Nuova Simonelli Appia II is ideal for those wanting excellent performance and reliability. Though lower-priced, Appia retains advanced features like soft infusion, powerful steam with push-pull controls, cool-touch wands with steam tips ideal for micro-foaming, independent automatic back-flushing (Volumetric versions), and much more. Comes in a Black, Pearl White or Glossy Red finish, with matching grinders available.
3 Models Available:
Appia II 2-Group Full-Size is available in a Volumetric or Semi-Automatic version.
Suitable for: medium to high volume locations, demanding professionals, specialty coffee shops, smaller equipment budgets
Appia II 2-Group Compact still maintains two groups, two steam wands, and a hot water spout, but the Compact is designed to fit in smaller spaces with no compromise on quality (although the steam & boiling water volumes are slightly reduced). Available in a Volumetric or Semi-Automatic versions.
Suitable for: low to medium volume locations, restaurants, hotels, small shops, smaller equipment budgets
Appia II 1-Group is the most compact model with no compromise on quality, but its one group, one steam wand, and a hot water spout gives lower coffee production and limited steam & boiling water. Available in a Volumetric or Semi-Automatic versions.
Suitable for: low volume locations, restaurants, hotels, small shops, smaller equipment budgets
2 Versions Available in Each Model:
Volumetric: These versions allow a barista to program 4 espresso shot volumes per group, thereby pulling consistent shots at that exact volume every time. Shots are more consistent between users and – because the barista doesn’t have to monitor the espresso – there is more time to interact with customers or begin another order.
Suitable for: low to medium volume locations, restaurants, hotels, small shops, locations with less experienced baristas.
Semi-Automatic: Even without volumetric dosing, this lower-priced version is more than capable of delivering high quality espresso. As a semi-automatic the barista is in complete control of the machine during the extraction process, both starting and ending the shot according their trained eye, or by using a separate timer or scale.
Suitable for: low to medium volume locations, demanding professionals, smaller equipment budgets
SIS (Soft Infusion System) optimizes extraction for creamiest espresso
Volumetric Dosing (Volumetric models) 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 (Semi-Automatic versions) means a single button starts & stops espresso shots for use with shot-timers or scales
EasyCream System (optional on 2-Group Compact Volumetric versions) with adjustable 2-stage air induction, tangential steam jets & programmable temperature control, for the ultimate one-touch automatic micro-foam and optimum consistency
Push-Pull Steam System avoids stress on Barista’s hand – press upwards for purging or lock it down for continuous steaming
Cool Touch steam wands are safer and easier to clean
Large boiler & fast heat recovery means high sustained steam pressure & simultaneous tea/Americano water (2-Group Full-Size version)
Compact boiler with fast heat recovery means more sustained steam pressure & simultaneous tea/Americano water despite compact machine size (2-Group Compact model; more limited on 1-Group model)
Raised groups fit most larger cups, with portable risers included for smaller cups
Reverse Mirror back-plate allows Barista to see inside groups or bottomless portafilters without bending over
Portafilters are solid chrome-plated brass with ergonomic molded handles & rubber grips for minimizing stress on Barista’s wrist
Automated Backflushing for fast & easy group cleaning (Volumetric models)
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 (1-Group and 2-Group Full-Size models)
Stainless Steel + formed ABS body panels on a solid steel frame
Width: 15.5″ / 39cm
Height: 22″ / 56cm
Depth: 21″ / 53cm
Boiler Size: 5 lt
Power: 110V / 1500W / 13A / Nema 5-15
2 GROUP COMPACT
Width: 21.5″ / 55cm
Height: 21″ / 53cm
Depth: 22″ / 56cm
Boiler Size: 7.5 lt
Power: 220V / 2800W / 13A / Nema 6-20
2 GROUP FULL-SIZE
Width: 30.5″ / 77cm
Height: 21″ / 53cm
Depth: 22″ / 56cm
Boiler Size: 11 lt
Power: 220V /3400W / 17A / Nema 6-20
STEAM WAND OPTIONS
The Appia II 2-Group Compact (not Full-Size) Volumetric (not Semi-Automatic) can be purchased with 1 left side automatic steam wand (additional charge applies).
The EasyCream Automatic Micro-Foaming System replaces the manual steam handle with a button. Once pressed, the modified wand steams in a unique angular direction while monitoring the temperature with an integrated probe, so it knows:
- when to start & stop injecting air for perfect microfoam,
- and when to stop steaming for standardized milk temperature.
EasyCream requires no input from the barista to perfectly texture the milk; the barista simply places the wand in the pitcher of cold milk and when it reaches the desired (programmed) temperature the steam automatically turns off, leading to a consistent drink, regardless of the skill-level of the barista.