The Rancilio Silvia is a modern classic. I know what a terrible cliche that is, but in the case of the Silvia it is true! The Silvia is the most popular home espresso machine for purists. It is as simple and straightforward as its elegant, sparse design suggests. It has no crema-enhancing filters, no pre-sets, no siphon milk frothing system and no automated functions.
Please choose either a rosewood handle or stainless steel handle for your complimentary tamper.
**SHIPS WITH A 12oz MILK STEAMING PITCHER, A PALLO COFFEE TOOL BRUSH, AND A 12oz BAG OF ROASTED ESPRESSO**
This is the newest, most up to date 'M' Model, with a better boiler design and updated power switch with new lights.
The Miss Silvia is the most popular home espresso machine for purists. The Silvia is a solid chunk of metal, with an 18-8 Stainless Steel chassis, a heavy brass brew head for good heat distribution, and a full commercial-sized 58 mm portafilter. It is truly a little tank. (Dimensions are 11.4"W x 9.3"D x 13.4"H.) Check out our details page for more information.
The Silvia is a tool, and you need some experience as a home barista to learn to use it.
Getting a good shot out of any machine requires the right coffee, grind, tamp and packing technique, which is not hard to learn, but there is a learning curve. We have some tips on our Espresso Pages.
This espresso machine contains a brass boiler. Brass is made with lead and so the espresso machine will ship with this warning label: Proposition 65 Warning: Consuming beverages that have been prepared in this espresso machine will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. CLICK HERE to read why we have to post this warning here.