OverviewBack to Top
The design of the Phillips Saeco Exprelia is modeled on extensive interviews with Italian baristas who shared the essential secrets to perfect espresso: At least 7 grams of high quality coffee beans. Accurate grinding; not too coarse, to permit best moistening, nut not too fine, and with a grinder that doesn’t overheat the grind. Consistent pressing of the ground coffee, to enable careful extraction at 15 bars pressure of all the aromas with the perfect brewing flow. And at the finish, a smooth hazelnut-brown créma, to protect the aromas and let them burst forth at first sip.
Did the Exprelia design team meet the expectations of the barista interviews? Yes! And then they wrapped that capability in an elegant stainless steel skin, added double boilers, state-of-the-art automatic controls, and produced the fully automatic Exprelia. Fantastic!
The Exprelia fulfills the desires of Italian coffee lovers. The integrated automatic milk function creates the perfect milk foam for a Cappuccino and thanks to the patented Saeco Brewing System (SBS), coffee lovers can change the flavor and intensity of every cup according to their personal preferences – from mild to strong. With the large LCD screen and seven control buttons that line the sides of the display, the Exprelia has a clear interactive presence for ease of use and rapid customization.
FeaturesBack to Top
SBS - adjustable créma and body structure
The Saeco brewing system is a unique feature that allows you to adjust the flow speed of the coffee delivery thereby influencing the richness and body structure of the créma.
Adjustable ceramic grinder
The ceramic grinder guarantees consistently accurate grinding for every kind of coffee bean. It never overheats the coffee and offers supreme longevity. It creates a grind to make that Italian taste experience possible just as a professional barista would provide.
Saeco adapting system
A good barista gets the most out of every single bean. So does the Saeco Exprelia – thanks to the Saeco adapting system. It automatically optimizes the grinding process to continuously guarantee the perfect unfolding of the aroma, regardless of the type of coffee bean used.
Adjustable coffee strength, temperature, and length
Create a specialty drink that is as unique as you are. You can always easily select the coffee strength, temperature, and length you prefer – so you can enjoy your favorite espresso at the touch of a button.
Saeco aroma system
The Saeco aroma system pre-wets your coffee grinds to ensure the best possible coffee extraction. This feature, also known as pre-infusion, can be turned off or on, or lengthened to suit your taste.
Dual stainless steel boilers
The Exprelia has 2 stainless steel boilers that ensure there is always water at the right temperature for brewing, steaming, or dispensing hot water.
Frothing and Hot Milk
Intelligent adjustable milk froth function
Simply select the level of froth you would like from the menu. From basic hot milk to creamy, silky froth.
Removable milk frothing carafe
The external milk container connects to Exprelia and automatically froths milk into your cup. The top portion of the handle swivels to the left to dispense steamed milk directly into your cup during the brew cycle. All you have to do is fill the carafe with milk and select your favorite milk specialty. Your cappuccino, latte macchiato, or caffé latte are delicious every time.
Integrated automatic and self-cleaning milk function
Pure milk is essential for the preparation of café-fresh froth enjoyment. That’s why automatic steam cycles clean the milk circuit after every frothing session.
Controls & Settings
Lighted color-coded user interface
Enjoy direct and clear interaction with the Exprelia thanks to the self-explanatory lighted icons display. For intuitive understanding the icons are color-coded according to the traffic light principle.
Knowing that every espresso aficionado has their own personal taste, the Exprelia design team created customizable beverage selection controls so you can select a cappuccino or an espresso with your personalized settings at the touch of a button.
Care, Maintenance & Other
Frontal access to removable brewing group
The removable brewing group – a Saeco invention – is the real heart of every fully automatic coffee machine and needs to work optimally every time. Keeping it clean is essential to great brewing. To clean the Exprelia brewgroup and keep it in tip top condition: remove it, rinse, and re-insert – simple!
Automatic cleaning and de-scaling
Thanks to the Saeco Exprelia automatic cleaning and descaling cycles, you are guaranteed that your machine will produce your favorite beverages day after day. Automatic cleaning and descaling further increases the life expectancy of your machine and lowers your overall cost of ownership.
Long lasting premium materials
The stainless steel housing is sleek, elegant, and extremely durable. Stainless steel boilers will give you years of trouble free service.
Removable water tank
The 1.5 liter removable water tank includes an integrated water filter to insure clean pure water for brewing. It is easy to remove and replace the filter as necessary.
- Color: Brushed Silver, Stainless Steel
- Power: 1500 Watts @120 Volts
- Size: 16.5" H x 9.6" W x 14" D
- Weight: 30 lbs
- Body Material: Stainless Steel
- Origin: Italy
- Boiler: Stainless steel
- Pump Pressure: 15 bar
- Coffee bean capacity: 300 gr
- Dump box capacity: 11 servings
- Milk carafe capacity: 0.5 l
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches)||9.6|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||16.5|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||14|
|Housing Materials||Stainless Steel|
|Bean Hopper Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||16|
|Ground Coffee Container Material||Plastic|
|Drain Line Adaptable||No|
|Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer)||11|
|Easy To Rotate||No|
|Power Cord Storage||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||48|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||Yes|
|One Touch Cappuccino Or Milk Carafe||Milk Carafe|
|Adjustable Froth Quality||No|
|Separate Manual Steam Wand||Yes|
|Milk Carafe Type||Plastic Attachable|
|Steam Wand Style||Commercial Style|
|Usable Length (Inches)||4.5|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||2.75|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|No Burn Wand||Yes|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||54|
|Water Level Visible||No|
|Number Of Grind Settings||8|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button|
|Adjustable Coffee Dosage||Yes|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity||7-10.5|
|Cup Volume Control||Yes|
|Programmable Power On||Yes|
|Aroma / Flow Control||Yes|
|Programmable Power Off||Yes|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|Low Water Warning||Yes|
|Brew Temperature Display||No|
|Number Of Boilers||2|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||No|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1400|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Brew Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Steam Boiler Watts||1400|
|Steam Boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Steam Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Steam Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Steam Boiler Auto Fill||Yes|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings||8|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz)||10.5|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||87|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||120|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Recommended Applications||Home Use|
Q & ABack to Top
What is the height of the Exprelia when the top access doors are open? Also, what is the front to back length of those access doors. Thanks
Answer by techkathy
From counter top to the top of the open door is 19 inches. The access doors are 10.5 inches front to back.
Hi I wanted to know if anyone else has had trouble with the milk carafe and the small tube? Have inserted this in the carafe but the milk spits out everywhere when you dispense. Want to use as the milk comes out hotter. Any ideas?
Answer by techkathy
Are you having trouble with the tubes on the machine or the tube that sticks down into the carafe? Click on this link to see the manufactures product page which includes some tutorial videos: http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?ctn=HD8856/47&slg=en&scy=US Click here...
Any differences between the Saeco Exprelia and the Delonghi Perfecta or Magnifica? Also, which one would you recommend and why?
Answer by A
Eric, While all three machines have much of the same functions and abilities, they still have a handful of differences. Mostly things like capacities, dimensions, and the like. The link below compares all three machines side by side....