Since its inception in 1997, the Rancilio Silvia has established itself as the industry standard for approachable, quality-driven home espresso. Utilizing commercial components in a compact design, the Silvia presented itself as one of the first rebuildable, semi-automatic home espresso machines in a time when third wave coffee was being pioneered in part by home enthusiasts. In fact, the Silvia was the first espresso machine to be retrofitted with a PID, pioneered by Andy Schecter in February of 2001.
The Silvia Pro is the long-awaited, full-scale update to the industry icon. Retaining the simplistic functionality and minimalist design of the Silvia, the new Silvia Pro brings professional elements to the home espresso experience. Advanced dual PIDs allow for less than a 1°F variance in espresso brew temperature, and the dual boiler design enables simultaneous, high quality espresso and milk steaming operation.