Caffia Coffee Group offers a wide range of barista style coffee machines for coffee shops, hotels and restaurants call us on 01324 617618 for a price. We also stock automatic bean-to-cup coffee machines and filter coffee machines from brands like La Cimbali, Bravilor, Jura and Franke; please browse our other website at or visit our coffee machine showrooms.

We’re a dynamic family-run coffee business with quick dispatch and service back up UK -wide; come along to our Falkirk or Clerkenwell barista style coffee machines showrooms!

There’s one key element across over 150 manufacturers of barista style commercial espresso coffee machines across the globe… and that is pressure. 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 brew has spread from Italy to the whole world as a favourite coffee fix. With the Caffia Coffee Group range of 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).

Barista Style Coffee Machines

With an espresso coffee machine like the impressive Royal Synchro T2 2 Group Coffee Machine shown above, the coffee beans are ground to a fine consistency and ‘tamped’ (pressed firmly) into a strong handle which is known as a group handle, 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 and aromatic 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 espresso 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.

Also consider that these machines do take time to make a drink as well as quite a bit of skill acquired by practice – also with a human operator (s) there can be a degree of inconsistency in the end product. It’s fair to say that traditional espresso machines are rare in the office setting as they are not really automated enough to be convenient for staff drinks.

Caffia Coffee Group offers a range of both ‘workhorse’ and luxury espresso machines, grinders and barista training which you can see by clicking to our website at:

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

Barista Style Coffee Machines across the UK with sales offices in Bodmin, Gloucester, Stafford, Hatfield, Barnard Castle, Aberdeen and Manchester.

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