Features

  • NEO Technology (New Engine Optimization) guarantees high performance + reduced energy consumption, using PIDs + insulated independent steel boilers to instantly heat water only as needed

  • NEO Technology (New Engine Optimization) guarantees high performance + reduced energy consumption, using PID + an independent insulated steel coffee boiler to instantly heat water only as needed

  • T.E.R.S. (Thermal Energy Recovery System) uses the discharged hot water to pre-heat the incoming cold water, saving 8% in energy consumption

  • T3 Technology allows Barista to adjust PID controls for 3 separate parameters: group temperature + brewing temperature (independently for each group) + steam (boiler) pressure

  • Pulse-Jet (T3 version) manages flow-rate & water pressure for profiling espresso shots

  • SIS (Soft Infusion System) optimizes extraction for creamiest espresso

  • Auto-Purge cleanses the brew-groups by purging them automatically when the portafilter is removed

  • MyVictoriaArduino Bluetooth App allows Baristas, Roasters, or Chain Operators to modify, track or share settings, recipes & profiles

  • Barista controls everything: all “MyCoffee” recipes, espresso shot volumes & Auto-Purge, pre-infusion & Pulse-Jet, steam PID (view & adjust boiler temperature), brew & group temperatures, on/off time, service & maintenance features (Component Function Test, Automated Independent Backflushing, etc), alarms, etc., through App

  • LCD Touchscreen (2.8″) displays all current settings (including water connection), and allows Barista to easily control everything: all “MyCoffee” recipes, Bluetooth, espresso shot volumes & Auto-Purge, pre-infusion & Pulse-Jet, steam PID (view & adjust boiler temperature), brew & group temperatures, on/off time, service & maintenance features (Component Function Test, Automated Independent Backflushing, etc), alarms, etc.

  • LCD Touchscreen Multi-function Display allows Barista to easily control everything: espresso shot volumes & Auto-Purge, pre-infusion & Pulse-Jet, steam PID (view & adjust boiler temperature), brew & group temperatures (T3 models), on/off time, maintenance features (e.g. Automated Independent Backflushing), self-diagnostics, alarms, etc.

  • LCD Multi-function Display allows Barista to control everything: espresso shot volumes & pre-infusion, steam PID (view & adjust boiler temperature), brew & group temperatures (T3 models), on/off time, maintenance features (e.g. Automated Independent Backflushing), self-diagnostics, alarms, etc.

  • LCD Multi-function Display allows Barista to control features: brew temperature, milk temperature & texture (if equipped with MFS option), on/off time, maintenance features (e.g. Automated Independent Backflushing), self-diagnostics, alarms, etc.

  • Smart Water Management Technology (optional) precisely measures & displays pH TDS and warns barista of changes

  • PID (Digital Pressostat) allows Barista to view & adjust boiler temperature

  • Gravimetric Dosing means built-in scales weigh each extracted espresso shot in the cup: can be programmed for one-touch operation & optimal consistency between users, and includes a built-in shot-timer

  • “Ghost Display” above each group has a shot-timer and signals when the Barista hasn’t removed the coffee puck

  • Volumetric Dosing means Barista programs 3 espresso shot volumes (single/double/short/long/continuous) per group (identically or independently) for one-touch operation & consistency between users

  • Volumetric Dosing means Barista programs 3 espresso shot volumes (single/double/short/long/continuous) for one-touch operation & consistency between users

  • Volumetric Dosing means Barista programs 4 espresso shot volumes (single/double/short/long/etc) per group (identically or independently) for one-touch operation & consistency between users

  • Manual Dosing (T3 Semi-Automatic version) means a single button starts & stops espresso shots for use with shot-timers or scales

  • Shot timer displays brew time for each group independently in LCD

  • Screen above each group displays brew time (T3 model) as well as shot weight (Gravimetric model)

  • LED Work Lights illuminate workspace or can be turned off independently

  • LED Work Lights illuminate workspace & inside milk pitchers or can be turned off independently

  • EasyCream System (optional) has programmable settings for 2 different micro-foam styles or temperatures – the adjustable 2-stage air induction, temperature control & vortex generating nozzle delivers the ultimate one-touch automatic micro-foam & optimum consistency

  • EasyCream System (optional) with adjustable 2-stage air induction, tangential steam jets & programmable temperature control, for the ultimate one-touch automatic micro-foam and optimum consistency (has 2 programmable texture-types)

  • EasyCream System (optional on Volumetric version) with adjustable 2-stage air induction, tangential steam jets & programmable temperature control, for the ultimate one-touch automatic micro-foam and optimum consistency

  • MFS Milk Frothing System (optional) with adjustable air induction & programmable temperature control, for one-touch automatic micro-foam and  consistency between Baristas

  • Electronic Steam Control reduces maintenance & avoids stress on Barista’s hand – touch top for purging or bottom to lock it for continuous steaming (with 2-minute emergency timeout)

  • Push-Pull Steam System avoids stress on Barista’s hand – press upwards for purging or lock it down for continuous steaming

  • Pivoting “joystick” instant-on steam control avoids stress on Barista’s hand – press gently in any direction for purging or lock it for continuous steaming

  • Retro screw-type steam controls for traditional adjustable steam pressure

  • New Gooseneck steam wands with Cool Touch give a wider range of steaming positions and are safer & easier to clean + tuck neatly away into the redesigned drip tray

  • New Gooseneck steam wand with Cool Touch gives a wider range of steaming positions and is safer & easier to clean + tucks neatly away into the redesigned drip tray

  • Cool Touch steam wands are safer and easier to clean

  • Built-in compartments hold up to 2 steaming pitchers on each side of drip tray

  • Ergonomic work space has coffee area on right and steam/hot water on left of a large open drip tray area for optimum efficiency

  • Built-in cup-warming compartment inside the dome

  • Multi-Temp tea water (optional) 3 buttons dispense individual pre-set volumes & temperatures

  • Adjustable 2.5-Bar Boiler (vs standard 1.2 bar) delivers the most powerful & sustained dry steam pressure + adjustable temperature on tea/Americano water

  • Largest boiler & fastest heat recovery means most sustained steam pressure & simultaneous tea/Americano water

  • Large boiler & fast heat recovery means high sustained steam pressure & simultaneous tea/Americano water

  • Compact boiler with fast heat recovery means more sustained steam pressure & simultaneous tea/Americano water despite compact machine size

  • Compact boiler with fast heat recovery means more sustained steam pressure & simultaneous tea/Americano water despite compact machine size (2-Group model; more limited on 1-Group model)

  • Patented disc-shaped compact boiler with fast heat recovery means more sustained steam pressure & simultaneous tea/Americano water than other vertical machines  (3-Group & 2-Group models; more limited on 1-Group model)

  • 12 lb brass groups are heaviest brew groups in the industry for brew temperature stability

  • 5 lb brass groups provide improved brew temperature stability

  • Raised groups fit most larger cups, with portable risers included for smaller cups

  • Raised groups fit largest cups, with a portable riser included for smaller cups

  • Raised groups fit largest cups, with a portable riser included for smaller cups

  • Reverse Mirror back-plate allows Barista to see inside groups or bottomless portafilters without bending over

  • Portafilters are solid stainless steel with ergonomic molded handles & leather grips for minimizing stress on Barista’s wrist

  • Portafilters are solid chrome-plated brass with ergonomic molded leather-wrapped handles for minimizing stress on Barista’s wrist, and coated inside for instant cleaning

  • Portafilters are solid chrome-plated brass with ergonomic molded handles & rubber grips for minimizing stress on Barista’s wrist

  • Portafilters are solid chrome-plated brass with ergonomic molded handles for minimizing stress on Barista’s wrist

  • Portafilters are solid chrome-plated brass with ergonomic bake-lite or wooden grips for minimizing stress on Barista’s wrist

  • Portafilters are solid chrome-plated brass with ergonomic maple-wood grips for minimizing stress on Barista’s wrist

  • Pump pressure can be adjusted externally by Barista

  • Barista can adjust pump pressure & tea water temperature externally

  • Barista can adjust tea water temperature externally

  • Automated Independent Backflushing for fast & easy group cleaning while machine is in normal operation

  • Automated Backflushing for fast & easy group cleaning

  • Pump Pressure Gauge makes it easy to check pressure profiles and monitor machine performance (includes digital pressure gauge on LCD/LED display)

  • Dual Pressure Gauges (pump & steam pressure) makes it easy to check pressure profiles and monitor machine performance

  • Water level Indicator makes it easy to monitor boiler water levels

  • Non-slip feet are also height-adjustable

  • Body Lighting System (optional) cycles colours through the back logo and side nameplates for a very unique styling

  • Body panels can be removed with 4 allen-key screws with cup-tray remaining, for easy servicing & easy customization

  • Copper/Brass + Stainless Steel body on a solid steel frame

  • Full Stainless Steel body on a solid steel frame

  • Full enameled steel body on a solid steel frame

  • Stainless Steel body + coated cast aluminum side panels on a solid steel frame

  • Stainless Steel + Cast Aluminum body panels on a solid steel frame

  • Stainless Steel + formed ABS body panels on a solid steel frame

  • ?Daily mean drink capacity: 2-Group: 400; 3-Group: 500 (based on a 12 oz latte or cappuccino)

Technical Data

SuperAutomatic Espresso Machine Simonelli ProntoBar Simonelli MicroBar Franke Evolution Franke Flair
Daily Production Volumes Medium volume Medium-Low volume High volume Medium-Low volume
Required Steps for Milk-based Drinks Both 1-step and 2-step 1-step recommended 2-step (1-step optional) 1-step recommended
Manual Milk Steaming Type AutoSteam wand with temperature probe Recommended only for secondary use Autosteam Pro steam wand with temperature probe Recommended only for secondary use
Microfoam Capable Yes – mechanical adjustment Yes – mechanical adjustment Yes – mechanical adjustment No
Boiler Size (litres) and Type 1.4L double Stainless Steel boiler system 1.4L double Stainless Steel boiler system 2.9L Stainless Steel boiler with heat exchanger Double Thermo-block boiler system
Bean Hopper Capacity Dual top-mounted 800g (2 lb) hoppers with bypass doser Dual internal 500g (1.1 lb) hoppers with bypass doser Dual top-mounted 1.1kg (2.5 lb) hoppers with bypass doser Dual top-mounted 250g or 500g (.55 lb or 1.1 lb) hoppers with bypass doser
Grinders 2 independent 50mm burr grinders with Micrometric adjustment 2 independent 50mm burr grinders with Micrometric adjustment 2 independent ceramic burr grinders 2 independent burr grinders
Brewing Chamber Heated Stainless Steel and die-cast Aluminum with electronic pre-infusion Heated Stainless Steel and die-cast Aluminum with electronic pre-infusion Heated metal with electronic pre-infusion Rugged moulded plastic with electronic pre-infusion
Brew Group Height Adjust Range 7cm to 14cm / 2.75” to 5.5” adjustable 8.5cm to 17cm / 3.25” to 6.75” 9cm to 16cm / 3.5” to 6.5”
Dump Box Capacity 30 to 40 20 to 35 up to 50 30 to 40
Electronic Display Fully programmable by user with 4-line LCD display and USB port Fully programmable by user with 2-line LCD display and optional smart card Fully programmable by user with 2-line LCD display and smart card Fully programmable by user with 2-line LCD display
Water Source Direct water line (OR under-counter water bottle) Standard 5L removable reservoir / Optional direct water line Direct water line only (OR under-counter water bottle) 5L removable reservoir
Voltage Requirement Special 220V plug-in Standard 110V plug-in Special 220V plug-in Standard 110V plug-in
Power Requirement (Watts) 2000W 1500W 4800W 1300W
Height (cm/inch)[some machines require additional height to refill beans and/or water] 60cm (23.5”) 48cm (19”) 89cm (34”) 52.5cm (20.5”)
Width (cm-inch) 33cm (13”) 32cm (12.5”) 32cm (13”) 42.5cm (16.75”)
Depth (cm-inch) 52cm (20.5”) 45cm (17.75”) 60cm (24”) 54cm (21.25”)
Weight (Kg-Lbs) 35kg (77 lbs) 33kg (73 lbs) 40kg (88 lbs) 18kg (40 lbs)
Colours Black ABS with full wraparound Stainless Steel body Silver or Red ABS front with Stainless Steel body Silver/black ABS with full wraparound Stainless Steel body Silver/black ABS and Stainless Steel front with black painted steel body