Redesigned with ease of use in mind, the Refurbished Saeco Talea Touch Plus has loads of upgrades, including a more intuitive touch-screen interface, an advanced steam wand for rapid steaming and easier manual milk frothing, a ceramic grinder that's quieter and more consistent and plenty of programmable options. The last thing you want to worry about during your morning rush is whether or not your latte is going to taste great. The Talea Touch Plus takes the guess work out of your drink making and produces only the best.
This is a Certified Refurbished Espresso Machine
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Features & Functionality of the Saeco Talea Touch Plus
- Brainy: Intuitive in nature, the Talea Touch Plus is a smart machine, with programmable options, a touch screen and specific notifications letting you know exactly what it needs.
- Ceramic Grinder: Quieter and more consistent, we love that Saeco uses these ceramic disc grinders in the Talea Touch Plus.
- Quick Steaming: With Saeco's Rapid-Steam technology, the wait time between brewing and frothing is drastically reduced, preventing delays between brewing and the latte hitting your lips.
- Options For Everyone: With the Saeco Brewing System, there is a seemingly endless list of options as to how to make your drink. But if you're anything like us, the more caffeine, the better.
- Adjustable Drip Tray: Big cups, little cups -- they (mostly) all fit! This automatic drip tray raises and lowers with a unique one-touch feature. Make sure the machine is on when you try to make it work though.
- Easy To Clean: One of the best things about Saeco is how easy they are to clean, with removable water tanks and brewgroups.
- Cup Warmer: Using the heat of the machine, the top of the Talea Touch Plus acts as an installed cup warmer, ensuring your espresso isn't negatively affected.
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||5|
|Ease of Use||4|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||With a touch screen, the Talea Touch Plus comes in a notch above the Talea Giro.|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||25.6000|
|Boiler Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cup Clearance||5.75 inches|
|Reservoir Size||57 oz|
|Steam Wand Type||Panarello Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||1 minute and 16 seconds|
|Warm Up: Steam Time||16 seconds|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||8.8 oz|
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First, I have used (hard) a refurbished Talea Touch Plus for 18 months. Buying from Seattle Coffee Gear has made me look like the Einstein of coffee! Great folks. The Plus has been an outstanding purchase. No issues....but from experience I learned that it is not meant to be left on indefinitely. The touch screen does not like that at all but a few hours here and there and it works to your hearts content. Plenty of customizing features so a great cup of coffee is not an issue when using average to above average beans. Find yourself great beans and you are going to coffee heaven my friend. One complaint....check the water reserve BEFORE hitting the brew icon. If you do not have enough water in there for a full serving you will waste beans. This is a machine worth every penny. I too purchased the extended warranty...never used it. Good folks selling quality equipment at a fair price is what I see happening at SCG. Good luck! Dec 6, 2013
The Talea Touch is a newer product.
We upgraded from theMagic Comfort Plus.
One side you have a nice touch screen
The other is digital buttons Dec 6, 2013
Not to say the Incanto would suffer the same issues-- but after replacing it with the Saeco Giro Plus I had even more issues (leaked water constantly, didn't grind the correct amount, most water ended up in drip tray)
I then purchased the Talea Touch from here-- been completely and absolutely happy with it! I've had it about a year now and zero problems. The touch interface is extremely nice as there isn't any guessing on what it needs (Drip tray emptied, water filled, grounds emptied, fill beans) The SBS knob is nice to put more pressure on your extraction. You can set three user modes for different brews as well as temperature/aroma/volume for each of these. It also has a sleep mode which is user set-- as I've forgotten about it being on and dont worry about it anymore.
We brew about 4-6 shots of espresso a day and steam milk with it as well-- again no issues and I did purchase the extended warranty just in case. Dec 6, 2013
Any other machines you would suggest? I can spend about $450 total, and have no problem with buying a refurbed machine, assuming SCG will back it up. Dec 8, 2013
I am not familiar with the Intuita. My philosophy when I purchased my refurb was that I would rather spend the money to get the additional features on the Talea refurb than spend the same amount for a NEW machine that had fewer features. I also spent the additional money on the extended warranty because I do not live near any certified repair facilities.
I love my machine, but that being said, the deck that moves up and down is not stable, so I just leave it in the fully down position at all times. I would have to pay to ship it back and that feature is not worth it to me. It does go up and down smoothly, but as I said, the piece that holds it stable is plastic and was broken when I got it so the deck that the cup sits on is not stable unless it is fully in the down position and resting on the counter top.
If you make lots of coffee everyday, you may desire a larger water tank, but I like to use fresh water each day and dumping the water out and putting fresh water in is not a problem. Let me know if you have further questions. Dec 9, 2013
Great coffee, easy to use and quite reliable in my experience, though that may wary. And it has flexibility to adjust lot of parameters in your search of perfect cup.(this you won't find in new machines in this price range).
I went to scg refurb because of extended warranty option also, even if my experiences are good, you find also negative reviews.
Overall I recommend this machine, though if you appreciate different things, you may find some other machine as good or better fit. Dec 9, 2013
http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/service/scg-warranty-details Aug 19, 2013
Thanks! Aug 18, 2013
http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/saeco-milk-island-for-talea-models-8-liter Apr 23, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Certified Refurbished Saeco Talea Touch Plus
|What it Covers:||
SCG's Certified Refurbished Equipment
Including Saeco, Rocket, Rancilio, Francis Francis Refurbished Equipment
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Seattle Coffee Gear|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-372-4734 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Notes:||Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Certified Refurbished Saeco Talea Touch Plus
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Clean the easily removable brew unit weekly.
- Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
User Manuals for your Certified Refurbished Saeco Talea Touch Plus Espresso Machine
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Saeco Talea Touch Plus (refurbished)Review by Mikey
Price Value Quality
Got a fantastic deal on a refurb machine during a flash sale. Had some initial troubles with the first two machines, but SCG customer service has been absolutely outstanding. Called and talked to a knowledgeable rep to troubleshoot. Return/shipping fast and efficient. Now have a working machine that we are really enjoying. Makes a great cup of espresso, easy to use and maintain. Will not hesitate to purchase again from SCG based on my first experience with them. I really appreciate the time they take to make all the videos, it was a great resource in deciding what equipment I wanted to purchase.
(Posted on 6/17/14)
Great customer serviceReview by kathie
Price Value Quality
I had to call a couple of times to tweak the machine and the staff was so nice and very knowledgable. great customer experience. the machine makes a great cup of joe and the milk island is awesome. do not think twice about ordering from Seattle coffee gear they are awesome
(Posted on 2/11/14)
I'm enjoying my machineReview by ColoradoConnection
Price Value Quality
After reading numerous reviews on numerous machines on many websites, I decided to visit SCG when I visited my son in December. Dori helped me choose my machine after much discussion. It was very easy to set up and so far I've had no problems. Primarily experimenting with the different strengths to find the perfect cup, although the ones I have made I have enjoyed. Great buy for my first machine. Arrived at my home in a short period of time, with great packaging. No leaks or breakage. Thanks Dori for your help!!
(Posted on 1/6/13)
Very great buy for the money - great customer service from SCG!Review by Maine60
Price Value Quality
Another Saeco quality product at its best! Very easy to make adjustments and operate - for a great any kind of coffee beverage.
(Posted on 11/14/12)
Love this machineReview by Cappuccinomama
Quality Value Price
Daily user, multiple cups per day. Really like this machine. Quick and easy to use, allows you to individualize the coffee to personal taste. Do wish it had an outer access to add water, but I knew it didn't at the time I bought it, however, it is easy to fill and doesn't slow me down. Like that it lets me know when to empty the dregs and waste water, and keeps memory when it does so in the process of brewing, I can continue on as if no interruption. I researched before buying, and always knew I would come back and purchase from the ladies at Seattle Coffee Gear. Thanks for all the great instructive videos, enjoy them, and you, immensely. You're very intertaining.
Can pick the strength, Can pick the temperature, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Can pick the Aroma
Small Water Container, No outer access to water
(Posted on 5/24/12)