Saeco Incanto Sirius espresso machine
Saeco 300034 Incanto Sirius
Superautomatic Espresso Machine
When I was in the market for my espresso machine I did plenty of research, as I wanted something fairly high-end and easy to use. I am very glad I came across the Saeco Incanto Sirius. As a coffee lover I have a few different types of coffee makers at home including a french press and a plain old drip brewer but by far my favorite machine is the Saeco Incanto Sirius.
I was drawn to this machine for so many reasons including the easy to use digital display and the sleek appearance that makes it a good fit for any kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Due to its appearance alone I am glad I bought it as it really helps to make my kitchen look high end.
In terms of making espresso or coffee the Incanto Sirius makes it as easy as can be. You pour coffee beans in the tops (it has storage capacity for enough beans to make at least 15 coffees) and on the digital display you select the amount of coffee you want used and the size of the drink you would like. I tend to use the 3-bean position as this makes a nice strong coffee or espresso. The 3 preset sizes allow you to make an espresso shot, a medium sized coffee or a large coffee.
You can override the defaults to set the size of coffee you would like. As a tip though, if you are looking for very strong coffee but want a large cup I recommend making multiple batches of either an espresso shot or a small coffee. If you use the large coffee setting the result can be rather weak coffee.
This machine also has a decent steam wand for making lattes. Although not as convenient as some of the units that have a milk input this is still a fairly high quality steam wand and makes frothing milk rather easy. The one draw back to this machine is it is quite intensive to clean but fortunately you don’t need to do a major cleaning all that often.