The best commercial espresso coffee machine? Well, there is one key element across over 150 manufacturers of commercial espresso coffee machines across the globe… and that is pressure, meaning steam pressure in the boiler and pump pressure to make great espresso coffee!
The Concept And Background
The concept of a commercial espresso coffee machine originated in Italy, and the key point is the 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.
The Caffia range of coffee beans 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).
Understanding Your Business Needs
Each business has unique necessities. A bustling café might prioritise speed and consistency, while a boutique restaurant may focus on artisanal quality. Our range includes machines that cater to both ends of this spectrum and everything in between.
How They Work
As you probably already know, the coffee beans are ground to a fine consistency and ‘tamped’ (pressed firmly) into a strong handle, known as a group handle or portafilter, similar to a small and rugged saucepan.
Once secured in the group head on the espresso machine, when turned a quarter, the pump is triggered to force water through the ground coffee at around 140 psi (although at a low flow rate), resulting in this intense extraction.
The barista uses the machine’s steam arms to heat, foam and create texture with the milk – this skill takes practice, but don’t worry – we train your baristas on all of this.
Strong points of espresso machines are smart looks that shout ‘we sell good coffee’, good ‘theatre’ as customers can see the drink being crafted for them, good prices and robust performance.
Also, consider that these espresso coffee machines take time to make a drink and 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 coffee machines are rare in the office setting as they are not automated enough to be convenient for staff drinks.
The Role of Barista Skills
While our machines are designed for ease of use, the barista’s skill remains crucial. Caffia provides comprehensive training to ensure your team can extract the best from our machines, balancing automation with the human touch.
Our machines don’t just excel in espresso making. They’re able to handle a variety of coffee styles, ensuring you can cater to every customer’s preference. From classic cappuccinos to modern flat whites, versatility is key in our machine selection.
Maintenance and Support
We stand by our products with robust support and maintenance services. Understanding that downtime can be costly, we strive to provide quick and efficient service to keep your coffee business running smoothly.
Tailored Solutions for Every Setting
Whether it’s a high-volume takeaway or a cosy café, we have the perfect machine for your setting. Our experts can help you choose the right model based on your business needs and customer demographics.
Sustainability and Efficiency
In today’s world, sustainability is crucial. Our machines are designed to be energy-efficient, reducing your carbon footprint while keeping operational costs low. This commitment to sustainability is part of our ethos at Caffia.
Plenty Of Options To Consider…
Caffia Coffee Group offers a range of ‘workhorse’ and luxury espresso coffee machines, coffee grinders and barista training. We also provide a free case of 6 x 1kg coffee beans of your choice with your machine.
If you run a high-pressure outlet where coffee is not the main focus, have high staff turnover or are in a self-service situation (e.g. an office kitchen), you might be better off with an automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine.
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Caffia Coffee Group
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