the Saeco dimension account for the top access door(s) being opened.
I have only 15.25" clearance to get the unit under my cabinets!! So basically according to Saeco, none of the high end machines will fit. Dec 7, 2013
Tony Dec 4, 2013
We have well water that we soften, and for coffee, we use water run through our refrigerator filter. Still, during initial machine set-up, I thought the water test strip would show some degree of hardness - but after the dip and wait, we didn't even register a "1". So I didn't install the tank filter. - also forgot to set the water hardness in the machine's water menu.
Now, 16 days after purchase, the screen message advises "decalc". I will go ahead and run that process, but am surprised at the 16-day window for decalcification.
So - could the test strip be defective - should I find a water test kit and keep testing until my water registers at least a "1" for hardness?
Finally, if we find we truly have soft water, is there any advantage to also using the water tank filter (on top of the filtration in my fancy frig)? I suspect not installing it would allow more room for water in that little 52 ml tank.
I have reset the machine's water hardness menu to indicate "soft" for now.
Thank you! Nov 17, 2013
I also have another question: What do you believe the greatest advantages, if any, the Evo has over the original Exprelia?
Thanks! Sep 5, 2013
The biggest advantage with the Evo over the previous model is that it can froth the milk a little bit hotter. Otherwise, it will have the same number of programmable buttons, and will make a very comparable shot of espresso. Sep 7, 2013
Looking for warranty, care information, or videos of this product? You're in the right place!
Warranty Information for the Saeco Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine
|What it Covers:||
Saeco espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Saeco|
|Warranty Contact Information:||800-933-7876|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes (Espresso machines only).|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Saeco Exprelia Evo Superautomatic Espresso Machine
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
- Remove the brew group and spray it down with hot water (no soap!) about once per week.
- Clean and rinse the milk pitcher in soapy water between fillings.
- Wipe the brushed stainless casing with a damp rag or sponge. Casing can be cleaned periodically with stainless steel cleaner/polish.
Love it!Review by Heidi
Quality Price Value
I owned a Saeco Odea Go previously and wanted to upgrade. After looking at the videos I was debating the Xelsis and this model. I thought that the Exprelia Evo offered most of the features of the Xelsis except for the ability to program different users preferences for quite a bit less. This machine makes a great cup of coffee, cappuccino, latte, and espresso. While it definitely is an investment, I am now saving money by not going to buy coffee shop coffee anymore. I have my coffee shop at home!
I first heard of Saeco a few years ago in Germany and was impressed with the quality.
Customer service of Seattle Coffee Gear is great. Helped me find alternative for automatic milk frother cleaner and oil remover tablets.
(Posted on 9/6/14)
All good both Exprelia EVO and Seattle CGReview by Rick
Quality Price Value
This is the first expresso machine I have owned although I have enjoyed coffee in Europe hundreds of time over the last . I finally decided to give it a try after my most recent trip to Spain. I have had the machine about 2 weeks and couldn't be more pleased with the quality and ease of use. My only complaint is that the bypass for ground coffee does not really seem to be worth using. My wife prefers decaf so I hoped to use it for that but this feature just doesn't seem ready for prime time.
(Posted on 9/4/14)
what an expensive habitReview by Dave (aka wileetoyote)
Price Value Quality
This is my first espresso machine... I've only used a drip machine using a bean grinder so my coffee was always fresh, good and strong since I used French Roast beans. My stove top Bialetti is what I used for espresso/lattes and was ok. I've used super-automatics in Japan at the hotels and my buddy has a Jura (which the coffee was luke warm when making a milk based drink :( That said, I'm really liking this Saeco Evo...
1) Espresso is really good using an espresso med/drk bean
2) I can make 6 drinks before the puck drawer and water bin is full which for me is dumping and rinsing every other day.
- Since I had to cleanup my drip machine every day/every use this is heaven for me not to mention I ALWAYS brewed too much and had to dump a cup or two each and every time i made coffee... what a savings!
- Rinsing out the brew group once a week is easy
3) The milk frother works great and the drinks are always hot!
4) The machine is quality! Looks good and is easy to wipe down.
I have some small pet peeves...
1) 'Fill water tank' will come on in the middle of a brew and stop, ruining a puck and having to 're-do' a shot. imho, there should be enough of a reserve that if it had enough water to start a brew, it should finish it AND THEN display the 'Fill Water Tank' message.
2) On one brew, it ran out of beans and brewed a really weak shot.
I've had two issues with the dozer...
1) Whenever I fill the scoop it came with and use the dozer for flavored beans for the wife, it spills all over the inside of the brew group making a mess. I just have to figure out how much to use to not make a mess.
2) You HAVE to tell it your using the dozer by pushing the bean button several times displaying the scoop icon... I've added a scoop, then hit an auto button forgetting to tell it to use the dozer. it will grind beans and then give you an 'over pressure error' dumping the scoop and the beans it ground having you start it all over again... Its not very smart and I'm sometimes forgetful when you're trying to make coffee and you're distracted by conversation.
Other than that, I love it (as does the wife who was against the purchase initially because of the cost but eventually gave in to my 'want'. Again, great coffee but it is an expensive machine. No regrets, I'd buy it again.
(Posted on 6/4/14)
LOVE the EXPRELIA EVO and SEATTLE COFFEE GEARReview by M & L
Price Value Quality
We have had our Evo for 4 months and I absolutely love this machine. Our prior machine was a DeLonghi semiautomatic which was very good, but when it started having some issues we decided to go for a superautomatic. I did a fair amount of research before picking the Evo. I wanted the option of a manual steaming wand in the event I was dissatisfied with the automatic milk frother since we primarily drink cappuccinos.
I have to say it did take some time to find an espresso bean that I liked and that was not oily - the kiss of death for a superautomatic - but I found beans perfect for the almond milk we use for our cappuccinos. And the machine makes fabulous foam. We did have one bad experience when my husband tried a new brand of almond milk. The milk just would not foam correctly (the milk sort of spit out of the milk carafe and had lots of bubbles). We were concerned the carafe and/or machine had an issue. After doing a full machine clear (milk clean, descaled and coffee clear) and it still did not get better we brought it in to Seattle Coffee Gear. They thoroughly checked it out and found no problem. They were very thorough and very helpful - so glad we bought our machine from them. So we decided it was the new brand of almond milk and went back to the old brand and voila - it worked great. Turns out the new milk was too thin.
This machine grinder is so much quieter than our DeLonghi, a definite plus. I love the various options to customize drinks which are always fabulous as are the espressos. A minor complaint is the milk does not get super hot but it is fine for us.
This is a superautomatic so it does require some maintenance, but it goes quickly. The drip tray takes a minute or so to clean. - love that the door swings out and you do not have to remove the cups when the "clean drip tray" message comes on. I wash the brew group and milk carafe once a week. Obviously it needs to be descaled on occasion, but our water is soft so that is not too often.. I have done the milk clean too since we drink primarily cappuccinos.
I highly recommend the Exprelia Evo.
(Posted on 5/5/14)
Would not buy again...Review by dbs
Price Value Quality
I've just purchased this unit to replace a 10+ year old Saeco Incanto Sirius S-Class. First impressions:
1. Setup and operation is virtually the same as the old Incanto.
2. There's no clock in the display (I miss it!)
3. Water tank is MUCH smaller (too small!) and water level can't be seen without opening a cover. That will be an annoyance.
4. Saeco recommends MUCH more daily/weekly/monthly maintenance than before. If I do everything the way it's recommended, I'll be spending a lot of time cleaning!
5. First espresso I made was not hot enough (even though temp is set to "high"). Have to research that...
6. Construction, materials and fit/finish are better than the Incanto. Machine looks like quality (it should, for the price).
I'll re-visit this review after I've used the machine more; for now it's OK, not perfect.
UPDATE after 10 days:
1. Although the dreg drawer is supposed to hold 11 used pucks, the "empty" message comes on after only 7 cycles. The small, internal, drip tray is nearly full after making 7 coffees, too. So, despite the "full size" of this machine, the actual capacities are only about 1/2 what Saeco advertises. So the fact that the water tank and bean hopper are both small is really irrelevant because you have to service the machine more often, anyway! I used to go for 10 days without touching the Incanto (just added a bit of water) -- this new machine needs pretty much full attention twice a week. (and it's just me, a single person, using it).
2. The machine is quieter than my old Incanto. But it seems to take about twice as long to make a coffee, too.
3. The espresso is really, really good. Easily as good as anything from a professional coffee shop.
PS The espresso (and coffee) is hot now. Not sure what the problem was before -- maybe I had something set wrong. But it's fine now.
UPDATE after 5 weeks use:
1. Machine needs service every other day (and I only make 2-3 cups each day). Serviced parts are not supposed to go in the dishwasher so this has to be done by hand -- a real nuisance.
2. If dosage is set on the maximum (3 bean logos) ground coffee collects inside the machine case and needs to be cleaned out. Setting on '2 beans' cures the problem (but results in weaker coffee!).
3. Start-up cleaning cycle sputters and spits as though the pump is not primed. This happens both with and without the water filter installed. Not sure if this is a precursor to a future problem.
4. Contacted Saeco and, after two attempts, was referred to their "Presidential Escalation Resolution Owner" guy (really, that's the title!). Although he at first said "Saeco will do ANYTHING to solve your problems" (I have it on tape) it eventuated that he said I could only return the machine to Amazon, if Amazon would take it (I'm outside the return window). So Saeco basically told me 'tough, you're on your own'. So much for "customer support" on a $2000+ product!
NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'M SORRY I BOUGHT THIS ITEM AND I WOULD NOT BUY IT AGAIN.
(Posted on 4/27/14)
Not happyReview by Drob
Price Value Quality
I have owned three super automatic machines.My last machine was a Saeco Talea that made wonderful espressos and caps. It was in need of repairs after several years so I thought I would buy a new improved unit. I am very disappointed with the Exprelia EVO unit. The froth is only 110-115 degrees. The coffee flavor is weak at the strongest settings. Frothing manually is easy but very noisy compared to a paranella wand. The unit looks great, operates nicely but that is where it ends for me.
(Posted on 3/22/14)
Frothier not hot.Review by Dennis
Quality Price Value
I love the looks of this machine. I like the way it operates but the milk does not get hot as suggested in the video. It is warm at best. If it could get the milk hot it would be an excellent machine.
(Posted on 3/6/14)
Quality MachineReview by ThomasD
Value Quality Price
I rate this machine, my first super-automatic espresso machine, as very good-to-excellent based upon one month of use.
The only deficiencies that I have observed are (1) the internal drip tray has to be drained frequently (after about four brews), (2) the chrome metal cover for the external drip tray scratches easily (because it is chrome electroplated instead of made of brushed stainless steel) and (3) the bean hopper does not provide adequate warning that it needs to be replenished - resulting in a weak cup just before the hopper is empty.
Also, although not the fault of this machine, I have found that the quality of foam for cappuccino is extremely dependent upon the brand and type of non-dairy milk.
(Posted on 2/2/14)
love itReview by David
Value Quality Price
We've had this machine a couple of months and really love it. We probably use it 2-3x a day, mostly for milk drinks and americanos (but some straight espressos) and pretty much every time I think how delicious and convenient it is.
I assume it's not giving me the same espressos I could possibly get from a semi-automatic machine, but I am fine with that (vs. having to wait for the boiler to heat up, and temp surf, etc.).
I empty out the grinds and drip tray every night, and refill the water, which is fine for us-- no more work than a drip coffee maker really. I take the milk carafe apart to clean it on a weekly basis but that just take a few minutes.
The milk isn't super hot from the carafe. I find it's hot enough to mix into coffee but not hot enough to make hot chocolate (but there's always the option of the steam wand, and overall we're happy to have a self-cleaning carafe-- did I mention how convenient this machine is to use yet?)
I spent way more than I ever thought I would, but don't regret it all.
(Posted on 1/24/14)
Excellent machineReview by Andrew
Price Value Quality
I did my home work over a 6 week period. I'm impressed. The only issue would be the frequent need to empty coffee/water bins. I can make 4 cappuccinos befor I need to empty. This has nothing to do with making perfect coffee. The milk frother works perfect. Overall a great machine. Worth the money. No regrets.
(Posted on 1/6/14)
Quality as advertised.Review by Jay
Price Value Quality
I bought the Exprelia for my wife as a Christmas present and she has loved it from the first day. Easy to use, (but I do suggest to read the manual thoroughly), it makes the best coffee that I have tasted outside of Italy. I purchased the Lavazza Crema with my gift card and the cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos are out of this world. What a treat at the press of a button to experience a touch of Italy in your own kitchen. Great aroma, enticing taste. I would highly recommend this product. It hasn't failed to satisfy us yet.
(Posted on 12/30/13)
Perfect!Review by Deidre
Price Value Quality
I bought this machine in November for my husband's birthday, and we LOVE it! This is our first superautomatic espresso machine, and I did a lot of research before deciding on this one. I agree with Kris' review above--that the price-level is a splurge, but definitely worth it. The best part of the machine is the milk pitcher which just snaps into the machine (without the unwieldy external tube connections of so may other machines). The milk does come out HOT and frothy just as Gail and Kat say on their great seattlecoffeegear.com video for this machine (check it out). The cappuccino/latte beverages are miles better than what I used to get almost every day at my many neighborhood coffee stores. Weekly and monthly maintenance on this machine is very easy and is actually a pleasure, a small task to do in light of the delicious drinks this machine churns out! Each beverage can be easily customized (e.g., coffee strength, coffee/milk proportions) to your taste. Even though it was a gift for my husband (he loves it too), it has become my little baby, I just LOVE it so, and I think you will too!
(Posted on 12/28/13)
Saeco Exprelia Evo is almost perfectReview by Sharon
Quality Price Value
After much research I decided against the Gaggia academia and went for the Saeco Exprelia Evo. The machine is exceptionally very good looking, compact and self contained. I already have a Rancillo Silva which takes some work to make a Latte or Cappucinno so we were looking for a superautomatic for our coffee bar. So far we are very happy with it. I would have given it a 5 stars if the temperature of the coffee and milk was able to get hotter. The coffee ground drawer and the water does have to be replaced after about 4 cups of cappucinno but this is a small price to pay for good coffee.
I choose Seattle Coffee Gear because of the "Gail & Kat" You Tube video's - when I bought my 1st expresso machine - I learned everything that I know from them. Keep the video's coming.
Thank you Seattle Coffee Gear
(Posted on 10/21/13)
first class experienceReview by kiwi coffee lover
Price Value Quality
Have just completed a few days of setup and trials of my Exprelia Evo super automatic Saeco and after owning 5 different models over the last 8 years I can honestly say that this is the perfect machine I have experienced ever. Out of the box the setup was easy, the brew perfect, the frother perfect and the product hot. The adjustments to strength length and quantity were easy and the bean presoak time adjustable parameter gave us the optimal return for taste from the bean. The stainless finish and construction is admirable with the instruction manual well written.The brew group is unique in that cleaning is easy and convenient. The improvements on the Evo shows that Saeco is listening to their consumers!
(Posted on 10/19/13)
Almost IdealReview by Jim La Jolla
Value Quality Price
The Plus: I bought this to make cappuccino, which I love. Had been using a Solis 5000 to make coffee and it was just too much of a hassle to steam milk. Research for ever (like two years) and finally focused on the Exprelia. Ordered it and then, researching more, noticed the Evo update. Contacted customer support to see if I could switch by returning the previous version and that went perfectly. Cudoos to Seattle Coffee customer support.
The Evo makes perfect milk froth for a cappuccino, which, after all, is what I was after.
Downside: small capacity all around. Milk container makes about four cappuccinos, you will need to refill the water container constantly and empty the two water waste containers and the spend grounds container often. I was annoyed at first but have quickly gotten used to the routine. The upside to the constant refill/emptying is that the unit is constantly doing self cleaning.
But the balance that Saeco played between in and out capacity and size I deem perfect for a California kitchen, most of which are very shy on space.
(Posted on 10/9/13)
Awesome coffee system!!!Review by kris
Price Value Quality
I have had the EVO for a couple of weeks and LOVE it! Makes perfect coffee drinks and the milk is plenty hot for me. I thought about it for a long time because of the price but it is so worth it if you can swing it. I had another brand of super automatic that required me to froth manually and it just wasn't happening. Really enjoying all the different drinks!
(Posted on 10/2/13)
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