Nuova Simonelli Oscar II


An excellent, better-than-entry-level home espresso machine from Nuova Simonelli, a leading commercial equipment manufacturer we have worked with in our wholesale business for years. This is not your run-of-the-mill home-appliance-store toy. This machine is designed to bring professional-grade espresso into the home.

Overview of key features

  • Heat exchanger allows for brewing and steaming at the same time (steaming and brewing require two different temperatures)
  • Thermo-compensated brewing group for improved consistency of extraction
  • Soft infusion to avoid channeling and to produce even extraction
  • Renowned milk steaming power delivered via a well-designed, long, rotating steam wand, activated via a push-pull lever
  • Programmable timed-dosing (not volumetric)
  • Commercial-grade 58mm portafilter
  • Cup warmer
  • Minimalist design
  • Stainless steel chassis and key casing components with some ABS
  • Relatively compact
  • Available in both a reservoir version and a version that can be directly plumbed-in to a water supply (not field-switchable)


  • Home kitchen
  • Office coffee corner
  • Small bed & breakfast or hotel
  • Not ideal for even a small cafe or restaurant unless volume is exceptionally low.

Our single origin coffees are all packed into 250g bags straight from the roaster. For optimal freshness, if you select 1kg of a single-origin coffee, it will be shipped as 4x250g bags.  
Our blends and decaf are packed into both 250g and 1kg bags. 

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  • Materials: Stainless steel and ABS
  • Water tank: 3L (reservoir version)
  • Insulated copper boiler
  • Boiler capacity: 2L
  • Thermo-compensated group head
  • 360deg pivoting and long steam wand
  • Professional 58mm portafilter handle
  • Net weight: 13kg
  • Size: W 300 × H 400 × D 408
  • Power: 1200 W

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