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Crew Comparison: Rancilio Silvia M vs Crossland CC1

Sep 1, 2016 · coffee · comparison · crossland · rancilio · reviews
Crew Comparison: Rancilio Silvia M vs Crossland CC1

How Does It Compare?

The single boiler espresso machine continues to be one of our top sellers with crowd favorites like the The Crossland Coffee CC1 features a programmable PID and three espresso profiles.[/caption]


Equipped with an intuitive interface, customizing our coffee on the Crossland Coffee CC1 is effortless. Once we’re in the main menu, we can customize the pre-infusion, wait and brew time for each of the three profiles—that’s a lot of options for a single boiler machine! Also, we can adjust the PID to get the boiler within a degree of our ideal brew temperature. And, we know when the boiler’s ready thanks to the temperature displayed on the screen. [caption id="attachment_13352" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The CC1 comes with a 58mm non-pressurized portafilter.[/caption] The Rancilio Silvia M features simple switches that customers love—we’re on board with the experience too! If you purchase the Silvia M with PID installed by SCG, though, there is a slight learning curve to the operation. To pull a shot you engage the coffee switch and then press the pause/start button—that’s it! The PID has programmable pre-infusion, wait time, brew time and, if purchased through SCG, each PID comes pre-programmed and optimized for your espresso—you’ll reap the benefits without having to program it! Pro tip: If you purchase the Silvia M with PID, Thanks to the thermoblock, the CC1 gets up to steam temperature quicker.[/caption]


Both machines feature the sharp, boxy body outfitted with industrial stainless steel. And you know what? We love the look! The Crossland Coffee CC1 has a digital display that adds modern flair and, most importantly, the ability to customize. Built with a large, stainless steel drip tray and cup warmer, the CC1’s sharp design is functional. Our only beef with the CC1’s design in the front-accessible water tank. You cannot remove it when the portafilter is in place and it takes patience to maneuver it in—but come on, it’s a water tank! [caption id="attachment_13353" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Coffee connoisseurs appreciate the classic boxy body and L-shaped steam wand.[/caption] The Rancilio Silvia M’s updated design features a new green light that indicates that the machine is on. The orange light is still present but smaller and flashes while it’s heating up. While those updates were great, we would have loved to see a redesign with the steam wand. For those of you new to the Silvia M, the body design has the same industrial look from its original conception. Overall, the Silvia M has a style that appeals to a wide crowd and features an intuitive interface that makes making coffee enjoyable.


The Rancilio Silvia M and Crossland Coffee CC1 are two single boiler espresso machines that have something for everyone. When you’re considering between these two machines, one of the highlights is the built-in PID on the CC1. While the Silvia M features an add-on, it only has one profile to customize. Both machines are excellent choices whichever way you decide. Which machine would you take home? Tell us in the comments below!

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