Super-automatic espresso machines are an espresso lover’s dream? But finding the perfect fit can not only take a lot of time, but it is a pretty large chunk of cash to waste if not gotten right. Don’t worry, however, because we have tried out the top super-automatic espresso machines on the market and found the top 6 options that fit any scenario for someone searching.
We also have a buyer’s guide to give you a bit more information moving into the searching process rather than going in blind. Let’s get right into it. There is a lot to cover!
|De’Longhi Eletta Espresso Machine||Read Review||4.9||Check Price|
|Jura Giga 6 Coffee Center||Read Review||4.9||Check Price|
|Jura Giga W3 Coffee Machine||Read Review||4.9||Check Price|
|Jura D6 Automatic Coffee Maker||Read Review||4.8||Check Price|
|De’Longhi Dinamica Stainless||Read Review||4.7||Check Price|
|Jura WE6 Coffee Machine||Read Review||4.7||Check Price|
|De’Longhi Magnifica Espresso & Coffee Machine||Read Review||4.7||Check Price|
|Jura X8 Automatic Espresso Machine||Read Review||4.6||Check Price|
The Delonghi Eletta is for anyone and everyone that will have her. Although it is a bit larger in size, if you can manage to lose the extra counter space, you won’t regret it.
The Jura Giga 6 is an amazing machine if you can afford to buy it. If you are willing to front the hefty price tag, there is no doubt that you will never visit a coffee shop for the rest of your life.
The Jura Giga W3 is the perfect machine for group settings. The coffee area will have to be blocked off in order to get any work done. We at Le French Press can first-hand verify it is addicting! This is a 10/10 review for flavor, ease of use, and design.
Are you an espresso aficionado? If so, the Jura D6 is for you. With this hot appliance, you will be able to enjoy espressos, Americanos, or cappuccinos, all in the comfort of your pajamas.
This is the ultimate dream for those with zero barista expertise and lots of coffee critiques to give. Stress free, quick, and tasty are the three themes of this machine and the key to a great coffee maker.
The Jura WE6 Professional Coffee Machine is a great option for those who have looked at other Jura price tags and immediately click away. While this is a pricey coffee maker, it is wildly more affordable than other Juras while keeping the quality and ease of their super-automatic espresso makers.
The options for taste are many and when you have the De’Longhi Espresso & Coffee Machine in your kitchen, the options for brewing are too!
The Jura X8 is a great professional coffee maker that is reasonably priced and offers loads of flavor and coffee style options to keep you on your toes, excite your guests, and make for a lifelong coffee maker.
So what exactly is a super-automatic espresso machine? We are so glad you asked. A fully automatic espresso machine is much different from a regular espresso machine. There are actually three categories: Semi-automatic, Automatic, and Superautomatic. Each level becomes more and more hands-off.
A semi-automatic espresso maker is a commercial espresso maker in restaurants and coffee shops. This involves filling the portafilter, stopping the water, and monitoring the machine gages. An automatic espresso machine monitors the amount of water and stops it after 25-30 seconds. This helps busy lifestyles and those that don’t know how to operate a commercial-level semi-automatic espresso machine. A super-automatic espresso maker, however, does everything for you. It grinds the coffee, sets the portafilter and temp, pulls the shot, and steams the milk.
There are perks of each option. There is much more control in a semi-automatic, and automatic espresso makers are much more affordable than super-automatic typically. However, if you aren’t familiar with espresso makers or want a completely hands-off coffee maker that still brings high-quality flavor, a super-automatic espresso maker is the perfect option for you.
So how do you know where to start? That is a loaded question because there are quite a few factors to consider. Luckily, we have a super helpful list to help guide you. Here are the top 5 things to consider when searching for a super-automatic espresso machine:
Depending on where or how you plan on using your machine, the capacity needs will vary. Decide if this machine is going to typically function for your home, for a space with a small group of people daily such as a small office or teacher’s lounge, or for a decent-sized coffee shop, office, or restaurant.
Each of those three levels will take more capacity, and as a result, be more costly. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to capacity. If not, you could get stuck cleaning machines multiple times a week or even every day and refilling the water tank and bean hoppers. This completely defeats the purpose of a super-automatic, as the largest perk of these machines are having a hands-off brewing experience.
This is one of the biggest deciding factors for most people. While super-automatic espresso machines are amazing, they are also quite pricey. Having a hands-off machine that brings barista level flavor comes with a price. Keep this in mind overall, that all super automatics are going to cost more than other espresso makers, but there are other factors that come into play as well. Depending on the brand, options, and age of the espresso maker, the price can vary thousands of dollars.
The brand of your espresso machine is a giant factor to consider. No matter which direction you decide, it is always best to go with a company that has a long history of making high-quality espresso makers, specifically super automatics. Personally, as you can tell by our suggestions above, we are big fans of Jura and Delonghi when it comes to fully automatic espresso machines.
Delonghi has a long history in the espresso department is not only super automatics but automatic espresso makers as well. Their long-standing as a company and worldwide success is not without reason. Jura also has a long history as a company and specializes specifically in super-automatic espresso makers. There is a load of confidence when using both of these companies.
Having more of a great thing is never a bad idea. That is definitely the case when it comes to drink options. Super-automatics can vary from only one option with a straight espresso shot to having 30 + drink choices in regards to drink style, strength, and even single or double shot.
If you are wanting to find the cheapest option possible or have a group that enjoys coffee, but doesn’t need anything fancy, the drink variety might be something to steer clear of. However, if you can spare a bit more on the budget and have a group that loves their coffee and each likes things a bit different having a variety of options is the best thing. You and your fellow friends, family, or coworkers will be quite grateful you did.
Last but not least, we have to talk about the quality of coffee we are getting in our fully automatic espresso machine. There are a lot of reasons coffee can be good or bad. Most of them, however, is solely based on the type of machine you choose outside of the type of coffee beans you have. Keep an eye out for the grinder burr size to ensure there is a smooth pour each time to pull the most flavor out of the beans and the technology of the machine is in terms of brewing and extraction. These two things are the biggest guiding factors in quality. Going back to our brand point, having a good brand can work side by side with quality. A good brand is based on a good quality machine.
There you have it! Hopefully, this gave you a starting point for your search and helped narrow down any options. Don’t forget to check out our top options and see if they fit your needs!