Welcome to Silvia School!


The Rancilio Miss Silvia is renowned as the best sub $1000 single boiler home espresso machine on the market. With a solid brass boiler, group head and portafilter it is a commercial grade machine designed for your home.

The Silvia is a terrific machine and with a bit of practice you’ll be able to make coffee so good you won’t want to go to a cafe again.

To help you get the most from Miss Silvia we’ve put together a series of online lessons. We’ve got some of the basic skills on the site already and plan to add lessons for the following very soon:

Start with the introduction

All about tamping for the Silvia

– Pouring Latte Art
– Temperature Surfing
– Trouble shooting your shots
– Temperature control & PID Kits
– Using a naked portafilter
– Types of espresso based drinks
– Cleaning

More coming soon!

We hope you enjoy these lessons.