Saeco Talea Touch Plus - Version Two


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Redesigned with ease of use in mind, the Saeco Talea Touch Plus has loads of upgrades, including a more intuitive touch-screen interface, an advanced steam wand for rapid steaming and easier manual milk frothing, a ceramic grinder that's quieter and more consistent and plenty of programmable options. The last thing you want to worry about during your morning rush is whether or not your latte is going to taste great. The Talea Touch Plus takes the guess work out of your drink making and produces only the best.

Features & Functionality of the Saeco Talea Touch Plus

  • Brainy: Intuitive in nature, the Talea Touch Plus is a smart machine, with programmable options, a touch screen and specific notifications letting you know exactly what it needs.
  • Ceramic Grinder: Quieter and more consistent, we love that Saeco uses these ceramic disc grinders in the Talea Touch Plus.
  • Quick Steaming: With Saeco's Rapid-Steam technology, the wait time between brewing and frothing is drastically reduced, preventing delays between brewing and the latte hitting your lips.
  • Options For Everyone: With the Saeco Brewing System, there is a seemingly endless list of options as to how to make your drink. But if you're anything like us, the more caffeine, the better.
  • Adjustable Drip Tray: Big cups, little cups -- they (mostly) all fit! This automatic drip tray raises and lowers with a unique one-touch feature. Make sure the machine is on when you try to make it work though.
  • Easy To Clean: One of the best things about Saeco is how easy they are to clean, with removable water tanks and brewgroups.
  • Cup Warmer: Using the heat of the machine, the top of the Talea Touch Plus acts as an installed cup warmer, ensuring your espresso isn't negatively affected.
  • Intuitive Touch Screen - With three programmable options, making your favorite drink every morning is as easy as one touch. The Talea Touch Plus will also always tell you what it needs, whether that be a cleaning, more water or more beans.
  • Ceramic Disc Grinder - Quieter, more durable and more consistent, these grinders help you achieve delicious espresso drinks.
  • Plastic Body - While its plastic construction does not affect the Talea Touch Plus' performance, some users may prefer another material over plastic.
  • No Oily Beans - Oily beans can gunk up supeautomatic grinders, and the Talea Touch Plus is no exception. Try to stick to a medium roast for best results.
How Does it Compare?

With a touch screen, the Talea Touch Plus comes in a notch above the Talea Giro.


Model Number RI9828/47
Manufacturer Saeco
Width 11.25 inches
Depth 16.0 inches
Height 14.375 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 25.6000
Watts 1400W
Volts 120V
Programmability No
Case Material Plastic
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Cup Clearance 5.75 inches
Reservoir Size 57 oz
Cup Warmer Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 1 minute and 16 seconds
Warm Up: Steam Time 16 seconds
Boiler Design Thermoblock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On Yes
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Bean Hopper Capacity 8.8 oz
Bypass Doser Yes
Material Plastic


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Why did you choose this?
Seattle Coffee Gear Store
This was the best machine I could find and Seattle Coffee Gear was the best place to buy it. I have tried other machines and Saeco is the best, even better than higher priced machines.
Caroroll R on Apr 6, 2012
Does this machine have a doser bypass so that you can add your own ground coffee instead of using beans in the hopper?
Tuner H on May 9, 2012
Best Answer: yes it does allow a bypass but I have not used it very much
so I can't say how well it works etc Love the machine but I have never had anything else to compare it with.
Reply · Report · Tom W on May 10, 2012
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Can you make latte art with this frother?
(unknown) ( on Apr 5, 2012
Best Answer: I would have to think so if you are good at art. I find the frother to be able to do about anything I ask. Since the latte art depends upon the barista and not the frother, I cannot answer this question completely as I am all thumbs when trying to do latte art. About all I can get is a smiley face now and then,
Reply · Report · Caroroll R on Apr 6, 2012
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On your video I noticed you said - NO GREASY BEANS on this Saeco Talea model - other models as well
I like a rich bold flavor - which brand/type of beans would you recommend?
Mogens P on Oct 18, 2013
Best Answer: Because all of the superautomatic machines like this Talea Touch Plus can clog with an oily bean, we recommend a dry, matte finish bean. Lavazza beans work great and if you like bold flavor, I'd suggest the Lavazza Crema e Aroma:
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 22, 2013
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Full Featured, Reliable, Tasty, Easy!Review by Family on the Go!
Went to the retail store, great selection,[...] able to see how machines work and taste the espresso each machine produces. [...] We were indecisive between Jura and Saeco, each machine has small compromises. We went with Saeco Talea Touch Plus for combination of quality of espresso and froth, ease of use/cleaning, accessibility of water filler bean hopper and dregs drawer, and overall build quality and appearance. They also can service Saeco products in Seattle while Jura machines must be shipped out for maintenance/repairs. A bonus we didn't discover until we got it home is that it has a well designed base, where it stays stable for use, but rotates/pivots for accessing the side drawers, very convenient. But the best part is that once you take a little time to understand the controls (almost all screen based, and text or icon-driven), it is super easy to use, is quick, and makes a great espresso drinks, plus hot chocolate and vanilla steamers for the kids. We've had it for almost two months and have used it every day with no problems. Use less oily beans to keep it running smoothly. Clean the frothing wand after each use and it will keep cranking out the drinks. Highly recommend.

Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Large Water Container

(Posted on 6/19/2011)
New Talea Touch Plus-GreatReview by Bruce the brewer
Wonderful self cleaning features-Lost my Talea Giro to calcium build-up so I'm using the Saeco filter and a Brita water filter to avoid repeat on this great machine. It would be helpful to tell new users how critical water filtration is. The touch plus is superior in every way possible!!!!!!

Easy To Use, Great Upgrade, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

Small Water Container (Posted on 6/16/2011)
saeco talia touch, version 2, redesignReview by knitting Nana
We love this machine! It does fill a cup partially, and then notify you to fill the water reservoir,then reset itself. All our other super automatic machines (3) would promt you to fill up on water when they sensed you could not make a full cup. Weird, and somewhat annoying.

Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Quick Brewing

Small Water Container, Will fill a cup partially (Posted on 3/23/2011)
A Great Espresso MachineReview by No Nicknames Please
The Saeco Talea Touch Plus Espresso Machine makes the best lattes I have ever drank, bar none. I make at least three coffee lattes per day plus a green tea latte and I am the happiest camper around. I use Lavazza Super Crema coffee beans and Zen Matcha powdered green tea for my lattes. Its a great life.

Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, A joy to use, Quick Brewing, Large Water Container, Great Taste, Easy to program

None (Posted on 3/12/2011)

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Warranty Information for the Saeco Talea Touch Plus

What it Covers: Saeco espresso machines, coffee makers and grinders

Length: 1 Year

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 repair services

Caring for the Saeco Talea Touch Plus

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
  • Clean the easily removable brew unit weekly.
  • Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.

Videos Featuring the Saeco Talea Touch Plus

Cleaning a Superautomatic Brew Group

Compare One Touch Superautomatics

Compare Saeco Superautomatics

Can I Use Grindz to Clean My Superautomatic?

Saeco Superauto Brew Group Lubrication

Saeco Superauto Shot Calibration

Saeco Superauto Bypass Doser Dosages

How Does a Superautomatic Work?

Saeco Talea Alarms and Errors

Saeco Talea Test Mode Tutorial


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