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 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