Saeco Phedra Evo Cappuccino Coffee Machine Review

Saeco Phedra Evo Cappuccino Coffee Machine Review

It’s not often you find a coffee station that meets ALL the criteria of a great coffee machine.

Great looks and an easy to user interface – check.

Sizeable machine that can cater to medium to large office environments – check.

Colour display screen for easy navigation of your favourite drinks – check.

Fitted with a whole-coffee bean container – check.

Fitted with two instant coffee canisters – check.

Option to use either powdered OR fresh milk check.


Could it be that we have found the ultimate coffee machine for a small to medium office space? Possibly. Let’s go through all the features, specifications, outputs, pro’s and con’s – and then we’ll let you decide 🙂



Saeco Phedra Evo – Overview with Pro’s and Con’s

The biggest advantage to this system (for me, at least) is the duality of being allowed the freedom to make use of both powdered or fresh milk, as well as freshly ground coffee beans or instant beverages. This lends the opportunity to satisfy visiting clients who are coffee connoisseurs, as well as day today staff who may enjoy a hot chocolate now and then, it can assist in reducing costs by restricting which products are added for daily use, without compromising on machine quality or functionality.

Another great advantage has to be the ability to dispense hot chocolate from this machine; it is a rarely spotted feature in bean-to-cup machines, and one we tend to love!

As for the disadvantages, the biggest downfall is likely the small size of the internally housed water tank. Coming in at only 1.8 litres, it might leave you wanting more from it, considering the usage it is expected to undergo. If you do have the existing infrastructure to plumb your coffee machine in, you win! That being said, if you do have the required plumbing that is accessible in the area you wish to use the machine in, or if you are happy to refill the water tank often – there’s not much fault we can find!

In overview, this machine is excellently suited to an office which requires a plug-and-play solution, has existing plumbing that can be used within the machine and is looking for a dual-purpose machine. The aesthetic of the machine is modern and easy to understand, and while some might consider the limitations of the machine as a deciding factor, it is a well-rounded solution. It can be applied in numerous settings, such as reception, pause areas and even a boardroom setting.


Saeco Phedra Evo – Specifications

AKA the stuff you need to know:

  • Coffee bean container -1 x 1kg
  • Instant product container – 2 – 3
  • Fresh milk option – Yes
  • Coffee grinds container – 50 (shows great suitability for a high-traffic environment)
  • Interface – 3.5‘‘ colour TFT display
  • Number of selections – 8
  • Number of pre-selections – 2
  • Hot water function – Yes
  • Brewing unit- 7 or 9 g
  • Coffee boiler capacity – 300 cc
  • Water supply – In-line
  • Dimensions – Height – 69.5cm, width – 39.3cm, depth – 50.8cm, weight – 37.5kg
  • Drink selections available:
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Café Latte
    • Cappuccino
    • Mocchachino
    • Espresso
    • Americano
    • Tea (using the hot water dispensing function)


Saeco Phedra Evo – Stockists

Vending Solutions –

The Coffee Co. –

Italian Lifestyle –


Saeco Phedra Evo Price

The reasonable price of R 50 000.00 is what you can expect to pay when buying this machine outright.