A super-automatic espresso machine performs all or almost all of the espresso brewing automatically. A super automatic espresso machine will automate the following operations that are normally performed manually by the barista:
- Coffee beans dosing
- Coffee beans grinding
- Coffee tamping
- Espresso shot extraction, (water temperature, extraction time, pressure)
- Milk steaming and frothing
The barista needs to fill the bean hopper and, or add water to a reservoir. Many models contain a seamlessly built in automated milk frothing and dispensing device. Others contain a separate automated milk frothing device. Super-automatic espresso machines are great for shot consistency.