Espresso Machine Introduction – My First Post

Tue, Jun 3, 2008

Espresso Machine Guide

Hi, welcome to my new blog – best espresso machine! I’m not sure what to write in my first post so I thought why not some simple introduction about espresso machine :)

I love to drink espresso or americano, so the only option for me is either to drink it in cafe or make one by myself using the espresso machine at home. Well, as you know, espresso machine is used to produce espresso – the traditional italian coffee beverage. Now day, it’s become cheaper to own one!

Espresso Machine

There are couple type of espresso machine:

  • steam driven
  • piston driven
  • pump driven

Most commercial espresso machine is using pump driven and you can still find some steam driven espresso machine in low cost consumer coffee machine.

espresso machine reviews

Anyway, for pump driven espresso machine, there are couple of variation in their design:

  • Semi-Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Super Automatic

Machines which contain the addition of pumps, sensors, valves, and grinders to automate the brewing process generally are referred to as automatic espresso machine.

Base on wikipedia definition:

Semi-automatic espresso machines are automatic in the sense water is delivered by a pump, rather than manual force and remaining brew pressure in the basket is dissipated with a three way valve.

Automatic espresso machines add a flowmeter inline with the grouphead. When the programmed amount of water has flowed through the flowmeter, the pump is automatically turned off and brew pressure released through a three way solenoid valve.

Super-automatic espresso machines operate by automatically grinding the coffee, tamping it, and extracting; all an operator needs to do is fill the bean hopper, and if the machine is not connected to a water line, add water to a reservoir. Additionally, models contain an automated milk frothing and dispensing device.

If you like one-stop espresso machine without getting separate burr coffee grinders, then super-automatic espresso machine might be just nice for you.

Well, that’s all for my espresso machine introduction, stay tune for my espresso machine reviews post then. Or go to my best espresso machine main page for more!

More Related Posts:

Leave a Reply