UCC Coffee and Nuova Simonelli are unveiling a new generation Appia traditional espresso coffee machine, the Appia Life, at the Caffe Culture Show on 28 and 29 October.
The Appia Life features the same proven technology for consistent espresso quality as the previous generation, Appia II – the machine of choice for thousands of baristas worldwide – but with an enhanced design.
Italian espresso specialist Nuova Simonelli has introduced improved technology, including barista-friendly features, a new ergonomic design and energy-saving credentials to make the Appia Life more advanced and even easier to use.
The machine’s new barista-friendly ergonomic design features a reverse mirror, allowing the barista to check the group head from a more comfortable position and soft push button panel, which is more responsive.
The Appia Life is built from durable, sustainable materials and is 30mm lower than previous machine, enabling increased customer and barista interaction.
Sustainability is at the heart of the Appia Life and is the most energy efficient model in the Appia range yet. The boiler features Drytex Thermical insulation wrapped around the boiler resulting in 13% less energy consumption and an overall 20% reduction in energy consumption and environmental impact than Appia II.
Smart and simple to use, it features automatic cleaning and adjustable steam arm. It’s easy for technicians to maintain with a new side opening system and redesigned groups for minimal disruption to service.
Proven technology from the previous generation Appia II includes built in volumetric dosing, push and pull steam levers, soft-touch buttons, Nuova Simonelli’s soft infusion system, and optional additional features including EasyCream technology for hands-free, velvety milk.
Appia Life is available in a range of configurations, I, II and III Groups, standard and XT versions and in three colours: black, white pearl and heart red.
Will Kenney, independent and trade sales controller, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, said: “The Appia Life has been developed by Nuova Simonelli with the barista in mind.
“It boasts a compact, solid build made for quality and consistent performance. Both operators and baristas can rely on the machine to make it simple to deliver high quality coffee that Nuova Simonelli is known for.”
Nuova Simonelli traditional espresso equipment is distributed exclusively in the UK & Ireland by UCC Coffee UK & Ireland.