Embodying both high quality solid-state heating to save energy, smart looks that blend with almost any environs, and exceptional price to performance ratio, this is a top selling espresso machine.
Commercial espresso coffee machines of the traditional Italian style are in fact a fancy hot water and steam system, the finely-ground espresso coffee is only in the portafilter for 25 seconds or so.
Considerably more manual to operate than automatic bean-to-cup machines, espresso machines are usually combined with a coffee bean grinder and offer:
- Robust build, simple reliability, and good looks
- The opportunity to hand craft great coffee.
- A lack of automation that means the barista must be consistent
Stylish and elegant and fantastic to look at the espresso coffee machine for professional use is a work of art that positively shouts out a message – ‘we do great coffee here’. The hulking presence of the machine on a bar has sales potential that probably exceeds that of an automatic robot coffee system.
While this is all great there are some points to consider around operating an espresso machine. The main thing is that you do need barista training and to be diligent to keep operator standards high, nothing worse than a beautiful machine but awful coffee and that is quite possible and indeed actually quite common!
Who Uses This Espresso Coffee Machine?
The Esprezzi Ultra espresso coffee machine is mostly used in hospitality venues and eating houses, cafes, bars, pubs, hotels, coffee shops, and restaurants.
Who Doesn’t Use The Ultra Espresso Machine?
This type of coffee machine is rarely used in self-service – offices, car showrooms, or garage forecourts.
Variations On This Model
There are 3 models of the Esprezzi Ultra traditional coffee machines: the compact 2 group, the full-size 2 group, and the 3 group coffee machine – shown above.
The compact model – below left – is just perfect for sandwich bars or pubs with limited space. We supply the Crem EX3 machines and Synchro espresso machines and coffee grinders from Macap and Crem.
The smaller 2 of the Esprezzi Ultra machines can use a 3-pin socket for power while the 3-group model requires a single phase 25A power supply. All our espresso machines are both plumbed-in to mains water and require drainage from the drip tray to a bucket or U-bend waste pipe.
Water Filtration Requirements
If we install your new espresso coffee machine it will normally be as a package with a suitable coffee grinder, waste drawer, barista kit, milk foaming jug, 6 kilos of coffee beans and appropriate water filter.
The choice of coffee machine water filter does vary – in the Lake District the water is very soft and in London area it is hard. By ‘hard’ water we mean having a high limescale/chalk content that it is particularly important to treat where an espresso machine is involved because the water is at 110 degrees plus in the outer boiler.
Which Coffee Do I Need With The Esprezzi Ultra?
Caffia have carefully developed espresso coffee beans that spans more than 8 different types.
They are as different as sweet white wine is from dry red wine and cover all main taste characteristics of coffees ensuring you won’t get bored with a certain taste! The range also includes organic, Fairtrade, and Rainforest Alliance certified coffees.
As we said earlier, we supply barista training as part of our coffee machine installation package. This is an important factor in giving you confidence in coffee making, presentation, and machine cleaning.