59points

Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group

0points

Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group

41points

Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

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Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group
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Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group vs Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group vs Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

Why is Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group better than Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group & Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group?

  • Has a shot clock
  • Weight
    74kgvs92000,79000g
  • Volume
    260168.38cm³vs416542.5,279595.8cm³
  • Width
    815mmvs990,990mm

Why is Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group better than Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group & Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group?

  • Thickness
    495mmvs565,540mm

Why is Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group better than Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group & Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group?

  • Has raised group heads
  • Height
    523mmvs565,850mm
  • Programmable buttons
    12vs0,0
  • Has cup warmer
  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
  • Has cleaning alert

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1.weight

74kg

92kg

79kg

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4.1kg

2.thickness

565mm

495mm

540mm

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Rancilio Silvia LE

290mm

3.volume

260168.38cm³

416542.5cm³

279595.8cm³

Best

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211815cm³

4.watts per litre

321

375

375

Generally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.

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1769

5.Uses ground coffee
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

6.height

565mm

850mm

523mm

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340mm

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Components

1.Has raised group heads
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

Raised group heads are particularly useful as it allows the use of larger cups, making it easier to make drinks such as lattes.

2.Has an integrated grinder
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

For example

Nuova Simonelli Microbar

3.steam wands

2

2

2

Additional steam wands allow more baristas to froth milk at the same time.

Best

Nuova Simonelli Adonis 3 Group

2

4.Has a pressure gauge
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.

5.Has a steam wand
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

6.group heads

2

3

3

With more group heads, you can make more coffees at the same time. This is great for busy cafés and restaurants.

Best

Rancilio Classe 9 S 4 Group

4

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Water source

1.boiler size

14l

16l

16l

A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

Rancilio Classe 9 S 4 Group

22l

2.Has direct water connection
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

3.Has a hot water outlet
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

4.Has PID controller
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.

5.Has integrated filter
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

For example

Rancilio Silvia LE

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Maintenance

1.Has independent cleaning mechanisms
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

Independent cleaning mechanisms are very useful, especially in a busy commercial environment. It means that you can clean one group head while still using others to create coffees, instead of the whole machine being inoperable.

2.Has cleaning alert
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

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Features

1.Has a shot clock
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

2.programmable buttons

0

0

12

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.

Best

Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 4 Group

16

3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.

4.Has a pre-infusion function
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 7 Leva 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group

With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.

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