Saeco Talea Giro Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
Detailed Product Features:
The New Saeco Brewing System - "SBS"
The Talea Giro offers the new Saeco Brewing System that allows you to make an endless variety of coffees with just one automatic machine and the simple turning of knob. Whether it is a strong Italian coffee (turning the knob to the right) or an American-style long coffee (turning the knob to the left) SBS concentrates all the aroma in the cup, offering a truly full flavor and all the pleasure of a splendid creamy coffee that is perfect every time.
Fully Automatic Espresso & Coffee Brewing
Do you like to start your day with an espresso, but don’t want to have to clean up the mess? Just press the button and the Talea Giro will automatically grind your coffee beans, and dispense freshly brewed, rich and flavorful coffee into your cup. This machine allows you to choose the volume and strength of your coffee or espresso by simply pressing buttons on the control panel. Then it cleans up and is ready for the next order in less than 30 seconds. Press the brew button once for a single espresso or coffee. Pushing the brew button twice quickly will put a double shot of espresso or coffee in your cup.
Utilize the enormous flexibility of this machine’s programming options by varying the water volume up to 7 ounces and the ability to use up to 9 grams of ground coffee per brewing cycle. By experimenting with the water volume and grams of ground coffee you can fine-tune your coffee and easily program these parameters into the memory.
Ceramic Coffee Grinder
The ceramic grinder is Saeco's most recent innovation. After careful research, Saeco finally chose this material to put an end to grinding with metal components. Indeed ceramic is inert, and thus ensures the best results without altering the flavor of coffee.
The new ceramic grinder also provides a more even grind, allowing perfect dosing and blending, and giving you more control over the density and body of your coffee. And that's not all: the amount of coffee residue left in the cup is sizably reduced. Long-lasting, minimum noise! Thanks to its sturdy build, the ceramic coffee-grinder will quietly go on grinding to the same high standard for a long time.
Hot Water Dispenser & Rapid-Steam®Technology
We’re all steamed up about Saeco's patented Rapid-Steam® system! Turn the steam knob and have instant steam for cappuccinos or lattes. Other systems can have you waiting up to 45 seconds for the steam function to be ready but not with Rapid-Steam®; you’ll have consistent steam for repeated drinks.
The special milk frothing tip delivers perfect foam every time for lattes or cappuccinos, even if you have never foamed milk before! The steam wand is located on the right front of the machine and it accommodates frothing pitchers up to 32 oz. If you need instant hot water for making tea, hot cocoa, or Americanos, the hot water feature is available at the press of a button.
Special Pre-infusion Brew System Cycle
Pre-infusion allows you to get maximum flavor from the brewing process. This advanced system takes the newly ground coffee beans from the internal coffee grinder and correctly tamps the coffee. Next comes “pre-infusion”. The grounds are pre-soaked and then brewed before being discarded automatically into the internal dump box. The machine then resets itself for the next brewing cycle.
Additional Product Features, Maintenance & Information:
Built-in 57 Ounce Water Tank
The water reservoir can easily be refilled while it is still on the machine or by removing it with the easy-grip handle and filling it at the kitchen tap. The reservoir is made of clear ABS plastic so checking the water level is a breeze.
For Perfect Coffee Extraction - a Powerful Pump
Delivering a maximum pressure of 15 bars, this on board water pump pulls the maximum flavor from the coffee beans.
Coffee Bean Storage Hopper & Internal Waste Box
Keeping 1/4 pound of beans fresh and ready for grinding is the built in, lidded coffee bean hopper. When the coffee grounds are spent, the machine delivers them to the internal dump box; which can hold up to 15 expended coffee portions. It’s easy to remove and clean.
Stainless Steel Heating System
One of the reasons the Talea Giro is great for anything from small commercial settings to home or office use, is its durable 1200 watt stainless steel boiler. It provides for continuous use or a lot of servings over a short time period.
Heated Cup Stacking Surface
There is a cup-stacking surface so you can keep your favorite espresso cups close by.
Operational Lights and Indicators
The machine uses a system of lights and indicators to help you monitor the brewing process and signal when the machine needs to be re-supplied with water or coffee beans and when it needs to be cleaned.
The Talea is a little too heavy to be picking up and moving around on your counter. Saeco took care of this by adding special rollers to the Talea. Getting into your espresso machine for cleaning and maintenance is important for the long life of your machine. The rolling base makes it easy to access all sides of your machine to remove the water tank and open the side service door.
Adjustable Drip Tray
The machine has an automated adjustable height drip tray that raises or lowers the cups below the coffee dispensing spouts. By pressing the button on the drip tray either up or down, a motor will automatically raise or lower the tray to the desired height depending on the height of your espresso cups or coffee mugs.
Cleaning & Maintenance of Components
In order to keep the inside of your machine healthy; your machine must be cleaned periodically. Scale buildup from naturally occurring minerals in your water can build up on sensitive components like the inside of the boiler, which left unchecked can cause considerable damage to the machine. By descaling your machine every two-three months, your machine will last for many trouble-free years. Saeco espresso machine cleaner can be purchased from us or by calling the support number in your user guide.
The machine will tell you when it’s time to activate the self-clean system when the light comes on. After adding our cleaner, just press the clean button. The machine will take it from there. Descaling and general cleaning is important even if you have a sophisticated water filter system, and especially if you use well water.
Used coffee grounds are collected in the internal dump box, which can hold up to 15 spent portions of coffee before it requires emptying. Wastewater left over from the rinsing cycles is stored in a removable drip tray. When the indicator light illuminates, simply pull out the tray, empty and reinsert in seconds. All components such as the used grounds container, drip tray, and water tank can be hand washed with regular soap and water.
Installation & Accessories
Plug it in and the Talea Giro is ready to go. No fuss, no mess, no special plumbing for water intake or discharge and no special electrical outlets are required. Detailed instructions on the optimum care and operation of your machine is included with the purchase along with a brewing group maintenance tool and a coffee grinder cleaning brush and a 24 month warranty on parts and labor.
Colors: Silver and graphite
Power: 1500 watts - 120 volts
Size: 12.6"W x 14.6"H x 15.75"D
Weight: 20 pounds
Body Material: Plastic
Warranty: 24-month parts and labor