A True Commercial Espresso Machine You Can Own
The Nuova Simonelli Musica was designed for commercial use. But, you can actually have it in a (very fine) home, a (very lucky) office or small business. As a result it earned a list on our Editor’s Choice list.
Nuova Simonelli products are different than most of those that we regularly review here, even the very top quality machines quality machines from makers like Gaggia and JURA.
Editors Choice Winner
The Nuova Simonelli Musica was selected as only our second editor’s choice winner. The first was the JURA Z8. The Z8 is a near perfect super automatic espresso maker and this deserves to be in the same category.
We also reviewed and awarded the Editor’s Choice award to the Nuova Simonelli Oscar II, a smaller and lower cost cousin of the Musica.
What makes their products special is the design, materials and construction are commercial quality. You could easily run a small coffee shop with this or a good sized restaurant could serve clients all night.
Your local coffee shop barista probably does’t work with a machine as good as the Musica. Because it is professional grade it has been field tested in high volume settings. So the professional portafilters and push-pull steaming system protect you from injury and repetitive motion stress.
Commercial Quality at Home Prices
The heart of the Nuova Simonelli is its copper boiler. This is intended to run all day and to produce consistently hot water and steam whenever you want it. The Musica has a sound-proof pump and insulated boiler with exchanger.
Consistent and precise temperature control is an essential ingredient in great brewing. Although many home machines are great, this one is near perfect which means top quality and consistency.
Even great home systems have a stainless steel boiler, sometimes two but you rarely see copper boilers in a machine you can afford to put into a home.
You also get the same automatic dosing, thermo-compensated group and steaming system that Nuova Simonelli puts into their top commercial products.
This is a beautiful machine with great stainless and polished accents. The trim can come in black, white or a surprisingly beautiful violet. If you buy one, don’t hide it. Put it where people can see it.
There are separate versions that have a three liter water tank and you can connect a direct line to. Both work equally well so it is a matter of preference. Most people would need a plumber to connect this properly and failure to do so can lead to flooding and real damage
Even though the quality is so high they have made it really compact. At 32 cm you can fit it into most homes and small business settings.
Nuova Simonelli Recommendation
We find the Nuova Simonelli Musica to be worth every penny and fully deserving of our Editors Choice award. If you still want to consider other options, consider looking at the Nuova Simonelli Appia as well.