The design of the Phillips Saeco Exprelia is modeled on extensive interviews with Italian baristas who shared the essential secrets to perfect espresso: At least 7 grams of high quality coffee beans. Accurate grinding; not too coarse, to permit best moistening, nut not too fine, and with a grinder that doesn't overheat the grind. Consistent pressing of the ground coffee, to enable careful extraction at 15 bars pressure of all the aromas with the perfect brewing flow. And at the finish, a smooth hazelnut-brown créma, to protect the aromas and let them burst forth at first sip.
Now available, the Saeco Exprelia Evo: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/saeco-exprelia-evo-automatic-espresso-machine