We’re talking about another Saeco super automatic espresso machine today, the Saeco Talea Giro. I’ve spoken at length about the Saeco cappuccino machines. Mainly because they’re good coffee makers and they have a whole variety for you as the consumer to choose from. To be fair and honest right up front, I should let you know that I personally use a manual espresso machine rather than an automatic espresso machine or a super automatic espresso machine like the Seaco Talea Touch or the Saeco Talea Giro that we’ll be getting to. As with most companies, you can get Saeco manual espresso machines as well. I’ve written about a couple of them in this blog of mine. Most notably the Saeco Aroma, but there is also the Saeco Via Venezia and the Saeco Nina to choose from if you are looking for the Saeco manual cappuccino machine.
I won’t go into great detail about the Saeco espresso makers company, other that to say that they invented the first home based fully automatic espresso machine and that they bought out Gaggia who make the wonderful Gaggia Baby and Gaggia Titanium, and that Saeco is now owned by Philips. Philips as you may or may not know owns the makers of the Senseo coffee maker and Senseo coffee pods. So they now have big backing.
The Saeco Talea Giro pic
Anyway, let’s get back to the task at hand. Saeco Talea Giro espresso machine. All Saeco machines are more upscale than many other brands and the Talea Giro is no exception. Setting you back around a grand or so depending on where you find it, you are getting some unique features that you can’t find elsewhere. One of my favorites aspect of the Saeco Talea Touch and this includes the Saeco Giro and in fact all of the Saeco coffee machines is that they are the only ones that I have come across that are using the ceramic grinder. They say this is an inert material which should have no affect on the taste of your coffee. And I’d agree.
Many a Saeco Talea Giro review that I’ve read also suggest the same thing. These are great ceramic burr grinders that they are using and they work well, with less noise. This Saeco espresso maker is also very sturdy, being constructed from ABS or hard plastic. As much as I prefer to see my espresso machines made out of stainless steel, I’ll give the Saeco Talea Giro a pass on this. Most espresso maker manufacturers are moving to ABS which is a shame, but it doesn’t necessarilly speak to inferior quality, although it can be a sign of cutting corners on material costs. Though in the case of this Saeco Talea Giro super automatic espresso machine, this is not the case.
Add ons for the Saeco Talea Giro
And if you really want to make your espresso maker super duper automatic, you can get the additional Milk Island by Saeco which basically froths your milk and pours it into your cup after the espresso has poured for your choice of latte or cappuccino or whatever other beverage you prefer. This are truly bean to cup coffee machines. The only slight drawback is that they won’t take coffee pods. But then again, if you’re buying a super automatic coffee machine like the Saeco Talea Giro, you aren’t looking to mess around with the lowly coffee pod now are you?