Nuova Simonelli Prontobar Super Automatic Machine

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Description

Who Should Buy The Nuova Simonelli Prontobar? 

Medium Sized Cafes

The super-automatic Nuova Simonelli Prontobar offers the ultimate efficiency and accessibility to rookie and expert baristas, streamlining drink production with advanced automation.

Does your business have a high staff turnover rate? Reconfiguring your medium-sized coffee shop to maximize efficiency (and revenue)? There’s no better machine than the Prontobar.

This model will grind and tamp the coffee, brew the espresso, and even steam milk for you at the push of a button.

the Prontobar is the next generation of espresso machines, simplifying the art of superb lattes and espresso beverages for all.

Medium to High Volume Restaurants

The Prontobar is a superstar in restaurants offering customers lattes, cappuccinos, and other high-quality espresso drinks.

Restaurant employees don’t typically have barista experience. That’s why the super-automatic Prontobar is highly sought after in the restaurant industry.

The Prontobar eliminates the need to buy a separate grinder and other coffee equipment. Nicely compact, it’ll fit into a busy restaurant setup with the standard food and beverage supplies.

Medium Sized Offices

Offices looking to meet the caffeine needs of a medium-sized staff are going to love the Prontobar.

What could be simpler selecting “cappuccino” on the espresso machine? 

Let the Prontobar make your employees’ espresso beverages from start to finish so that they can focus on work, refreshed and caffeinated.

Looking for the Prontobar Touch? View the Prontobar Touch.

Description

The Prontobar delivers high-quality espresso beverages at the push of a button.

Simple, efficient, and intelligent, the Nuova Simonelli Prontobar is the super-automatic espresso machine for those looking for the latest in espresso technology.

Offering unparalleled user-friendliness, this machine can automate all aspects of beverage production to create total consistency, even for brand new baristas.

Next to no training is required with a machine this smart.

The Prontobar combines compact size, simplicity, and durability in one incredible machine.

A high-performance commercial espresso machine minus the bulkiness, the Prontobar is designed for locations where compromising space is not an option.

Simplicity in super-automatic machines is in high-demand. In a fast-paced environment, every employee must be able to use the equipment without difficulty—this is exactly what the Prontobar makes possible.

Though every espresso machine needs maintenance at one point or another, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Limit downtime with the Prontobar—even the most complex maintenance tasks are completed quicker than ever.

Nuova Simonelli is a recognized brand of the World Barista Championship.

This brand continues to deliver Barista Championship results with innovative technology in each espresso machine design.

Special Warranty Offer

Standard Platinum

-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.

 

Key Features and What They Mean

Built-In Dual Grinders

Two grinders with separate hoppers are built right into the Prontobar, saving you money on external equipment. You have the option of filling the hoppers with two different types of espresso, whether decaf and regular or two specialty coffee types for greater versatility.

Special Steel Burrs

Made of high-quality steel, the Prontobar’s burrs last much longer than average. Technological advancements and excellent flexibility allow the burrs to absorb operational vibrations, ensuring effective grinding in all environments.

Built-In Espresso Tamper

Tamping the espresso evenly and with the right amount of pressure is key in proper extraction (and well-developed espresso flavor). Automating tamping with total precision, the Prontobar leaves no stone unturned in its comprehensive design.

6 Programmable Drink Buttons

Program drink recipes on six different drink buttons for variety that baristas can access quickly. This is like telling the Prontobar how to make Americanos, cappuccinos, lattes, and other espresso beverages to your specifications. Then just push a button for the drink you want and let the Prontobar do the rest.

Automated Milk Steaming

One configuration of the Prontobar combines manual control and automated milk frothing for baristas who prefer a more traditional experience. Another Prontobar configuration completely automates milk frothing and drink building—the whole package for the fastest service. (See Configurations below.)

Thermo-Compensated Delivery Group 

A metal thermo-compensated delivery group guarantees maximum temperature control. This generates consistent quality, leading to perfectly crafted drinks every single time. Further refinements made to the shape of some group components ensure improved operability and durability.

User-Friendly LCD Display

Everything can be done through the simple LCD display. In addition to selecting the drink type for the machine to make, you can easily program doses and temperatures for brewing, steaming, and the group. No hidden buttons or hard-to-read menus.

Quiet Pump 

The Prontobar’s pump is quiet, so it won’t interrupt office employees and patrons of quieter cafes. Increasing productivity, the pump also allows the machine to optimize the crema texture and the dispensed volume.

Automatic Washing Program

Instead of spending 15 to 20 minutes manually cleaning the espresso machine at the end of the day, let the Prontobar do the work. The automatic washing program saves everyone time that could be used more effectively seeing to other necessary tasks.

Auto On/Off Time Setting and Standby Function

Automatic on-and-off time settings and standby functions save energy and the planet. Tell the machine exactly when to switch on and off and eliminate long warm-up periods at the start of the day.

Prontobar Configurations

1 Step Prontobar

The 1 Step Prontobar is the configuration that requires nothing more from the barista than pushing a button to start the drink-making process.

This configuration builds the entire drink in the coffee cup, starting with grinding and brewing espresso. 

For milk-based drinks, the 1 Step Prontobar will draw milk from a milk cooler, steam it to perfection, and add it to the coffee cup.

This machine is a master of efficiency. Absolutely anyone can use it, even with only five minutes of training.

Note: This configuration requires adding a milk cooler upon purchase.

2 Step Prontobar

The 2 Step Prontobar gives a little more control to the user. While this configuration still grinds coffee, tamps it, and brews the espresso on its own, it requires the user to steam milk.

With this configuration, the barista adds the milk to the steam pitcher and selects the appropriate steam option.

Milk steaming is still partially automated as the built-in Auto-Steam mechanism will froth the milk to the correct standards for the drink type without any additional input from the user.

This can be preferable for coffee shops with more proficient baristas. It’s also helpful for latte artists layering the milk over the espresso in beautiful rosettas.

Water Info

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 estimation calculator).

View Water Calculator

Specifications

Machine Height 24"
Machine Depth 21"
Machine Width 13"
Volts 220V
Watts 2000
Amp Draw 10
Power Input Nema 6 - 20

Common Questions and Answers

Q: Should I get the 1 Step or 2 Step Prontobar?

A: One of the simplest ways to determine which configuration of the Prontobar you need is to ask how proficient your staff is.

What are your employees’ barista skill levels? Do you want them to be comfortable making drinks within five minutes or in as little as a day?

Both configurations ensure that totally inexperienced baristas can make drinks by the end of the training day. However, the 1 Step Prontobar cuts training time down to five, maybe 10 minutes for many brand new employees.

The extra step of filling the milk pitcher and adding it to the espresso for a latte or cappuccino doesn’t take much more training, but it will probably take a new barista more time to get the hang of.

This is still way faster than learning on, say, a manual or semiautomatic espresso machine. It will take new baristas weeks (to months) before they’re making expert espresso drinks on these machine types.

It may be even easier to decide between the 1 Step and 2 Step Prontobar if you consider how fast you need to move through the customer line.

Fast? The 1 Step or 2 Step will work. 

Lightning fast? Go with the 1 Step. Staff can multitask with the greatest ease while this machine automates drink production all the way through.

Q: What is the difference between a super-automatic espresso machine like the Prontobar and an automatic model?

A: A super-automatic machine takes automatic machine design to another level of performance.

Compared to manual and semiautomatic machines, automatic machines make brewing espresso simpler for all baristas. 

Selecting a single or double dose espresso button will trigger the automatic espresso machine to brew the espresso by itself, ending the brew process at the correct volume.

A super-automatic machine like the Prontobar combines your espresso grinder and espresso machine into one piece of equipment. 

Simplifying the process even further, the Prontobar adds automated grinding and tamping to its list of functions performed when you press the espresso button.

This is why super-automatic machines are the ultimate in efficiency and user-friendliness—there is not much know-how needed to operate the machine.

Q: How does the Prontobar work?

A: Using the Prontobar couldn’t be simpler. Let’s talk about the 1 Step Prontobar first.

Here’s how making a latte goes:

  • Step 1 - Place the latte cup under the Prontobar dispenser.
  • Step 2 - Select “latte” through the LCD screen system.
  • Step 3 - Wait for the Prontobar to create the latte in your cup.

If you think about the whole process being a single push-button process, it’s really a one-step system. 

The 2 Step Prontobar has the user fill a milk pitcher, breaking the process into two steps by dividing up espresso brewing and milk steaming. 

But that’s it—you’re still getting a totally automated espresso function and semi-automated milk function.

Q: Can you make tea and other beverages with the Prontobar?

A: Yes, you certainly can.

The Prontobar comes with a separate hot water spigot just like other espresso machines.

This can be used for drinks like teas, Americanos, hot cocoa, and other water-based beverages.

The Prontobar does it all.

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