Saeco Exprelia HD8856/47 One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished



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Cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos are a push of a button away with the Refurbished Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine. The double boiler cuts down on your wait time, instantly brewsing espresso after automatically frothing your milk. As if life couldn't get any easier, Saeco designed the Exprelia with access to automatic cleaning and descaling. So sit back and relax, then enjoy the frothy goodness your machine will magically create.

This is a Certified Refurbished Espresso Machine

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Features & Functionality of the Refurbished Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine

  • Removable Milk Frothing Carafe with Automatic Cleaning Cycle: External container automatically froths milk into your cup. The top portion of the handle swivels to the left to dispense steamed milk directly into your cup during the brew cycle. When the handle is swiveled back to the container it automatically rinses itself to keep the container clean and clear of any milk clogs.
  • Alternate Steaming and Hot Water Wand: The Exprelia has a dedicated hot water and alternate steaming wand with dedicated second boiler for strong steaming power. The stainless steel wand does not include a panarello and is perfect for creating your own micro-foam.
  • Removable Water Tank: 1.5 liter removable water tank
  • Double Boiler System: The Exprelia has two stainless-steel boilers that ensure there is always water at the right temperature for brewing, steaming, or dispensing hot water.
  • Saeco Brewing System (SBS): Allows you to choose the strength and consistency of your coffee by turning a dial.
  • Aroma System: The Saeco Aroma System pre-wets your coffee grinds to ensure the best possible coffee extraction. This feature, also known as pre-infusion, can be turned off or on, or lengthened to suit your taste.
  • Auto-Clean: Your Saeco superautomatic will automatically clean and descale for you leaving you with a well-maintained machine that will produce flavorful drinks every time.
  • Customization: Each beverage can be set to your personal preference. It allows you to program the quantity of coffee to grind, coffee temperature, size of your drink and quantity of milk or water.
  • One Touch - The Exprelia has true one-touch technology for cappuccinos, lattes, and other beverages using Saeco's removable milk carafe.
  • Steam Wand - The Exprelia has an alternate steaming wand with more steaming power (and no panarello) than any other superautomatic we have tested.
  • No Oily Beans - Oily beans really gunk up superautomatic grinders and the Exprelia is no exception. Try to stick to a medium roast for best results.
  • Milk Carafe Hot, but not Extra Hot - In testing the automatic milk function, we found it was not as hot as a one-touch models from Jura or DeLonghi. If you are looking for an extra hot latte, use the alternate steaming wand to get the milk as hot as you like.
How Does it Compare?

This machine does not have all of the proverbial bells and whistles that the Xelsis does, but it shares the same one-touch functionality.


Model Number HD8856/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 9.625 inches
Depth 16.375 inches
Height 14.125 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 40.0000
Watts 1500 watts
Volts 120 volts
Programmability No
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Cup Clearance 4.25 inches
Reservoir Size 1.5 liters
Cup Warmer Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 1 minute and 29 seconds
Warm Up: Steam Time 12 seconds
Boiler Design Double Boiler
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
One-Touch No
Bean Hopper Capacity 10.5 ounces
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Brushed Stainless Steel


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When doing research about the Exprelia, I read that you can use different 'hoses' in the milk container, and that the heat of the milk could be increased by using a specific hose. Does anyone have experience with this? I've purchased the refurbished unit that did not come with alternate/extra hoses. If it turns out this works, does anyone know where you can purchase the hoses?
Thank you!
A shopper on Nov 10, 2014
Best Answer: Check the temperature on the milk if he does not reach 120° At the spout they should send you a upgrade kit for your unit...( i made a short video w the digital thermometer and only reached 114 it felt lukewarm)that's what happened to mine after I replace the hose for the smaller diameter it works much better ... Good luck otherwise i love my exprelia...
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I bought the Exprelia Refurbished once my Royal Automatic was leaking. It worked great and I didn't notice there to be any issues until I upgraded my coffee cups to glass. The Cafe is coming out VERY light in color (light caramel). I switched beans to a dark roast and still the same thing. I also put all setting to Strong and looked in the books for recommended grind, etc. Am I doing something wrong or does there seem to be a problem with the machine? Help!
Catherine C on Jan 15, 2015
Best Answer: I don't think there's anything wrong with the machine, but there’s some things to check.  To get the color that you would expect from an espresso, the machine will only dose out enough coffee for a single shot.  Check the volume that you're extracting, as typically the water volume that's pre-programmed for Cafe will be larger than an ounce.  Essentially, this will just draw extra water through the same grounds, watering down your shot, and creating a lighter overall color, similar to adding water to espresso to make an americano.  If you'd like to program that button to be a shorter volume so that you get the same strength and the darker color you'd like, you can just push and hold that Cafe button until it says Memo, then let go and once you have as much in your cup as you'd like, push the Cafe button again so it will remember those settings.

It sounds like you've checked the strength (which is another setting to change), and while you mentioned that you switched to a dark roast, we actually don't recommend doing this, as a dark roast will tend to have an oily sheen on the surface of the bean, which can clog the grinder very quickly and can be harmful to the machine.  We recommend sticking to a medium roast so that you don't get any clogging.

The last thing to check is that the brew unit is being cleaned regularly, and that the grind setting seems to be appropriate.  It sounds like in this case, that you've got a pretty consistent flow, which is a solid indication that you're at the right setting!

I think the biggest change for you will be in setting the volume that it's brewing at.  If you're still looking for the same volume as what the Cafe setting is already set to, but would like it to be both darker and stronger, then you could set the volume to 1/2 of what it is currently, then just double tap the Cafe button, so that it grinds and brews twice in a row for you!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Feb 14, 2015
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Has anyone tried retrofitting the new milk carafe from the EVO? I am curious if it is compatible and if using it results in an increase in the temperature and quality of the froth?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2014
Best Answer: I have been trying to figure this out. Anyone with luck?
Reply · Report · j muniz on May 9, 2014
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The specs indicate that the height of this unit is just over 14 inches. On Saecos web site, it appears to be about 16.5 inches. Would you pleas clarify the height? I have a small area under the cabinets and the height really matters. Thanks.
Mark G on Dec 3, 2013
Best Answer: The Exprelia machine is about 14 1/4" high. However, keep in mind you access the water and beans with two doors at the top of this machine. So, unless you want to pull the machine out or be creative when filling these up, the doors need an additional 6" to open.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Dec 4, 2013
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Does this come with the newer design carafe?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2013
Best Answer: No, unfortunately the new, updated carafe is only offered with the Exprelia Evo model found below:
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 22, 2013
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Which super automatic would you recommend? Saeco Exprelia or Jura S9? Based reliability and ease of use/maintenance.
I would very much appreciate a response.
I have been read in about these two products and I like certain features of each one.
Arash M on Apr 28, 2013
Best Answer: There are definitely pros and cons of each! The Exprelia has the convenience of the auto-froth carafe as well as a traditional steam arm, giving you flexibility to create different levels of froth. The carafe system of the Saeco machines is much easier to keep clean than the tube system of auto-froth the Jura machines use, as the Saeco carafe can be "cleaned" with some steam from the machine. The Jura S9 allows for a higher dosage of coffee in each drink, so you can potentially create stronger shots and milk based drinks. The Jura machines require using their cleaning and descaling products, which can be a bit more expensive over the lifetime of the machine. The Saeco programming is pretty straight forward and easy to use and navigate, where the Jura machine is a bit less intuitive where programing is concerned. Hope this helps!
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Great SuperautomaticReview by Jared The Geek
I bought this refurbished unit after a lot of research and after seeing how much the green lady and other smaller coffee shops got out of my wallet.

Let's start with the looks. This thing is great looking on the counter. Its larger from my small manual machine and burr grinder but not obtrusive. The stainless or brushed aluminum or whatever its made out of is great. Cleans easily. I like all the drip trays and the magnet for the drip tray under the nozzles.

Its pretty loud but not bad. Its so nice to walk up and hit the button twice and two shots come out. Once you play with it, you can get it to produce shots with great crema. Sure its not like an expert manually pulled shot but for a superautomatic it comes out great.

While the milk from the pitcher/ frother is not as hot as some like I have found it acceptable. Having the option to manually steam milk is also great but I bought this to overcome my sheer laziness and its done a great job there.

I have had the machine under a week and I pull at least 6 shots a day so I clean the dregs bin a lot but its better than the whole counter when I was tamping my own coffee in that morning fog my mind was in.

If you are looking for the perfect shot you won't find it. If you are looking for something to make coffee a bit better then the green lady then you found it. Buy good beans and make the most of the machine. (Posted on 10/21/2014)
First timerReview by Selina
This was my first purchase after months of viewing videos, reading customer reviews and in discussion with incredibly helpful Seattle Coffeegear staff. Customer service was the best of any company I've ever dealt with, thank you! This machine is visually sleek and pretty easy to use. There are three people in my house who all like something different, so this machine works. The negatives I found are: You can only put 1 spoon of ground coffee in the bypass which makes for weak coffee, the milk frothed is explosive so I have to hold the cup up close to the spout to avoid milk splatter, the espresso froth is heavy regardless of how I turn the dial on the front. The machine grinder is quite loud but no more so than if you used a manual electric grinder. (Posted on 9/15/2014)
A Great Machine When Paired With Reasonable ExpectationsReview by John
I have been a super automatic owner for about 5 years now. My last machine was a De'Longhi 3300. It was a great machine and ran great for just over 4 years before having a catastrophic failure. Returning to the market, I initially looked at De'Longhi again but nothing in my price point really struck a chord with me. We decided to return to Seattle Coffee Gear to peruse the refurb possibilities.

Coming from that machine I just wanted a traditional super auto with a steam wand. When I saw that I could something like the Exprelia One Touch for only a little more than my De Longhi would otherwise run we decided to take the plunge. More than anything else I was really drawn by the perceived built quality of the machine. I say perceived simply because I won't know for at least 1-2 years the reality of my immediate impressions.

People have "complained about temp" when using the one touch for milk drinks, it's not going to be 160 degrees. I suspect even the newer Evo won't get hot enough for those who want a piping hot cup. The one touch is all about convenience, not temperature and control over the final result. If I want to take the time or I have guests it's the steam wand. If it's 10 minutes after I woke up and I want a quick cup before I rush out the door, the one touch does the job. Pre-Warming your cup will help and so will drinking immediately. It's not hot enough to run a cup and then sip slowly over the next 15 minutes. Keep in mind the coffee comes out of this machine *very* hot, we are talking specifically about the milk. Thankfully with this machine if you WANT that kind of temp you still have a steam wand unlike many comparable machines that sacrifice the steam wand for the carafe. If I want to make a latte for someone I can run milk and then steam it for a boost in temp. The key thing for me is the Exprelia (and also the Evo) give you options that most machines don't.

I knocked off a star for price and value simply because though out of stock it appears SCG sells the newer model Evo for $100 less as a refurb despite that machine actually selling for $100 over the original exprelia. My Refurb looked new, I saw no signs of wear/tear even in areas where I would expect to have seen some marring (such as the plastic cover of the LCD screen). Can't say everyone's unit will be like this but I walked out with a unit in better cosmetic shape then I would have suspected.

One other "knock" that doesn't really matter. The genius designers put a bright red LED light in the power button. Not so that you know when it's on, nope.... This light FLASHES about twice a minute while the machine is in standby. Our coffee bar faces our living room and I ended up putting a sticker over it. Not the end of the world but definitely one of those "what were they thinking" moments. (Posted on 3/5/2014)
Overall great machineReview by Chris
Spent countless hours researching this and similar machines. Came across this refurb and bit the bullet. Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised at the size. Guess I spent too much time zoomed in when researching. Fits nicely on our countertop. Being a refurb it had everything needed but did not have the water filter, grease, and cleaning agents you get when buying new. No biggie just ordered some and was still WAY ahead of full price. No blemishes or scratches of any kind. I eagerly crafted my first cappuccino after initial set up. I was a little surprised at the tempurature of the milk based drinks which was my main reason for buying. Not very hot. Easily fixed with 15 seconds with the steam wand though. Espressos, Caffe, and Cafe Lungo's are very hot if you set them on the hottest setting. Easy to clean and the machine tells you when to.

I have had it for about 2 1/2 weeks now and do not regret spending the $$ on it even though it was a stretch for me at refurb price. Planning on making it up on efficiency with my business! Overall this is a quality machine that has been well thought out. Seattle Coffee Gear was great to deal with. Site made purchase easy, they give you tracking info, and they were friendly when I called in on the temperature of the milk based drinks. (Posted on 1/17/2013)

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Warranty Information for the Refurbished Saeco Exprelia One Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machine

What it Covers: SCG's Certified Refurbished Equipment. Including Saeco, Delonghi, Rocket, Rancilio, Francis Francis Refurbished Equipment

Length: 6 months

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear, read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.

Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services

Caring for the Refurbished Saeco Exprelia One Touch 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.

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