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The Coffee Machine Guru company can provide a wide range of commercial coffee machines to suit all beverage needs. There are many aspects to take into consideration when selecting the correct commercial coffee machine. For example, high volumes of coffee may be required breakfast coffees in Hotels. Conference Centres would require high volumes for seminar coffee breaks. Also, Function facilities, Staff canteens and Theatres where a high demand for fresh coffee is required in a short space of time. In this situation bulk brew coffee machines are highly recommended. These machines can produce between 30 and 140 litres of fresh filter coffee per hour. Bravilor are a popular brand for pour and serve and bulk brew coffee machines. These commercial coffee machines range from a simple 2 Jug filter coffee machine with a hot plate or multiple hot plate pour and serve filter coffee machines for up to 4 Jugs. The ultimate being the one or two brewing columns bulk brew coffee machines. They have detachable brewing containers capable of holding up to 40 litres of coffee. The convenient control panels with LCD display makes it easy to adjust brewing times and volume requirements. The detachable brewing containers mean that high volumes of coffee can be served in different locations simultaneously.
The Bravilor RLX commercial coffee machines are modular fresh filter machines with added hot water and steam facilities, ideal for producing hot water for teas as well as a steam for foaming and steaming milk. The Bravilor fresh more commercial coffee machines are fully automatic systems. These innovative professional coffee machines combine fresh ground coffee, hot chocolate and cappuccino topping. As well as dispensing fresh ground coffee and hot water by the cup or decanter. The Bravilor fresh more series also offers speciality options including cappuccino, espresso and hot chocolate.
Commercial bean to cup machines are becoming more and more popular. Most of the higher volume bean to cup machines have two separate boilers one for producing steam and the other for hot water. Most of these systems can produce two milk drinks at time. Bean to Cup machines are manufactured to different volume categories. Machines have to be matched to daily cups/day requirements/estimates, drink size and how quickly they will be needed. All Manufacturers’ cups/day specifications are based upon an 8oz serving with numbers spread evenly throughout the day. Typically low volume bean to cup can produce up to 70 coffees per day. Medium volume machines range between 100 and 150 a day. Medium to High volume would be 150 – 200 a day. High volume would be 200 – 500 cups per day. Manufacturers producing a range of bean to cup machines in these volume ranges are Jura coffee machines - Franke coffee machines - WMF coffee machines and La Cimbali coffee machines.
Other brands of Bean to Cup machines are Black and White, manufactured in Switzerland. They have been around for a long time. We can provide limited range of second-hand, used and refurbished models. These machines have separate milk warmers providing hot milk for both cappuccinos and lattes. Macco Mega and Macco Micra commercial coffee machines are excellent high volume bean to cup machines. Melittas’ Bar Cube system has a range of sturdy bean to cup machines.
Commercial espresso machines have one, two, three or four group heads, one or two steam wands, hot water facilities and a cup warming areas. Choices of semi or fully automatic group heads are usually available however automatic group heads are the most popular. These automatic group heads allow the water doses to be pre-set providing a more constant product. Each group head can produce one or two espresso coffees at a time. Water boiler capacities vary and must be taken into consideration when selecting the right espresso machine. If high volumes of coffee or hot water are required then a high volume espresso machine with a large capacity water boiler will be required. The standard range of commercial espresso machines to satisfy most needs will have a total power requirement in excess of 3.4 Kw and will require the right power supply. Most espresso machines will need a minimum 20 amp power supply for a 2 Group machine. This allows the water boilers to recover quickly after water or steam has been drawn off.
Other commercial coffee machines capable of providing high volumes of coffee include cappuccino coffee systems. These systems use soluble products, freeze dried coffee, powdered milk sometimes referred to as cappuccino topping. Many of these machines also have a Chocolate option. They are capable of producing a wide range of individual drinks at the touch of a button. They are basically a mixing system which means a range of drinks can be dispensed quickly and provide high volumes of coffee per hour. Some systems have up to five product canisters and are capable of dispensing up to 480 cups per hour. There are also machines that are a combination of fresh coffee beans along side soluble products. However, these systems take longer to produce coffee based drinks.