The Saeco GranBarito Avanti is a quality machine that’s packed with features. So many features that it may be overwhelming for non-techie people.
There is a built-in customizable grinder. It also comes with 2 removable hoppers, which can be useful with households that use several bean types. There is a separate container for milk that is never heated. Detach it & store it in the fridge. Easily clean the machine by adding water & running it though. No steam wand attached.
Speaking of cleaning, it’s strait forward to clean it out. Open the front and the brew unit easily comes out. Rinse it out once in a while and you’re good to go.
The main attraction of course is the Bluetooth functionality and how it works with your phone. Since it’s so customizable, there is a lot of great drinks that can be simply made. You can add multiple user profile that each have their own programmable drinks. The app is simple, intuitive, and attractive.
Unlike most other Bluetooth smart coffee makers, this one can be programmed on the front LED display. That way you can select your favorite drink from the machine itself. It takes a little bit of finesse to setup & program the machine, but once up and running it’s a breeze.
For example, if you want a flat white all you have to do is attach the milk dispenser and set a cup in place. Either use your app or the physical buttons. The machine grinds the beans the appropriate coarseness, adds the milk at the right moment, and temperature is adjusted appropriately as well.