Automatic Espresso Coffee Makers

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					Automatic Espresso Coffee Makers

Automatic espresso coffee makers are more expensive than many other
coffee makers. They are prestigious as well as good coffee makers.
They're available in semi-automatic, fully-automatic and super automatic
machines.

Semi-Automatic Espresso Coffee Makers

The distinction between semi, fully and super automatic lies in the
automation process. Semi-automatic espresso coffee makers are very
popular. The electric pump makes for consistently good coffee. Users put
coffee and water into the machine. Pulling the electric pump turns the
coffee maker on and off.

Semi-Automatic espresso coffee makers automatically:

>tamp down coffee grounds
>brew coffee
>fill coffee cup
>eject used grounds

Semi-automatic espresso coffee makers can be purchased for less than a
thousand dollars.

Fully Automatic Espresso Coffee Makers

Fully automatic espresso coffee makers work like the semi-automatic
machines but operate via the simple touch of a button.

Fully automatic espresso coffee makers automatically:

>grind coffee
>fill brewing chamber
>tamp down coffee grounds
>brew coffee
>fill coffee cup
>eject used grounds

Prices for fully automatic espresso coffee makers range from hundreds of
dollars to thousands of dollars.

Super Automatic Espresso Coffee Makers

Super automatic espresso coffee makers are the luxury version of coffee
machines. In addition to the fully automated process, the super coffee
maker comes with a built-in coffee grinder and other special features.
These machines are fast, easy to use and easy to maintain. Most allow the
user to brew any number of specialty coffees such as espresso, cappuccino
and lattes.

Super automatic espresso coffee makers automatically:
>grind coffee
>fill brewing chamber
>tamp down coffee grounds
>brew coffee
>fill coffee cup
>eject used grounds into waste box

Users of fully automatic espresso coffee makers do not have to deal with
grinding coffee beans or hot filters and cleaning sieves. Super machines
include either a steam wand or an automatic system to froth milk.
Competition between super automatic espresso coffee maker companies is
fierce. Each is seeking to create the best loved, most versatile machine.

Some machines now feature automatic cleaning and descaling. Another
special feature is the presence of water filters that reduce mineral
content and get rid of the taste of chlorine. Adjustable coffee cup
spouts and the ability to manually control water volume in a cup of
coffee are also added features available on select machines.

Prices for super automatic espresso coffee makers run from hundreds of
dollars to thousands of dollars.

Popular Features of Automatic Espresso Coffee Makers

Features differ among brands and styles of automatic espresso coffee
makers. Available features include the following.

Adjustable dosing.
In coffee, dose refers to the number of grams of coffee used in brewing a
shot. Some espresso coffee makers allow users to adjust both number of
grams and amount of water used.

Bean Grinder
Bean grinders are included on some units to automatically grind the
necessary amount of coffee.

Brass Boiler:
Brass boilers offer greater durability and help retain warmth. Machines
with brass boilers reheat faster and have less fluctuation in water
temperature.

Bypass Doser
A bypass doser allows users to use a different blend of coffee than what
is already in the machine grinder. Emptying the grinder isn't necessary.

Cup Warmer.
Some units feature a cup warmer. Using a pre-warmed cup maintains the
heat of the coffee for a longer period of time.

Milk frothing/foaming wand.
Cappuccino and latte drinkers need machines with a milk frothing/foaming
wand. These aren't available on all machines. Some of the more expensive
coffee maker models feature milk reservoirs.

Pre-brewing pre-moistening.
Coffee is pre-moistened. This may provide for superior taste.
Removable Brew Group.
The brew group refers to where the brewing occurs. If these components
can be removed, they're easier to clean. Machines without removable
components often have automatic cleaners.

Water Filter
Some high-end espresso coffee makers have water filters built in to
eliminate chlorine, minerals and contaminants that affect taste. If
filters are present, they do have to be changed regularly.

				
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