Saeco LIRIKA Plus: Bean to Cup Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
Please Note: The Lirika Plus CANNOT brew using pre-ground coffee. This machine DOES NOT have a bypass doser.
The Lirika Plus Super-Automatic Espresso Machine boasts expanded capacity, making it great for entertaining and small offices. With a simple and intuitive programming menu, the ability to brew milk based beverages using auto cappuccinatore or pannarello steam wand, and time tested innovations that enhance the quality of your brewing experience, the Lirika Plus makes it easier than ever to become a barista.
The Lirika Plus brews with a powerful 15 bar pump and Saeco's innovative removable brew group. There are two dedicated drink buttons located on the front of the machine for espresso and espresso lungo and each can be programmed to your liking. The Lirika Plus lets you brew using 6.5 - 11.5 grams of coffee (in three increments). You can also adjust brew temperature (Min/177.5 °F, Med/182.9 °F, Max/184.5 °F), beverage volume, and pre-infusion. These settings can then be saved, allowing you to brew a drink to your exact specifications at the push of a button.
Coffee is ground fresh for every brew cycle with the built-in ceramic burr grinder that can be set to one of five settings depending on the roast of your beans. The machine is also equipped with the Saeco Adapting system which adjusts the grinding process to make sure that the correct amount of coffee is ground for your espresso.
To prepare specialty milk drinks, the Lirika Plus uses a dedicated milk frothing wand which conveniently froths milk for making latte macchiato's and foamy cappuccino's. The Lirika Plus also comes with a dedicated hot water spout that installs in place of the carafe to dispense hot water for drinks like a Cafe Americano or hot tea.
Cleaning and maintenance of the machine is made easy thanks to the removable brew group and automatic descaling cycle. Simply remove the brew group and rinse to prevent the buildup of coffee and oils to protect the performance and longevity of your machine. After idling for 1 hour, the Lirika Plus enters a (-1 W) standby mode to conserve energy.
Each individual drink button on the Saeco Lirika Plus can be programmed with your preferred beverage volume and strength and can be set to one of three brew temperatures (Min/177.5 °F, Med/182.9 °F, Max/184.5 °F). The Lirika Plus has dedicated buttons for one-touch brewing of espresso ,espresso lungo, cappuccino, and latte macchiato. The Lirika Plus cannot brew with pre-ground coffee.
The Lirika Plus is equipped with a high quality 100% ceramic burr grinder that evenly grinds beans with minimal heat transfer. The grinder can be dialed to one of five fineness settings and uses the Saeco Adapting System to adjust the grinding process to ensure that the selected quantity of ground coffee is used for your espresso regardless of the blend you're using.
Expanded Water and Coffee Capacity
The Lirika's water reservoir holds up to 84oz of water while the bean hopper has a total capacity of 17.63oz of whole bean coffee. The water reservoir can also be outfitted with a Mavea water filtration system to remove impurities for better tasting drinks and improved longevity of your machine.
Drip Tray and Dreg Box
The Saeco Lirika has an ample 24oz drip tray that collects water from inside of the machine as well as rinse water from the spouts and other external sources. The internal dreg box can hold up to 15 pucks of spent coffee before needing to be emptied.
Removable Brew Group
At the heart of the machine is Saeco's patented removable brew group. The brew group tamps the ground coffee automatically for a perfect extraction every time. For ease of cleaning and maintenance, the brew group can be removed and rinsed to protect the longevity and performance of your machine.
Descaling and Maintenance
The Lirika Plus is programmed with an automatic descaling cycle that can be run at set intervals depending on the hardness of your water. Additionally, the machine will alert you via the LCD display when additional maintenance is required.
Low-Energy Standby Mode
After one hour of idle time, the Lirika Plus will enter a low energy (-1 W) standby mode to reduce power consumption.
Best in class, reliable, and easy to maintain fully automatic espresso machine with a removable brew group for easy cleaning. It is also the slimmest fully automatic espresso machine available in the market.
Dimensions: Width 9" Length: 17.5" Height: 16".
Weight: 20 Lbs.