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.
La Marzocco's GS3 Espresso Machine is designed for the passionate espresso enthusiast who knows the only way to be satisfied is to invest in one of the best machines available. The GS3 is pricey, but its commercial-grade features more than balance the cost: Dual stainless steel boilers, powerful steaming functionality, PID temperature control, volumetric pump and variable hot water temperature regulation to name a few. Learn More$6,900.00
La Marzocco's Linea line has long been hailed as the "Northwest Workhorse" for many commercial users. Now you can bring a petite version of this trusted workhorse home to craft cafe quality espresso drinks with the La Marzocco Linea Mini. The Linea Mini is perfect for the home espresso enthusiast that prefers a simpler, more automated way to brew cafe quality espresso without having to constantly fuss with manual adjustments. The Mini features an automated EE brew paddle for simple on/off brewing with a pre-programmed 1 second pre-infusion mode. The temperature is also easily controlled by a stepped turn wheel located on the side of the Mini. Initiate a brew cycle and prepare to be mesmerized by the integrated barista lights that shine to enhance each user's experience. Learn More$4,495.00