SuperAutomatic machines allow virtually anyone to prepare coffee, espresso and milk-based drinks, quickly and easily, without the need for the professional skills of a Barista.
At the touch of a button, a SuperAutomatic machine will fresh-grind and tamp the coffee from one of the 2 bean hoppers for an assortment of espresso drinks.
For milk-based espresso beverages, the user can steam milk manually (some models allow for programmed milk texture & temperature) and add it to the espresso by hand (2-step) or the machine can automatically steam and pour the milk into the espresso (1-step).
For these reasons, SuperAutomatics are mostly chosen by cafés with high staff turnover, restaurants without a dedicated Barista, and hotels, offices or retail stores.
Nuova Simonelli ProntoBar
Nuova Simonelli MicroBar
|SuperAutomatic Espresso Machine||Simonelli ProntoBar||Simonelli MicroBar||Franke Evolution||Franke Flair|
|Daily Production Volumes||Medium volume||Medium-Low volume||High volume||Medium-Low volume|
|Required Steps for Milk-based Drinks||Both 1-step and 2-step||1-step recommended||2-step (1-step optional)||1-step recommended|
|Manual Milk Steaming Type||AutoSteam wand with temperature probe||Recommended only for secondary use||Autosteam Pro steam wand with temperature probe||Recommended only for secondary use|
|Microfoam Capable||Yes – mechanical adjustment||Yes – mechanical adjustment||Yes – mechanical adjustment||No|
|Boiler Size (litres) and Type||1.4L double Stainless Steel boiler system||1.4L double Stainless Steel boiler system||2.9L Stainless Steel boiler with heat exchanger||Double Thermo-block boiler system|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||Dual top-mounted 800g (2 lb) hoppers with bypass doser||Dual internal 500g (1.1 lb) hoppers with bypass doser||Dual top-mounted 1.1kg (2.5 lb) hoppers with bypass doser||Dual top-mounted 250g or 500g (.55 lb or 1.1 lb) hoppers with bypass doser|
|Grinders||2 independent 50mm burr grinders with Micrometric adjustment||2 independent 50mm burr grinders with Micrometric adjustment||2 independent ceramic burr grinders||2 independent burr grinders|
|Brewing Chamber||Heated Stainless Steel and die-cast Aluminum with electronic pre-infusion||Heated Stainless Steel and die-cast Aluminum with electronic pre-infusion||Heated metal with electronic pre-infusion||Rugged moulded plastic with electronic pre-infusion|
|Brew Group Height Adjust Range||7cm to 14cm / 2.75” to 5.5”||adjustable||8.5cm to 17cm / 3.25” to 6.75”||9cm to 16cm / 3.5” to 6.5”|
|Dump Box Capacity||30 to 40||20 to 35||up to 50||30 to 40|
|Electronic Display||Fully programmable by user with 4-line LCD display and USB port||Fully programmable by user with 2-line LCD display and optional smart card||Fully programmable by user with 2-line LCD display and smart card||Fully programmable by user with 2-line LCD display|
|Water Source||Direct water line (OR under-counter water bottle)||Standard 5L removable reservoir / Optional direct water line||Direct water line only (OR under-counter water bottle)||5L removable reservoir|
|Voltage Requirement||Special 220V plug-in||Standard 110V plug-in||Special 220V plug-in||Standard 110V plug-in|
|Power Requirement (Watts)||2000W||1500W||4800W||1300W|
[some machines require additional height to refill beans and/or water]
|60cm (23.5”)||48cm (19'')||89cm (34”)||52.5cm (20.5”)|
|Width (cm-inch)||33cm (13'')||32cm (12.5'')||32cm (13'')||42.5cm (16.75”)|
|Depth (cm-inch)||52cm (20.5'')||45cm (17.75'')||60cm (24'')||54cm (21.25”)|
|Weight (Kg-Lbs)||35kg (77 lbs)||33kg (73 lbs)||40kg (88 lbs)||18kg (40 lbs)|
|Colours||Black ABS with full wraparound Stainless Steel body||Silver or Red ABS front with Stainless Steel body||Silver/black ABS with full wraparound Stainless Steel body||Silver/black ABS and Stainless Steel front with black painted steel body|