Saeco Syntia Focus RI9833/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished



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When saving space in your kitchen is key, go with the ultra compact and easy-to-use Refurbished Saeco Focus Superautomatic Espresso Machine. Saeco's Focus includes a built-in grinder for whole bean coffee plus a bi-pass doser for making decaf or preground coffee. With easy access to both the water tank and the coffee grounds, this espresso machine is a perfect fit for those who need to be a bit more space-conscious, or who just don't want a giant espresso machine taking over their entire kitchen.

Features & Functionality of the Refurbished Saeco Syntia Focus

  • Three Color Display: With simple and intuitive icons for brewing and maintenance the Focus is very easy to operate.
  • Ceramic Grinder: The Focus has Saeco's ceramic grinder design for more consistent grinding of coffee beans.
  • Removable Water Tank: 40-ounce removable water tank includes Intenza water filter.
  • Rapid Steam Feature: The Saeco Focus has Saeco's Rapid Steam boiler system that ensures there is always water at the right temperature for brewing, steaming, or dispensing hot water.
  • Preground Coffee Option: When you want to brew a quick batch of preground coffee, you can use the Focus' bipass doser located on the top of the machine.
  • 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.
  • Energy Saving Functions: Your Saeco super automatic can be set to shut down after a certain amount of time, so you never need to worry about wasting power.
  • Protective Bean Hopper: The large coffee bean hopper has an airtight sealed lid with anti-UV coating keeps the bean fresh longer.
  • Compact Size: The Saeco Focus is much smaller than many other espresso machines without sacrificing features, meaning it will easily fit under your cabinets.
  • Pros
    • Easy to Use Controls - The Focus has simple button controls and a three-color graphic interface.
    • Compact - The Saeco Focus is designed to be more compact than most superautomatics on the market.
    • No Oily Beans - As with most superautomatics, oily beans can clog the grinder over time.
    • Plastic Body - The Saeco Focus features a plastic exterior, which some users may not prefer.


    Model Number RI9833/47
    Manufacturer Saeco
    Width 10.5 inches
    Depth 16 inches
    Height 12.5 inches
    Product Weight (lbs.) 19.5000
    Watts 1400W
    Volts 120V
    Programmability No
    Case Material Plastic
    Boiler Material Stainless Steel
    Reservoir Size 40 oz
    Boiler Design Thermoblock
    Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
    Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
    Bean Hopper Capacity 8 oz
    Bypass Doser Yes
    Material Plastic


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    What are the differences between the Intelia and the Syntia? Aside from reliability.
    Krista H on Mar 18, 2016
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    Best Answer: I have not tried the Intelia, but the Syntia is pretty cool. Has worked like a charm for the past 8 months, brewing at least 6 cups a day. The Milk frother is pretty cool. You will need to make sure you regularly maintain it so that it works at maximum potential.
    Reply · Report · maher f on Mar 30, 2016
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    The panarello looks to be plastic. On a video for the Saeco, I think this panarello was identified as not very good. Is that true? Can you switch out panarello's?
    A shopper on Oct 5, 2013
    Best Answer: I do not believe that you can switch out panarello's. I have had no issue with mine, it's more learning to work with the one you have, the more you use it the better at it you become. Hope that helps!!!
    Reply · Report · Stephen C on Nov 20, 2013
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    Where can I buy water filters for this model?
    A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
    Best Answer: This is the water filter:
    Reply · Report · SCG SStaff on Feb 10, 2016
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    How much trouble is it to clean out the grinder? I love the oily dark roast coffees.
    james w on Feb 7, 2016
    Best Answer: It can be difficult to clean the grinder in a superautomatic without taking it into a repair shop. Oily beans will typically work for a short while but then the machine will begin to not brew properly. Grinder burrs get clogged, sensors get coated. You may find it better to go with a more traditional machine such as a Breville Infuser or Saeco Aroma and separate Breville or Baratza grinder that you can easily disassemble and maintain. I hope that helps.
    Reply · Report · SCG SStaff on Feb 7, 2016
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    Does this machine brew twice if you push the button twice quickly like the intuita does?
    maria on Dec 7, 2015
    Best Answer: Yes
    Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Dec 7, 2015
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    What type of coffee beans can you use on this machine?
    Saeco Fan on Dec 2, 2015
    Best Answer: Medium roast is the best, no oily beans.
    Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Dec 2, 2015
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    Will the Saeco Syntia Focus Superautomatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished be coming back in stock in the near future?
    Jacob V on Oct 26, 2015
    Best Answer: It's hard to say. We get them in as they come. Be sure to click the link to "sign up to get notified when this item is back in stock" and you will receive an e-mail when we get more in.
    Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Oct 27, 2015
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    Does it have a ceramic grinder?
    A shopper on Sep 1, 2015
    Best Answer: Yes
    Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 12, 2015
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    I currently have a Odea Giro Plus. It has the ability to control the length of the shot from very short through a very long. Does this Syntia Focus have this capability?
    jimbezdan on Jul 4, 2015
    Best Answer: Yes, the Syntia allows you to adjust the amount of brewed coffee according to your taste and/or the size of your cups.
    Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 3, 2015
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    Just bought a refurbished Saeco syntia focus and upon taking it out of the box, get a red slow blinking triangle/exclamation point warning. I have tried to clean the brew unit and prime the water, but the error persists. Does anyone know if there is something else I can try to get the machine working?
    Ryan S on Sep 21, 2014
    Best Answer: If your Syntia Focus is slowly blinking the error light, then there could be a few reasons. With the machine powered on, first make sure that your brew unit is fully inserted and locked into the machine with the service door closed. Then be sure that your water tank and dredge drawer are fully seated in the machine. Finally, make sure that your knob is directed to the center and not pointing toward the steam or hot water function. This should clear that sensor for you!
    Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Sep 22, 2014
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    how many boilers this machine has?
    A shopper on Dec 29, 2015
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    Thanks SCG!Review by Andrew
    The Saeco Syntia Focus is our first superautomatic. It was a steal and performed extremely well day two serving up 40 drinks in quick succession for a party. The black painted metal front and top looks great. Steam is quick and powerful.

    I did a lot of research and am very satisfied!

    Having the assurance of the extended warranty is a plus. (Posted on 2/12/2017)
    Great addition to a small kitchenReview by Hrisi
    I previously owned a refurbished Saeco Royal Professional and I was looking for another refurbished Saeco but for a smaller kitchen. I compared the features of all the refurbished machines on this site and I finally decided to choose Synthia Focus. I am really satisfied with it and I may say that I don't miss my old Royal anymore. I found that programming the amount of coffee in a shot is a great feature. The frothed milk is smooth and has the right temperature for the coffee. Overall is a great addition to our kitchen and we use it everyday as we would have it forever. Seattle Coffee Gear is a trustworth company that knows how to make their clients happy.
    PS I gave 4 stars for the quality because the panarello mount does not look sturdy at all. This is just a detail though for a machine that operates great. (Posted on 12/21/2015)
    we like itReview by Fricik
    Excellent product, we use it every day (Posted on 12/29/2014)
    Excellent small espresso machineReview by DIGuy
    The small Saeco machine makes excellent coffee and has a very small footprint. If you make large cups of coffee you will have to refill the water reservoir often due to the limited size of the container. But overall it is just what I expected. (Posted on 10/28/2014)

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    Warranty Information for the Saeco Syntia Focus Certified Refurbished

    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 Saeco Syntia Focus Certified Refurbished

    • Descale every 2 - 3 months. We recommend using Dezcal.
    • Soap out water tank and drip trays every few days
    • Remove the brew group and spray it down with hot water (no soap!) about once per week.

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