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.
In this busy world, there’s no time for dillydallying in line for coffee. The Breville Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine is a champion of getting you out the door with a cup of piping hot coffee from home. Power on the Duo-Temp and in mere seconds fresh coffee is brewing straight into your cup. With the non-pressurized and pressurized portafilter baskets, anyone can take the Duo-Temp for a spin. Feeling like a latte or Americano? The commercial style steam wand goes from zero to 60 to deliver steaming milk or hot water. Swivel the wand 360° to get the right angle of attack with any container. Ready for round two? After steaming, the Duo-Temp auto-purges cool water through the heating system to bring the temperature down to keep coffee fresh. The Duo-Temp’s compact size leaves plenty of space for a grinder and a line of mugs ready to be filled! At the Duo-Temp’s speed, you’ll be leaving a trail of dust as you head out the door with a coffee in hand. Learn More$399.99