Nuova Simonelli Appia Life, based on the time-tested Appia, is ideal for those wanting excellent performance and reliability, but now with a lower profile, improved features, and easier serviceability. And Appia Life delivers a 13% energy savings, and a 20% less environmental impact (based on an independent Life Cycle Assessment analysis).
Though still lower-priced, Appia Life has a new design, improved brew groups & shot control buttons, and a new XT Series with advanced features (like the TFT Digital Display with PID). All Appia Life models retain standard features like soft infusion, powerful steam with push-pull controls, cool-touch wands with steam tips ideal for micro-foaming, automatic back-flushing, and much more. Available in a Black, Pearl White or Heart Red finish, with matching grinders available.
3 Models Available:
Semi-Automatic (Standard Series): These lowest-priced models are still capable of delivering high quality espresso. “Semi-automatic” means 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. Semi-Automatics have no programming or EasyCream automatic steam wand options.
Suitable for: demanding professionals, smaller equipment budgets
Volumetric (Standard Series): These models allow a barista to program 4 espresso shot volumes per group (single/double/short/long), thereby pulling shots at that exact volume every time with the touch of a button. Shots are more consistent between users and – because the barista doesn’t have to monitor the espresso – there is more time to focus on steaming, interact with customers, or begin another order. Volumetrics also allow for an EasyCream option.
Suitable for: restaurants, hotels, shops, offices, locations with less experienced baristas
XT Series (Digit): These models are Volumetric machines, but also include LED worklights, and a TFT Digital Display (to easily program espresso shot dosages, brightness, pre-infusion, several maintenance features, on/off times, and display various counters), along with many more smart functions, including a Remote Control feature. The TFT also displays the espresso shot times, eliminating the need for external timers.
Suitable for: restaurants, hotels, shops, offices, locations with less experienced baristas, locations with remote owners/managers
4 Versions Available:
The Appia Life Standard Series includes a 1-Group version with 1 hot water spout and 1 steam wand (or substitute an EasyCream steam wand on the Volumetric version), or a 2-Group Compact, a 2-Group Full-Size, and a 3-Group version, each with 1 hot water spout and 2 steam wands (or substitute one EasyCream steam wand on the Volumetric versions). Each version is available as a Volumetric or a Semi-Automatic model.
The Appia Life XT (Digit) Series includes a 2-Group Full-Size and a 3-Group version only, each with 1 hot water spout and 2 steam wands (or substitute one EasyCream steam wand).