We’re London coffee machine suppliers, call us on 0203 096 7233 or visit our London coffee machine showroom. With the sheer variety and significant cost of modern coffee systems it’s  important to have a detailed understanding of the types, performance and workings of  coffee machines – how will your staff and customers react? Will you get your goods on time? Can the coffee machine be leased or purchased outright?

Filter coffee brewers work by percolating hot water over ground coffee of the correct mixture of grinds (finer than cafetiere, coarser than espresso grind) which normally passes through a filter paper into either a glass jug or a thermos flask.

The resulting brew 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 coffee, prepared in batches, is the fastest form of coffee – simply pour it and enjoy.. I am delighted to see filter coffee’s popularity make a well-deserved comeback in recent years.

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 monster Bravilor B40 with twin 40 litre urns; these latter are known as bulk-brewers – for obvious reasons – and the sheer speed of brew means achieving a delicate and flavoursome brew is quite challenging with these machines.

Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines are basically automatic robots. With a bean-to-cup you have either FRESH MILK or POWDER MILK integrated into the machine as well as espresso coffee beans.

From this combination these machines produce a full range of drinks at the touch of a button like espresso, americano (a diluted espresso), caffe latte, cappuccino and in some cases flat white, mocha (includes chocolate as well as coffee and milk) and espresso macchiato. The automation in bean-to-cup machines is very useful in offering a consistent results and with low skill on behalf of your staff or in an the office or self-service situation. A bean-to-cup using fresh milk does produce a better quality drink and the latest generation like the Jura Giga series and Franke A600 FoamMaster are also easier to clean than previously.

The purchase prices on our range of bean-to-cup machines goes from £1250.00 to £15,000+ – there is a wide range and something for every site situation, volume and quality requirement. Have a look on our website or call us to discuss on 01324 617618 or 0203 096 7233

Traditional Espresso Machines – The concept of an espresso coffee 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 entire world as a favourite coffee fix – with our 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).

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, this is not unlike a saucepan. Once secured in the group head on the 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 (but low flow rate) and the result is this intense extraction.

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Milk heating, foaming and texturing are undertaken with the machine’s steam arms – this is a skill that takes practice but don’t worry – we train you on all of this. The strong points of espresso machines are smart looks, good cup warming storage, good ‘theatre’ as customers can see the drink being crafted for them, good prices and robust performance.

If you run a high-pressure outlet where coffee is not the main focus of your offering or have a high staff turnover or are in a self-service situation (eg: an office kitchen) you might be better off with an automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine.

Instant Coffee Machines use soluble (instant) ingredients like freeze-dried instant coffee, cappuccino topping powder (around 70% milk) and powder hot chocolate.

One of these machines – often called ‘dispensers’ – offers a compact and low-cost machine which is generally plumbed to the mains water supply – the principle benefit is very high speed dispense or a very hot beverage (all powder, no fresh milk to cool the drink, or to go off either), low cost machines and low cost drinks in high volumes. See a Matrix Mini Magnum Machine here: >>

In a factory or office with a short coffee break these machines can be a real queue buster without breaking the bank but the fact is that generally people are more and more seeking better quality coffee such as a bean-to-cup machine would give.

With instant coffee machines, the machine cost is generally lower than espresso machines or bean to cup in some ways with less to go wrong as well. See here for more information.

We hope this short intro to London coffee machine supply has been helpful to you for your restaurant or office in Shoreditch, the City, Clerkenwell, Westminster or Islington. Caffia Coffee Group is a friendly family run company and would be glad to discuss your needs.

Caffia Coffee Group
Design Hub Clerkenwell
47 Gee Street
London
EC1V 3RS

Tel: 0203 096 7233 | Email: sales@caffia.com

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