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Saeco Exprelia Evo HD8857/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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Product Description

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 slightly hotter milk compared to previous versions.

Features & Functionality of the Saeco Exprelia Evo HD8857/47 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 Thermoblock System - With two stainless-steel-lined thermoblocks, 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.
  • One Touch - With the removable milk carafe, this machine is a true one-touch that will whip up espressos or lattes with the push of a button.
  • Steam Wand - Many one-touch machines don't have an alternate way to steam your milk. The Exprelia Evo not only has that, but it also has the steam power to back it up!
  • No Oily Beans - As with all superautomatic espresso machines, steer clear of oily beans to prevent grinder buildup.
How Does it Compare?

With less programmability than the Xelsis but improved milk frothing - slightly higher temperature and finer foam - over the Exprelia, the Saeco Exprelia Evo is a great one-touch option.

Additional Information

Model Number HD8857/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 9.65 inches
Depth 16.55 inches
Height 14.17 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 40.0000
Watts 1400 watts
Volts 120 volts
Programmability Dose, Milk Volume, Pre-infusion, Shot Time, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance Adjustable
Reservoir Size 1.6 liters
Cup Warmer Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 1:12
Boiler Design Thermoblock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
One-Touch Yes
Bean Hopper Capacity 10.58 ounces
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Brushed Stainless Steel

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Warranty Information for the Saeco Exprelia Evo HD8857/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine

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 out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Saeco Exprelia Evo HD8857/47 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.

User Manuals for your Saeco Exprelia Evo HD8857/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine


Perfect machine for my needs.Review by Elizabeth M
I'd never made a good cup of coffee in my life. I've read directions, watched videos...I've even, on a few occasions had people who make good coffee stand over my shoulder and direct me...but it still came out terrible. I'm pretty sure that microbial cloud that scientists say we're each surrounded by is real, and mine contains bad coffee gremlins. Meanwhile the ubiquitous coffee chain wasn't tasting good to me any more, but I was a 30 minute drive from coffee shops I enjoyed. So I needed a machine at home that required little to no interaction with the beans before they became coffee.

I'm the only coffee drinker in the house so I didn't need the big sister of this machine that has programming for multiple people. I wanted a machine I could set up exactly the way I want it, without a bunch of extra functions going unused. (Though it would have been nice if this one went on sale when the other one did)

I also wanted the option to steam the milk myself with a real steam wand rather than panerello. I like the idea of a one-touch machine so I can press a button and pick up my latte on the way out the door. This machine does that well, but the steam wand makes such wonderful, creamy, thick foam (after some practice), and it only takes a couple of extra minutes, so I rarely use the one-touch carafe.

I love this machine! I love drinking good coffee in my own home, in my PJs.

(By the way, Alton Brown said that the one simple thing he doesn't make well is coffee. The struggle is real!) (Posted on 5/18/2016)
Great super automaticReview by smb
This replaces an old Saeco we had for about 8 years that finally died. This unit makes much better espresso and caffe than our previous unit. The espresso and caffe is much hotter and just tastes much better using the same beans we have always used. Many complain about the chore of emptying the drip tray but we find we are not having to do this that much more often than on our old machine and the improved quality of our coffee is absolutely worth it.

We don't steam milk every day but the steamer works great and we are happy to have purchased a machine with this option. (Posted on 1/18/2016)
makes a decent coffee with minimal fussReview by bdzero
My 'other' machine is a Sylvia (PID'd with Rocky grinder) and I've been roasting my own for over a decade. However my wife lacks the interest in learning how to pull a good shot thus we've been eyeing a super-auto for a long time. Been using both bunn drip and k-cup machines for a few years...

We've only had it for a week so far, a few observations.

The grinder 'range' from fine to course seems to not provide much variance, I think this is normal as the machine is in essence just dispensing espresso. I roast single origin and tend to stay around full city for the max varietal 'variety' which worked great for drip however I had to use the finest grind to avoid underextraction.

The steamed/foamed milk is excellent, does what I'd consider an amazing job. Sure I can get more microfoam doing it manually, however the machine does really good job, enough that I'm not going to bother manual foaming...likely ever (might do it if I need to pour a bunch of milk based drinks, it'll be faster than allowing the machine to do it).

The ability to tweak settings for each beverage is very handy, and the strength/quantity overrides are very nice. I like that you can stop the milk in a milk based drink and it'll continue on to the espresso (which you can stop at your liking as well).

The only thing this is missing is the ability to automate an americano. I'm sure that's due to no way to bypass the grounds internally....I advice guests to use the hot water feature if the coffee is too much for them.

All in all a very handy tool that does it's job well. it's a bit pricey, but when you register with Saeco they extend the warranty on the brew group by 4 years. (Posted on 10/26/2015)
Had it for over a year, love itReview by Carolyn
We purchased the Exprelia Evo after traveling in Europe and missing our daily coffee fixes :). The Exprelia has performed flawlessly since we received it, using it many times per day. It does take time and patience to set up the grind and heat levels to match what you like, but once that's done, it's coffee perfection! I at first used Lavazza and was not entirely pleased, but then switched to George Howell espresso and like that much better. The foam setup is terrific, and I like that I can store the milk carafe separately if we're not using it for a time. If I were to change one thing, it would be to warn you of low water level BEFORE grinding so as to not waste coffee. If you get in the habit of checking the water level each time you use the machine, then that solves the problem, I guess. Regular maintenance is easy. We had a bit of sticker shock when we bought the machine, but in retrospect it's saved us lots of coffee because we no longer brew pots of coffee. I love it when guests are here also, as it's of course easy to give each person exactly the drink that they want - even tea - with the hot water wand. A+! (Posted on 9/22/2015)
Look no more. You have found your machine. Review by el
We absolutely love this machine. At first, before optimizing the options the coffee was just so-so. However, once we adjusted all of the internal settings we realized we had ourselves a perfect espresso, cappuccino, and coffee. Better than we could get any in any coffee shop. Seriously this is perfect. It doesn't matter what type of coffee based beverage you want you can perfect it here. And this has the best milk frother I've ever used. The coffee is hot! The frothed milk a little less so ( perfect for capuccino but alone not super hot). But worry not. You can steam it more yourself to make it hotter if you need! Seriously. Stop looking. This is your machine!! (Posted on 2/7/2015)
best machine yet.Review by jamie
The Evo replaced our Gaggia machine, great coffee, love that it self cleans each time. This make for great coffee, no old stale flavors. the milk jug is great, so easy. great milk froth at the push of a button, then great espresso to next go. (Posted on 2/6/2015)
Love it!Review by Heidi
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 9/6/2014)
All good both Exprelia EVO and Seattle CGReview by Rick
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 9/4/2014)
what an expensive habitReview by Dave (aka wileetoyote)
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 6/4/2014)
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 5/5/2014)
Frothier not hot.Review by Dennis
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 3/6/2014)
Quality MachineReview by ThomasD
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 2/2/2014)
love itReview by David
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 1/24/2014)
Excellent machineReview by Andrew
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 1/6/2014)
Quality as advertised.Review by Jay
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 12/30/2013)
Perfect!Review by Deidre
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 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 12/28/2013)
Saeco Exprelia Evo is almost perfect Review by Sharon
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 10/21/2013)
first class experienceReview by kiwi coffee lover
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 10/19/2013)
Almost IdealReview by Jim La Jolla
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 10/9/2013)
Awesome coffee system!!!Review by kris
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 10/2/2013)

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