Carlene Petersen Coffee Machines January 01st, 2018 - 13:24:03
Thankfully all that has changed. With the evolution of the High Street big brands of Coffee Bars. The growth in Café Culture in the UK and the influence of the well known "American" food outlets. The publics perception of Coffee has changed and become more refined. In fact the UK is now officially a nation of coffee drinkers. To respond to this many independent businesses have moved towards more sophisticated methods of producing coffee to compete in the coffee market. From the traditional Italian style Espresso machine to the more complex Bean to Cup automatic coffee machines it is possible to produce a wide range of high quality espresso based coffees very simply.
The first requirement that you must take into account when you decide to go in for a coffee machine is whether the machine must be large scale or small scale. Now this choice depends on the kind of set up that you have in mind. Suppose you decide to go in for a book stall or a gaming plaza then a small scale machine with a capacity for one cup of coffee at a time would be enough. But in case you have an idea of running a coffee shop with exclusive coffee options then it would be wise to invest in a large scale coffee machine that would have the capacity of about four to five cups at a time.
Next is what we call the coffee experience. Have enough time and feeling an expert barista? Brewing coffee beans on some machines can actually let you control the strength and taste of your coffee. Some even are so easy they are fully automatic. Pods have already flavors and you just have to pop them on some coffee machines some actually have crema if your machine has a frother. Its just a matter of how hands on you want to be on brewing your cup.
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.