Top New Commercial Espresso Machines for Coffee Shops
Top New Commercial Espresso Machines for Coffee Shops
It’s finally becoming a reality – your own coffeehouse. Your love for coffee and your talent in brewing the best flavors has at last responded.
It’s time to celebrate. And when you have done that, come back to start planning and researching.
This article will sit just right here for your senses to calm down enough to allow the analytical side to take control
Ready? Here are the best commercial espresso machines to launch your dream venture.
If you are interested in a simple machine and don’t have to cater to a huge demand of a coffee shop, you should opt for Jura 15145. This model of Jura caries similar trust and ease that is commonplace among all Jura models.
At the same time, it promises the same level of ease because of its automatic functions. The functions include a non-conventional, yet commendable, addition of a built-in grinder. Now, your coffee aligns in the ground consistency and aroma.
The prominent feature of this machine is its ergonomics. With the simplicity of automation and intelligence of pre-set coffee modes, you are all set. The 12 settings allow you to select your choice and proceed with one-touch control – no more working around a myriad of buttons.
This automation doesn’t mean that you are restricted to these 12 settings only. The machine also allows you to change the coffee to water ratio to your taste – or to the taste of your employees.
Note that this machine is a suitable option for those commercial settings where your coffee acts as a supplementary business activity. It doesn’t cater to huge coffee demand and shouldn’t require a barista to brew the perfect drink.
La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi
If you are looking for a machine that can give you up to 20 shots an hour, go with this option. It’s great for smaller pubs, bookstalls, and offices. People often get it for personal and home uses – after all, who doesn’t want coffee with more ease and less work?
This particular model comes in classic black color. But if you want a variation, you can go for a red hue.
What’s the best part? Although this beast is perfect for medium-sized commercial settings, you can expect it to sit nicely under your cabinet. And don’t worry about refilling as you can refill it from the front.
Ease of use is a paramount concern of its manufacturer. First, it appears in front refilling. Then, it heats up quickly. In the end, you get the double boiler so you can brew and steam simultaneously.
If you are interested, you can use volumetric shot options. Otherwise, rely on its baskets – 53mm! – to keep the consistency smooth. Use the steam wand to switch between Latte and Cappucino foams.
Did I mention durability? The machine remains by your side for years.
Jura 13752 Automatic
This is the second machine that doesn’t fit the large-sized settings that are commonplace in established coffee shops.
You must have found out till now that the Jura is a name of trust when it comes to coffee makers. The same holds for Jura Z9. An upgraded version of the most versatile and trusted Jura models, this one ups the game with ease of operations.
You don’t have to be a professional barista to get your desired coffee. Let Jura’s one of the seventeen pre-programmed coffee drinks brew one for you. Then use its fine foam technology to top off your drink with cappuccino or macchiato foams.
Still not convinced? Take a step ahead and experiment with these pre-set programs and get the best customization you can imagine for your coffee.
Some people may have concerns about its price. But know that there is a unique addition to it that somehow justifies the price. I am talking about its grinder. If you can benefit from increased efficiency that comes from combining coffee grinder and maker in one product, avail this benefit from Jura 13752.
Should I mention its design and build? Of course, not! You can see the details and aesthetics yourself.
NUOVA SIMONELLI APPIA II
Forget all those machines which promise a mix of personal and commercial uses for a coffee maker. I want a real thing!
If these are your thoughts, hear me out. Nuova Simonelli is the perfect solution for your commercial needs. Whether you are working with one barista or two of them will tackle your coffee shop, this espresso machine has gotten you covered. Oh, and the machine comes with two steam arms so your baristas can maximize efficiency.
The huge boiler makes sure that you don’t have to refill it during your peak hours. We are talking about an 11-liter boiler! And yes, you can get up to a hundred drinks when the demand is high.
The machine features auto-volumetric tendency so you can be sure of flavor and aroma for every cup. But if a particular order asks for some unusual dosage, you can switch towards the manual dosing feature to get the right strength.
The highest mode of automation of this machine is semiautomatic – a setting you requests while buying. So, you cannot rely on it to shut off automatically once the drink is brewed.
La Pavoni Bar 3L-B Lever Espresso
This machine is one example to define the relationship between price and quality. With its durable build and ergonomic design, you know you are getting a bargain. Yet, if we compare it against some smaller commercial options, we might get bogged down in amazement.
If we set its price aside and look at its features, we get a three-group coffee machine.
Pro tip: Did you know three group espresso machines are just as good as two group ones? That’s because practically, only two baristas can work on a coffee machine at one time.
The boiler is the highlight which defines the high capacity of La Pavoni 3L-B. At around 22 liters, this part ensures you are covered in peak hours. A unique contribution of its boiler is to thermal stability within the machine. By keeping the water temperature at a constant state, this boiler ensures a smooth taste drink after drink.
Take note that this machine works manually using levers. Although this ensures the quality of drinks, it may also put an extra workload on baristas. That’s why the machine comes with three group settings – to allow three baristas to take shifts working on the machine.
Top New Commercial Espresso Machines – Buying Guide
If you are getting swept away by the luxury designs of some commercial coffee machines, stop yourself. Designs of these machines make a secondary factor only. Remind yourself that you have other pressing issues to attend.
The most important factors which would make your coffee life easier will include the capacity of the machine, its ergonomics, and the taste it delivers. And we shouldn’t forget the budget.
Let’s start with the capacity as it’s the most important factor for consideration when buying a coffee machine commercial. The capacity of the machine should align with the purpose of this device.
If you are looking to use this coffee maker in a coffee shop or a pub with high traffic, you should go for a higher capacity. On the other hand, if you want to keep it at your office so your employees can have coffee to keep themselves stimulated; you should consider buying a machine with a smaller capacity.
But what is meant by capacity when we talk about coffee makers? How we measure it and what capacity goes for which type of business? Here are the answers.
Capacity measures the number of shots or drinks your coffee can make in an hour. Commercial coffee machines come with different capacities ranging from up to 20 cups an hour to more than one hundred drinks in the same period.
If you want to install it in your office for occasional drinks, a small capacity will work perfectly for you. Coffee houses will demand larger capacity with hundreds of drinks per hour.
Automatic versus Manual
Ergonomics will be dictated by the ease of operations. Unsurprisingly, most baristas will agree that automatic coffee makers are easiest to use than their manual counterparts. Yet, that may deviate from your demands on the taste for coffee in your coffee shop.
If you are running a commercial setting around selling coffee, you can’t compromise on its taste and the variations you offer. In that case, go for manual ones which are controlled by a lever. You may have to pay extra to employ more than one barista to tackle the machine all day – because it’s difficult to operate because of the lever.
If you want it to go into your office for employees to self-serve their coffees, use the automatic version. In such situations, ease of process overrides any other concern. You have to improve their efficiency and cut the time they spend on brewing their coffee. And also, you have to cater to the coffee demands of every employee whether they are experienced in brewing coffee or not. Considering all these factors, automatic machines make the most suitable solutions. If you opt for those coffee-making machines which also include grinders, your employees’ time spent on brewing coffee will be further reduced.
Two-group Or Three-Group Coffee Machine
Another factor for efficiency is the machine’s two-group or three-group natures. If two baristas can work on the coffee machine at one time, you’ve got a two-group machine. If three baristas use it with three different levers, the machine is three-group. In a busy coffee shop, it’s recommended that you go with two group machines – or higher. That way, baristas wouldn’t have to wait for their turn when customers are lined up for coffees.
When you set your budget for the commercial espresso machine, make sure that it aligns with your capacity needs. Most machines with higher capacities are costly. Set aside a range of six thousand to eight thousand dollars. If you are eyeing a coffee machine for your office, you should aim for anything between one thousand and three thousand bucks.