WHAT IS A MANUAL PADDLE ESPRESSO MACHINE?
A manual paddle espresso machine gives the user complete control over pre-infusion, pressure, and brewing times with paddle valve control. If you think of it like a car, it’s a little bit like the difference between driving a classic manual shift hotrod in the manual paddle, versus a cutting edge supercar with electronic sports shifters in the auto volumetric.
In essence, the paddle places the responsibility for starting and stopping the pre-infusion, pressure, and brewing stages of the espresso shot solely in the hands of the barista. An MP espresso machine leads to some exciting possibilities with espresso brewing - full control over your pressure on the fly means more possibilities and even more styles of espresso, regardless of what coffee you’re using.