Types of Espresso Machines
Espresso machines fall into four main categories: semi-automatic, fully automatic, manual and super automatic.
Semi-automatic and fully automatic machines are the most popular types on the market today, largely because of their convenience.
Semi-automatic machines deliver even, hands-free water pressure, and the user decides when to turn the pump on and off. Best suitable product specially designed for cafe and restaurants.
Fully automatic machines regulate the amount of water traveling through the machine; users don't control the pump at all.
Manual machines require more labor, as the user must manually push water through the machine. Because of this, results can vary — experienced espresso makers tend to fare well with this type of machine.
Super automatic machines do all the hard work and often include features such as a built-in grinding apparatus.