Caffia Coffee Group offers a wide range of professional barista coffee machines for restaurants, offices, cafes and hotels, ask us for a price today. We also offer espresso coffee grinders from Macap, bean-to-cup coffee machines from Jura, Franke, Bravilor, Rex-Royale and Necta and commercial filter coffee machines. Please browse our site or visit our Falkirk or central London showrooms or request a site visit.
We also offer a wide range of premium espresso coffee beans and barista training to make you feel at home with your coffee equipment, we train you in coffee preparation and presentation.
The concept of an espresso machine originated in Italy and the key point is high-pressure extraction of intensely flavoured and concentrated coffee in short measure.
This strong coffee brew has spread from Italy to the whole world as a favourite coffee fix. With the Caffia range of fresh coffee beans it comes in a variety of taste styles but should always have a good ‘crema’ – the emulsion of coffee oils that floats on top of the drink (it’s a good idea to stir your espresso with a spoon to blend this in).
As you probably already know, the coffee beans are ground to a fine consistency and ‘tamped’ (pressed firmly) into a strong handle which is known as a group handle or portafilter, this is not unlike a very small and rugged saucepan.
Once secured in the group head on the espresso machine by means of a quarter of a turn the machine’s pump is triggered to force water through the ground coffee at around 140psi (although at a low flow rate) and the result is this intense extraction. Milk heating, foaming and texturing are undertaken by the barista with the machine’s steam arms – this is a skill that takes practice but don’t worry – we train you on all of this.
Strong points of barista coffee machines are smart looks that shouts ‘we sell good coffee’, good cup warming storage, good ‘theatre’ as customers can see the drink being crafted for them, good prices and robust performance.
We’re a dynamic family-run coffee business with dispatch and service back up UK -wide; come along to our Falkirk or Clerkenwell coffee machine showrooms!
Caffia Coffee Group, 47 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 3RS – 0203 096 7233
Caffia Coffee Group, Lomond House, Russel Street, Falkirk, FK2 7HS – 01324 617618
Sales offices at Hatfield, Stafford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Peterborough and Bodmin