Nuova Simonelli Appia Life Compact 2 Group Volumetric Commercial Espresso Machine

Nuova Simonelli Appia Life Compact 2 Group Volumetric Commercial Espresso Machine


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Wholesale Coffee | Water Softeners (Required for Commercial) | U.S. Service & Installation

Machine & Grinder(s) Package Deal


  • We Arrange Installation by a Company In Your Area – Giving your local company money while making it easier for you. If you have a preferred company, let us know!
  • Free Freight Shipping in the 48 Continuous States
  • Free Installation, including inspecting machine for damage, bench testing machine, installation coordination of facilities, and professional installation. If distance from installer is more then 2 hours, extra travel charges will apply.
  • 2 Years Standard Dealer Defective Parts Warranty
  • 12 months gold service plan
  • Equipment Maintenance Training
  • Water Quality test and installation of water softening system (system not included, but we recommend the Mavea C300)

If you like the features on the Appia II machines but do not have a sizeable enough workspace to make it possible, you are going to love what the Appia II Compacts have to offer. At a depth of just over 22 inches, this machine is designed to leave a footprint small enough to make it suitable for your reduced workplace. The perfect fit for coffee carts, catering, small restaurants or small cafes.

Designed to be intuitive to use, Nuova has created specially designed ergonomic push-button controls for easy operation of the machine. Utilizing the buttons located above the grouphead, users can select a short single shot, a double short shot, a long single shot, a double long shot and manual. Because this machine is a volumetric, operations are automatic so the barista/user can make a selection and sit back and relax while waiting for a consistent, reliable brew.

The Appia II Compact comes equipped with 2 groupheads, each of which are thermo-compensated. In addition to the consistency provided by the groupheads, the Appia II is capable of the ultimate steaming and brewing experience with its powerful 1500 watt heating element and impressive heat-exchanging 7.5 liter boiler.

Nuova has raised the standard, quite literally, by raising the level of the grouphead to be able to capacitate larger cups. Many other espresso machines are equipped with low groupheads and baristas must extract the brew into a shot glass or espresso mug and then transfer to a taller cup. The raised grouphead on the Appia II compact enables the barista to maintain efficiency by dispensing directly into any cup.

To further optimize the flavor and consistency of the extraction, Nuova has added a soft pre-infusion to this unit. By adding a larger pre-infusion chamber to lengthen the saturation period, a delay is created before the maximum pump pressure has been achieved. This system allows for a better and more consistent saturation/extraction.

The Appia II 2 Compact 2 group machine comes fit with two standard steam wands. Buyers have the option of upgrading to an auto smart steam wand. The auto smart steam wand is a very convenient feature for the user who would like a reliable, thick, rich froth for every beverage without the hassle of perfecting technique. The auto smart steam system steams the milk to the preset temperature and stops automatically when that temperature has been achieved. The wand has been specially insulated to decrease the build-up of the dried milk crust and to also reduce burns from touching.

With the standard steam wands comes an ergonomic push-pull control that makes steaming easy. The user must simply tap the control upwards to deliver bursts of steam and lock downwards for continuous steam.

Long gone are the days of the hassle of emptying and refilling a heavy water tank. With the Appia II, direct plumbing means less work and less mess for you! This system eliminates the possibility of damaging the motor from an empty water supply which can happen quite easily on water tank systems if careful attention is not paid.



  • CSA electrical & sanitation, NSF standard 4
  • Stainless steel construction
  • AV/Auto-volumetric dosing
  • Dual thermo-compensated groupheads
  • Two complete 58mm portafilters (single and double)
  • 2 stainless steel arms (optional Auto Smart Wand)
  • 1 Stainless steel hot water spigot
  • Direct water line connection
  • Tall cup capacity
  • 7.5 liter heat-exchanging/Presostat standard boiler
  • Commercial rotary pump
  • Black, Red or Lux


  • 20 Amps/ 220 Volts. Also available in 110/120 volt 
  • Height: 21.00 inches / 53.4 centimeters
  • Width: 22.25 inches / 56.5 centimeters
  • Depth: 22.25 inches / 56.5 centimeters
  • Weight: 133 pounds / 60.3 kilograms
  • 1500 watt heating element

NOTE: Usually ships out within 5 business days.

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  • Nuova Simonelli appia II

    Posted by Tiesha Williams on 14th Jan 2020

    Approximate Time Owned
    4 months
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    Absolutely love this machine. Volumetric were simple to set. It’s so pretty!

  • Appia II Compact

    Posted by Alan on 12th Dec 2019

    Approximate Time Owned
    1 year
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    The only issue we have with this 2 group is each group pulls at a different rate so it makes it a bit tough to dial in the grind.

Returns Policy
We have a 60 day return policy (Starting November 24th, 2017) on espresso machines and grinders designed for home use (exceptions below). If you return within 30 days, you get a full refund minus shipping costs. If you return after 30 days, you get a store credit. Unlike our competitors – this is a 60 day trial period. Most competitors only allow 30 day returns if the product hasn’t been used. Many competitors will also charge expensive restocking fees if you read the fine print. The customer will receive a refund if the item is returned in like new condition, with all accessories that came with it, with all original, undamaged packaging, clean and packaged according to the specifications we provide. If the product is returned in this condition you will receive a full refund (or store credit if over 30 days) minus all shipping costs. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee as outlined in our terms and conditions if the product is not returned as specified above.

There are the following exceptions to the 60 day return period: La Cimbali Junior Casa, Vesuvius by Ambient, Quick Mill Andreja Profiles, Vibiemme Double Domobar V4, Rocket R60, Rancilio Epoca, parts, accessories and all products listed under the commercial business section, here For these exceptions all sales are final. See our terms and conditions for additional details.

Free shipping with most orders - you must be located in the lower 48 continuous states and there is a minimum order amount of $29. An exception to this is commercial espresso machines and espresso machines that require shipment on a pallet via Less Than a Truckload. This is sometimes included free, but contact us for details.

In stock items that ship via UPS usually ship within 1 to 2 business days. Heavier products such as commercial espresso machines are shipped via freight truck strapped to a pallet and it generally takes 1 to 3 business days to benchtest and arrange shipment. Transit times depend on the distance being shipped, but this map provides a general idea of shipment times in business days for items shipped via UPS. Freight truck shipment usually takes 3 to 8 business days depending on distance.

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IMPORTANT: Water quality is a very important aspect of your espresso machine longevity. Water that is too hard will cause limescale buildup, which is the number one reason for operating problems. Too pure water, such as ultra pure RO water or distilled water can cause the machine to overfill, since the water level probe needs some minerals in the water to detect water. Use softened water that is about 50ppm in hardness. More info

PLEASE NOTE: Most machines and grinders are inspected for damage after being shipped from overseas. This means most boxes will have signs of being opened even though they are brand new products. This is done to ensure that the equipment made the international shipment in good condition and working order.

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT NOTE: Most commercial equipment ships on a pallet and has to be bench tested prior to shipment. For this reason, commercial equipment usually ships out three to five business days after the order is received. Some commercial equipment is also special order and/or has limited availability, so please check with us prior to placing an order. Check terms and conditions page for terms relating to commercial equipment.