Traditional espresso machines originate in Italy in the 1920’s and their use of pressure is the key to extraction whereby the rich flavours of finely-ground coffee is pulled out of the espresso-roast coffee beans. We offer a wide range of espresso coffee machines that are well priced with UK-wide service back up and barista training.

From a compact 2 group model with lowered drip tray that is ideal for a sandwich bar or pub to a full-size 3 group Synchro espresso machine for a busy student coffee bar at a University.

So…How does a traditional espresso machine work?

A traditional espresso machine works by pumping hot water through the bed of espresso (fine) ground coffee in a ‘group handle’ at a very high pressure of around 9 bar or 150 pounds per square inch in order to extract a very intense and aromatic cup of espresso – this is the basis of the modern speciality coffee drinks line-up.

Traditional Espresso Machines

Making a cappuccino, latte or flat white involves heating and foaming milk (Caffia recommend semi-skimmed milk) with a cappuccino having more tiny air bubbles as foam on the top than latte – this is generally done with one of the machine steam arms and via careful control of the steam valve – there’s a great deal of steam in the boiler so be careful and don’t panic!

Caffia Coffee Group offer a full range of catering coffee machines for cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and foodservice including superautomatic bean-to-cup machines from Franke, La Cimbali and Jura and also full training, 3M water filters and Urnex cleaning materials.

Have you tried our coffee? Its a very comprehensive range which includes eight different blends and pures in 1 kilo valve packs including Fairtrade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee beans that are available for rapid delivery straight to your door via our nationwide next-day delivery service.

Why not come and see our showrooms?

47 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 3RS – 0203 096 7233

Lomond House, Russel Street, Falkirk, FK2 7HS – 01324 617618

We’re also in Cornwall:

Unit 3, Cooksland Industrial Estate, Bodmin Cornwall, PL31 2QB – 01726 982104