Special Warranty Offer
For a limited time, we're offering a FREE Gold warranty for this machine. ($795 Value)
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-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
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Installation and setup services are not included; Parts & Labor Offsite
|* 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.
Who Should Buy The Nuova Simonelli Appia LIFE Semiautomatic?
Medium - High-Volume Cafes
The Nuova Simonelli Appia II Semiautomatic is the premium espresso machine for coffee shops cultivating a unique customer experience.
Highly efficient and user-friendly with raised group heads and push-pull steam levers, this model breezes through lines of drink orders.
As a semiautomatic machine with manual dosing and soft infusion, it’s impressive in the hands of skilled baristas, giving them full control of extraction.
Coffee shops can nurture a solid reputation in the world of handcrafted espresso with the Appia II Semiautomatic.
Medium - High-Volume Restaurants
With supportive features like cool-touch wands and automated cleaning cycles, the Appia II Semiautomatic is the low-maintenance machine a restaurant needs.
It’s easy to use and easy to clean—it will even perform self-cleaning functions at the end of the day, letting staff attend to primary tasks without distraction.
With a little training, restaurant employees can use the Appia II Semiautomatic to make beautiful, great-tasting cappuccinos for your valued customers.
You want an office machine that makes lattes as good as the ones your favorite barista makes. The Appia II Semiautomatic can make that happen.
This model is known for stunning performance and quality. Equally notable is its simple operation with self-cleaning functions and ergonomic design elements.
With raised group heads, you can brew right into your favorite tall coffee cup and return to your work refreshed and reinvigorated.
This is the ultimate prosumer espresso machine.
The advanced features are the tools of the expert barista while the user-friendly design is ideal for making your morning Americano quickly and easily.
Between the soft infusion system and manually controlled dosing, the Appia II Semiautomatic will inspire you—and exceed your expectations.
The Appia LIFE Semiautomatic pushes the limits of what an espresso machine can do.
Built on the success of the Appia Semiautomatic, the Nuova Simonelli Appia II Semiautomatic launches this high-end espresso machine line into a new sphere of excellence
Our basic model of the Appia II, this machine empowers baristas to deliver high-quality espresso and customize any drink on demand.
Control every aspect of production and quality with the Appia II Semiautomatic.
This machine grants the barista full control while streamlining production to make handcrafting every drink remarkably efficient.
Baristas can guide every step from extraction to milk texturing, obtaining unprecedented precision and the artisan experience specialty cafes aspire to.
The Appia II Semiautomatic comes from Nuova Simonelli, a leader of the industry.
Creator of World Barista Championship espresso machines, Nuova Simonelli is a name professionals trust.
Excellence and innovation are guaranteed with any model from this top-tier brand.
Key Features and What They Mean
Manual Dosing Buttons
Placing full control in the barista’s hands, the manual dosing buttons begin and end extraction with simple push-button operation. Tailoring each espresso shot to exact specifications and customer requests is as easy as one-two-three.
Raised Group Heads
The ability to fit tall cups directly under the group heads means that you can speed up production. Skip brewing into shot glasses and preserve the delicate crema on the espresso for a gorgeous presentation of large drinks.
Cool Touch Wands
Thermal technology reduces the temperature of the steam wands, eliminating safety hazards for baristas. Milk doesn’t instantly burn onto the wands, minimizing the time it takes to clean them.
Push Pull Steam Levers
More user-friendly than turning steam valves, the push-pull steam levers are an upgrade to the comfort level. A full day on the espresso machine is kinder to baristas’ wrists.
Soft Infusion System
Counteracting improper tamping techniques and promoting balanced extraction, soft infusion leads to consistently excellent espresso all on its own.
Wrap up faster at the end of the day with the Appia II’s automated cleaning functions. The barista can simply select the group to be cleaned and let the machine take it from there.
Copper Heat Exchange Boiler
A large, energy-efficient heat exchange boiler allows the machine to brew espresso and steam milk at the same time for nonstop drink orders. The copper material is antimicrobial, improving sanitation conditions and making cleaning easier.
The backplate provides a built-in mirror, showing baristas all angles of the espresso as it pours from the group head. This allows baristas to control quality without slowing down the drink line.
Bar Pump Gauge
Eliminate the guessing game and monitor the pressure during extraction to help you make better espresso.
Water Level Indicator
Check on the boiler water level at all times while you operate the machine with the water level indicator.
Appia LIFE Semiautomatic 1 Group 110V
Designed with a 5 liter heat exchange boiler and a single group, the 1 Group configuration is ideal for home baristas and medium-volume businesses.
Two Appia II Semiautomatic 1 Group machines could also be perfect for a larger, high-volume cafe with more than one point of sale.
Appia LIFE Semiautomatic 2 Group 220V
The 2 Group Appia II Semiautomatic comes with two brew groups to allow baristas to increase the output capacity and make multiple drinks at one time.
The 11 liter heat exchange boiler reaches optimal temperatures quickly and delivers continuous brewing and steaming power all day long.
This is an ideal configuration for high-volume locations.
Pod Kit Adapter
This machine supports a standard pod kit adapter.
We will install these left to right, unless a particular head is specified in the comment section while checking out.
They can also be moved by the user with a screwdriver.
If you would like a color other than the default (Black), please select it above.
Below are the colors available free of charge. If you would like your Appia II Semiautomatic in a custom color, please contact us directly.
Features & Specifications
T3 System - 3-4 copper boilers working together allowing the barista to independently set the temperature for each group head.
Volumetric Dosing - Allows the barista or operator to program the dosage. Often allowing for different dosages on different group heads. This means that the barista can start the brewing process knowing the machine will end it automatically at the pre programmed dosage.
Manual Dosing - A single button that begins and ends the brewing process.
LCD Display - Controls doses, boiler pressure, pre-infustion, and even energy savings settings.
Raised Group Heads - Allows for larger cups to be placed directly below the group head.
Cool Touch Wands - This technology significantly reduces the temperature of the wands during the steaming process. This reduces the time it takes to clean the wand and eliminates a safety hazard for baristas.
Surface LEDs- Barista can always see what they're doing with LEDs positioned strategically around the machine.
Push Pull Steam - An ergonomic and more user-friendly upgrade to the turning steam wands.
Soft Infusion System - Reduces the need for proper tamping and leads to more consistent espresso. Eliminates human error.
Automated Cleanings - Machines comes with an automated cleaning process. Barista can use the digital display to select the desired group or groups to be cleaned.
Power Saving Options - T3 technology plus software makes this machine extremely energy efficient.
Reverse Mirror - Backplate acts like a mirror allowing the barista to monitor every aspect of the brewing process.
Bar Pump Gauge - Makes it easier than ever to check pressure profiles.
Water Level Indicator - Easily monitor boiler water levels.
Boiler Size - In multiboiler systems, this is the total boiler capacity when they are added together.
Water Connection Required - Drain hoses and water hookup lines are provided with all direct connect machines.
Drain Required - Open gravity drain of 1.25 inch I.D.
AutoSteam Capable - Machine supports some version of autosteam. A system that simplifies the milk steaming process.
All of our espresso machines come standard with our 2 year manufacturer warranty.
We also sell additional dealer warranties which can be found above.
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 recommend to always add a water filter to your order if you do not have one already.
Replacement time of filters depends the water and quantity of drinks being made (see estimating calculator).
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Common Questions and Answers
Q: How does manual dosing in the Appia II Semiautomatic work?
A: To explain manual dosing in the Appia II Semiautomatic, we can start by comparing it to volumetric dosing.
Volumetric dosing, like the type found in the Appia II Volumetric, allows the barista to simply push a button for an espresso shot. The machine automatically dispenses the espresso at the correct measurements.
Manual dosing, on the other hand, lets the barista control extraction from beginning to end. The barista will push the manual dosing button once to start extraction and again to end it.
The advantage of volumetric dosing is easy operation for all users and automated consistency.
With manual dosing, the user has the opportunity to tailor any shot to exact specifications on the fly.
So if a customer asks for a ristretto shot, there’s no need to take up time programming it into the machine. You can accommodate the customer immediately.
Q: What is the soft infusion system in the Appia II Semiautomatic and how does it work?
A: Soft infusion is Nuova Simonelli’s pre-infusion system. Its main purpose is to enhance extraction and deliver tastier espresso.
When pre-infusion begins in the Appia II Semiautomatic, the coffee bed is showered with pressure-free hot water before the pressurized water is released.
What this creates is an even saturation of the coffee particles, preventing channeling and creating a more balanced extraction. All the nuances of each coffee type can develop more fully.
Even if baristas tamp unevenly, the soft infusion system ensures that it won’t affect the results.
Here’s the key takeaway: The soft infusion system is designed to make better quality espresso.
Q: How do I use the bar pump gauge on the Appia II Semiautomatic?
A: When you read the bar pump gauge, you see the pressure connected to the pump while brewing espresso. This information can be utilized as part of a comprehensive system that will increase the quality of your results.
If you see that pressure is not building adequately (it should reach about 9 bars), you know that something is off. Frequently, the reason has to do with your brew ratio. This just means the amount of coffee you use to the total espresso volume.
A low pressure reading might be telling you that you need to add more coffee to your dose. It could also be indicating that you should change the grind fineness or adjust your tamping pressure, something that takes some practice to master.
Less frequently, it could mean that the pump needs replacement (but this is not a conclusion that should be jumped to).
Once you get comfortable reading the bar pump gauge, you’ll find that it’s an integral part of improving and refining your process.
Q: Who might need the pod kit adapter for the Appia life Semiautomatic?
A: Selecting the pod kit adapter for your Appia II Semiautomatic may be a good option for newbies.
Espresso pods are easier for anyone lacking barista training since they eliminate freshly ground espresso and all the steps that come with it. You don’t need to worry about fineness settings, continual adjustments, tamping, or any other aspects of using freshly ground coffee.
One thing to be aware of is that fresh coffee is best if you can use it. Once coffee is ground, it starts oxidizing at a faster rate, which diminishes the flavors. This is one reason espresso pods are not common in high-end coffee shops.
However, they may be helpful for home users, restaurant staff, and office employees who aren’t comfortable with all the moving parts of espresso production.
It’s a great compromise that allows any user to have cafe-style lattes in any environment, even without much training.