Experience a truly simple way of brewing espresso with the Saeco Pure automatic espresso machine. Convenience at its finest, start your day off right by choosing a satisfying espresso or powerful lungo. As a midday treat, take advantage of the integrated panarello and indulge with a smooth and creamy latte or frothy cappuccino.
Correction to the below video: This machine does not feature a bypass doser. What appears to be the bypass doser chute and cover on top of the machine is actually closed off and will not accept coffee grounds.
Features & Functionality of the Saeco Pure Automatic Espresso Machine
Pump Pressure: This machine brews at an ideal 15BAR pump pressure, producing a smooth shot of espresso (or lungo!) every time.
Adjustable Spout: The adjustable spout provides plenty of clearance to accommodate your favorite mug.
Grind Settings: Choose from five different grind settings with the integrated metal grinder.
Auto-Off: The Pure saves you energy by automatically turning off after 30 minutes of inactivity. If a drink was brewed while the machine was on, the Pure will perform an automatic rinse cycle before powering off.
Panarello: Whip up a frothy milk based drink with the integrated panarello
Warning Signals: Batman isn't the only one that alerts people with signals! While the Pure won't beam a giant espresso signal from the top of a building, it will let you know when the water tank needs refilling, when it's time to empty the puck drawer, when the bean container is low and even a general warning that something is awry.
Baby's First Super-Auto - The simplicity and price point of this machine makes it a great first step into the wonderful world of super-automatics.
Removable Brew Group - Keeping things user friendly, Saeco thoughtfully crafted a removable brew group for your cleaning convenience.
One Coffee Strength - You are unable to adjust the coffee strength and are fastened to the factory settings. However, adjusting the grind setting may assist if needed.
No Bypass Doser - Unlike most Saeco superautomatics, this machine does not feature a bypass doser. What looks like the bypass doser chute and cover on top of the machine does not lead anywhere.
Ease of Care and Maintenance
Ease of Use
Overall Value for the Money
How Does it Compare?
The Saeco Pure is almost like the fraternal twin to the Saeco Minuto Focus; similar appearance, but with a few key differences:
The Pure does not offer the Minuto's coffee/espresso lever. Instead, the Pure offers a simple espresso or lungo (long espresso) button to help with your morning caffeine jolt.
The Pure remembers a single programmable volume for both the espresso and lungo options, but will not let you adjust the coffee strength like the Minuto Focus.
Tips and Tricks
Is one shot never enough? Brew a double! Press the espresso or lungo button two consecutive times to brew a double shot of espresso or a double lungo. You'll know it worked when you see the selected button flash quickly twice.
Program the volume by holding down the espresso or lungo button until it begins to flash quickly. Release the button and the Pure will start brewing. Once the desired volume is reached, press the espresso or lungo button again and brewing will stop. Voila! The Pure will remember the desired volume and brew the same amount next time.
Best Answer:Correct. Lungo will allow you to pull additional water through the shot. This is similar to a 'cup of coffee' but since it is brewed under pressure has a slightly different consistency. Many folks prefer this to regular drip coffee.
What about water volume control for Americano? The video says it is programmable. We have a Saeco Vienna Plus that we love and have beaten to death. Would this one be a good replacement?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2015
Best Answer:I would not recommend the Saeco Pure to replace the Vienna Plus. (We had the Vienna Plus and loved it until, like you, we used it to death!). The Pure doesn't steam, it only froths; it holds less water and coffee beans; it has to have the water accomulated from the shots emptied very often and even then, it may say it needs to be emptied after one shot. We would have returned this Saeco product except it would have cost a lot of money. We decided to live with it and hope it croaks soon.
The water level is programmable for both espresso and lungo; the only other adjustment is the fineness of the grind. The Pure does not have a bypass doser. I'm not familiar with the Vienna Plus, so I can't speak to how the Pure's limited features would compare. I only drink espressos and lunges, so the machine's simplicity works well for me.
The Pure Automatic machine has the ability to program the amount of water you desire when pressing either the "lungo" or the "espresso" setting. If you want more or less water with a pod of coffee you can program it and then the button will deliver that amount every time.
Hi, I just got a Saeco pure machine which under "additional information" lists that the wattage is 1400 watts. We think the coffee is not hot enough, and are sending it back. I was wondering whether the temperature of the coffee was determined by the wattage. This machine, the saeco intuitu super automatic lists wattage as 1850. Does it make hotter coffee?
Saeco Pure Automatic Espresso Machine - Certified Refurbished
Best Answer:Having a higher wattage does not make the temperature hotter. Higher wattage just means it will get to that temperature faster, but the heat will be the same on the Intuita as it is on the Pure. If you purchased a reburbished machine, try descaling, that often helps.
There seems to be a lot of water that collects in the collection tray even though I place a cup under the spout to catch water that comes out when first turning on the machine or when it shuts off. Is this not normal?
Best Answer:It is completely normal. While you will see the machine rinse out the front spouts, it is putting that water through the brew unit. There will always be some excess water in the brew unit after the machine finishes rinsing, and that extra water will be discharged into the drip tray below. This is why the drip tray extends into the machine and under the brew unit, so that it can catch this extra water. The same happens whenever a brew cycle is complete, so the water that empties into the drip tray will be both clear water and coffee colored water. Essentially, this water is just the extra water that was in the brew unit or on top of the shot that's released and drains and will happen anytime water passes through the brew unit.