OverviewBack to Top
A powerful super automatic espresso machine in a compact frame, the Saeco Syntia Focus has been created to maximize user convenience. With high-end features like Rapid Steam, Optidose and Aroma Systems, as well as one-touch functionalities, the Syntia Focus is well equipped to deliver café quality beverages quickly and easily. This Saeco model is anchored by a ceramic disc grinder and airtight, anti-UV bean hopper. But, if you prefer, an integrated bypass doser will let you brew using pre-ground coffee. Once you’ve extracted the perfect shot, the Syntia Focus has a Pannarello steam wand attachment to allow you to top it off with rich, creamy milk for lattes or cappuccinos.
This super-automatic machine has a modern exterior, with a jet black body and LED digital display; it is sure to be a standout in any kitchen. It’s also a cinch to keep your machine in ideal operating condition, as the Syntia Focus comes with a removable brew group, accessible from the front; just rinse it running water to remove coffee deposits. The Saeco Syntia Focus is a smart espresso machine for home use.
FeaturesBack to Top
Grinder, Hopper and Bypass Doser
The integrated ceramic disc grinder has 5 settings that will allow you to fine tune your grind. Saeco’s Optidose feature is also available to let you adjust the grind volume for each shot, choose from 6.5 to 10.5 grams of coffee to customize your beverage strength. An automatic shut-off feature has been built into the grinder to ensure safe operation.
For your benefit, the Syntia Focus has an 8oz hopper with an airtight lid and anti-UV coating to preserve your beans. Additionally, this model has a bypass doser for pre-ground coffee, which will come in handy if you’re an occasional decaf drinker. Simply use the bypass doser for decaf coffee and the grinder for regular beans (or vice versa) to keep your coffee varieties separate and ensure pure beverages.
The Syntia Focus lets you program the amount of coffee grounds delivered for custom drinks. Use the "Aroma" control to fine tune the amount of coffee delivered to the brew group. The automatic pre-infusion cycle is designed to saturate coffee grounds before the brewing process begins to extract the flavor and aroma of your coffee and the Saeco system will constantly "learn" what is the best cycle automatically.
With the Syntia Focus, single and double-shot espressos are just a push one touch away. Both drink buttons can be programmed to brew the desired coffee volume; the machine will remember your preferences for future use.
This Saeco model has a removable brew group, which is conveniently accessible from the front for routine maintenance. The Easy Clean System lets you detach the group and run it under water for chemical-free cleaning.
Steaming and Frothing
A control knob, located on the front panel of machine lets you alternate between steaming and frothing and dispensing hot water. The Syntia Focus is outfitted with a Pannarello steam wand to allow you to create steamed or frothed milk as well as rich micro-foam for specialty beverages. Since this machine features Rapid Steam Technology, you’ll be able to make the switch between brewing and steaming without any down time.
Water Reservoir and Filter
The large 40oz water reservoir has an integrated Intenza water filter to remove various impurities and minerals from your tap water. This will help your beverages taste nice and fresh while simultaneously protecting the machine from scale buildup. The water tank is removable for quick and easy refilling and maintenance.
The Saeco Syntia Focus has a height adjustable coffee dispenser to allow you to fit a wide variety of cup sizes under the spouts. Brew into a small espresso cup or larger coffee mug, the choice is yours.
All NEW Saeco machines include a one year Saeco Manufacturer's Warranty. Call Saeco at 1-800-933-7876.
REFURBISHED machines carry a 6 month limited parts and labor warranty through Whole Latte Love.
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches)||10|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||12.5|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||16.5|
|Bean Hopper Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||24|
|Ground Coffee Container Material||Plastic|
|Drain Line Adaptable||No|
|Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer)||8|
|Easy To Rotate||No|
|Power Cord Storage||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||48|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||No|
|Steam Wand Style||Pannarello|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|No Burn Wand||Yes|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||40|
|Water Level Visible||No|
|Number Of Grind Settings||5|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button|
|Adjustable Coffee Dosage||Yes|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity||6.5-10.5|
|Cup Volume Control||Yes|
|Aroma / Flow Control||No|
|Low Water Warning||Yes|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||No|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1300|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Brew Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Steam Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings||5|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz)||8|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||90|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||90|
|Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||170|
|Brew Time for 2 Oz||26|
|Brew Temp at Brew Group||173|
|Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||162|
|Brew Temp for 8 Oz||76|
|Time To Produce Steam (Seconds)||15|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||73|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F)||181|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds)||58|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds)||0|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||65|
|Sound Level - Grinding (Db)||73|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Recommended Applications||Home Use|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
Q & ABack to Top
The manual recommends cleaning the upper part of the steam wand weekly. The lower part of the panarello comes off easily for cleaning. The illustration depicts a downward pull on the upper part, but that isn't working for me. I've tried pulling, twisting, jiggling, but it won't come off and I'm...
Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales
Thank you for the question. I have done this many times myself in demonstrations. It does require a bit of force to get off the first time. Use a finger underneath the down curve. This will take pressure off the wand going in the machine. Then try twisting and pulling down with a bit of...
The frother is making stiff milk foam, how do I get it to make steamed milk with less foam?
Answer by DanielCulver
Not familiar with this specific machine, but usually for the results you want, increase the amount of milk in your steaming pitcher so it covers the vent hole. Steam with the vent hole covered, testing the temperature by thermometer or just touching the bottom of the steam pitcher.
Hello, the steam wand on mine makes too much foam. Is there a technique I should use to make steamed milk with just some foam?
Answer by techkathy
Stu - Remove the very outer sleeve. Use just the shorter pointed part. It will reduce the amount of foam produced.
I'm looking to purchase this machine for our office of about 100. Would you recommend? Any advice?
Answer by mjackson
Maria, It is a home machine and is best used at 15-20 drinks a day at most. Consider perhaps the Jura XS 90 ( 40-50 Drinks a day) at a minimum or the Franke Flair up to 125 drinks a day. Call our commercial departmen. with any questions
Hi, Is it normal for the drip tray to contain water after making coffee, or is it just supposed to collect the stray drip from the coffee dispensing head? Thanks.
Answer by A
Darren, Because the right side of the drip tray goes directly under the brew group, having some water in the drip tray is completely normal.