Top 10 Semi Automatic Espresso Machines

When semi-automatic espresso machine first hit the market back in 1961, it was developed as an answer to the original manual Gaggia’s espresso machine. It was still very much like the original machine, but with the improved system that employed a motorized pump. This new pump eliminated the need for a barista to physically pump the piston to create the pressure necessary for a shot. Needless to say, this invention changed the face of coffee-making forever.

In fact, this particular design was so successful that it hasn’t changed one bit for almost six decades. Most coffee enthusiasts prefer semi-automatic coffee-maker over fully automatic, because it gives them some hand-on control over the whole coffee-making process. By using a lever or a button you get to start the shot pulling and you decide when it stops. For those of you who like to have the feeling like you’ve made your own coffee from start to finish, these semi-automatic machines are the perfect choice. In this post we will be chatting about the best semi-automatic espresso machines the market has to offer at the moment. You will get to learn what makes each of these marvelous machines great, and you will get to choose the perfect machine for you.

 

1. Breville’s, The Barista Express Machine

This terrific machine has so many good features that it might be tricky fitting them into just one short passage. From dose control grinding to micro foam milk texturing, this coffee-maker is truly top-notch when it comes to semi-automated machines. Digital temperature control delivers water at exactly the right temperature guaranteeing optimal Espresso extraction and grind size dial allows you to control the grind size regardless of the type of bean you are using. Some of the accessories also include razor dose trimming tool, stainless steel milk jug, stainless steel 54 millimeter port filter, and so many more. With this lovely Breville machine you can’t go wrong.

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2. De’Longhi Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine

This lovely machine will enable you to create high quality barista-style espresso or coffee every time. Its one-touch operation, as well as extraction system, is created to deliver up to whopping 19 bars of pressure. Aside from being overall powerful with a gorgeous sleek black design, this machine is also energy-efficient. With just one simple touch, the water heats to the ideal serving temperature within under 30 seconds and the machine automatically turns off after 9 minutes thanks to the energy saving mode. The machine also features an adjustable cup size with two different programable buttons, Espresso and Lungo, which gives you even more freedom with making your favorite drink.

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3. Mr. Coffee One-Touch CoffeeHouse Espresso Maker and Cappuccino Machine

This glorious machine has an exquisite 19-bar Italian pump which delivers perfect pressure to extract the delicious robust coffee flavors. The espresso maker is controlled by an easy one-button interface, offering single or double espresso shots with a simple one-button push. Special automatic milk frother works like a charm, whipping any milk into a creamy, light froth. As for the milk reservoir, it is completely removable, allowing you to store the leftover milk in your fridge and clean the reservoir swiftly and easily. Furthermore, Mr. Coffee One-touch also features an adjustable cup tray, so you can make your favorite drink in both tall and short mugs.

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4. EspressoWorks’s 7 Pc All-In-One Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker

This awesome machine has the advanced Thermoblock system for quick heating, so you can always get the precise temperature and instant optimal steam. Water tank is conveniently transparent, so you can always keep the water level in check, and it also features a handle for easy removal, cleaning and refilling. 15 bar pump pressure system enables you to make a variety of espressos. Lattes and cappuccinos, and two portafilter baskets made of stainless steel offer the option of both single and double shot. If you are into versatility and like to explore, this marvelous machine is just the thing for you.

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5. De’Longhi ECP3120 15 Bar Espresso Machine with Advanced Cappuccino System

De’Longhi Bar Espresso Machine with 15 bar pressure professional pump guarantees quality result, and its adjustable controls allow you to fully customize your coffee to fit your own taste preferences. The machine also contains a manual frother which mixes milk and steam to make a creamy, rich froth for evenly textured beverages. The machine has both single and double holder, so you can make one or two espressos at the same time, and if you want to make more, the advanced Cappuccino System will enable you to do so without any hold ups. Aside from these convenient features, this De’Longhi Bar Espresso Machine also accommodates taller cups and has a lovely sleek space-saving design.

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6. Breville The Infuser Espresso Machine

Another machine from Breville, this one somewhat different that our top choice, but still a great machine nevertheless. The Infuser has a special pre-infusion function that applies low water pressure at the beginning of the extraction to slowly expands grins for a balanced extraction. Thermo coil heating system has an integrated water coil made of stainless steel. The coil operates by accurately controlling the water temperature. This terrific machine also includes a 15 bar Italian pump, single and dual wall filter baskets, removable water tank, stainless steel jug, and more.

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7. De’Longhi 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

This great machine makes espresso preparation as quick and as simple as possible. The patented dual function filter holder enables you to use both the convenient pods or ground coffee, so it will work for every kind of espresso enthusiast out there. and it also makes cappuccino and latte swiftly and easily with the swivel jet frother. The machine also features two separate thermostats. Your espresso will always be brewed at the perfect temperature, with water and steam pressure being controlled separately. The machine also has a steam dial, as well as the powerful 15-bar professional pressure pump, so you can easily make each cup to your liking.

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8. Breville The Barista Express Coffee Machine, Black Sesame

Another magnificent machine from Breville has made our shiny list, and just like those before her, this machine too has some admirable qualities. First of all, The Barista machine has a 15-bar Italian pump, which guarantees swift and even service every time. The machine also features a purge function, which works by automatically adjusting water temperature with steam for optimal espresso extraction. To make the whole brewing ordeal even more convenient, The Barista machine also has a removable water tank with handle for swift an easy cleaning and refiling.

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9. De’Longhi La Specialista Espresso Machine

This futuristis looking machine has an integrated grinder which features a special Sensor Grinding Technology. This particular feature guarantees a consistent grinding process, as well as the optimal coffee dose. Smart Tamping Station is also built in to ensure the right pressure and flawless results, but it also reduces mess and the overall coffee waste. La Specialista also has an active temperature control, as well as a 1 second quick start, meaning that the machine starts grinding immediately upon turning it on. Lastly, La Specialista also has a Dual Heating system which makes it very quick, so there is no waiting time between brewing an espresso and frothing milk.

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10. Klarstein BellaViat Coffee Machine

BellaVita’s most prominent feature is its undeniable versatility. This splendid machine can prepare espressos, latte macchiatos and cappuccinos swiftly and with ease. With a variety of terrific characteristics like its built-in milk frother and quick and precise one-touch controls, this machine truly belong with solely the best. 20-bar pressure ensures that your coffee will always reach its full potential with this machine. On top of all that, BellaVita also features a self-cleaning cycle which is activated with one simple touch of a button, so you don’t have to worry about any heavy cleaning or maintenance.

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In conclusion, the decision of which machine you will choose will be yours and yours alone. Our list is simply comprised to help you see things more clearly. Now that you’ve read all of the features and benefits, you might even decide that the job of self-made barista isn’t really your thing. In that case, you will probably want to explore some fully automatic espresso machines, which is also fine. Some more traditional coffee enthusiasts might call you a “newbie”, but you should always do what makes you comfortable. This particular post is created to honor those “traditional” types who still nostalgically hold on to their espresso-machine levers and pocket-watches, and like to have some control in their own hands. We hope we made your shopping a bit easier and your favorite coffee a bit tastier.