Philips launches Saeco Minuto The essence of "Italian smartness" and "the new affordable luxury"

November 4, 2013

Sydney, Australia – Philips has launched a new generation of fully automatic espresso machines from Saeco, the pioneering inventors of the bean-to-cup system developed more than 25 years ago. The ‘Minuto’ is the essence of Italian smartness, an affordable luxury that delivers true Italian bean-to-cup espresso in a compact, trendy machine. This latest machine forms part of the Saeco story, where passionate engineers carry on the tradition of providing an authentic Italian taste experience in kitchens around the world.

 

Minuto provides high quality, one-touch in-cup results made from fresh beans in a small package, with unbeatable high capacity, top-notch performance and a fair price for anyone wanting to experience a real bean-to-cup system. Following the latest interior design and home decoration trends, Minuto is the symbol of  "compact living", a trendy, innovative response to the latest demands of domestic life and new metropolitan ways of living that call for ever smaller houses. 

 

Now everyone can indulge his or her passion for coffee with the extraordinary experience of the perfect domestic Italian espresso. It’s a real icon of the "new affordable luxury" - a low-profile no-frills luxury of the utmost quality, all distinctive traits of the new Minuto automatic espresso machine.

 

 

 

 

Minuto and the new trend in "compact living"

The growing "compact living" trend, already well established in the United States as proven by the Small Homes Movement, is now arriving in Europe. Designers, appliance companies and producers of furnishing accessories are answering the call for reduced-size products that fit easily into any home environment, without sacrificing performance.

 

 Minuto fully responds to these new trends, as the only fully automatic espresso machine in its segment to offer a remarkably high capacity (1.8L, 250 g and 15 servings) in a super slim size (just 21.5cm wide, 33cm high and 42.9cm deep). Minuto brings the magic experience of authentic Italian espresso into any domestic environment. Its reduced size means you don’t have to sacrifice a beautifully made espresso even in the smallest of homes, making any space more pleasing and welcoming. Furthermore, higher capacities mean reduced hassle: easier maintenance and less frequent refills of the containers.

No matter what type of coffee bean you choose, Saeco's patented intelligent adapting system will optimise the grinding cycle to guarantee the perfect unfolding of aromas. Minuto’s ceramic grinders (on both Minuto Classic Milk Frother and Automatic Milk Frother) never overheat, delivering consistent grinding results, supreme longevity and super-silent operation. To further personalise beverages, Minuto also offers 5 grinding settings, from the finest – for a full bodied espresso - to the coarsest – for a lighter coffee, based on specific preferences. The spouts are also conveniently adjustable (70-145 mm), adapting to different cup sizes and shapes to prevent splashing.

 

The passion for milk


Depending on the Minuto model you choose, between Minuto Automatic Milk Frother HD8762/03 and Minuto Classic Milk Frother HD8761/03 multiple milk management solutions guarantee a gorgeous crema di latte. It can be done by simply pushing a button thanks to the new patented Automatic Milk Frother (HD8762/03), which instantly and effortlessly provides delicious and dense foam thanks to its exclusive Cyclonic chamber, able also to ensure a constant flow without any splashing. Or it can be done the traditional way, using the Classic Milk Frother (HD8761/03). The Minuto also boasts a quick heat boiler, for immediate espresso brewing right after the milk is frothed (or vice-versa).

 

Minuto: smaller and easier to use
To further enrich the coffee experience, Minuto features an intuitive display interface with Memo function. The specialities, length setting, strength and temperature parameters (Minuto Automatic Milk Frother only) can be set by pressing a button, creating an endless variety of beverages including espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, latte macchiato or frothed milk.

Saeco has also developed intelligent solutions to minimise Minuto’s cleaning and maintenance tasks. The drip tray and servings container are dishwasher-safe, for the easiest possible maintenance. Fully automatic rinsing and de-scaling program ensures the proper maintenance of the coffee machine for maximum longevity, while the brewing group is removable with one-click, thanks to its side-access feature, for effortless cleaning and lubrication.

 

For more information about the Saeco range, visit the Philips website.

 

Minuto Automatic Milk Frother HD8762/03 RRP $799

 

 

Coffee specialties for the widest flavour variety

Espresso, Coffee, Frothed milk,

Cappuccino, Steam and Hot water

 

 

Authentic Italian Coffee Perfection

  • New patented Automatic Milk Frother, with Cyclonic chamber
  • Quick heat boiler
  • 100% Ceramic grinders for perfect grinding
  • Pre-brewing function

 

Set the beverages to your taste

  • Memo function for your favorite coffee, thanks to an intuitive interface (adjustable coffee length, strength and temperature)
  • Adjustable grinder with 5 preferences
  • Adjustable spouts for a perfect fit to all cups
  • Coffee powder option

Ease of cleaning and maintaining

  • Fully automatic rinsing and de-scaling program
  • One click removable brewing group
  • Dishwasher- safe drip tray and servings container
  • Full black
  • Class A
  • Rated power input/voltage: 1850 w/230 v
  • Weight: 6,7kg

 

Minuto Classic Milk Frother HD8761/03 RRP $699

 

Authentic Italian Coffee Perfection

  • Classic Milk Frother
  • Quick heat boiler
  • 100% Ceramic grinders for perfect grinding
  • Pre-brewing function

 

Set the beverages to your taste

  • Memo function for your favorite coffee, thanks to an intuitive interface (adjustable coffee length and strength)
  • Adjustable grinder with 5 preferences
  • Adjustable spouts for a perfect fit to all cups
  • Coffee powder option

 

Ease of cleaning and maintaining

  • Fully automatic rinsing and de-scaling program
  • One click removable brewing group
  • Dishwasher- safe drip tray and servings container
  • Full black
  • Class A
  • Rated power input/voltage: 1850 w/230 v
  • Weight: 6,7kg

 

 

Coffee specialties for the widest flavour variety

Espresso, Coffee, Frothed milk, Cappuccino, Steam and Hot water

 


The new Saeco Minuto range from Philips is available now from leading retailers around Australia.

 

For more information about the entire Saeco range, visit the Philips website.

For further information, please contact:

Albertine Schor
Brand and Corporate Communications Manager
Philips Australia & New Zealand
M: 0427 915 643
E: albertine.schor@philips.com 

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About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 112,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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About Saeco International Group

Saeco is a leading designer and producer of espresso machines for household and professional use. Saeco also produces and retails automatic vending machines for hot and cold beverages and snacks. Founded in Italy in 1981, the company has its headquarters and main industrial sites in Gaggio Montano (Italy) and Romania. It has around 1,500 employees and three production plants producing 1.5 million machines a year. It markets its espresso machines under the brands Saeco and Gaggia. In July 2009, Saeco International Group S.p.A. was acquired by Royal Philips.

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