Crew Review: Nuova Simonelli Appia Semi-Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine

Nuova Simonelli AppiaAnother commercial-class espresso machine that will perform well in a medium-paced business is the Appia by Nuova Simonelli. Available in both semi-automatic and automatic/volumetric formats, the Appia is simple and straight forward and certain to keep up with you.

Watch as Brandon takes us on a tour of the semi-auto version, going over its features and specs and then demonstrating how well it performs.

2 comments for “Crew Review: Nuova Simonelli Appia Semi-Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine

  1. Bogey
    July 5, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I really think I’ve found a major shot quality improvement, even for pressurized. I’d love to share it with you guys and get feedback from you and fellow blog followers. [ Background: I always roast my own, have been an Aeropress user for years, and recently got a Bar32. ]

    The improvement is this:
    in a slightly wet filter holder put in an Aeropress MicroFilter before the coffee.

    It adds a little more pressure, which is good, but most importantly the coffee is clearer.
    This means more flavor and less of the bitterness that comes from large coffee particles.
    Anyone who doubts this should drink their favorite coffee Turkish style or french press brewed, both of which IMHO were invented with wholesale sacrifice of taste for convenience.

    I promise everyone, a pressurized with Aero-filter shot tastes much better than the exact shot without the aerofilter.

    As with all scientific endeavors, independent verification is the ultimate judge.
    (If you have an espresso machine and no aeropress, ask an aeropress owner for a few filters. You will be further validating the wisdom of his (her) purchase!

    This is the espress purpose of the microfilter. ( :-) sorry )
    looking forward to peoples opinions on “bogey’s brew”.

    • Kat
      July 5, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Well, this sounds very interesting … definitely think it can work with a pressurized PF like you’re using, but the traditional machines would have a brew time issue I think.

      Great to hear that you have found a unique way of making coffee you dig, though :) Thank you for sharing!!


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