Super automatic espresso machines are able to grind the coffee beans, dose, tamp, and brew the espresso as well as eject the spent puck of coffee grounds, requiring the operator (e.g., barista) only to push a button.
Some models of super automatic espresso machines are also able to steam milk.
Consumers wishing to save money on semi automatic machines can opt for refurbished espresso machines. Refurbished machines may be repaired or have components replaced by a manufacturer authorized service center.
Espresso and Coffee Brewing Tips
See the Espresso Coffee Guides detailed coffee flavor profiles of Specialty Coffees and instructions on preparing Espresso Drink Recipes.
For tips on brewing the perfect cup of coffee see our section on coffee brewing. Detailed definitions of coffee and espresso terms can be found in the Coffee Terms. Also see the World's Best History of Coffee.