Intelligent and good looking? Yes, we're talking about your soul mate...your superautomatic soul mate, that is! The silky steel-faced Saeco Intelia Deluxe is easy to use, with electronic controls and an LED display that allows you to customize your espresso as easy as 1, 2, 3! Choose your volume and dosage level for your shot of espresso, then steam milk with the one-touch cappuccinatore to create that tasty, coffee house latte that's been calling your name. Want more control? An included panarello add-on lets you make your milk as hot and frothy as you could ask for.
Features & Functionality of the Saeco Intelia Deluxe HD8759/47 Superautomatic Espresso Machine
Seattle Coffee Gear Exclusive - This machine is so good, we had to have it all for ourselves! The Intelia Deluxe is only available on our website or in one of our three retail locations.
Intuitive Interface with LED display - The colorful and intuitive interface allows for easy management of brewing and maintenance settings while keeping the design of the machine clean and streamlined.
Ceramic Grinder - This high-tech, built-in grinder uses ceramic burrs to minimize heat during the grinding process.
Removable Brew Group - Removing the brew group for weekly rinsing makes maintenance a breeze.
Pre-Brewing Technology - Coffee grounds are pre-wet (think pre-infusion!) to extract the maximum flavor during the brewing process.
Energy Efficient - Automatic stand-by mode can be set from 15 minutes to 180 minutes of inactivity to save electricity and the environment!
Bypass Doser - Need a decaf or want to easily try a different bean? Simply use the bypass doser on top of the machine to brew with pre-ground coffee.
Automatic Milk Steaming - Place the included hose into a cold pitcher of milk and the Intelia will create perfect foam right in your cup. We said it was easy!
Panarello Possibilities - Prefer the personal touch? A Saeco panarello attachment makes it easy to adjust texture and temperature to your custom milk-frothing needs.
Coffee Strength - Choose from 5 different grind strengths (which varies amount of coffee ground) and 10 grind fineness settings.
Simple to Use - Intuitive controls make the Saco Intelia Deluxe easy to operate.
Great Coffee Flavor - The Intelia Deluxe produces excellent shots of espresso with minimal effort.
Flexible Milk Steaming Options - Easily froth milk with the automatic milk steaming attachment or, if you prefer a bit more control, pop on the included manual panarello attachment.
Sexy Steel - The brushed stainless face and chrome drip tray play well with your other kitchen appliances .
No Oily Beans - As with most superautomatics, oily beans can clog the grinder over time.
SCG Staff Says...
The capuccinatore attachment is really easy to clean, which is great if you use different kinds of milk.
How Does it Compare?
The Intelia Deluxe Class operates very similarly to the Syntia SS and older Saeco Incanto Deluxe, but has improved programming and is more reliable.
Tips and Tricks
Two Programmable Brew Buttons - To program, simply hold either the Espress or Espresso Lungo button in for a few seconds when brewing. You will see the MENU alert pop up on the screen. Let go of the brew button and then let the machine dispense the exact amount of coffee you want. Press the Aroma Strength button to stop brewing and store the volume. The next time you press the same brew button it will brew the pre-stored amount.
Hello, Do you happen to have the model number for this unit specifically? It is not listed on the additional information page. Also do you have any information on what the major differences are between this machine (Saeco Intelia Superautomatic Espresso Machine) and the (Saeco Intelia Deluxe Superautomatic Espresso)? Thank you!
We like really strong espresso, which Starbuck's beans will we get the strongest espresso that are not "oily"? In our town we have somewhat limited beans available, but Starbuck beans are relatively easy to get.
Does the power button blink red continuously when the machine is in standby on this model? If so, is there a way to turn the machine "off" (so that it doesn't blink when not in use) without completely unplugging the power cord?
How does this model compare with Jura Impressa C60 and if the pro's were choosing between the two, which would they pick? Additionally, is there a super automatic under $1500.00 that is a must buy? Thanks
Best Answer:Both will make very similar coffee and have similar features. Probably a slight advantage to the Deluxe as it is a newer design, removable brew group and a choice between manual and automatic milk steaming.
Best Answer:Hi Krista H, I have not actually gone to the Menu yet...haven't really needed to do so...the coffee is quite hot enough for me right out of the box. If one froths the milk it will be even hotter. The user guide does mention a temp setting...I just don't know if it's on high already. As I mentioned, it's quite hot now. I will check the Menu settings when I get a chance. GL
Best Answer:For a mug, I press the button twice. I have it set for the maximum quantity of coffee to be ground, and then set the water to the amount I wanted for that quantity of coffee ground. It's enough for a china coffee cup, but not a mug. It is fast, so you just cycle it through twice. Mugs can't exceed 4 1/4 inches high. The tray it sits on is 4" deep.
I just received my machine and have a question about the enclosed Mavea Intenza filter. I live in NYC so our water is soft. I also used the enclosed test strip and none of the squares turned red, which confirmed that my water is soft. I also use a filter system for my faucet and then filter again with a Brita -- so essentially my water is double filtered. Do I still need to use the Mavea Intenza filter? Or is that really only for folks who have hard water? Do I still need to descale? Thanks!
A shopper on Aug 26, 2016
Best Answer:I live in Alaska and I had the same thing happen with my test strip, but I do not think our water is that soft. I also use Brita filtered water, but I also use the mavea intenza filter. I just don't change it as frequently. I do descale about every 6 months just to be safe.
The Mavea Intenza Water Filter removes copper, lead, chlorine and other impurities to help prolong the life of your Saeco Intelia Deluxe Espresso Machine. I also like great tasting beverages. I get the best taste with the filter. I hope this was helpful!
Best Answer:I think it is probably possible, but not practical. It would require significant alterations to the machine that weren't anticipated by the designers of this model. If I needed automatic filling of a water reservoir, I would look for another machine.
Best Answer:The answer to all is no. However this is a fabulous machine so I personally would not rule it out. I would also look at the intuita model that has a mechanical on off switch that stops the blinking. In addition to making great expression it is a flaming bargin
The red power light is always blinking. As for the standby time, I'm not aware that it can be adjusted, but the time it takes to be ready to brew again is quicker if the standby has just recently begun.
I read on one of your answers that in order to install the Panarello that you included with my order of the Intelia Deluxe HD8759/47 that I should be able to pull the rubber piece for the cappuccinatore off the steam wand. I have tried to pull it off but it won't budge. I'm writing to be sure before I try any more....Should that rubber piece just pull off?
Best Answer:That rubber piece is quite stiff on some of the models I've pulled it off of. There is a small notch on the steam arm that the rubber piece sits on that keeps it very secure, but it is definitely just friction fit.
Best Answer:Yes. To do this you would program one of the buttons to the strength (1 to 3 beans) and volume of coffee you want. It takes a little playing around with these settings until you have exactly what you want. The machine stores this setting so you can just push the same button every time you want the same coffee. There are two programmable buttons on the Deluxe.
I have Saeco's Odea Go. My in-laws have had two of the same model, so three between us all. Every one of them ends up shorting out. Eventually, when you push the grind button, it grinds for about .2 seconds and shuts off. By the time you come home from work, it kicks back on and you have a mess to clean up. I am skeptical of getting a fourth Saeco. Have you had other people complain about the unit shorting out?
Best Answer:I have not had any issue with mine. The system is designed to have a constant clean out when turning on or periodically. You need to keep a cup under the front spout when not using. This is a cleaning feature. If your unit is shorting out, that seems surprising to me. Where do you live? What kind of power scenario do you have? Is it possible that you are using beans that are not made for super automatics? Beans that are too oily will eventually clog the machine. However, I have had no trouble finding superautomatic beans. Basically they just cant be oily.
This is my first automatic coffee machine and I have been using it only four months. So far the machine has not given any problem. The only "issue" we had is trying to use the ground coffee port. You need to be careful with the coffee strength selection to select the already ground coffee other wise the machine will ground coffee from the reservoir and it will jam.
I have the Saeco Intelia Deluxe HD 8759/4A7 and it works great. I've had 2 of these over the last 8 years and they are work horses. I even bought my in-laws one 6 months ago and they love it. Never had the issues Ricky you're speaking of. Great machine! Excellent coffee. I love it.
I purchased a Saeco Intelia Deluxe Superautomatic Expresso Machine in August and so far so good -- works perfectly and is just what I had expected. Thus far, I have only used beans and not tried the option for ground coffee.
The odea go was horrible. On the other hand the intellia deluxe is wonderful. No issues or complaints as it is a much better designed piece of equipment. No electrical issues at all. I have had it for 6 months and love it.
Can you make a double shot in one button press if you program it correctly? For instance, program the espresso button with the highest bean setting (5) and get around 60ml of liquid? I don't know what the 5 bean setting equates to in grams of coffee but would that work?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2017
Best Answer:You *could*, but you'd lose the meaning/usefulness of the single shot, and even the 5-bean aroma strength probably would seem a bit weak, for a 60-ml shot --- because it's not actually going to create a double-sized "puck" of ground beans.
I like the double shot in my morning latte, too, but I find it works better to program the amount of the single shot with the 5-bean aroma strength, and then just press the "espresso shot" button (upper left) twice. This produces exactly what I'm looking for: a sizable shot of thick, rich coffee with consistent aroma strength, that will hold up to milk and/or chocolate. :-)
Well, yes you could, but with a single button press, it's going to use the same amount of coffee as a single shot, even if you increase the water to 60ml. I think a true "double shot" would brew twice or use twice the coffee as a single shot. This machine does that also, simply by pressing the single shot button twice. The display would indicate "x2" and brew two shots in once process, thus giving you a true "Double Shot".
I would normally call a double shot 2 complete brewing cycles. You are asking for water volume adjustment on the one press buttons. The answer is yes you can adjust the water volume by programming and can easily get it to brew a 60 cc shot
Best Answer:The tank is pulled out from the front. Just rotate milk frother out of the way. It can be pulled all the out of the machine if needed. I pull it partially out and fill with a filtered water pitcher.
Can you give more detail for why "the capuccinatore attachment is really easy to clean"? And is it possible to use non-dairy milk w/ it (i.e., how well will it froth)?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2016
Best Answer:Sure! The capuccinatore attaches directly to the steam pipe of the Intelia Deluxe, so its really easy to pull off and rinse. In comparison, the removable carafes have a lot of small parts and crevices that you need to address when cleaning.
As far as non-dairy milk, it will siphon into the cappucinatore just fine, but you'll get better foam with the panarello attachment.
All I do is pull some fresh water through it and wait for it to run clear. I do that after every use. You should also scrub out the spout end periodically, as there can be some buildup of dried milk there.
Can't answer re: non-dairy milk, but mine works well on whole and 2% milk.
You just have to rinse the cappuccinatore out. I run water through the whole system and then I run some hot water through the wand. I normally use almond milk and the machine does a great job. It's a great simple machine to use and makes a great capucinno.
I've frothed milk a number of times on my new machine, once using the panerello and multiple times using the capuccinatore. But I've noticed that the frothed milk has an odd, rubbery taste to it. I thought maybe it would go away after the first 2-3 uses, but it really hasn't yet. It really detracts from the experience! Any suggestions?
Best Answer:I never had a problem with my machine or frothing milk, it was very easy for me to follow the instruction book step by step. (Page 9-15)Easy, it performs the automatic rinsing cycle. I emptied the water tank and filled it with fresh water and continued with the manual rinsing cycle.I also use a metal or glass milk pitcher. Not sure what to say i would run another rinsing cycle. I love my Saeco Intelia Deluxe!
Best Answer:Hello! the Intelia Deluxe only brews espresso, the closest you'll come to drip coffee is an Americano (espresso shot with hot water added) or a lungo (an espresso shot pulled with extra water through the puck)
Best Answer:Yes, sort of. The milk from a panarello wand comes out like a uniform wet cappuccino. To get it to latte art consistency, you'll need to do a lot of manual work spinning and tapping your frothing pitcher to incorporate microfoam and to break up the larger cappuccino-style bubbles. It is definitely possible, but takes more skill than a traditional steam wand.
There are two types of cup warmer: active and passive. Most espresso machines come with a passive cup warmer, which means that the thermoblock is mounted underneath and it gets warm from the excess heat loss. Active cup warmers are much more rare, and usually only found on much more expensive machines.
How tall is this unit? We have height restriction with cabinets
A shopper on Nov 24, 2016
Best Answer:13.75 inches including the bean hopper! Luckily, the water tank and dump box are loaded from the front so you'll only need to pull it out to refill beans (and it holds 10 ounces of beans at a time)
HI SCG--I just received my new Saeco Intelia Deluxe and want to try out frothing. You guys were great sending me the Saeco Panarello Assembly to use instead of the auto froth cappuccinotore. The machine came with the metal wand only having the black rubber grip on it where you would normally attach the cappuccinotore. Do I need to take the rubber grip off before I put on the Saeco Panerello? I think so, but not sure if I pull the rubber grip off or exactly how to remove it from the metal wand. Thanks for letting me know. You guys rock!
Although it is not recommended to use oily beans on this machine as it eventually clogs the grinder, does it matter what type of ground beans are used when the bypass is used instead? Essentially, can we use any fine ground coffee, even oiley coffee, in the bypass?
I'm trying to order the milk circuit cleaner for the Saeco Intelia Deluxe model and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Would you know where to get it? We bought our machine from you and it didn't seem to come with this item. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
a really good machine at a fair price.Review by andy
this is the 2nd saeco espresso machine i have purchased from Seattle Coffee Gear. My wife and I love it, my wife more than I, which is a good thing as she drinks far more espressi than I do each day. If you are thinking seriously about making this kind of an investment in an espresso machine, this is the place from which to buy in. (Posted on 3/25/2017)
a really good machine at a fair price.Review by andy
this is the 2nd saeco espresso machine i have purchased from Seattle Coffee Gear. My wife and I love it, my wife more than I, which is a good thing as she drinks far more espressi than I do each day. If you are thinking seriously making this kind of an investment in an espresso machine, this is the place from which to buy in. (Posted on 3/25/2017)
Second Time a CharmReview by Doug
I had a Saeco Odea Giro for over 6 years and when it stopped working, I went into withdrawals. I researched and settled on the newish Saeco Intelia Deluxe by SCG and got a discounted sales price which was about what the Odea was six years ago. The first machine came in quickly but failed to work. Got on phone with SCG representative and went through all his suggestions but it appeared that a hose or valve may have come undone during shipping as no water was reaching brew unit, so I sent it back the next day and had to wait another week for the replacement.
The replacement machine works flawlessly and was easy to set up. More bells and whistles than what I was use to with the Odea, but makes great espresso easily. Thanks for the quick service. (Posted on 2/3/2017)
Outstanding!!Review by Neo
I am so glad I bought this unit. Consistent quality in each cup. Brews fast. Great features. Just a great coffee Espresso machine. I couldn't be happier. Great features too. (Posted on 2/2/2017)
Great Machine!Review by Sharon
I had an older Saeco machine for about 10 years, and I loved it. I was so disappointed when it finally quit working. I am so glad I found this machine at Seattle Coffee Gear. The coffee from this new Saeco is as great as from my old one!! (Posted on 1/23/2017)
This machine makes me happy!Review by Sue C
After a ton of research to compare models and features, including SCG's wonderful videos and helpful staff answering my questions, I chose this model. (Gail and team are great 'professors' and my hubby says I have watched enough of their videos to get a Ph.D.!). I would rate 'value' 4.5 stars if I could...
After nearly a month in use, it's clear already that the bypass doser for a decaf is worth the extra dollars vs a slightly smaller footprint machine. The maintence so far is very easy and we have been buying different beans to see how they fare. We play around a little with bean strength and are keeping the grind level steady at the finest or near finest grind. I have made some very nice espressos and iced lattes. SCG has a nice selection of beans and you can filter choices by super automatic friendly (e.g., med roast, not dark and not oily). There are a lot of bean choices out there that fit these specs and you can also write directly online to other roasters to ask if appropriate for super autos. If you are stuck on dark roast, than super autos are not for you. I am working on getting my foam to the correct temp and have made lattes and caps, to my guests' delight.
I don't like waking up early, but once I see my machine upon entering the kitchen--sheer happiness. Thank you SCG for your help and special offer! (Posted on 10/4/2016)
This will be my last espresso makerReview by lesvance
Over the years I've probably owned a dozen different makes and models. For the past five years I've been using a Saeco Aroma. Purchased, of course, from SeattleCoffeeGear.
About 6 weeks ago, it started showing its age. I had a little extra cash in my pocket and decided that I'd like to upgrade. After doing my research, I was torn between the Intelia Deluxe Espresso and the Intelia Deluxe Cappuccino.
I spent some time on the phone with Gail, who actually listened to me and asked a few clarifying questions. She recommended the Intelia Deluxe Espresso because I never drink anything more complicated than a macchiato and would get no real value from the extra bells and whistles.
After using it for ~6 weeks, I can tell you that I am now consistently pulling better shots than you could get at any of the chain stores.
Comparing the Intelia with my old aroma, the convenience is off the scale. In the morning, I stumble into the kitchen, hit the power button and before I can get the cups out of the dishwasher, it's primed and ready to make the first shot of the day. 15-20 seconds after that, hot delicious espresso is waking up my taste buds and the caffeine is entering my blood stream.
Put another cup under the spout and I'm making one for my wife. I don't have to dump out the portafilter and re-dose it. I don't have to sweep up the grounds that I dropped all over the floor. In fact it tells me when it needs more beans or a water refill. It even tells me when to empty the coffee grounds drawer.
So, is there anything I don't like about the Intelia? Not really, but I'm not so happy about taking so long to buy one from SeattleCoffeeGear! (Posted on 9/11/2016)
We love this machine!Review by A&K-SV
This is our third or fourth super-automatic espresso machine, and it is by far, our favorite. We have previously owned a Saeco and a Krups machine. What steered us towards this machine is the ability to remove the brew group to clean it each week. Our last machine (Krups) kept getting clogged up inside, and you could not clean it out. With this machine, you can get to all of the moving parts to make sure they are clean and unobstructed. We have learned that you can't use the oily beans, so make sure to look at the beans you choose and feel them, if possible. It really makes a difference on how well the machine works. The other thing we love about the new machine is the lack of idiot lights coming on all the time telling you that you need to clean this or that, or fill/empty the reservoirs. As long as you remember to put water and beans into the machine, and empty the pucks regularly, it is very easy to operate and makes wonderful-tasting espresso. The milk frother is great too - very simple to use and easy to clean. I highly recommend this machine if you are tired of grinding, tamping, frothing, etc. Making my morning cappuccino has never been so easy! (Posted on 6/22/2016)
SuperSaecoAutomaticReview by SandyC
This is a really nice super-automatic. Imagine, my first frothing espresso maker and it grinds the whole beans too. Nothing tops freshly ground whole beans. The aroma from the freshly ground little pucks are the proof.
SCG's in-depth product demos really helped me decide on the machine I wanted.
Easy to keep clean as well...pop out the parts, rinse and replace...easy.
I'm in frothing espresso heaven...when I use the frother. Most times, especially now in warmer weather, I just add milk.
I will also enjoy exploring SGC's staff pick's super-automatic whole beans on their rewards program.
Both my Saeco & SCG are highly recommended. (Posted on 6/9/2016)
Very happy customerReview by Sandra
I couldn't be happier with the whole process of selection, ordering, shipment and now the Intelia Deluxe machine from Seattle Coffee Gear! I called the store for information and they are super helpful. First time super-automatic owner - I went on a trip to Europe and just had to bring the good coffee home with me! Love this machine for daily double espressos and cafe cremas - both are delicious (using Ganesha Espresso from Tony's Coffee). Rarely use milk, but tried it a few times for guests and the cappuccinatore makes good, slightly frothy hot milk. Very easy to figure out this machine, price is great for the value. Thanks SCG! (Posted on 6/5/2016)
NewbyReview by Joseph
Was referred to you by friends outside of Buffalo, NY who has a Vienna Plus, which is no longer available. I think we have similar coffee expectations, so we are going with Intelia Deluxe. Have tried many economy coffee/espresso machines with iffy results. We hope this will be our last try. (Posted on 3/26/2016)
Good First SuperautomaticReview by JasonK
This is my first superautomatic espresso machine. Since my wife doesn't drink coffee, she thought I was nuts for spending this much on a coffee maker, but this machine is at the lower end of the price spectrum in superautos. I've had regular coffee makers, pod machines, pour overs, presses, you name it. I wanted one-touch convenience and I wanted to stop going to the big coffee chain - but I was worried it wouldn't work as well as the $2500 machines.
I can definitely say that I am pleased with this purchase so far. It makes a very good espresso and regular coffee. I like americano-style and it fits the bill nicely. The milk frother does a decent enough job and is very easy to use, but I can see where I might tire of it and swap it out for a panarello. I do wish the coffee bin had a rubber gasket on the lid.
Time will tell if the machine holds up and if it stays clean. I will be on top of the cleaning cycles and procedures, as my biggest gripe with coffee machines and anything plastic is the rancid taste that develops over time. I have cafiza and dezcal on their way to help and will update the review once I've completed a few cleaning cycles.
(Posted on 1/12/2016)
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