Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world so it is no surprise that coffee machines sell like hot cakes everywhere. But it is not always easy to pick the best coffee machine from the lot. So we decided to check out some of the most popular espresso machines in the market and review them for our readers.
After spending quite some time and going from model to model, we came across the Saeco HD892/47 PicoBaristo. It is an espresso machine with a built-in grinder and automatic milk frother. In this review, we are going to present you with our in-depth review of the PicoBaristo and let you decide if it is something you would like to use to make your coffee with at home or not.
We can say right now that we love the fact that it comes with a grinder so you can make the freshest and most aromatic coffee by grinding your own coffee beans and working from scratch. We were also impressed by its milk frother as it allows you to make more than just espresso, you can enjoy creamy and foamy cappuccinos and lattes anytime you feel like it.
Saeco Ceramic Grinders
There is nothing better than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning and if you want your coffee to taste just as well then try grinding the coffee beans yourself. This machine comes with a built-in grinder that can be adjusted to ten different settings.
If you are going to grind your coffee beans for espresso then the consistency of the grinds need to be finer than when grinding for regular coffee. With the different settings, you can achieve the best results with all kinds of coffee as the intensity level is under your control.
Espresso Strength Selector
Just like you can control the consistency of the grind, you can select the strength of your drink from five settings, ranging from very strong to light. The length and temperature can also be saved using the memo function so the machine remembers your preference. This is a great way to treat yourself when you are in need of some self-pampering.
Removable Brewing Group
This is where all the action takes place. It does all the work from grinding to brewing with just a touch of a button. All it needs is a little clean up every now and then so that it runs well for a longer period. It is very easy to remove this by using just one click.
With the thermoblock system, water hits up very quickly and effectively so there is no waiting. Even if you feel like having coffee at odd hours you can spare just a few minutes from your busy schedule and treat yourself to some amazing coffee to get you energized in no time. The heat is evenly distributed for the best extraction of coffee and less amount of wastage.
With the Saeco premium grinder, you can rest assured that you will get to enjoy at least 20,000 cups of coffee without any hassle. With 7 beverages to choose from (cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, cocoa etc) you can look forward to many precious coffee moments within the comfort of your own home.
Aqua Clean Water Filter
When you make your coffee using this machine you will only be using the purest water because it is equipped with a high-quality Aqua clean water filter. The filter not only purifies the water but also prolongs the life of the machine by reducing the need to de-scale often. You can use the machine to make up to 5,000 cups of coffee before any replacement is needed.
One touch Display
The display comes with smooth one touch buttons that make selection very easy and fast. You can choose your coffee strength, cup size or go through the menu by using these buttons. If you wish to enjoy a cup of cappuccino or latte or treat a loved one to a frothy drink then you can do so using the automatic milk frother which can also be activated using one of the one-touch buttons.
Bean Hopper & Waste Container
The bean hopper can hold 8.8 oz of coffee beans while the waste container has a capacity of 60.9 oz.
Hot Water Dispenser
If you wish to have any other hot drink then that is also possible with the hot water touch button located on the display. Make tea or use the water to dissolve hot chocolate powder when you are in the mood to try something other than coffee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there two separate nozzles for milk and coffee or just one?
It is a two step process so coffee and milk nozzles are separated.
Is it possible to brew coffee and steam milk at the same time?
No, that will not be possible.
Is it a good machine for first-time users?
It is easy to use the machine with user-friendly features, but we still recommend reading the instruction manual first to understand the model better.
Can I Saeco HD8924/47 PicoBaristo get for my office?
This machine is great for both home and office use. The grinder can grind beans for up to 20,000 cups of coffee so whether you have it at home or in the office you will get the same kind of service.
The Saeco HD8924/47 PicoBaristo is a nice automatic espresso machine with many features. You can make a number of different drinks with it so it adds a great deal of variety to your coffee making experience. The price is definitely on the higher end but if you are looking for quality and highly impressive performance then you will not be disappointed with this one.