Melody Nielsen Coffee Machines July 18th, 2018 - 14:39:40
One definition for a machine is a mechanically electrically or electronically operated device for performing a task. Thus a coffee machine can for all intents and purposes be defined as a coffee maker or coffee grinder. These coffee machines can be simple to advanced and inexpensive to very expensive. This article will cover coffee makers that make as little as a single cup or as much as 60 cups and are inexpensive to very expensive.
If you work in a small office a machine with a small carafe is sufficient. However you work in a very large office a machine that can fill a large coffee urn might be what is needed. Another feature that would be useful in this type of environment is a machine with a "time to clean" indicator coupled with a self clean feature. Often calcium buildup can occur in these machines and an indicator of when the machine needs to be cleaned is important. In a shared environment it is very likely that responsibilities like cleaning the coffee machine can be ignored due to the phenomenon known as the tragedy of the commons. By having a machine with simplified cleaning measures like an auto-clean you can avoid the pitfall of nobody taking responsibility to clean.
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.
Premium brands like Lavazza and Dualit are also available for your indulgence. Brands such as Bosch Gaggia De Longhi Siemens and Kitchenaid carry coffee makers that are budget friendly. Some of these brands are really well regarded in producing the best coffee machines and you are guaranteed that they will last. You also have to consider how easy the machine is to use for your convenience. Especially if you have a very tight schedule automatic and programmable machines can really help a lot.