Features and Performance
The newest upgrade to the Rancilio Silvia Pro X comes in the form of variable soft infusion, allowing users to have a completely customizable brewing experience. This feature works to open more pores of your ground coffee so you can reach different flavor profiles, playing around with the acidity and body that ends up in your final cup.
The machine will start your shot by opening up and softly releasing water without any pressure. Only once the set amount of time your preset has passed, the machine begins ramping up its group head pressure. This gives you another layer of control, and allows you to really customize your coffee’s final flavor.
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Why You Should Get It
The Rancilio Silvia Pro X was designed with espresso lovers in mind. Whether an at-home or well-seasoned barista, the Silvia Pro X offers you some of the best aspects of espresso machines.
- The dual boilers, a 0.3 L brew boiler and 1.0 L steam boiler, and dual PIDs allow users to steam milk and pull espresso shots at the same time.
- Each boiler can be set to independent temperatures, meaning you can customize the brew temperature for your coffee and change steam temperature to customize the pressure.
- The Pro Silvia X has all the original features of the Silvia Pro, like adjustable height cup tray, hot water tap and high-performance stainless steel steam wand. Now, you can add the benefit of variable soft infusion into the mix.
Variable Soft Infusion
This feature is what folks at Rancilio are most proud of when it comes to the Silvia Pro X. Water will gently drop when you begin a shot and only ramp up after the set amount of time you programmed passes. This adds another layer of control to the brewing process, allowing you to play with the acidity and body of whatever coffee you use.
Leaning into their commercial heritage, Rancilio upgraded the portafilter on the Silvia Pro X to the popular RS1 design that is featured on a number of their commercial espresso machines. The design improves ergonomics for more comfortable handling and use.
Dual Boiler Design
The 0.3 L brew boiler and 1.0 L steam boiler allow for simultaneous, high quality espresso and milk steaming operation. Independent regulation of different temperatures for both coffee extraction and steam delivery are easily manageable via the display buttons.