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 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 Lini 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
Sturdy stainless steel casing, brass components throughout and an upgraded commercial-grade steam wand make the Rancilio Silvia Version 3 one of the most popular machines on the market. Simple, reliable and powerful, the Silvia espresso machine produces excellent espresso and silky microfoam milk for your lattes and cappuccinos. Add even more consistency to your Rancilio Silvia with the addition of a PID controller. Installed by our own Seattle Coffee Gear tech department before the machine goes out, these units enable you to control the temperature variance on this machine by as little as one degree. Learn More$685.00
The Rancilio Silvia performs the best when it's paired with a high quality burr grinder. You need one that goes fine enough for espresso and also provides you with an even coffee particle size so you can pull consistently great shots. Learn More$851.00