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Have you ever had a terrible coffee and wondered why? There’s a number of factors that determine the taste of coffee made through a cafe coffee machine and I’ll briefly cover them here.

The cafe coffee machine will control the temperature and the pressure, and can also influence the dose (filter basket size) and pour (filter basket holes)

Outside of the actual coffee machine the taste is affected by the grind, the dose (made by the operator), the coffee beans and the tamping pressure.

The temperature needs to be able to be set to the correct temperature for the coffee beans being used. Our preference for our own Diva coffee beans is 91 degrees Celsius. Other beans may work better at higher or lower temperatures. On a heat exchange machine the temperature is set from water passing through the steam boiler, and then getting stabilised in the group head. The group head has hot water circulating through it (officially called thermo-siphon) which sets the temperature of the group.

The pump inside a high quality cafe coffee machine will always be rotary, not vibration. A rotary pump will provide a constant pressure of around 9 bars giving you a better extraction.

Having either the temperature or the pressure incorrect will change the taste and flavour profile of your coffee, so make sure you invest in equipment that will get these things right.

So you have a cafe, and you’d like to choose the best coffee machine for your business! Many of our customers come to use looking for the cheapest price that they can get, for an item that could earn them lots of money. Saving $1000 on a coffee machine could cost you tens of thousands in lost sales.

Firstly – does the look match your business? Having a stunning looking machine at the front of your shop can massively increase your sales. Coffee is an emotive product, so customers are expecting a coffee machine that projects the right image.

cafe coffee machine

Secondly – does it make a fantastic coffee? I’m always shocked at the number of customers who sell coffee – but don’t sell good coffee. The quality in the cup is partly due to the quality of the coffee machine. This includes the temperature stability, the pump pressure and the steam pressure. Increasing quality increases sales and profits!

Thirdly – is it reliable and well supported? Any time you mix hot water, pumps and electricity means you’ll have a breakdown at some stage. A cafe relies on the ability to make coffee all the time, otherwise you’ve got customers going to your competitors.

So don’t aim to save a few bucks now, only to get burnt down the track. Choose carefully before getting the right equipment.

We”re very excited to have a new customer on board. Eat, Drink, Love Organic is now selling some great food at 206 Bondi Rd, Bondi. 

Open 10am to 8pm weekdays and 9am to 8pm weekends. Eat, Drink, Love offer home delivery of organic foods to the Eastern suburbs, including fresh foods and grocery items. Hop onto Menu Log to get their takeaway slot maschinen and home delivery menu.

More importantly, drop in to Eat, Drink, Love to get a great organic coffee maid with organic milk or soy. Currently serving our award winning Nicaraguan Fair Trade Organic.