Dual boiler espresso machines are best for businesses or serving large groups of people at home, but they cost a lot. Heat exchangers cost less, but can’t withstand constant use in a commercial setting. Single boilers will save you the most money but work well for making a drink or 2 daily.
9 bars of pressure is best for brewing espresso. Though, many also consider 7–11 bars good as well. That’s only for home and commercial espresso machines. Keep reading to find how many bars of pressure other types of espresso machines use.
Most semi-automatic commercial espresso machines can last up to 20 years with proper care. However, they will likely last up to 10 years. Keep reading to learn how to take care of your commercial machine and signs of when it is nearing the end of its life.
Typically, serving under 300 people daily requires a two-group head coffee machine. For 300-500 cups, consider three group heads. Over 600? Opt for four group heads. Note that these are guidelines, and actual needs may vary. For instance, if your shop serves 250 cups daily, but 200 are between 8-9 am, a two-group machine may fall short. Consider other factors and choose wisely to ensure efficient service.
Clean your espresso machine by rinsing the individual components and wiping down the device with a soft towel. To maintain your machine, descale it every 6 to 12 months or when your coffee tastes funny. Keep reading to learn more about cleaning your coffee machine.
Super-automatics automate every part of espresso making. Manual makers offer the most control over your drink’s taste. Semi-automatics offer consistency with temperature and pressure while offering control in other areas. Automatics balance control, automation, and cost.
Purchasing used espresso machines can save money and allow access to high-end models, while being eco-friendly. However, they may show wear, need repairs sooner, and typically lack a warranty.
Today, we’re going to be looking at how to use a classic espresso machine.
The most important factors to consider when buying an espresso machine include how much you’re willing to pay, how much control you want over your espresso, and how many people you’ll serve. Keep reading to find additional factors.