Rancilio Silvia Review

Rancilio Silvia
Overall Rating
94
Coffee Quality (40%)
94
Design & Features (20%)
93
Durability (20%)
95
Ease of Use (10%)
92
Brand Reputation (10%)
93
The Bottom Line
A heavy-duty, durable, semi-automatic machine, the Rancilio Silvia is one of the most popular mid-range espresso machines because of its cafe-quality performance and extreme reliability.
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Key Features of the Rancilio Silvia

Key Features of Rancilio Silvia

  • Type: Semi-automatic pump espresso machine
  • Pressure: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: 67 oz removable
  • Portafilters: Pressurized, single and double shot
  • E.S.E. Pod Compatible: Yes
  • Auto-Off: 30 minutes
  • Unit Size: 9.2″W x 11.4″D x 13.3″H
  • Unit Weight: 31 lbs
  • Warranty: 1 year

Rancilio Silvia Overview

The Rancilio Silvia’s massive 67 oz water reservoir feeds a 12 oz chrome-plated boiler, which is used for both pulling the shot and steaming your milk.

The small boiler size offers extremely fast recovery from shot to shot, meaning you can pound out an entire dinner party’s worth of espresso in just a few minutes.

And take a look at this thing's size and weight. It’s packing a ton of heft into a small package.

That’s because the Silvia is durable and made to last. Its brew group is commercial quality, so you’ll be pulling professional shots. With practice, you’ll probably be better than your local coffee shop!

Maybe you could charge for your espresso to offset the price?

I dunno, just thinking out loud.

Pros
  • Commercial quality brew group allows you to make expert espresso
  • Steam wand is effective and allows you to make quality microfoam
  • Super durable
Cons
  • No dedicated grinder, if that’s a requirement for you
  • A little bit of a learning curve to truly master

Is the Rancilio Silvia for you?

Is Rancilio Silvia for you?

Rancilio Silvia Review: An In-Depth Look

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Rancilio Silvia
A heavy-duty, durable, semi-automatic machine, the Rancilio Silvia is one of the most popular mid-range espresso machines because of its cafe-quality performance and extreme reliability.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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