Saeco really knocked this one out of the park. Take your favorite features from all of their earlier superautomatics, pulse drip coffee brewing, removable milk carafe and bean hopper, adjustable spouts, profile programming, one touch controls and package them all in a svelte 8.5-inch package in mirrored chrome and soft black. Then, make it smartphone compatible. The bluetooth-connected app (for both android and iOS platforms) gives you remote control over startup, cleaning, brewing, programming and profiles. Even better, the Gran Baristo Avanti stays true to its roots; it makes excellent espresso. What more could you need?
- Bluetooth Connected – The belle of this brew ball, the smartphone-compatible Avanti puts control literally at your fingertips. The Avanti App even keeps you up to date on status and cleaning of your machine.
- Minute Control – Whether you’re using the touch-sensitive buttons or the app, the Avanti gives you control over three user profiles, 18 different drink options, pre-infusion, coffee length, milk length, temperature and dosing. Once its set up, save your favorites for quick selection later.
- Adjustable Spouts – Slide the spouts down for demitasses, or all the way up for mugs. Taking your drink to go? pull off the split spouts for up to 6.5 inches of clearance for travel mugs.
- Removable Brew Unit – Good on you for maintaining your machine! Removing the brew unit is easy for cleaning.
- Removable Bean Hoppers – Want to try a new roast? the Avanti comes with two (two!) hoppers that you can pop off at a moment’s notice.