Unlock your inner barista with the new Philips Saeco Intelia Cappuccino and Intelia Focus

May 22, 2012

Sydney, Australia – Philips Saeco is proud to announce the launch of two new at-home coffee machines, the Intelia Cappuccino and Intelia Focus, designed to effortlessly brew café-quality coffee at the push of a button.

To the delight of cappuccino lovers, the Intelia One-Touch Cappuccino fully automatic at-home espresso machine lets you enjoy delicious hot cappuccino or barista-quality espresso in the comfort of your own home.

As any coffee lover will tell you, the key to a great cappuccino is in the inclusion of hot and frothy milk, providing warmth and satisfaction with every sip. Thanks to the Intelia Cappuccino’s integrated automatic milk function, every cappuccino you make will boast hot and creamy milk, automatically heated and poured into your cup with the touch of a button.

The automatic milk function also includes an innovative easy refill feature that means you can refill the milk carafe even when the milk function is in use. The milk carafe is also dishwasher safe, making the clean-up easier than ever before.

In designing the Intelia Cappuccino, Philips Saeco was driven to ensure that every coffee made was of the highest quality, engaging all the senses. As a result of these efforts, the Intelia Cappuccino features the in-cup quality label ‘Espresso & Cappuccino Perfetto’ certified by Centro Studi Assaggiatori Italian Tasters, the most advanced Italian consultancy company in sensory analysis. The in-cup quality label is an endorsement unique to Philips Saeco achieved thanks to its adoption of a careful and dedicated internal process focused on respecting sensory parameters.

In addition to its one-touch simplicity, the Intelia Cappuccino includes a range of features that make it easy to use and maintain. A colour coded interface allows you to easily interact with the machine, which also enables you to adjust coffee strength and temperature to deliver your personal coffee preference.

Ceramic grinders get the most out of your coffee beans with accurate grinding time after time, while Saeco’s pre-brewing technology moistens the coffee grounds prior to brewing to enhance the aroma of every cup. The Intelia Cappuccino is also easier to maintain thanks to its removable brewing group and automatic cleaning and de-scaling cycles, so the machine will last longer and your coffee will continue to taste great.

For those looking for an entry-level automatic espresso machine, the Philips Saeco Intelia Focus is a fantastic way to make café-quality coffee in your own kitchen. Whether you feel like a quick espresso or a long coffee, your favourite cup of coffee is available with the push of a button, while the machine’s colour coded interface and bright LED display allows for detailed coffee customisation.

The Intelia Focus includes a range of innovative Saeco features that deliver café quality coffee with every use, including a pre-brewing function to enhance flavor, ceramic grinders to preserve aroma, and a removable brewing group and automatic cleaning and de-scaling cycles for easier maintenance of the machine.

Philips Saeco also has a fantastic promotion on select models in the lead up to Mother’s Day. With every Intelia model purchased between April 1st and May 31st 2012, consumers will receive a $75 eftpos gift card as well as an Italian gift pack, including coffee beans to help you get brewing straight away.

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Philips Saeco Intelia One Touch Cappuccino (HD8753/23)
RRP: $1299


• One-touch cappuccino
• Integrated automatic milk function with easy refill
• Adjustable coffee strength and temperature
• Ceramic Grinder for aroma preserving
• Pre-brewing function for flavour enhancing
• Self-explanatory colour coded user interface
• Customisation and maintenance menu
• Automatic cleaning and de-scaling cycles
• Dishwasher safe milk carafe
• 15 Bar Pump pressure
• Removable Brewing Group
• 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

Philips Saeco Intelia Focus (HD8751/23)

RRP: $799


• One-touch Espresso
• Ceramic Grinder for aroma preserving
• Easy adjustable coffee strength and length
• 15 Bar Pump pressure
• Milk preparation: manual, with Pannarello 
frothing device
• Display with color-coded icons, according to traffic light principle
• Removable Brewing Group
• Automatic coffee circuit rinsing and descaling
• Philips Saeco decalcifier included - to enjoy its perfect coffee for longer
• 1.5l water tank capacity
• 300 gram coffee bean container
• 10 servings of coffee grounds capacity
• Energy-efficient: with automatic stand-by and A Class energy label (according to FEA regulation)

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


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.