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.
Do you love gadgets, tweaking parameters and some of the best espresso on Earth? Rocket Espresso hears you loud and clear! The Rocket R60V espresso machine brings pressure profiling from its top end commercial machines into the hands of home espresso aficionados everywhere! With dual stainless steel boilers, new ergonomics and three programmable pressure profiles, the R60V gives you the power to craft the finest espresso beverages. Extra bonus? It's all easily managed via the included controller or smartphone apps (now that's what we call smart). Learn More$4,250.00
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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$7,100.00