How to Choose a Commercial Espresso Maker

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Choosing the best commercial espresso maker for your coffee shop or restaurant requires careful consideration of several factors such as the volume capacity, available space constraints, staffing requirements and the features of each potential model. A high volume machine might seem like the obvious choice but if it’s not capable of operating efficiently it will be a huge disappointment for both your customers and staff.

The first step is to figure out how many drinks you are likely to sell each day. You can calculate this by visiting similar businesses in your area to see how many people they serve during the peak times of the morning rush and throughout the course of the day. This is an excellent way to gain a realistic understanding of how much business you are likely to receive and then estimate the number of daily drinks that you need to make to meet your projected needs.

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Once you have this information, you can begin to select a machine with the right size boiler. Remember that the amount of steam produced depends on how quickly the machine is able to heat water to steam temperature. The larger the boiler, the more steam the machine is able to produce in a given time period.

For the most reliable results, a heat exchanger machine with exceptional thermal stability is ideal. It will also enable you to produce better quality espresso. The top machines feature advanced PID and programming options, pre-infusion and multi-boiler capabilities.