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.
Every good home barista knows the size of the machine shouldn't be the deciding factor, the features are what counts! Coming in at just under 7 inches wide and 13 inches tall, the DeLonghi Dedica is dedicated to bringing you fast and tasty espresso when it counts. This fiercely fast machine heats up to its ideal brewing temperature in approximately 40 seconds and heats up to its ideal steaming temperate in about 12 seconds. The Dedica also offers an array of brewing options with its removable brew baskets. Brew with the single shot basket for those lighter espresso days and move up to the double shot basket for those, "I gotta have espresso, and I gotta have lots of it!" kind of days. Want delicious espresso without all of the mess of free-flowing grounds? Brew with the Dedica's E.S.E pod basket and simply toss the used pod for an easy clean-up! Learn More$299.95