Semi-Automatic Espresso Machines
Be your own barista! Semi-automatic espresso machines offer just the right amount of control over how your espresso is made at home. While they may look different, the basic functionality of a semi-automatic espresso machine includes a boiler, a portafilter and a switch or lever to perform the extraction. You’ll still grind and tamp your espresso (or insert an espresso pod), start the extraction and then steam or froth your milk as necessary. Semi-automatic espresso machines fall into two different types:
- Manual Control: On these semi-automatic espresso machines, the shot is initiated and you stop it once you decide the extraction is complete, usually in 20-30 seconds. This offers real-time control over the length of your extractions
- Programmable Doses: These semi-automatic espresso machines allow you to program the extraction to stop after a specific amount of time.
$2,595.00Don't let this pretty face fool you. The newly updated Alex Duetto III's upgraded stainless steel casing and finishes still houses a high performance dual-boiler and will have you pulling exquisite shots in no time. Other improvements over the Alex Duetto II include a larger redesigned drip tray, ergonomic portafilter, included stainless steel cup rails, and smaller recessed heater lights. Learn More
$1,995.00It could be argued that Izzo's Alex II is a semi-automatic heat exchanger designed with the control freak in mind: With it's innovative convertible water source technology (which lets you switch between plumbed or internal reservoir), PID control of the primary boiler and an upgraded .9mm steam tip on the insulated no-burn steam arm, the Alex II lets you call the shots — literally. Combine all this with the renowned E61 brew group and a high-grade polished stainless-steel casing, and the Alex II is just as stunning as it is functional. Learn More