Open Box Saeco Syntia Focus Super Automatic Espresso Machine
This product is an open box special. This product was returned under our 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Open Box Special products carry JL Hufford's 10 Day Satisfaction Policy and are eligible to be returned for exchange or credit if you are not 100% satisfied. Open Box Special items may have superficial scratches, scuffs, or stains, but all have been cleaned and bench tested prior to shipping, and all are guaranteed to arrive in proper functioning condition. No free gifts are offered except those listed in the "Free Gifts" Section. This product includes a 7 year manufacturer's warranty.
Digital LED Display and Simple Espresso Programming
The Saeco Syntia Focus employs straightforward LED icons to light the way for your entire super automatic espresso experience. Orange icons indicate chosen coffee strength, pre-ground brewing or the need to descale. Red icons inform if you need to add water or beans or if the used coffee drawer must be emptied. The Saeco Syntia Focus features 2 programmable drink buttons: just press and hold either button and then release when your desired amount of coffee is dispensed. The Saeco Syntia Focus will remember it until you make a change.
The Saeco Syntia Focus is the shortest super automatic espresso machine available, standing in at a petite 12.5 inches. If you have but a tight space to squeeze an espresso machine into, the Syntia Focus may offer the best fit.
The Saeco Syntia Focus is wrapped in a solid stainless steel body for supreme durability and then is painted a glossy black with chrome accents. The oversized stainless drip tray allows you to fit various cups under the spouts and is magnetically secured to the drip pan to reduce rattling and noise.
Quiet Ceramic Grinder with Bonus
The Saeco Syntia Focus is fitted with Saeco's ever popular ceramic burr grinder. Ceramic burrs are just as durable as steel burrs, but they are also quieter and do not pass as much heat to the beans when grinding. They also can never rust in storage (a drawback to steel). In addition, the grinder on the Saeco Syntia Focus is wrapped with sound insulating material to make this machine far quieter than any other in its class. With 5 grind settings, you are certain to be able to tune your Syntia Focus to both the freshness and roast of many coffee blends (still not the super dark/oily ones). The Syntia has an 8 ounce bean hopper with an air tight lid that features a UV-filtering coating to keep your beans fresh for as long as possible. It also cuts back on the noise.
Easy to Froth Milk
Creating perfect micro-foam milk froth can be a difficult task and is an accomplishment to be proud of. The Saeco Syntia Focus strives to make the entire job much more simple. The redesigned Panarello milk frothing wand divides steam for milk into three directions forcing more air and steam into the entire pitcher of cold milk. This will allow you to heat your milk faster and more evenly resulting perfect steamed milk for lattes or exquisite micro-foam for cappuccinos. The Panarello wand can also be used to dispense hot water for tea.
Brewing Pre-Ground Coffee
Do you want to try a decaf roast or perhaps a different blend without having to empty your bean hopper? A lid on the top of the Syntia Focus can be lifted to reveal an opening for ground coffee. Just choose the "pre-ground" option on the coffee strength, then deposit a scoop ground coffee into the opening on top of the machine and press the brew button once. When you are ready to brew again, the Syntia resets to using the beans in the hopper.
Rapid Steam Stainless Steel Boiler
The power plant of the Saeco Syntia Focus is the stainless steel-lined ThermoBlock boiler. Unlike a traditional boiler, thermoblocks offer rapid warm-up times paired with efficient, on-demand water usage. Turn on the Syntia Focus, and it will be ready to brew in just a few moments. ThermoBlock technology channels the water through the heating element while minimizing the amount of water heated to what the user demands. This process ensures water does not become stale sitting in a boiler for an extended period of time. The Rapid Steam function delivers copious amounts of steam in mere moments, compared to the average 30 second wait time of other brands of super automatics in its class. In addition, the Saeco Syntia Focus allows you to use the manual steam wand as a dedicated spout for instant and piping hot water for tea and Americanos.
Automatic Italian Pre-Infusion Brewing
The Syntia Focus incorporates the Saeco Aroma System® to extract the full aroma of coffee beans into every cup. A special pre-programmed step injects a small amount of hot water into the freshly ground coffee to start a pre-brewing process. The actual brewing cycle normally begins about 2 seconds afterward, allowing for enough time to fully saturate the grounds and achieve maximum flavor. Enjoy perfect espresso every time topped with golden crema that fills your senses with the rich warm aroma of truly fine coffee, all in under 60 seconds. In addition, the standard Saeco OptiDose® System allows you to adjust the amount of coffee to be ground for each beverage, from 6.5 to 10.5 grams (mild to strong).
The Saeco Syntia Focus will automatically enter a power-saving standby mode after an hour of idle time. This is a great feature for any incredibly busy workday morning, which tends to be most of them.
The Saeco Syntia Focus can utilize the optional Intenza Water Filter to not only improve the taste of your coffee, but also protect the internal components of the machine. Regular replacement of the Intenza filter ensures the removal of chlorine, lead, aluminum, and copper for a better tasting coffee. It will also reduce the formation of limescale and protect the Syntia from the corrosive nature of tap water. The standard 40 ounce water reservoir can easily be refilled by removing it from the front of the machine and filling it at the kitchen tap.
The patented Saeco Easy Clean System® removable internal brew group has been tested millions of times throughout the world. It only takes a simple gesture for it to be quickly and easily removed from the machine and cleaned. Just rinse it under running water to remove all traces of dirt and coffee residues, which when left inside the machine, change the flavor of the coffee and interfere with the correct functioning of the brew group. This simple cleaning, when done in conjunction with the automatic descaling, brew group cleaning, and milk cleaning cycles, ensures the Syntia Focus will produce consistently delicious espresso every time you turn it on.
For Use with Superautomatika® Blend
It's a little known fact that Super Automatic espresso coffee centers brew the best coffee when using only a special kind of bean. While it's true that the Saeco Syntia Focus can be filled with most kinds of coffee beans, the greatest flavor and tallest crema are achieved when brewing Superautomatika® Blend, the only coffee crafted specifically for super-automatic machines. The beans that make up Superautomatika® Blend are picked, roasted, and blended solely for use in super automatic coffee centers. When you purchase a new Saeco Syntia through JL Hufford, a sample of this exclusive blend is included.
Two Year Warranty Service and Support
All new Saeco products are offered with unlimited toll free technical support service. If you have any questions or need help, just call us or call Saeco at the number provided in your help guide. A new Saeco Syntia Focus comes with a full 1 year parts and labor warranty through Saeco. JL Hufford includes an additional year warranty (for a total of 2 years) through a special partnership with Warrantech. Additionally, all new Saeco Super Automatic Coffee Centers are backed by JL Hufford's 30 Day Satisfaction Policy.