Saeco Gran Baristo Avanti HD8967/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine

 

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  • – Smartphone Compatible
  • – Two Detachable Bean Hoppers
  • – Removable Milk Carafe
  • – Precise Programming Options
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Overview

The Saeco Gran Baristo Avanti is the stretch limo of espresso machines. Take your favorite superautomatic features from the rest of Saeco's lineup—pulse drip coffee brewing, a removable milk carafe and bean hopper, adjustable spouts, profile programming, maybe one touch controls. Now, squeeze them into a slim and long shape that looks great on counters or under shelves. Not enough features? the Avanti also comes with its own iOS and Android smartphone app that lets you brew from across the room, program your favorite drinks, and set up cleaning profiles on your way out the door.

Features and Functionality

  • Smartphone-ready - You'll be able to power on the Avanti remotely, find your perfect drink recipe, and brew from a distance.
  • Easy Programming - The Avanti app gives you control over dedicated user profiles, drink options, pre-infusion, coffee strength, milk ratio, temperature and bean dosing. Programming in the app is particularly easy with slider-style adjustments.
  • Sliding Spouts - Brew into (almost) anything! the adjustable and removable spout fits shot glasses and travel mugs alike.
  • Pop-out Brew Unit - Maintenance is easy with a quick-release brew unit. It's even safe to rinse in the dishwasher.
  • Detachable Bean Hoppers - Hot swap between your favorite roasts with two removable bean hoppers!
  • Removable Milk Carafe - The all-in-one milk carafe helps keep your machine cleaner. And, its easy to store in your fridge when not in use.
  • Slim Size - The long and narrow shape of the Gran Baristo makes it easy to squeeze onto your counter alongside your favorite appliances.
Pros
  • The Future of Brewing - The sliding selector system on the Avanti app makes it incredibly easy to tweak drink settings. In fact, you have so much more control over settings that you'll get better drinks simply because you can program down to the milliliter.
  • Good Coffee - Espresso purist? Even standalone espresso shots come out delicious.
  • Silent Performer - You definitely don't need to worry about waking the house in the morning, the Avanti is surprisingly silent.
  • Clean Cut - Especially when compared to the mixed-medium designs of other Saecos (looking at you Xelsis Evo) the Avanti sports a much cleaner chrome and black scheme.
Cons
  • Smart in Name - While the Avanti app definitely wins for customizability, some of the 'smart' features lack good applications.
  • Stretch Limo - At over 19 inches deep, the Avanti makes up in depth what is shaves off in width.
  • Expensive - The Gran Baristo Avanti is definitely the top-of-the-line Saeco machine, and is priced accordingly.
SCG Staff Says...

The Gran Baristo Avanti app got us excited for coffee right out of bed. In practice, the automatic rinse cycles, at start up and shut down, make the remote brew feature a little silly. If you leave a cup under the machine, it'll fill with rinse water before you can pull a shot.

How Does it Compare?

Based on the Gran Baristo line, the Avanti adds expanded menus, bluetooth connectivity and a dedicated smartphone app.

Tips and Tricks

Make sure to keep an eye on the small drip tray. There is a latch underneath the front of the tray that lets it detach from the rest of the machine for easy emptying.

Specs

Model Number HD8967/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 8.3 inches
Depth 19.3 inches with cord
Height 14.5 inches; extra clearance needed for bean hopper and reservoir
Product Weight (lbs.) 30.0000
Watts 1900 W
Volts 120V
Volume (Decibles) 58 decibels at peak
Programmability Dose, Favorites, Milk Volume, Pre-infusion, Profiles, Shot Time, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance 3.4 to 6.5 inches
Reservoir Size 1.7 L
Cup Warmer Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 1:08
Boiler Design Thermoblock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
One-Touch Yes
Milk System Carafe
Bean Hopper Capacity 9.3 oz
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Stainless Steel and Plastic

Q&A

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Was just abiut to order but noticed the scg staff comment. Is there a work around to the staff comment about rinse cycle at start up? I love the idea of remote turn on in the morning, but the avanti is pointless if the first cup in the morning is rinse water!

Thanks,

Alan
Alan G on Feb 24, 2017
Best Answer: I haven't been able to find a way around the rinse cycle at startup. The main advantage of the app is to fine tune all the conditions for your coffees and to be able to save many more versions than is possible through the machine interface. And, to tell you the truth, it only takes a minute for that first coffee to be ready even with the rinse. We absolutely LOVE the machine!
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Can this machine be set up with plumbing by SCG?
Renee on May 22, 2017
Best Answer: Sorry! The Avanti is reservoir only.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on May 22, 2017
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What kind of water filter does it use?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2017
Best Answer: The Saeco Gran Baristo/Avanti takes Saeco Intenza water filters: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/saeco-intenza-water-filter-replacement

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Mar 17, 2017
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will this machine fit under cabinet it has 17" clearance height? Thank you Lynne
A shopper on Feb 15, 2017
Best Answer: Yep! Though you may need to pull it out to add water to the top reservoir.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Feb 21, 2017
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Do you have a open API for your control so your system can be added to a automation system like Control4?
Randy on Jan 3, 2017
Best Answer: Sorry! As far as I know, the API for the Gran Baristo Avanti is closed. If you use Android, you could probably build a workaround with Tasker, but that's not really an easy alternative. Sorry I couldn't be more help!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jan 4, 2017
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What are box dimensions of the granbaristo avanti?
Sumayyah D on Mar 3, 2017
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Where is it made?
William L on Jan 1, 2017
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Internal drip tray in the Saeco Gran Barista Avanti seems to need emptying quite frequently. Is this normal?
Scott R on Dec 27, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent, with a few quirksReview by Paul I
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I've been using the Avanti for almost a year, and love it!

I thought the bluetooth app would be silly, but it does really allow precise customization of the programs. I wish the the info was stored on the machine rather than my iPad, since I have to add the espresso programs to each person's device who uses the machine.

Cleaning the foaming unit in the milk carafe is very difficult since the parts fit very snuggly, and are impossible for someone with weak hands to remove. A simple tool to grasp this would solve the problem.

I'm hoping that the machine holds up long after the warranty expires, as considering the price, this is a long term investment. Only time will tell. (Posted on 9/6/2017)
very please with this machine.Review by MikeNH
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Love the different options and coffees. Pure enjoyment. This is the perfect unit for our needs and tastes.
We adjusted to the milk drinks to what we wanted in our profile and a simple push of a button makes it happen. Espressos are very smooth . Not bitter. The cafe cremation and coffee Americans were great touches..brews at different bar pressures to come out like a drip coffee maker. (Posted on 5/25/2017)
Super espresso! Review by Lav
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Love this espresso machine. It's awesome! I enjoy every coffee, my husband too! We bought this for our anniversary , birthday presents and probably Christmas:) . Yes it's expensive but ..... you will appreciate the quality. I am so happy we got it ! (Posted on 5/1/2017)

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Warranty Informationi

What it Covers: Saeco espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders

Length: 1 Year

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 repair services


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