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How Do Super-Automatic Espresso Machines Work?


DeLonghi ESAM6700 Gran Dama Avant Touch-Screen Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

The name Super-Automatic espresso machine is given to an espresso machine that does it all, from bean grinding to espresso brewing and milk frothing. Here’s how a typical super-auto machine works:

– You press the button for your required espresso volume or drink (single, double, coffee, cappuccino… etc.)

– The machine will automatically estimate the amount of coffee beans required for the drink and it will start grinding it.

– After that, the freshly ground coffee will automatically be pressurized and extracted as espresso, directly into your cup.

– Depending on your machine, if you requested a cappuccino or any milk based drink, it will automatically froth and pour in the milk into the cup as well. It will pour in only as much as your requested drink requires. Other super-auto machines have a frothing wand that will require you to manually froth the milk manually, but you’ll be able to do so while the machine brews the coffee.

And that’s pretty much it!

While Super automatic espresso machines can be a bit costly, they save you a huge amount of cash over time. They last long years, they will save you thousands if you’re someone who likes to buy their coffee at coffee shops every day. Surprisingly, some espresso machines can be quite affordable for what they do, check out our lists of automatic espresso machines under $500 for example. And if you’re willing to splurge (or invest as we like to call it), see our list of super-automatic machines for under $1000.