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Saeco Syntia Focus

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1x Lavazza Crema e Aroma Espresso $20.75
Value: $20.75


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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.


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.

Brewing Benefits

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.

Adjustable Dispenser

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.


Misc Data
Manufacturer: Philips
Model: HD8833/47
Dimension - Width (Inches): 10
Dimension - Height (Inches): 12.5
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 16.5
Weight (lbs): 20
Watts: 1400
Volts: 120
Housing Materials: Plastic
Bean Hopper Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Removable Hopper: No
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
Tall Legs: No
Power Cord Length (Inches): 48
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: Yes
High (Inches): 4.5
Low (Inches): 3.75
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino: No
Frothing Wand
Material: Plastic
Steam Wand Style: Pannarello
Wand Movement: Rotating
Optional Cappucinotore: No
Number Of Holes: 1
No Burn Wand: Yes
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: No
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 40
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Removable: Yes
Reservoir Access: Front
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: No
Water Filter: Mavea
Number Of Grind Settings: 5
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Display Type: LED
Programmable Brewing: Yes
Brewing Light: No
Temperature Control: Yes
Adjustable Coffee Dosage: Yes
Coffee Dosage Quantity: 6.5-10.5
Cup Volume Control: Yes
Aroma / Flow Control: No
Bypass Doser: Yes
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Low Water Warning: Yes
Energy Savings: Yes
Multiple Programmability: No
Pressure Gauges: No
Brew Group
Material: Plastic
Type: Automatic
Preheat: No
Removable: Yes
Self-Cleaning: No
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: No
Rapid Steam: Yes
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
Insulated: No
Steam Boiler Data
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz): Low
Steam Boiler Heater Location: External
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Grinder Data
Number Of Grind Settings: 5
Hopper Capacity (Oz): 8
Burr Type: Flat
Burr Material: Ceramic
Freshness Lid: Yes
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
Maintenance Alerts: Yes
Descaler Used: Durgol
Water Filter: Mavea
Warranty (Years): 2
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home Use
Available Internationally: Yes
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 888-411-5282


Lori asked:

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 afraid to break it. Any suggestions? It is not steaming the milk as well, so I'd like to clean it out.

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 force. I believe they use a bit of adhesive when first put on to hold in place.

Stu asked:

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.

Stu asked:

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.

Maria asked:

I'm looking to purchase this machine for our office of about 100. Would you recommend? Any advice?

Answer by mjackson:

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

Darren asked:

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:


Because the right side of the drip tray goes directly under the brew group, having some water in the drip tray is completely normal.


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