Simplify your morning java routine with the Saeco Intelia certified refurbished espresso machine. As you clear the sleep from your weary morning eyes, allow the bright LED display to guide your way to a delightful shot of espresso or an Americano. As your vision begins to clear, choose from three dosage levels and preferred water volume. If a latte macchiato or cappuccino sounds like it would hit the spot, effortlessly steam milk on the black Focus model with the panarello or the cappuccinatore on the stainless steel Class model. Creating a drink on the Saeco Intelia can be so simple, you’ll almost forget you made it!
The Intelia Class now comes with a black cappuccinatore that is featured in the images, versus the stainless steel cappuccinatore featured in the video.
Features & Functionality of the Saeco Intelia - Certified Refurbished
Large & Luminous LED Display: The simple and sizable three color display makes operation and maintenance a cinch.
Ceramic Grinder: Doesn't overheat the beans and preserves aroma.
Removable Brew Group: The removable brew group makes cleaning a breeze.
Energy Saver: The Intelia automatically kicks into stand-by mode after one hour of non-use.
Bypass Doser: Easily brew your favorite preground blend.
Shake it Up - As the grinder operates, the finger guard vibrates to help beans find their way to the grinder chute.
Efficient Yet Swift - Even when your Intelia is in stand-by mode, you are only a mere 25 seconds away from brewing a fresh cup.
Money Saver - Spend a little less cash with the certified refurbished model.
Skip the Oily Beans - Like most superautomatics, using oily beans may clog the grinder over time.
How Does it Compare?
While the Intelia has similar functionality to the Syntia, the Intelia features a larger water reservoir, dredge box and bean hopper.
A panarello for milk frothing is offered on the Focus, while the Class model features an easy froth cappuccinatore.
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!
Best Answer:Yes, you can program both the volume (0.5 oz. to 8 oz.) and the strength (1-3 beans, or 7-10 grams). You can program both models in the same way, for volume by pushing and holding the button you want to program, and once you have as much in your cup as you'd like, releasing the button so it will remember for next time!
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.
Please check Height, Width, Depth. Is it really 17.3" tall?
A shopper on Jan 28, 2015
Best Answer:I've measured ours again, and these are the dimensions. I think you might have been misreading the height, as our site lists that it's just over 13" tall. Height: 13.5" Depth: 17.375" Width: 10.125" Also, please keep in mind that the depth does not include the power cord that will stick out of the back. This is approximately 1", so you won't be able to squeeze it flush against the back wall. Hope this helps!
Best Answer:Yes, it does have a small rubber seal on it. I don't know how effective that it really is, but honestly we have this particular machine at our lake condo (weekend place) and haven't experienced stale tasting beans, even though they do sit for some time...
I'm trying to decide between the Intelia and Intelia Delux that you have available as refurbish models ( I love recycling and great deals!) for the price difference is it mainly features or is the construction and componenets of the Delux that much better. Both retail new for around $799-899. Thoughts? Same Saeco maintenance routine for both?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2017
Best Answer:Maintenance is the same for both machines! They honestly will function near identically, the main differences are:
The Intelia Deluxe has more grinder and dose settings to choose from, so you can adjust flavor more finely than on the original.
The LED is superficially nicer, with white LEDs instead of green ones.
Can the amount of foam be adjusted for example if you want a latte and would like less foam?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2017
Best Answer:You can adjust for milk length, but not texture. You'll always get a cappuccino-like foam with the cappucinatore, while you can coax latte-style bubbles out of the panarello wand with a bit of work.
Would this machine brew espresso with the drip tray pulled out? I understand the cup clearance is just over 4" which isn't very much for my travel tumbler, so I was thinking perhaps I'd just pull out the drip tray for more vertical space.
Best Answer:Nope! The Intelia Deluxe has no drip coffee or pulse brew feature. The closest you'll be able to make is an Americano (you'll add hot water to a shot of espresso) or a lungo (you pull extra water through the puck of coffee).
hi - just ordered the intelia but wonder what i will need to clean it - do i need to buy a water filter or can i use filtered water? Does it come with a water filter? Thanks! Always enjoy your website and Gail & Kat !
Best Answer:You don't have to use a filter in your water tank, but we do recommend using softened water. Essentially, you will just want to make sure that it's being filtered, and you can test how hard the water is, then set your machine accordingly, so that it reminds you to do descaling at appropriate intervals. If you do choose to add a water filter into your tank, then you will just reduce how often you need to descale, but even if you are using very soft water, you will still need to descale the machine, typically every 3 months for very soft water.
A refurbished machine will not come with a water filter, so if you would like to use one, you will just need to purchase the Intenza filter as an accessory. Thanks for the comments, they do a great job with those videos!
Best Answer:The warranty and extended warranty policy is provided here: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/service/scg-warranty-details Essentially, the warranty, be it the one 6 months that comes with a refurbished machine or the extended warranty, covers if a component should fail internally to the machine. It does not cover normal wear and tear items like o-rings and gaskets, and does not cover external parts such as a panarello, water tank, or drip tray, etc. It also does not cover issues that arise from misuse of the machine such as using a dark roast/oily bean in the grinder that clogs the machine, or scale clogs from not descaling. The process for a warranty repair includes the parts and labor to repair the component failure, and return shipping back to you within the continental U.S., but does not include initial shipping charges or packaging to get the machine to us.
If you choose to add on the extended warranty, it is additive, meaning that if you purchase a 1 year extended warranty, the total warranty is for 1.5 years, and if you purchase the 2 year warranty, the total warranty length is 2.5 years from the purchase date.
Since the Incanto Deluxe has been discontinued, it will be less and less frequent that we will have them available. Since it has the same features as a couple other machines, depending on what you need, it may be easier to find a current model that will work for you, since these will be more available, and if they aren't in stock they will be sooner than discontinued models.
Best Answer:These machines are very reliable. With proper maintenance, we really don't see them need much repair. Maintenance will include descaling every 2-3 months, using a medium roast and not oily beans, keeping the steam wand clean, and cleaning the brew unit once per week. Other than that, we generally expect about 6 or so years from a superautomatic like this. The main body will be plastic. The black color includes plastic on the front and top too, whereas the stainless steel color will be stainless steel on the front and top, but plastic on the sides.
Best Answer:The coffee hopper of the Saeco Intelia is for whole beans only, while the bypass doser is for one scoop of preground coffee only. Never put ground coffee in the bean hopper, and never put whole beans in your bypass doser, as this incorrect usage can damage your machine.
Best Answer:No, the Saeco Intelia does not have the Saeco Brewing System adjustment. The SBS is actually not included with many of their newer machines, however the unit still provides great results even without this feature!
This is my 3rd super automatic machine in the last 15 years, different models, all Seaco. It is by far the best yet. The one flaw is that little jiggly thing in the video, absolutely doesn't work. Take it out and it is a flawless machine even with oily beans. Although the little jiggly thing is a safety feature as well you would have to be a real idiot to get your finger in the grinder without it installed. (Posted on 1/1/2017)
This is bliss...Review by Jena4
I've had my Saeco Intelia refurbished machine about 6 months. This is bliss!! I've perfected lattes and found it to be an easy and reliable machine. I printed the manual to learn how to use the machine. I also ended up buying a water filter. I am satisfied. (Posted on 6/1/2016)
Excellent first superautomaticReview by BitterBarry
I bought this refurb about six weeks ago based in part on the other reviews here, so thank you. Couldn't be happier, the machine was in excellent condition and all was seamless with the SCG transaction, would buy from them again anytime. This is my first superautomatic espesso machine, I've been through literally countless coffee machines, french presses, and, forgive me, several pod machines from Nespresso and Keurig. I have long wanted a machine for quick, easy espressos and Americano's the latter being my drink of choice. I don't use milk so I can't speak to the effectiveness of frothing, but it couldn't be easier to get a quick single or double shot espresso. I like the larger serving portion as well, almost a full cup of coffee, and the custom settings for strength and water dose are very helpful. Of course the beans you use make all the difference, and I'm still experimenting to find my favorite, but the LaVazza Gran and Middle Fork Roasters full-city espresso blend have been really good so far. Easily my favorite bean is Cafe Campesino's Easygoing espresso blend, but beware it's a little oily and as everyone notes, a few spins through the grinder and you've got a clogged machine on your hands. At the refurb price with a SCG warranty, this machine is a no-brainer. Convenient, reliable and most of all, it really makes a good cup. Looking forward to many years with this machine. (Posted on 10/15/2015)
2nd ReviewReview by Joseph
I just talked to my Focus today, I happened to be enjoying a perfect latte and walked by the Focus and said "Damn, you make a good cup!"
I thought, I have to share this.
My machine is doing fine and I would get this machine again.
Thanks, SCG (Posted on 6/3/2015)
Solid machine at a good priceReview by Steve
We purchased our Intelia SS about 2 months ago and we are very pleased so far. Makes a great espresso and tasty cappuccinos but the foam could be better. Easy to use and easy to clean, this unit also seems fairly well built. There are some flimsy plastics here and there but the insides seem sturdy and built to last. Seattle Coffee Gear seems to have done a thorough job refurbishing this unit. Everything came packaged well and the machine was in like new condition. I would have no issues buying refurbished from them again. (Posted on 5/30/2015)
terrificReview by spectator
Purchased a refurbished Saeco Itelia, was sent the wrong machine - Seattle Coffee paid for return and sent the correct machine. It produces the best coffee I have ever had. As others have said remove the guard over the grinder to make coffee without any problems. I should add this is the third automatic espresso machine I have had. The first a Saeco lasted 9 years, the second a Krups lasted about 1.5 years or just after the warranty expired and it was repaired during the warranty. The Intelia is now almost a month old and we love it. (Posted on 12/27/2014)
How does it get better !Review by Joseph
I got the focus and at first I was a little disappointed because I couldn't adjust the temp., but once I brewed my second cup of esperesso I knew that this thing was doing everything perfect. I would have probably messed up a perfect cup. That's what this machine does...makes you a perfect cup. (Posted on 12/16/2014)
terrificReview by chicagocoffee
This is my third espresso machine; the first was a saeco vienna which made good coffee - not great and lasted more than eight years. Machine # 2 Krups - made better coffee but 2 repairs and out of warranty killed it. The Intelia makes the best coffee I have ever had - I have no idea about durability as I have only had it 2 weeks but the coffee is fantastic and it is very easy to use. The instructions seem complicated but they are simple and in the past if you cleaned and cared for a saeco it was very durable. We will see! (Posted on 12/16/2014)
What a deal!Review by Walter
Well I wanted to submitt a review on my Intelia Focus, but before I got to it, something happened. While cleaning the brew unit I dropped it, and it broke. CHECK THIS OUT: I called SCG and talked with Haley about getting another part, she sent me one for No Cost because I was within my first 30 days! So COOL!!
And this is being written while enjoying a nice afternoon cup (had to try the shot, too) from my new brew unit. SUPERB!
My wife tried to get a Keureg out of me, but I talked her into the Intelia Focus refurb instead. Great Shots, great Coffee, very good foam, and so easy and dependable. I actually don't drink as much coffee vs drip because the results are so satisfying.
Thank you SCG and Haley for helping me fix my baby. Great value for the money. Best customer service experience I can recall in quite sometime.
Love it!!!:-) (Posted on 11/14/2014)
Great alternative to NewReview by Allen
The unit is great. After adjusting the grind and water the unit pulls pretty consistent espresso. With strength set at 2 beans and grind fairly fine it pulls at about 20secs per oz of water and create a full body shot. Love it! However the "crapachinotore" might sound like a good idea...Don't expect any microfoam. It also doesnt come with the standard panarrelo the cheaper focus has. With that in mind we would have gotten the black model for the manual wand had we known. Side note: taking off the cappuccinotore works but takes a lot of finesse to get decent foam (Posted on 2/10/2014)
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