Caffia Coffee Group is a family-run coffee machine company offering a wide range of professional equipment with installation and barista training for cafes, restaurants, farm shops, office and showrooms.
This includes 2 group espresso coffee machines and bean-to-cup coffee systems which mainly come from Franke, Necta or Jura brands. We have put together some guiding notes below which may help with selecting a coffee machine.
With variety that can be bewildering and significant costs it is important to have a detailed understanding of the workings of modern speciality coffee machines and we offer the full range from a filter coffee brewer to a heavy-duty bean-to-cup machine for sites serving upto 300 cups per day.
1) Filter Coffee Machines
Filter coffee machines work by percolating hot water over ground coffee of the correct mixture of grinds (finer than cafetiere and coarser than espresso grind) which normally passes through a filter paper into either a glass jug on a hot plate or a thermos flask.
The resulting coffee is pleasant and thin on ‘body’ (‘thickness’ if you will) due to the fineness of the filter paper; aromatic and very drinkable, filter coffee is very useful for office meetings, hotel breakfast and conferencing.
Filter drip coffee, prepared in batches, is the fastest form of servable coffee, simply pour it and enjoy. Commercial filter coffee machines or ‘brewers’ or ‘pour-overs’ start at the rugged Caffia CX-2 machine with 2 glass jugs and go up to the Marco Jet 6 coffee brewer with 6 litre insulated urns.
Filter coffee is enjoying something of a revival and as a leading coffee machine company, we feel it is important to have a good range of brewers available!
2) Espresso Coffee Machines
There is one key element consistent across the dozens manufacturers of traditional coffee machines that are out there, and that is pressure. The concept of an espresso coffee machines in the ‘traditional’ class originated in Italy and the high-pressure extraction of intensely flavoured and concentrated coffee in short measure of around 3 ounces became known as espresso.
This strong brew has spread across the world as a coffee fix (with the Caffia range of 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 to blend this in) espresso is the basis of the popular speciality coffees like flat white, and caffe latte.
We have a range of both workhorse and luxury espresso coffee machines as 1-group, 2-groups, and 3-groups format with digital grind-on-demand coffee grinders and knock out drawers, milk foaming jugs, and water softener filters. Popular units like the Royal Synchro machine in red shown above are available to purchase or on a lease rental deal over 3 years.
3) Bean-To-Cup Coffee Machines
These machines are robot coffee shops and with a commercial bean-to-cup coffee machine you have either fresh milk or powdered milk in the machine as well as fresh coffee beans; below we show the Necta Kalea fresh milk coffee system which is popular with offices looking for a coffee machine company.
Bean to cup coffee machines produce a full range of drinks at the touch of a button like espresso, americano, caffe latte, cappuccino and in some cases flat white, mocha (includes chocolate as well as coffee and milk) and espresso macchiato plus hot water for the leaf tea lovers.
The automation in bean-to-cup machines is very useful in offering a consistent drink quality needing no skill on the part of staff. A bean-to-cup using fresh milk does produce a better quality drink than those using powdered milk and the Jura Giga series and Franke A600 FoamMaster are easier and faster to clean than previously.
In more recent years powdered milk topping for bean to cup machines has hugely improved and it is often 100% pure skimmed milk in agglomerated form. The purchase prices on our range of bean-to-cup coffee machines varies from £1250.00 to £15,000 or more.
For this reason many a coffee machine company like ourselves offer a finance lease-rental facility so that you can spread out the purchase over a 3 or 5 year lease deal that also has tax advantages.
We have two coffee machine showrooms for demonstrations that can also be utilised for refresher barista training; we look forward to working with you!