Colette Hurley Coffee Machines August 07th, 2018 - 10:54:20
There have been many changes in the UKs interest in coffee in the last 10 - 15 years. The need for real espresso based coffees has increased dramatically. Instant coffee out a tin or at best "Pour and Serve" filter coffee machines were the main way of providing coffee during the past thirty years. I can speak from past experiences when selling coffee machines that prepare "real bean" espresso based coffees to businesses in the food and drink sector. These days those types of business wouldnt consider anything less than a traditional Espresso machine or Bean to Cup machine. Back then the British public was really only used to "instant" type coffee and Espresso was something foreign. Businesses didnt see the need to go "foreign."
Firstly the coffee is heated for a short duration and thus healthier. The taste of the coffee produced by this machine also beats that of others. Vacuum coffee makers are also gaining a lot of popularity these days. This machine is made with two glass compartments present one above the other. An important precaution to take while buying this type of machine is to check the glass type. The glass used in this machine should be durable so that it can be used for years without any problem. Both vacuum coffee makers and French press are manual machines. If you are looking for an option which requires no manual work drip coffee machines are the best choice. Drip machines require the user to add coffee grounds and thereafter it performs brewing on its own. Different variations of the machine are available in the market and these days the drip coffee makers with integrated grinders are more popular. It is obvious that the coffee produced by fresh grounded beans is more appealing and refreshing.
One that is not as popular as all the others is the vacuum machine. They come in many shapes and sizes yet they are more alike than they are different. This system heats the water in the lower chamber creating a water vapor. This increases the pressure in the lower chamber and forces the water upward into the upper chamber that you add just before the water begins to rise. Brew for about 1.5 minutes then remove from heat the gases in the lower chamber cool and draws the brewed coffee downward via suction caused by a partial vacuum that ensures accurate extraction of oils and caffeine for a cleaner unit without the bitter taste.
High volume would be 200 - 500 cups per day. Bean to Cup machines will protest if asked to do more than they were built to do and will appear slow at busy times. There are no major training requirements to use a Bean to Cup machine. No Barista skills are really needed. Some of the more powerful high volume Bean to Cup machines have traditional Steam Wands so some "foaming" skills may be needed. Training is more to do with how to use and look after the machine. Cleaning is especially important when using a Bean to Cup machine. Its a good idea to have some knowledge of coffee beans so you can choose a blend that will to suit your customers tastes.