Nuova Simonelli is one of those brands that offers the very best, yet it seems like they have been flying just below the radar. We think they deserve more attention and it is time to put their equipment in the spotlight.
The Aurelia II line has been designed with all the most important factors in mind: the barista, the customer and the owner all get the best possible experience. Nuova Simonelli machines are known for their durability, their precision and since the Aurelia II, their incredible list of features. To some, an espresso machine is just a box that produces hot water under pressure. To Nuova Simonelli, espresso machines are all about passion and the espresso experience.
This may not be obvious at first but the signs are all there: from the beautiful exterior that complements even the nicest environment, to the ergonomical design that just begs the barista to do his or her best work, to the actual result: fantastic espresso every time. It is no coincidence that the official espresso machine of the World Barista Championships for 2012 through 2014 is a Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II T3.
Here are a few highlights of what the Aurelia II series has to offer:
- T3 technology (only on the T3)
The T3 system establishes new reference standards for temperature accuracy in water supply. The barista can set the temperature distribution of each group with maximum flexibility, using 3 different parameters: primary boiler, group boiler and group head temperature. There is no other system like it. For a more complete overview, visit Nuova Simonelli's page here.
- Temperature control by display
Aurelia II machines allow for unprecedented accuracy in temperature control, regardless of workload or environmental conditions. Through the display, the water temperature of each group can be controlled individually and in real time. On Digit, T3 versions only.
- Safe and comfortable
The Aurelia II was designed to be the most ergonomical machine possible. The work surface is evenly lit, while the back is angled so the barista can see the espresso coming out of the portafilter, while LED lighting (optional) at the steam wand illuminates the milk in the pitcher.
The temperature is adjustable on each group to suit any blend and the group height of 80 mm or 125 mm can be selected when ordering the machine to suit the type of drinks you serve.
The different Aurelia II versions can easily meet any combination of volume and quality requirements. They can be set up to cater to any combination of customer preferences, barista skills and environmental scenarios. There are four different versions total, and three different sizes:
- 2 Group Semi-automatic
- 2 Group Volumetric
- 2 Group Digit
- 2 Group T3
- 3 Group Semi-automatic
- 3 Group Volumetric
- 3 Group Digit
- 3 Group T3
- 4 Group Semi-automatic
- 4 Group Digit
- External pump regulation Baristas can regulate the pump without requiring a technician. On Digit, T3 versions only.
- Creamy cappuccinos The auto steam wand enables anyone to make thick and velvety milk foam, always at the right temperature. Optional on Volumetric, Digit models.
- Soft Infusion System
SIS is an exclusive system developed by the Nuova Simonelli research center which controls pre-infusion at low pressure, compensating for tamping inconsistencies, making it easier to pull better shots consistently. Featured on all Aurelia II models.
- Automatic group flushing system
- Extraction mirror to view the extraction
- Optional cool touch steam wands
- Optional Spotlight LED for the milk pitcher
- Optional Multicolor LCD display
- Optional PTFE coated filter holders
The Aurelia II Digit version contains an innovative digital pressure-stat to control the boiler pressure. Baristas can directly adjust pressure from the LCD display. Designed for: demanding professionals, coffee shop chains, shops demanding high quailty and performance, and high volume shops.
For the exact details of each model, please refer to pages 20 and up in the Aurelia II Brochure here: Aurelia II Brochure (PDF),
and download the Aurelia II Manual here: Aurelia II Manual (PDF).