Complying with Rancilio advanced technical requirements; the Epoca Semi Automatic combines traditional hardware with modern electronic features. Stylish by design, this machine boasts a scratch-proof and corrosion-proof exterior, proving its longevity. The steam valve, protected by a Rancilio patent, lets you safely control the steam and improves user experience. A tank version is available in the UK, meaning it does not need a connection to the main water supply. Slightly more expensive but a great long-term investment.