So that your espresso machine will last, TheCoffeeBrewers recommends that you use distilled water, and not tap water in your espresso machine.
Fully Automatic Espresso Machines are pump-driven espresso machines with (usually) a microprocessor that controls the pump. Various espresso shot sizes are preprogrammed. To do your extraction, all that you have to do is to push the right button. The microprocessor will extract the correct volume in the ideal amount of time.
The fully automatic espresso machines are a step up from their semiautomatic "cousins," both in function, and in price. The advantage to a fully automatic espresso machine is that the extractions are consistent and repeatable. You will get better (and more consistent) results with a fully automatic espresso machine.
Like the semiautomatic espresso machines, the fully automatic espresso machines also have steam wands that you can use to froth or steam milk for cappuccino and latte. Many of the fully automatic espresso machines listed in here have a "cousin" listed in the "Semiautomatic Espresso Machine" section. These are the same basic machines, except without the microprocessors.
In the text following the icons below, we draw your attention to a few of the fully automatic espresso machines that have unusual features.