The super automatic espresso machine is the higher end espresso maker for home users, and is gaining popularity for its convenience and gradually lowered prices. Any busy person would appreciate getting a favorite drink by just pressing a button or two. However, don’t expect a good super automatic espresso machine to be less than $500.
What are the best super automatic espresso machines you can buy for your home, office, or even cafe? Do note that I’m talking about superautomatic espresso makers that make espressos from beans with a built-in grinder. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to super automatics, automatic espresso machines use capsules and are just as convenient with a one-touch operation.
Find my list of best espresso makers 2016 here.
Super Automatic Espresso Machine Reviews 2016
Best Budget Super Automatic Espresso Machine – DeLonghi ESAM3300
Due to its high demand, the price of the Delonghi ESAM3300 has been lowered significantly (my uncle bought one many years ago), so espresso lovers can now enjoy the convenience of bean to cup at a single press at half the average price of super automatic espresso makers.
This may not be the cream of the crop as such – it lacks the high end features like saving your favorite settings and automatic turn on, parts are low to medium grade at most, and it can be noisy when making coffee – but it does make really good espressos and froths milk very well. I’m also glad for the conical burr grinder, adjustable grind and coffee strength.
If a fully automated, bean to cup machine that makes good coffee is what you want, and you don’t mind putting conversation on hold while the coffee is being made, the Delonghi ESAM3300 is a good buy. Get it here with free shipping.
Best Super Automatic Espresso Machine – Jura-Capresso Impressa J6
The Jura-Capresso Impressa J6 is the smart super automatic espresso machine that anyone will love. It makes superb espressos, saves your favorite drinks in its memory, and allows you to make espressos using pre-ground coffee as well. The conical burr grinder is efficient and works quietly (no, it’s not whisper quiet) enough for my household.
It tells you when to descale it and is pretty much a no-brainer for the average smartphone user. The dual boilers keep the pressure going so you’ll be able to make shot after shot of espressos. There’s no stopping you save your caffeine tolerance!
Best Super Automatic Espresso Machine for Cappuccinos – DeLonghi ESAM3500
Any cappuccino or latte lover would love this super automatic espresso machine to bits. All that business of using a frothing pitcher filled with milk, trying to hone your frothing skills so that you get the perfect and lovely milk foam to top off your espresso? No more of that with this super automatic espresso maker!
Store your milk in the container that comes with this machine in the fridge, and when you need a cappuccino, attach the container (yes, right out of the fridge), make your cappuccino, detach the container with the remaining milk and put it back!
The espresso is good, you can set your coffee strength and save your favorite ratio for milk and milk foam, and it’s really easy to use. The only gripe is that you’ll need to replace the O-rings (that you can find in Home Depot) when they break.
For more, go to my espresso machine reviews and guide.