by Bryan Albuquerque
Easy-to-understand display icons. One of the best things about the Saeco Syntia is its large icons, which tell you all you need to know about what's going on with the machine. Obviously, if all is well, you will get a green screen.
If some process is happening, you get the amber screen. If you run out of something, you get the red screen. Because this is a fully automatic machine, the display screen at the top is basically the control center of the unit, and together with its two buttons on either side of the screen, you can basically do it all from there.
At the same time, its worth remembering that this machine doesn't require much fiddling around. The beauty of this machine is most of the complicated stuff is done internally and automatically, so you can just set it and wait for for your drink to prepare itself.
There is one big button that starts the grinding/steaming/brewing process, and this button, aside from the nice display, is really the most convenient thing about the Saeco Syntia. If espresso or cappuccino are your drinks of choice, the results you will get from the Saeco Syntia are exceptional, as one would expect for the price of the unit. Essentially, this machine would be just as much at home in your local coffee shop as it would be on your kitchen counter.
This is a fabulous machine for making espresso or cappuccino which is automatic and does it all, and several users on Amazon.com and elsewhere have reported their unit holding up well over the years. Still, there is Philips 5-year warranty you can register for that is for the brewing unit itself that you can purchase if you are worried about any kind of technical problems.
Overall, we love this machine and it does its job extremely well. Four stars!
Here are a couple of older Saeco Syntia videos from 2010 and 2012 to give you more insight into the machine. Still very similar to the 2016 version, but of course the latest is also the greatest!
About Bryan Albuquerque
Bryan Albuquerque is a coffee lover and vaping advocate who writes reviews and information about coffee accessories and KYG. A former coffee addict, Bryan traded his morning fix for an electronic cigarette in an effort to quit smoking, and has never looked back. He's dedicated to helping others make the switch to vaping, and believes that it's one of the best decisions anyone can make for their health.