Are you looking for quality, design and efficiency? Maybe you just
want to enjoy your drink and not be bothered by all the technical details of
how to make good espresso. You want it, fast and easy! Well, a super
automatic model could be your solution, but read below to make sure you
don’t put money on the wrong horse.
Don’t be ashamed to serve or drink bad espressos: you are not alone
in this situation. I was once in the same boat as you are, worst of all I was
drinking instant coffee, then filtered coffee, and French press coffee until,
finally, I found espresso… 10 years later! Well today, let’s say the
situation has changed and thank god human taste can be developed!
Is the Seaco Talea Giro for everyone?
Are you a handy type of person who likes to be involved in all the
procedures? Such as:
- Grinding your coffee
- Putting the right amount of coffee in the
- Tamping with the right pressure
- Stopping the pump at the right time
- Disposing of used coffee grounds in the
If you answered yes, this type of machine is
NOT for you. An automatic model will more likely
satisfy you needs. Go see our automatic page for more information.
On the other hand, if you are the type of person who loves luxury
and can’t be bothered with manual tasks, YES! Those
prestigious machines are for you. No mess on the countertop guaranteed!
Other benefits this machine offers you
- One-Touch Technology: The Talea Giro
will automatically grind the right amount of coffee, tamp, brew and
dispense the used grounds into an internal dreg drawer, all at the touch
of an icon.
- Saeco Easy Clean System: The heart of
the Talea Giro is the patented removable brew group. This device allows
the machine to tamp, brew and dispense the coffee in one cycle. The brew
group can be removed at the push of a button, for convenient rinsing and
chemical-free cleaning. This brew group is exclusive proprietary Saeco
technology and one of the unique advantages that has made Saeco the world
leader in super automatic espresso machines.
- Super Simple Interface: The Giro
Interface is a new innovation available for the Talea Giro. Thanks to its
coffee control dial and large buttons, you can prepare coffee and your
favorite drinks with minimal effort, in just a few minutes. Alert lights
to the left of the dial give clear, instant details for each
- Milk Island: This unique and ingenious
invention by Saeco is exclusively designed for the new Talea line of
fully automatic machines. The Milk Island sits conveniently next to the
machine, and draws steam from the machine into the Cappuccinatore. Easy
to operate and maintain, the Milk Island can be cleaned with soap and
water, or in the dishwasher.
- Customizable Strength and extraction: An
absolutely revolutionary innovation. Saeco Brewing System (SBS) allows
you to make an infinite variety of coffee drinks from just one machine at
the twist of a dial. Choose from the strongest ristretto shot with a
thick crema to a milder coffee with less crema. The SBS dial adjusts the
amount of pressure in the brewing chamber, so you can control the
strength and extraction for each cup brewed.
- Rapid Steam®: Rapid Steam® technology
reduces the normal waiting time between brewing coffee and steam output
to just a few seconds. The Talea Giro has a separate heat exchange for
steam, which allows it to provide fast and continuous steam pressure for
frothing milk within seconds.
- Pannarello Wand: The Talea Giro has a
Pannarello steam / hot water wand to froth milk for cappuccinos and
lattes, and to dispense hot water for Americanos, tea, hot chocolate and
- Ceramic Disc Grinder: The ceramic
grinder is Saeco’s most recent innovation, available in the Talea line of
coffee machines. The ceramic grinder provides an even grind, allowing
perfect dosing and blending, giving you more control over the density and
body of your coffee. Because ceramic is inert it will not absorb the
flavor of the coffee overtime, it is much more durable, and grinds
- Adjustable Brew Settings The Talea
Giro is designed with a large dial to change the amount of coffee brewed
each time. With each drink, you can adjust the quantity of espresso
dispensed, as well as the amount of ground coffee used.
- Saeco Aroma System: Taste the full aroma
of coffee beans in every cup. To optimize the coffee drinking experience,
a special programmed step injects a small amount of hot water into the
freshly ground coffee to start a pre-brewing process. This is done just
before the actual brew cycle commences in order to extract the best
aromas and flavors from the grounds.
- Saeco OptiDose: The OptiDose system
allows the user to adjust the amount of coffee that is ground for each
individual cup. It adjusts from 7 to 10.5 grams of ground beans per
brewing cycle, which affects the strength of the extracted
- Touch Lift Technology: The manual
adjustable drip tray can be easily raised or lowered allowing different
cup sizes. Espresso cups or glasses can easily be accommodated. It is
also removable for easy cleaning. No matter what mood you’re in, we can
fit the mug that goes with it.
- Cup Warming Surface: Stack several
porcelain or ceramic cups on this large and convenient heating surface.
The cup warming surface keeps your cups and espresso at an optimal
temperature while enhancing the full flavors and aromas extracted from
- Aqua Prima Water Filter: With the Aqua
Prima filter the number of flavor-altering substances found in your water
is greatly reduced. Impurities are filtered out of your water, leaving
you to enjoy the improved flavor and full aroma of your
- Internal Dreg drawer: The internal dreg
drawer is where the Talea Giro deposits the coffee after the brewing
process. Once full, the alert light will show that it needs to be
emptied. Remove the dreg drawer, empty contents, rinse and replace the
container into the machine. Once these steps are completed the machine is
ready to brew again.
- Removable Drip Tray: A single tray can
be removed from the front of the machine containing the cup tray and drip
pan. Made of durable ABS plastic, it cleans easily in soap and
- Sliding Wheel Base: Small wheels have
been placed on the base of the machine to simplify general maintenance
and cleaning. The entire machine will rotate with a light push for easy
accessibility of all the components.
Ok Luc! But aren’t those machines quite
You know, quality, design and efficiency
are never cheap. Don’t forget that the Seaco Taleo Giro really is a time
saver in your learning curve to brewing amazing espresso.
The reason is that it can take months for you to
develop your skills and become good at making espresso when you use a
But with a super model you don’t have to
learn all those skills, you get instant gratification: just push the
button, sit back and relax.
You don’t have to understand how they work
to use them, really… You cannot fail!
You can brew a professional cup of coffee without
having years of experience. These models are jam-packed with different presets you
Imagine choosing from a single, double,
cappuccino, latte, etc. You just have to select what you want to drink and each
time you will achieve guaranteed success.
Look at what users have to
This is a fantastic machine. Trust me.
Seems expensive, but please add up your Starbucks expenditures for
the past year and then buy this with no hesitation!
Many espresso purists turn their noses up at superauto machines,
but as someone who has owned a high-end non-auto machine, this
Saeco will reliably produce a high-quality espresso shot with
virtually no effort! With my manual machines the shots would vary
in quality, and while at times I could produce a better shot on my
own, it would require a lot of effort. This superauto produces
espresso that is 100% reliably better than most but not all of the
shots I could produce manually, and it does so with almost no
effort on my part (add water, beans, empty dreg drawer, that's
Oh, and definitely get the [optional] Milk Island, which produces a
phenomenal microfoam, to the point that you can do some basic latte
art with it; again not better than some I could produce manually,
but consistently better than most I produce manually, and with no
work at all!
This machine looks great, heats up INSTANTANEOUSLY (that's right,
no waiting at all for a boiler to heat up), is fairly quiet (thanks
to ceramic grinder), and produces espresso that is superior to
anything you could ever get a Starbucks.
I also looked at just about every other superauto in the $500 to
$1,500 price range, and in fact tried a number of them out in
person. This particular unit was my favorite by a wide margin!
BUY THIS AND THE OPTIONAL MILK ISLAND AND NEVER GO TO STARBUCKS
AGAIN! I'm serious.
|By T. N. "Seattle M.D."
Thought you couldn't have a delicious cup of coffee with
no effort? Think again!
We got this coffee maker for my husband, who likes to drink a lot
of coffee and expend practically no effort to prepare it / clean up
afterwards. He already knew drip machines were not for him - clean
up after every use... So he had switched to a French press and got
to like the bold flavor but that ended up being too much work
still. After that he was only drinking "Turkish coffee" (i.e. dump
the grounds in a cup and pour water over them) - that was about the
right amount of effort but just didn't taste that great. Especially
compared to his favorite "Americanos" at the neighborhood coffee
SOO, when I saw this machine I knew we had to get it. We found
it almost 50% off at an unnamed dept. store - so I have absolutely
no reason to justify an expensive purchase by writing a positive
I would not say it's cheaply made at all. The parts where it
matters most use high-quality materials. I don't care if my water
tank is plastic - it seems to be crack resistant all right.
The maintenance could not be easier - it cleans itself by
running a bit of water through the system before every use (so the
coffee never tastes stale) and all you have to do is empty out the
grounds drawer and rinse the "brew group" about every week. Very
My husband can make his americanos just by a touch of a button -
the dispensing of extra water could not be easier. The switch to
steam, just as easy. He loves the coffee and so did our guests -
all major coffee fans.
And here's my favorite part. I didn't even drink coffee before
we got this thing but now I will actually make a super light latte
now and then. What won me over? The high-pressured, super-effective
milk frothing system and the option to reduce the amount and
strength of the coffee you brew. I can't think of a better
investment and I'm glad I listened to my coffee-fanatic sister
about going for the proven Saeco brand.
|By Spinka (Austin, TX)
Excellent Espresso Machine!
Great product! Perfect espresso at a press of a button! Cleaning is
very easy. Definitely worth the money.
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Luc and Andreanne The Coffee Couple
15-bar pressure pump
1500 Watts / 120 Volts
Dimensions: 13" W x 16" D x 14.5" H