The new Philips Saeco Intelia Class effortlessly brews the "Espresso Perfetto" at home

December 19, 2011

Sydney, Australia – At the effortless push of a button, the new Philips Saeco Intelia Class delivers a perfectly extracted espresso in the comfort of your own home. It has never been so simple to enjoy Italian-style espresso, ristretto or cappuccino, all with their full aroma and made from freshly ground beans, right in your kitchen.


The Saeco Intelia Class is the first fully automatic espresso machine for home use to be honoured with an in-cup quality label, certified by Centro Studi Assaggiatori Italian Tasters, the most advanced Italian consultancy company in sensory analysis. This label has been achieved thanks to Philips Saeco’s adoption of a careful and dedicated internal process focused on respecting sensory parameters designed to achieve ‘Espresso Perfetto’ – the perfect espresso.


Philips Saeco understands that one’s enjoyment of espresso involves several senses: from sight, used to judge the quality of the crema layer, to smell, used to perceive the drink's aroma; and lastly to taste. The velvety effect of an expertly made coffee on one's palate should leave the most memorable of impressions – and the new Philips Saeco Intelia Class does exactly that.


“Saeco, since its creation in 1981, has worked ceaselessly to ensure maximum in-cup quality. Philips Saeco is the first company in the domestic espresso market to have this certified internal process to ensure the highest quality in taste and aroma,” said Malcolm Russell, Product Marketing Manager, Philips Saeco Australia.


“Italy is the birthplace of espresso and, to this day, the street cafés of Rome, Milan and Naples are still known as some of the best places in the world to enjoy a fine espresso. The Intelia Class achieves this ‘Espresso Perfetto’ or Perfect Espresso label by respecting the espresso sensory parameters and being certified by Centro Studi Assaggiatori Italian Tasters, the most advanced Italian consultancy company in sensory analysis,” said Malcolm Russell.


Perfect espresso has never been so simple
All aspects of the Philips Saeco Intelia Class are user-friendly, thanks to the self-explanatory and colour-coded icons on its wide and bright display. Also, customising your espresso could not be simpler, with the machine allowing you to easily adjust coffee strength, temperature and length.


The expert touch: for a perfect espresso every time

The patented Saeco Adapting System automatically detects the type of coffee beans and grinds the perfect amount of coffee, in order to provide the same perfect release of aromas every time.

The Ceramic Grinder offers low temperature grinding without the risk of overheating the beans, thus assuring consistency in the grinding process. This results in a better taste and the machine's long-lasting performance.


Cappuccinatore for a creamy cappuccino

A proper Italian breakfast wouldn't be complete without a well-prepared, creamy cappuccino, and that's no problem with the Philips Saeco Intelia Class, the only machine in its price range to be equipped with an automatic and dishwasher safe cappuccinatore, which creates the perfect milk foam. All you need to do is add the desired strength of espresso and you have a superb, authentic Italian cappuccino.


To learn more about the range of Philips Saeco products and find out what it's like to experience the pleasure of a true Italian espresso or frothy cappuccino at home, please visit


Intelia Class Features

  • One-touch Espresso
  • Ceramic Grinder for aroma preserving
  • Easy adjustable coffee strength, temperature and length
  • 15 Bar Pump pressure
  • Milk preparation: with automatic and dishwasher safe Cappuccinatore
  • Display with colour-coded icons, according to traffic light principle
  • Removable Brewing Group
  • Automatic coffee circuit rinsing and descaling
  • Philips Saeco decalcifier included - to enjoy the perfect coffee for longer
  • 1.5l water tank capacity
  • 300 gram coffee bean container
  • 10 servings of coffee grounds capacity
  • Automatic stand-by to conserve energy

About Saeco International Group

Saeco is a leading designer and maker of espresso machines for household and professional use. Saeco also produces and retails auto vending machines for hot, cold beverages and snacks. Founded in Italy in 1981, the company has its headquarters and main industrial sites based in Gaggio Montano, Italy and Romania. It has around 1500 employees, five production plants producing 1.5 million machines a year, and is present in the world's leading markets with subsidiaries and local distributors in more than 90 countries. It markets its espresso machines under the brands Saeco, Gaggia and Spidem.

In July 2009 Saeco International Group S.p.A. was acquired by Royal Philips Electronics. It has been part of the Coffee Business Group of Philips Consumer Lifestyle since 1 January 2011.


About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at