Stephanie Rojas Coffee Machines December 16th, 2017 - 12:53:50
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.
Also in large scale machines there are options of keeping the water heated for a longer time and the coffee is constantly brewed so that the supply is almost instantaneous when switched on. However in small scale machines not much importance is given to the Commercial Coffee Maker heating and efficiency factors. The speed is also not much to talk about and hence the supply is done a long time after the switch is turned on as the brewing and heating starts again and again for every new cup of coffee. But all said and done the lapse in time due to reheating is hardly a minute or two making the wait a breeze when compared to other machines.
In 1938 Milan coffee bartender Achille Gaggia filed a Patent for a steam-free coffee machine. Unlike its predecessors Gaggias design used a revolutionary piston mechanism which forced water through the coffee grounds at high pressure. It was his quest for the perfect espresso in 1930s Milan that gave birth to one of Italys most iconic brands and heralded the production of the Espresso as we know it. Traditional Espresso Coffee Machines are the type you see in Café Nero Costa Coffee etc.
There is a separate Grinder which usually sits on top of a Knockout Drawer which is used for the spent coffee pucks. Although most Traditional Espresso Machines have automatic dosing these days the coffee making process is by hand (Artisan). The coffee shot; single or double is prepared using the machine. The milk is foamed using the machine Steam Wand. The coffee is then put together to make any one of the most popular coffees. Cappuccino Latte Mocha and Macchiato etc. All of the preparation adds to the "Theatre" of the Coffee Culture. Customers have a higher perception of an "Artisan Coffee" and are willing to pay more. Training is required to ensure quality and consistency.