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.
$159.00For those of you who want to be your own home barista but feel like you don't have the experience, the Saeco Poemia is your new best friend. A great learning machine, it is easy to use and forgiving of many rookie mistakes. With a pressurized portafilter, there is no need to perfectly tamp your espresso in order to pull a great shot. The panarello wand on makes milk frothing a breeze! You'll be making lattes for your friends in no time! The design is similar to higher end Saeco machines, stylish and affordable. Learn More
$149.99Spare countertop space is certainly hard to come by. That's why Capresso created the compact EC100 Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine. Make the same espresso and coffee drinks you crave from your neighborhood cafe right in the comfort of your own kitchen. And do it effortlessly. The Capresso EC100 features a stainless-steel casing, a stainless steel-lined ThermoBlock heating system with 15 bars of pressure, 46-ounce water container, two frothing positions for lattes and cappuccinos and a stainless-steel cup warming platform and drip tray. Learn More
$159.99It's a must have for those who need to save some serious space: the Cafe Espresso Machine from Capresso. This mini-sized marvel features a thermoblock heating functionality to quickly switch between steaming and brewing. As for the steam wand, Capresso is all about giving you options. The Cafe Espresso Machine has an easily adaptable steam wand to infuse the right amount of air and steam for a nice microfoam, or you can remove it and use a standard steam wand. A pretty rare feature at this price point, indeed. Learn More