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Semi-automatic Espresso Machines for Cafes and Coffeeshops »
Semi-automatic espresso machines offer the perfect balance between control, convenience, and cost. The barista is responsible to begin and end extraction, but the machine itself takes care of everything in between. Graduated shot glasses or small scales are particularly useful when operating a semi-automatic machine, so that the baristas is still able to monitor shot volume and maintain consistent results. These units are generally the most affordable and are therefore the best for businesses with a limited budget.