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Philips  Super-automatic espresso machine  HD8856/03

Perfect, hot, clean.

Exprelia Super-automatic espresso machine HD8856/03

That's the premium milk froth experience

The Exprelia is always ready to serve your favorite coffee specialty. What ever you'd like, it's done with a touch of a button, thanks to immediate beverage selection interface - and instantly prepared thanks to the machine's double boiler.
Philips Saeco Exprelia Automatic espresso machine HD8856/03 Integrated Milk Carafe Stainless steel 4.3 5 8 8
Great Machine, upgraded from the Vienna Plus machine ( which was also great, now my son's).ease of operation and quality & variety of brews are GREAT! This Exprelia does it all with ease and in just a few minutes you have the brew of your choice. The machine is extremely easy to use and clean. The quality of the brew matches and exceeds any coffee house. 23 December 2013
2nd machine fails First machine didn't have enough steam pressure to froth the milk and then the hinge siezed and broke. It was replaced under warranty. Thankfully I took out five year extra coverage with the retailer. Second machine has leaked since day 1, no longer tells when the water requires filling, just makes horrible noises for water circuit priming, gets very messy around the brew group, the top hinge is corroded and required WD40 to prevent another sieze up. It was really good at frothing the milk with the wand until now. Two rounds to get the milk up to temp but not enough pressure to make a good froth. We have tried to use the ground coffee function and decided that is a waste of time and good coffee. Looks like we are back to the espresso on the stove for a while. Would expect an expensive machine to last a bit longer when it only does at the most 10 coffees a day. 1 August 2013
Gourmet Coffee Shop Quality @ Home I took the plunge on the Exprelia when it first came out on the market. It is a wonderful machine with easy 1-touch cappuccino and cafe' lungo. If you want the coffee to be a little hotter, just warm the mug ahead of time. I pour the creme at the bottom of the mug before hitting the Cafe Lungo button so the crema at the top is kept in tact. My only gripe is how often I need to refill the water with distilled water. However, I guess I am enjoying it too much... 26 May 2013
Incredible Coffee Machine! After researching many super-automatic espresso machines, I saw a review for the Exprelia and was convinced. Many of the super-automatic milk systems are average at best and don't provide a firm, frothy finish. This machine does and so much more. It is adjustable in all sorts of ways from grind consistency, strength, temperature, and more. With the push of a button, you can leave the machine to make your coffee perfectly without having to attend to it at all. So convenient and beautiful as well. LOVE IT! 16 April 2013
This is a great product It's probably not overrated enough. It's features are great. It makes the best Espresso/Cappuccino I've ever had. Simple to use. Simple to operate once reading the instructions and getting to know the machine. 27 August 2012
Overall worth the purchase Love the machine, especialy the Crema. The only issue we have had is with misfiring. When we select espresso, from time to time, the beans grind, and no espresso. Flavor has also been a bit inconsistant as well. 24 June 2012
Great except that cappuccino is not hot enough Great easy of use. I make a cappuccino or two every morning, but the drink is not as hot as it could be. I have set the machine to the hottest temperature but it is still just luke warm. 24 June 2012
fabulous coffee and easy to use We are amazed by this machine: the quality of materials used, the well-thought out engineering and, of course, the final product - the espresso or latte or whatever type of coffee drink that can be chosen with the push of one button. The machine fits easily on our kitchen counter, large but without looking clumsy as so many espresso makers look. What a joy! 1 January 2012
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Authentic Italian coffee perfection

  • Coffee without burnt taste thanks to 100% ceramic grinders
  • Milk specialties without the wait thanks to a double boiler
  • Perfect milk froth thanks to the integrated milk carafe

Set the beverages to suit your taste

  • Play with the coffee's richness with our adjustable grinders
  • Save your favorite coffee settings
  • Boost coffee crema and body

Ease of cleaning and maintaining

  • Cutting-edge design with stainless steel finish
  • Easy cleaning thanks to removable brewing group
  • Hygienic milk frothing thanks to automated dual cleaning
  • Always a clean machine thanks to auto-clean and descaling

Certified for providing the perfect coffee experience

To ensure you perfect in-cup experience, each machine complies with rigorous quality processes and identified sensory parameters, as certified by experts “Centro Studi Assaggiatori – Italian Tasters”, Taste our certified Espresso and Cappuccino Perfetto! Just set-up your machine with perfect settings.


Cutting-edge design with stainless steel finish

The cutting-edge design of your Saeco espresso machine is rounded off by the stainless steel finish. The stainless steel provides a high quality look and will be a highlight on your kitchen counter tops. It also gives greater resistance for a long-lasting performance.

Stainless steel
100% ceramic grinders

Coffee without burnt taste thanks to 100% ceramic grinders

This espresso machine is equipped 100% ceramic grinders. Saeco uses ceramic grinders because of their consistent grind without overheating the coffee bean for an impeccable espresso. Ceramic also ensures long-lasting performance and a totally silent operation.

Play with the coffee's richness with our adjustable grinders

Different coffee blends require different levels of granularity for the full flavor to unfold. The grind granularity of this espresso machine can be adjusted in 8 settings, from the finest grind, for a full bodied espresso, to the coarsest, for a lighter coffee.

8 step adjustable grinders

Save your favorite coffee settings

You will always get a perfect cup of espresso brewed just for you, according to your personal preference, thanks to our innovative memo function to adjust the coffee length, strength and temperature. Enjoy a superb coffee drink in your favorite cup with just the press of a button.

Easy cleaning thanks to removable brewing group

The brewing group, a Saeco invention, is the heart of our espresso machines, ensuring automation. The brewing group is, depending on the model, easily accessible from the front or side. It can be removed effortlessly for easily cleaning by rinsing under the tap ensuring maximum hygene.

Automatic dual cleaning carafe

Hygienic milk frothing thanks to automated dual cleaning

This Saeco espresso machine comes with a fully automated dual clean function for its milk carafe. The dual cleaning uses two independent steam cycles to swiftly rinse your milk carafe after each coffee drink you prepare, for a fresh milk drink everytime. Hygienic milk frothing was never this easy.

Always a clean machine thanks to auto-clean and descaling

Saeco designed this espresso machine to automatically clean its coffee circuit with water upon starting up or switching off of the machine, this delivers a great, fresh taste with each cup of coffee. Regular descaling prolongs your espresso machine’s life. This machine will not only prompt when descaling is needed, the automated descaling process will start on your machine and guides you with clear on-screen messages when you have to intervene. Descaling has never been so easy!

Auto cleaning and descaling
Professional double boiler

Milk specialties without the wait thanks to a double boiler

With 2 separate heating systems to cater for both the optimal coffee or milk frothing temperatures, this Saeco fully automatic espresso machine guarantees professional performance and speed everytime. You are able to prepare as many latte macchiatos and cappuccinos as you wish, one after the other and each just as good as the previous without waiting.

Perfect milk froth thanks to the integrated milk carafe

Enjoy your milk specialties with the automated milk carafe with auto-clean. Simply pour milk into the carafe, plug it into the machine and select your preferred coffee drink. Whether it is a latte macchiato, cappuccino or caffelatte, your drink will be served within seconds. The carafe of your Saeco espresso machine conviently comes with auto-clean, which means two automatic steam-rinsing cycles will clean your carafe’s tubes after every use for a fresh milk taste everytime.

Boost coffee crema and body

This Saeco features our patented crema and body boost. This dial, conveniently located at your machine’s spout, allows you to smoothly adjust the counter pressure changing your espresso’s body and crema. Try it yourself and find your favorite taste.

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