The upgraded counterpart to the all-time favorite office espresso machine, the Saeco Royal One Touch Cappuccino, brings us the same reliable performance with a new look and one touch access to your favorite drinks. The Saeco Royal One Touch Cappuccino gives you the ability to adjust the amount of coffee you'd like to brew based on aroma, or amount of coffee per drink, temperature, the timing of your brew's pre-infusion, and drink length or water volume. But what you'll also love is at a push of a button, the Saeco Royal One Touch will brew your coffee, steam your milk and pour it all into your cup in one swoop.
The stainless steel milk carafe that is used in the below video is not included and has been discontinued by Saeco.
Features and Functionality of the Saeco Royal One Touch Cappuccino Superautomatic
- Auto-cleaning and De-Scaling: The Royal One Touch is easy to use and includes automatic cleaning and de-scaling cycles that guarantee an ideal cup of coffee and will maximize the lifespan of your machine.
- Cup Warmer: The Royal One Touch allows you to store and heat up your cups on top of the machine so your drinks are guaranteed to maintain it's heat.
- Double Boiler: The dual boiler in this machine will maintain optimal conditions for both brewing and frothing. The two independent circuits will give you a quicker turn around time to froth immediately after you're done brewing.
- Three Preset Buttons For Different Sized Cups: Press a button for a single or double shot of espresso. You can brew a small, medium, or large cup of coffee and vary the strength to your taste.
- Bypass Doser: This option allows you to pour pre-ground coffee into a funnel that is accessed by lifting a small lid on top of the machine. This feature is perfect when there is someone in the group who wants a decaffeinated espresso, or if you wish to sample other blends of coffee.
- Coffee Strength Function: The Royal One Touch has a feature that will allow you to adjust the amount of coffee to be ground for each individual cup. Adjust it from six to nine grams.
- One-Touch: This machine will steam up your milk via the attached hose and pour it straight into your cup to make your favorite lattes, cappuccinos and milk-based drinks.
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||4|
|Ease of Use||5|
|How Does it Compare?||This machine has a smaller footprint and sleeker styling than its Royal Coffee Bar counterpart, but cannot be plumbed.|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||33.0600|
|Boiler Material||Stainless Steel|
|Reservoir Size||2.2 liters|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Boiler Design||Double Boiler|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|One-Touch||Yes - One-Touch Functionality Only|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||0.7 lbs.|
Ask a Question
So, press and hold menu. You. Should see beverage menu on display
Press ok. You should see the different brews.
Press down arrow until the brew you want to change is in the box
Press ok. The second item on the list is coffe temperature
Press down to coffee temp, then press ok
You should be able to finish from there.
Let me know how it goes.
I probably dispense about 5 oz per coffee brewed and usually do 2 coffees per mug. The length "meter" is about 2/3 of the maximum length.
With Lattes, same is true of milk, then espresso. Each one can be adjusted to get the coffee/milk flavor blend you like.
Like I say, every machine I've had I needed to experiment a little while to arrive at the taste I liked for each drink that gets brewed. While the precise quantity is not specified, the system works just fine from my viewpoint.
If there is something specific in your question that I haven't addressed, I'd be happy to try and answer that too (assuming there is a way for us to have a dialog on this via Seattle Coffee Gear).
Overall, I am extremely happy with this machine. If you're trying to decide on this or another, I'd encourage you to purchase this one. Not only is it a great price compared to Juras and others with similar functionality, it has also been the most reliable (this is actually my second Royal, I brewed nearly 30,000 cups with my first one).
Thanks in advance
D Oct 31, 2013
Is there an optimal shot size for this machine?
2. can i see the status / choices or options i choose on the display, as i make choices? will they show on the display as i scroll through the options, if i'm not in programming mode?
3. what is the cleaning frequency? decalcifying?
4. how do i clean the milk thermos itself? what is your recommended frequency?
Warranty Information for the Saeco Royal One Touch Cappuccino Superautomatic
|What it Covers:||
Saeco espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Saeco|
|Warranty Contact Information:||800-933-7876|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes (Espresso machines only).|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Saeco Royal One Touch Cappuccino Superautomatic
- 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.
User Manuals for your Saeco Royal One Touch Cappuccino Superautomatic
Videos Featuring the Saeco Royal One Touch Cappuccino Superautomatic
- Excellent Machine But keep supplied with waterReview by FlyontheWall
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I previously owned the Royal Digital which died after 15 years. It gave us a good run. This is very much like it in design. Here are some points that may interest you.
1. On the quality of espresso and Cappuccino, it is VG to excellent, probably more differences in beans than the machine.
2. Making cappuccino was surprisingly easy and its froth is perfect every time. It is not worth getting a milk thermos in my opinion because it is cleaner and easier to just dip the suction tube into a milk carton. Otherwise you'd have to clean the thermos. With the carton, you just throw it out when it's done.
3. The number one surprise was how often it cleaned itself. WOW. It was too much for us. We went into the settings and cut it back. The default is every 30 minutes. We changed it to 60 minutes but have been tempted to set it to 180 minutes under standby settings. The default uses a tremendous amount of water and, if you are like us, still using bottled water, it requires more water. That said, the self-cleaning is a good idea. We were not so kind to our previous Royal Digital.
4. The cappuccinatore cleaning is also automatic. You can delay it by pressing ESC but it is important to clean it, Don't forget because it might clog. We keep the cappuccinatore attachment on the machine. It can be removed but it's not unattractive. If you do cappuccino frequently, that's probably the better approach. We store the suction tube in a nearby drawer though you can leave it attached if you don't mind how it looks. It makes perfect froth every time.
5. With the regular cleaning, expect to clean the tray and coffee grounds drawer every 2-3 days. The tray fills up with water fairly quickly as it flushes the system when it comes on from being off for a while and it cleans it every time it shuts down. With about 10 cups of espresso a day, three days is about what we've experienced. The coffee grounds drawer is bigger than many but about 10 plugs fill it up. If you don't clean when the warning light comes on, it will start to spill grinds into the unit.
6. The warning light for cleaning the used grinds drawer can be a little unpredictable. Sometimes it's not as full as it implies but we still take it out every time because it is right far more often than it is wrong. The drip tray has a floating red button that rises when it is full. Both are easy to clean.
7. The bean hopper and water tank are larger than many machines. It warns when both are going empty though the water warning is a bit more reliable than the bean warning but it's easy enough to see that you are running out of beans. If you are like us, you might leave it low so you can try different coffees. The bean hopper lid provides a seal to improve how long the coffee stays fresh. Grinding is fairly loud but brief.
8. It includes water filter. We still buy bottled water though that's more a habit than probably needed but it was an issue when it was cleaning itself so often. We were using up a lot of the bottled water for cleaning. We are into our second filter in three months. You can operate the machine without the filter.
9. We also use the machine for tea and it provides water that is hot enough for it.
10. We've had to descale once in the past three months. It's simple but takes a while maybe 30-45 minutes. In our previous Royal Digital, descaling was so complicated that we often didn't do it until we felt guilty. For this machine, it's a breeze by comparison.
11. There has been some confusion on whether you can get steam from the wand. The answer is YES, you can get steam from the wand but you must go into the program to do it. Steam is invisible until it is activated manually in the beverage programming. Beverage Menu, Special Beverages, Steam, On, is the sequent to turn it on. We thought we might use it but the cappuccinatore works so well, that we haven't. Also, the wand is short, so frothing may be a little difficult but the steam can be had if you want it.
12.We did not find that the cup warm surface did much. It didn't really get that warm. So, we've turned it off to save electricity. It's just as easy to run your cup under some very hot water. This is one thing that worked better on our old Royal Digital because the warming surface in that machine was heated by the boiler which sat under it. I believe this one uses an electric heating coil.
13. Programming is a breeze after you figure out the buttons. In our previous Royal Digital, you needed a degree in computer science to use the programming features.
14. On the quality side, the buttons are plastic and feel strange but work fine. Don't know if that will be a long run problem. Likewise, all the self cleaning is great but it could be something else to break. For us, given that we never cleaned our previous unit that well, The extra cleaning is probably a good idea.
15. My ONLY disappointment was the chrome cup holder grill. It scraped very easily. After two uses, it looked like it had been used for a year. It can probably be bought separately but I guess it would eventually look that way. It just seemed strange to look that way after two days.
I would buy this again and waited close to a month to buy it from Seattle Coffee because it was out of stock. If it is anything like my Royal Digital that lasted for 15 years, it should hold up. The brew group looks the same as does the shape and style of the machine. It is TBD whether the extra cleaning is a source of repair problems. I believe the cleaning is worth the risk. It results in a better cup of espresso and might give it a longer life. (Posted on 11/26/2014)
- Royal One TouchReview by Shife
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I've seen a lot of people comment that there is no manual steam wand. There is, you just have to enable the steam setting in the machine menu. The steam option will then show up under the special beverage menu. The wand will now dispense water or steam depending on your selection from the special beverage menu.
The only negative I can really complain about is the cup warmer. On the old Royals this was warmed by the boiler. On the new royal there is an electric element under the stainless surface and it takes forever to warm up and only really heats the center of the cup warmer surface. I just leave it turned off since it doesn't work well and I pull a dry shot using the ground coffee selection to pre heat the cup. (Posted on 6/10/2014)
- Easy to use and clean...Review by Velacruz
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- So far, so good for the first 3 weeks!Review by Mike P.
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I tried brewing Cappuccino/Macchiato drinks and it was easier than I expected. The cappuccinatore seemed to work fine. I now look forward to an occasional milk-based drink.
I also like the large capacities for water and beans, an advantage over a number of other machines that I looked at.
p.s. Thanks to the ladies at Seattle Coffee Gear for all of their videos that I watched while researching various coffee machines. (Posted on 4/18/2014)
- Stick with Saeco - Royal lineReview by Bill
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Love the upgrades and cappuccinatore. Life span, from my viewpoint, is knowing how to clean and maintain the machine. I know exactly where and why this machine can run into problems and Saeco always makes the brew group easily removable and cleanable (unlike Jura).
The silver color is nice, but I would have liked a dark color to hide the inevitable coffee stains like the old Royals. The manual that comes with the machine is really poor.
Overall, this is a great machine at a much more attractive price point than many of the true One Touch equipment. Combine that with the reliability I expect out of this machine and I think its a winner. (Posted on 2/5/2014)
- Very happy with this machine !!Review by Dan
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- Excellent one touch Cappuccino / Latte machineReview by Dan
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- Very nice machineReview by kmb
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However, one quibble. It would have been even better if a steam wand was available in case one wanted to just steam up a pot of milk. Instead you have to attach a device to get hot milk or make a cappuccino. The description of the machine implied there was a steam wand.
(Posted on 3/14/2013)
- Saeco one touch, brilliantReview by Jeff
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