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.
The singularity is one step closer to reality with the Nuova Simonelli Oscar II. A fancy new chrome job and a deceptively simple two-button human interface makes pulling an espresso shot easier than ever. High-performance components from the original Oscar, like the heat-exchange boiler and 58mm group head, meld with a new steam arm and volumetric programming for fantastic microfoam and just-right extractions every time. Nuova Simonelli's signature steam pressure is readily apparent with the Oscar II's manual lever configuration that lets you regulate how much steam flows through its extra-long frothing arm. Even better, its retooled Cylon-esque design adds to its aggressive, futuristic appeal. Learn More$1,295.00
Contemporary yet classic, the Rocket Cellini Premium Plus with PID has incorporated all the high-end features of the previous V2 model, as well as cleverly including an integrated PID for additional temperature control. Adding precision without obscuring the Cellini’s beauty, the new PID controller is artfully constructed inside the Cellini’s drip tray. Prior to brewing, simply program the PID to your desired brew temperature, reattach the drip tray and be swept away to brewing bliss. Learn More$1,950.00
Who says you need counter space for serious coffee? Rocket's newest machine brings their outstanding handcrafted quality to the urban dweller with the aptly named Appartamento Espresso Machine. Featuring Rocket's tried-and-true heat exchange boiler and E61 group pairing, you'll be pulling shots and pouring lattes in polished style. Their new pint-sized compatriot adds a flash of bold design inspiration with copper or white circular side-panel inserts and new engraved steam and hot water spouts. Learn More$1,500.00
Sometimes the best just keeps getting better! Rocket has once again exceeded expectations by creating the Giotto Premium Plus with PID. The clear successor to the Giotto Premium Plus V2, this updated model features an integrated PID for a more precise brewing temperature. To maintain its elegant design, Rocket strategically placed the PID controller inside the drip tray. No need to constantly fuss with the temperature! Just set the controller to your ideal brewing temperature, install the drip tray and forget it. Learn More$1,950.00