Who Should Buy The Nuova Simonelli Talento?
The Nuova Simonelli Talento offers high-volume coffee shops unprecedented efficiency with cutting-edge technology.
Streamlining espresso drink production like no other machine can, the Talento grinds the coffee, brews the espresso, and steams the milk all by itself.
The process is so simple that anyone can make high-quality drinks. Brand new baristas can prepare lattes and cappuccinos like experts within minutes of training.
For large cafes with high employee turnover rates or a fast pace that requires the speediest production, the Talento is indispensable.
If cappuccinos are on the menu, restaurant staff need to know how to make them.
But servers and hosts typically lack barista experience. With the Talento, there’s no need for time-consuming training.
Since the Talento makes drinks with almost no input from the user, servers can become more efficient and provide better customer service to patrons.
Save your staff precious time that can be better utilized attending to customers’ needs and let the Talento make espresso drinks that rival the best coffee shop options.
Are you looking for the perfect espresso machine for a large corporate office?
Do you need it to be a self-service machine that requires absolutely no barista skills to operate?
The Talento is the solution. Office employees won’t have to leave the building every time they need a coffee break.
With advanced self-cleaning and maintenance modes, the Talento is the self-sufficient machine businesses need to focus on what’s important.
The Talento: Elegant, Efficient, Intelligent.
Delivering ready-made espresso drinks at the push of a button, the Nuova Simonelli Talento represents the new wave of espresso machines.
Designed to make production as efficient as possible in coffee shops, restaurants, offices, and high-volume locations, the Talento might just be the expert barista you need for your team.
The Talento is the high-performance espresso machine for everyone.
Achieving the simplicity fast-paced environments demand, the Talento does not require any type of barista background to use. Every user can operate this machine to its fullest potential, guaranteeing perfection and consistency.
This model’s liner design allows it to fit into tight spaces while leaving room for a nearby milk cooler, making it the most practical option for any business type.
From its solid stainless steel structure to its two stainless steel boilers, the Talento is a reliable machine built to last. It will spend less time in the shop and more time producing great coffee for your customers.
Nuova Simonelli builds World Barista Championship machines.
Creator of official World Barista Championship espresso machines, Nuova Simonelli is famous for innovation and quality.
With a reputation as solid as its machines, Nuova Simonelli is the brand of choice for many businesses and barista champions.
Key Features and What They Mean
10 Programmable Drink Buttons (Total 20 Drink Options)
The Nuova Simonelli Talento comes with 10 different drink buttons and two digital pages, giving the user a total of 20 options for drinks. All of these are programmable, giving businesses incredible variety and the ability to customize the Talento to suit their individual needs.
Making machine operation incredibly intuitive, the LCD display allows users to program the coffee dose, milk dosing, tamping pressure, and brew, group, and steam temperatures—effortlessly. Don’t waste time trying to figure out how the machine works—let the machine work for you.
With two built-in grinders and two separate hoppers, the Talento is a one-stop shop. You can fill the hoppers with two different types of coffee for decaf and regular espresso or even specialty blends and single-origin coffees. Expect more from your espresso machine.
Automatic Milk Steaming
The Talento provides automated milk steaming for consistently excellent temperature and texture. One configuration steams milk and adds it to milk-based drinks all on its own. The second Talento offers some manual control, which may be preferable for baristas looking for a more traditional approach. (See Configurations below.)
Thermo-Compensated Brew Group
Made of aluminum and thermo-compensated steel, the brew group offers superior quality and temperature stability for brewing. This ensures consistency from espresso to espresso.
Encoder-Controlled Infusion Chamber
The infusion chamber position is controlled by an encoder, guaranteeing its ideal positioning and ensuring dry coffee grounds.
Double Tamping System
A built-in tamper applies the correct amount of pressure according to programming and enables baristas to get different coffees out of the same blend according to preferences. This precision and flexibility is ideal for professional results.
For businesses offering different drink sizes, the Talento’s flexible spout is invaluable. Baristas can make drinks of all sizes by raising and lowering the spout to match the cups.
Automatic Washing Program
There’s lots to be done at the end of the work day. Let the automatic washing program perform machine cleaning for you and allow you to devote your energy where it’s needed.
Auto On/Off Time Setting and Standby Function
An automatic on-and-off time setting along with a standby function saves energy and the planet.
The Talento is built with a self-diagnostic program that will let you know if anything has gone wrong, reducing maintenance headaches and prolonging the life of your machine.
1 Step Talento
The 1 Step Nuova Simonelli Talento is the configuration for those in need of a self-sufficient espresso machine.
This model does it all: It grinds the coffee, tamps it, brews the espresso, steams milk, and builds the entire drink.
It does all of this when the user presses the the drink button. No extra steps, no hidden procedures.
*The 1 Step Talento requires a milk cooler. Please add the milk cooler in the add-on section above if you would like one to come with your purchase.
2 Step Talento
Giving the user more control, the 2 Step Talento provides a manual milk steaming function only using the built-in Auto-Steam.
Instead of automatically steaming the milk, this configuration requires the user to add milk to the steam pitcher. However, the Auto-Steam takes it from there.
The 2 Step Talento creates a hybrid process of manual and automated milk steaming that ensures beautifully frothed milk every time while still allowing the user to create beautiful latte art.
Special Warranty Offer
-2-year Parts Warranty
-No Labor Warranty
-Single Point of Contact for all Service Needs
-Receive and Inspect Machine for Damage
-Bench Test Machine
-Installation Coordination of Facilities
-Water Quality/Clarity Test-Professional Installation*
-Equipment Maintenance Training-24 Hour Business Day Response
-Automatic Warranty Claim Processing
-Free Installation of Water Softening System
-Guaranteed No Freight Damage
-Lifetime Warranty on Copper Boilers
-1 Year Labor Warranty
-1 Courtesy/Nuisance Call
-1 Preventive Maintenance for Traditionals - Parts Included
-3 Preventive Maintenance for Supers - Parts Included
* Beyond Point Charges: If Nuova Distribution USA does not have a service technician within 3 hours driving time of the install location, extra travel charges will apply.
Overtime charges: Installation must occur during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM).
Additional charges will apply for installations outside of regular business hours
The installation of a water softener is mandatory for all users that don't meet the required water specifications, failure to do so will void your warranty.
It is recommended to always add a water filter to your order if you do not have one already. Replacement time of filters depends on the water and quantity of drinks being made (see estimating calculator).
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Common Questions and Answers
Q: Should I get the 1 Step or 2 Step Talento?
A: Both Talento configurations are top-of-the-line espresso machines that are hard to compete with where user-friendliness and efficiency are concerned.
To make your decision between them easier, consider the following factors:
- How knowledgeable your staff is
- How fast you need drink production to be
If your employees have never worked on an espresso machine before, it will likely take mere minutes to train them on the 1 Step Talento. It may take just a tad longer on the 2 Step Talento—up to one full training period.
Considering that all other espresso machines necessitate weeks (and possibly even months) of practice, either Talento can save businesses time and money on training.
However, for some businesses, including catering companies with changing staff, restaurants, and offices, the 1 Step Talento can be more practical.
For many high-end coffee shops doing latte art, the 2 Step Talento can be more suitable.
When it comes to speed, the 1 Step does provide the greatest efficiency if you need your employees to multitask.
The 1 Step Talento automates the entire drink making process, meaning that employees can hit a button, walk away, and attend to other customer needs and preparations until the drink is done.
Q: What is the difference between a super-automatic espresso machine like the Talento and an automatic model?
A: A super-automatic machine like the Talento represents an evolution of automation in espresso machines.
Whereas an automatic machine provides some automation in espresso brewing, the Talento can literally make your espresso drinks for you from start to finish.
Automatic models do not necessarily come with built-in grinders. The Talento does—two grinders at that.
Even the most advanced automatic espresso machines with the most automated features won’t make drinks by themselves like the 1 Step Talento.
Q: How does the Talento work?
A: Ready to learn how to use the Talento?
We’ll take a look at the 1 Step Talento first and break it down into multiple steps for a detailed summary.
Let’s say you want to make a cappuccino:
Step 1 - Place a latte cup under the dispenser.
Step 2 - Press the “cappuccino” button on the control panel.
Step 3 - Wait for the Talento to deliver your cappuccino.
That’s all there is to it.
Making a cappuccino on the 2 Step Talento includes the step of pouring the milk as it breaks down the two essential steps of brewing and steaming.
One machine is totally automated and the other provides some manual control of milk steaming.