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.
Ideal for small cafes, restaurants or offices with espresso centric employees, the Rancilio Epoca S Semi-Automatic espresso machine is what you might typically image when envisioning a commercial espresso machine. Well equipped to take on small commercial operations with the barista (or skilled office employee!) controlling the brew time and water volume for preferred strength and size. This reliable machine is available plumbed-in or with a versatile water tank for those on-the-go espresso operations. Learn More$3,600.00
The Epoca ST Semi-Automatic espresso machine is a high-tech Rancilio model, complying with the most advanced technical requirements. Stylish by design and easy to operate, it has all the outstanding qualities of Rancilio coffee machines combining electronics with traditional hardware for higher performance. Learn More$3,100.00