An age-old adage suggests that “a hand is only as good as his tools”. This saying stands true for every trade or industry. This is the reason the market floods with latest gadgets and innovations. Most of these innovations are suggested by skilled and experienced personnel who suggest and request them. Check out our complete guide about the best espresso machines under 500.
The idea behind these innovations is to serve better or unique experiences for their customers. Or the professional was let down by poor-performing, outdated or unsuitable equipment. This is also true when it comes to coffee which has evolved into many types of beverages sold in baristas, cafés, niche coffee boutiques.
Thus, it is important to choose the right source of the coffee beans processed by the top-of-the-line equipment for your operation. The coffee supplier should have a wide range of flavours and the inventory should be fresh. If they roast the coffee beans, then they should be dark and oily looking.
The rich flavour of the coffee is due to its essential oils which make up 12% of its weight. And it is these oils and some dissolved solids that give the crema its body and aroma. If they grind the coffee, then espresso requires a fine grind like table salt. It is the base decoction for Americano, lungo, ristretto, cappuccino, macchiato, etc. While weaker coffees are made from coarser grinds.
This again reflects the importance of high quality and the right equipment. The success of your business depends upon the quality of the espresso shots you make. And how you craft your range to make these specialist beverages appealing to the customer’s palate. This in turns builds your reputation, establishes you in the business and brings you long-term success.
While furnishing your operation there are a few parameters to be kept in mind. These factors help planning forward while keeping the costs in mind.
The key considerations before deciding on an espresso machine
The volume of consumption
The scope, size and volume of your business will give you an idea of what model to buy? Usually, there should be 2, 3 or 4 group heads for dispensing 4, 6 or 8 cups, respectively. In other words, more the number of the group heads the larger the number of staff dispensing the coffee, simultaneously. This cuts off the wait time move the orders faster and bringing you more business.
Another point to be noted is that certain hours see higher traffic or footfall than the others. The rush hour is usually between 8-9 am when people are walking into their workplaces. So, consider the number of shots the machine can produce per hour.
After you have studied these parameters draw up your sales projections. More the footfall, larger the machine required thus higher its cost. Contrariwise, if you have a small operation with a restricted beverage menu then the 2 or 3 group heads should be fine without compromising on the performance.
After you have decided on the type of machine you need, consider your budget. The prices of the machines depend upon the number group heads and other factors such as the brand name, mechanics and diagnostic features. Consider the selection and pick the model that fits within your budget. Besides being cost-effective and meeting your business demands.
Key technical features of high-quality commercial espresso machines
You should look for these features on your commercial espresso machine;
Traditional espresso machines are preferred over the bean to cup machines as they economically priced and perform better.
The group heads number between 1 – 5 and serve 2-10 cups of espresso at a time. One group can handle 50 cups of coffee per day and needs a lesser amount of hot water.
The boiler size – the larger the boiler size the more steam and hot water on supply. A model with 1 group head should have a capacity of 6 litres; two group heads, 10 litres; three group heads 14 litres and so on. Though a bigger boiler will require more power. Which could be a budget constraint.
Water filter and softener reduce the limescale and improve the taste of the water.
Automatic or semi-automatic – there are two types of models. The automatics come with pre-set buttons or settings for the dosage of water going through the coffee. While semi-automatic machines have on/off switches that control the water dispenser. Fully automatic machines are easier to use as they have pre-set menus that serve a consistent quality of the coffee.
Steam wands come with a dialler or lever to operate them. A model with one group has one steaming wand while the one with two group heads has two. This set-up is to offer complete workstations to the staff. These speeds up the rate at which the orders are filled. A steam wands tip may have 3 or 4 holes. The one with 4 holes steams milk quicker than the three-holed one.
Power to run the machine ranges between 20 – 32 amperes, but some models also work on 13 amperes.
Types of Commercial Espresso Machines
There are 4 broad categories of commercial espresso machines;
Manual hand operated machines also known as piston machines. Many serious Italian baristas believe that only the operator can make a perfect espresso. This is because they have control over the infusion time. But these machines are out of demand as they cannot pull out 300 plus shots a day. But they are still around as a novelty besides they are low cost and minimal maintenance.
Semiautomatic espresso machines are one-group machines. This is because the operator must start and stop the pour manually. Thus, if there are more groups it is difficult to monitor things. This is the reason the semiautomatics require more staff training to get the shot right.
It may sound like a breeze but during rush hour an operator would have their hands full with steaming milk, adding syrup to the mocha and warming a scone, simultaneously. Besides, over-extraction is also a possibility. Most of the time the semiautomatic is sufficient for single group applications as it is easy to monitor things as only one drink being made at a time.
In some models the manufacturer has turned the on/off switch into a charming chrome lever this is to accentuate ‘the art and the skill’ of espresso making. One advantage of these machines is the lower cost as they do not have the computer onboard like the automatics. The semi-automatics rely on the pressure-stat system; thus, the temperature stability is not precise as on automatic machines.
Automatic espresso machines dispense pre-set amounts of espresso. Most of them use a programmable computer onboard to control the functions. The vast majority of baristas use 1-4 group configurations. These are the preferred machines as their automatic functions leave the staff free to steam milk while the machine makes the shots. Besides they come with various settings that make a wide range of coffee configurations. The automatics ensure a consistent service of coffee beside increasing the productivity of the barista.
Super automatic espresso machines grind the coffee, pack it, brew the shot and then eject the coffee grounds into a built-in dump box. They are expensive but almost operator foolproof. They produce repeatable consistency of coffee beside they have a compact footprint. Super automatics have automatic cleaning and decalcification cycles. They even run a self-diagnosis with printouts.
TOP 15 BEST COMMERCIAL ESPRESSO MACHINES IN 2020
|1. Breville BES980XL Oracle
||3 preset & 6 customizable settings||$$$$||4.8|
|2. Breville Oracle Touch BES990
||water tank 84 Fl Oz||$$$$||4.7|
|3. La Pavoni PUB 1V-R
||6-1/2-liter copper boiler||$$$$||4.7|
|4. Gaggia RI8263/47 Velasca Prestige
||2 year warranty||$$$$||4.6|
|5. Rancilio Espresso Machine
||top-filled 0.3-litre single boiler||$$$||4.6|
|6. Bezzera BZ10 Espresso Machine
||measures 9.8″ W X 14.7″ H X 16.7″||$$$$||4.5|
|7. Breville BES840XL/A the Infuser
||Voltage-220 – 240 Volts. Power-1700 Watts||$$$||4.5|
|8. De’Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic
||capacity is 8.8 ounces||$$$||4.4|
|9. Breville BES870XL Barista Express
||67 fl.oz (2L) removable water tank||$$$||4.3|
|10. Jura 13623 Giga 5
||17 individually programmable specialty coffees||$$$$||4.3
|11. Breville Duo-Temp Pro
||1- and 2-cup single and dual wall filter baskets||$$$||4.2|
|12.Saeco HD8930/47 Royal One Touch
||74-ounce water tank and 12-ounce bean hopper||$$$$||4.1|
|13.Jura-Capresso 13180 Impressa S8||6-month commercial warranty||$$$||4.1|
|14. Capresso 118.05 EC PRO
||15 bar pump||$$$||4.0|
|15. De’Longhi Pump Espresso EC702
||Brews 1 or 2 espressos at a time||$$$||3.9|
This espresso maker comes from the house of Berville, who are connoisseurs serving cafe connoisseurs, i.e., you. The Oracle is the world’s first manual and automatic machine.
Design and Build
The Oracle has two dedicated stainless-steel boilers with pumps for simultaneous milk steaming and espresso extraction. These triple heat system and pumps produce the requisite pressure. The extraction pressure is regulated by the over-pressure valve for optimal espresso shots. The machine is easily programmable for shot temperature and volume; milk temperature and texture; the grind setting, the tamp force, the pre-infusion power and length. The shot temperature ranges from 190°-205° and the displays are in °F and °C. It also has auto start and auto off features. The group heads are heated for thermal stability during the extraction process. The Espresso Shot Clock is meant to keeps track of the exact extraction time. The sharp backlit LCD is easy to read and monitor everything. There is an autostart program that pre-heats the machine at the pre-programmed time. The hot water spout makes a delicious Americano from this fully-loaded espresso machine. There are 3 pre-set and 6 customizable settings. The Auto Purge minimizes cleaning as the steam runs through the wand. There is a hidden swivel foot lifts the machine to manoeuvre it around the countertop.
The Breville BES980XL automatically doses, grinds and tamps the fresh grounds from a half a pound removable hopper into a 58mm portafilter made of stainless steel. While the shot is brewing you can use the dual boilers to froth milk in automatic or manual settings. It can produce less texture for a latte or maximize it for a cappuccino.
The brushed stainless-steel body of the Oracle has an 84 Fl. Oz. water reservoir. The portafilter is 58mm and the cup clearance is 4 inches. The brew time is 10 minutes and steam time is 25 minutes.
The accessories included are a Mini Grinds Bin, a 58mm full portafilter, one and two cup single-wall filter baskets and a 16oz milk jug. There is also a cleaning kit, water hardness test-strip, water filter with its holder and steam-wand spare parts. The Oracle comes with an instruction booklet and 2-year warranty.
Why is it the best of the lot?
The salient feature of the Oracle is the pre-infusion that increases the water pressure gradually this gently expands the grinds before exerting higher pressure. This prevents channelling and drilling that leads to over-extraction and bitterness. The other features are the dual boilers, the automatic grinding, dosage and tamping and auto-purge. Coffee-making on the espresso is a soul-satisfying experience.
Breville, a well-known name in home appliances, brings you Oracle Touch – the next generation of espresso machines.
Design and Build
The Breville BES990 features a colour screen with icons for the selection of coffees. The machine is christened Touch due to the automatic touch screen that makes your favourite coffee in three simple steps – grind and brew, then add milk.
You can adjust the coffee length and strength, temperature and milk texture to suit your taste. You can even save your customized coffee with your unique name. You can save eight personalized coffees so that the next time you only press the name and repeat the preparation.
The Oracle Touch delivers on 4 key elements of the true barista quality coffee. The dose amount is 22 grams for a double shot. After the integrated conical burr grinder automatically grinds the dose and tamps it down. Precise water temperature due to the digital temperature control or PID technology that ensures the right temperature for the balanced taste of the coffee.
A difference of 1°C makes a difference between ashy or tasty espresso. The balance is achieved by the combination of dual boilers and heated group heads. The Over Pressure Valve (OPV) maintains the water pressure. This maintains an optimum pressure throughout the extraction. This prevents bitter flavour in the shot.
The true low-pressure pre-infusion gradually increases the pressure. This gently expands the grinds for a uniform extraction. The steam wand is powered by a dedicated steam boiler. It textures the milk into a silky foam and enhances the flavours. Then it cleans by itself
The Touch has five customizable settings – espresso, latte, long black, flat white and cappuccino.
The bean hopper’s capacity is half a pound, the water tank is 84 Fl Oz. There are 5 customizable settings with one or two shots.
The box includes a Mini Grinds bin, a 58mm portafilter, one and two cup single walled filter baskets, 480ml milk jug and the steam wand spare parts. There is a cleaning kit, a water hardness testing strip, a holder a water filter, an instruction manual and 2 years warranty.
This is another masterpiece by Desiderio Pavoni’s company. La Pavoni was established in 1905 by Desiderio, which is one of the first machines in the field of espresso-making.
Design and Build
The La Pavoni is simplistic and a well-put-together machine you will enjoy using daily. The pour in the reservoir is an advancement over the French presses. These deliver the freshest flavourful coffee each time. At 6.5 pounds the machine is not bulky and fully portable. It is only 21 inches in length, 15 inches in breadth and 22 inches in height and produces 150 cups per day. This is a one-group machine that dispenses 16 fluid ounces within a few seconds. It requires 1500 watts of power and 120 volts at 60 Hertz.
Due to the self-sufficient radiator hydraulic system, the boiler has a consistent flow of water. The anti-vacuum valve feature eliminates the backwash of fluids into the steam wand and relieves stress due to vacuum-like conditions in the reservoir.
The double portafilter or the group handle attaches to the group head dispenses quickly. It is made of a heat retaining material fitted into an insulating material such as wood or plastic. This keeps the coffees warm, the crema and flavours rich. La Pavoni has two coffee baskets despite 1 group head.
The machine serves 150 cups per day and is perfect for medium-sized catering events. At 6.5 pounds it is completely portable.
The La Pavoni is a single-group commercial espresso maker that runs on 1500 watts of power. It has an NSF and CSA certified digital control pad controlled by microprocessors and programmable dosing. The 6.5-litre copper boiler has an oversized filter holder. It makes 6 espresso shots at a time.
The La Pavoni includes a built-in pressure gauge, a steam wand and a hot water jet. There are an installation kit, 12-litre water softener and 1-year warranty.
The Velasca super automatic builds upon 75 plus years of know-how collected by Gaggia, to bring you this bean-to-
cup espresso machine.
Design and Build
The Gaggia Velasca Prestige has a stainless-steel front panel that complements its modern aesthetics. Auto-frothing milk carafe can make several milk specialities at a push of a button. It froths the milk twice before dispensing it to ensure ideal texture and temperature. There is a dedicated button for rinsing the milk circuit after each use. The carafe is dishwasher-safe and can be stored in the fridge.
There is a spout that can replace the carafe to dispense water. The ceramic burr grinder has ten settings. The patented removable group-head makes it easy to clean the machine. There is a brew button next to the stylish LED screen. Just adjacent is the aroma selector with 5 strength settings. You can even customize the volume and temperature of your brew.
There is a cup warmer at the top of the machine that fits 3 espresso cups. This super- automatic is a one-touch brewing and frothing machine for bean-to-cup brewing and milk frothing. The Prestige has a frontload water reservoir. The is Gaggia has brewing options with three different temperature settings for espresso, cappuccino, lungo and milk froth.
The machine is programmable for espresso volume, milk volume, temperature, pre-infusion and strength of the decoction. You can choose between whole bean or pre-ground coffee via the bypass doser that dispenses pre-ground coffees. The unit has automatic features such as descaling cycle, rinses and carafe cleaning. When not in use it goes into standby mode to save energy.
The Gaggia Velasca is a super-automatic machine to make customizable drinks and one-touch milk beverages such as espresso, lungo, cappuccino and frothed milk.
The Gaggia Velasca Prestige has a 54 fluid ounces water reservoir and a 10.5-ounce bean hopper. The internal bin can hold around 10 spent pucks.
The box includes a coffee scoop, grinder key and a Mavea Intenza water filter. There is a water hardness test strip, brew group lubricant tube, a 250ml bottle of Gaggia decalcifier and a two-year warranty.
Silvia brings you a modern design with a professional style. The stainless-steel panels mounted on iron frame fit any type of decor. While the machine within makes perfect professional coffee.
Design and Build
The Rancilio Silvia is a traditional semi-automatic machine that is built to last. It has a well-built linear design with an iron frame and steel side panels. The Rancilio has a commercial grade group head that offers excellent heat stability for premium extraction. There is an ergonomic 58mm portafilter patented for superb extraction.
These portafilters are also used in their commercial machines. The Silvia has a 0.3-litre single boiler with the largest volume capacity comparable to any home machine of its class. It is chrome-plated brass boiler with outstanding steaming power with a remarkable recovery time between shots. The top-filled two-quart reservoir that can be filled anytime.
The Rancilio Silvia has an articulating steam wand that make it easy to move while steaming the perfect latte-quality milk. The steaming power is controlled by an elegant steam knob. The thermal accumulation boiler is wrapped in a foam thermal insulator which has a high rate of heat absorption. This significantly reduces the energy consumption.
The internal parts of the machine in contact with the water are free of toxic substances and BPA. This reliability and thermal stability are the main characteristics of the Silvia. The brewing unit and boiler are made of a special lead-free alloy. There is a professional brewing unit with a filter holder. The control panel is easy to operate with simple to understand functions.
Due to the water boiler and a steam wand, the Rancilio Silvia is capable making all varieties of barista style coffees.
The Silvia has filters with one and two doses. There is a top-filled 0.3-litre single boiler that can be filled anytime to make hundreds of cups of coffee per day.
The Silvia comes with a 7-gram coffee scoop, one plastic tamper and two single and double filter baskets and a filter. The Rancilio has a 12-month warranty.
Bezzera has become an international reference or standard for quality and reliability. This is because they have produced elegant espresso machines for a long time now.
Design and Build
Bezzera BZ10 is housed in a durable AISI 304 commercial-grade polished stainless-steel case that is designed in the traditional Italian style. The BZ10 group-head is electrically heated for maximum temperature stability. The group-head is heated by 2 dedicated heating elements that are controlled by a thermostat.
These elements provide even heating to the group-head and aid in maintaining a stable temperature. The Bezzera BZ10 has a 1.5-liter heat-exchange boiler thus it can brew and steam simultaneously. The boiler has a safety feature, i.e., an elevated temperature cut-off that switches off power at 266°C. This prevents overheating and accidents. The boiler is electroplated using the Nistla process that meets all the NSF standards.
When the process of brewing is finished the three-way solenoid, valve drains the excess water into the drip-tray. The BZ10’s hot water and steam wands are mounted on ball joints thus they can rotate through various degrees. The steam-wand produces 20 ounces or 600 ml of constant steam and has a recovery time of 40 seconds.
The Bezzera BZ10 has a 58 mm portafilter that can take single and double shot pucks to make espresso and lungo. These decoctions can be used to make any wide variety of coffee beverages. The steam function can be used to froth fresh milk for cappuccino or latte. While the hot water can be used to brew tea, thus this is a versatile machine.
The Bezzera has a water reservoir of 3 litres and a boiler capacity of 1.5 litres that can heat up to 266°C. As one espresso shot is 30 ml, the 3-litre capacity of the tank should make 100 cups with ease.
The box includes a double-spouted portafilter, a set of single and double-shot filter baskets, a measuring spoon, a backflush disk and a group brush. The Bezzera comes with a one-year warranty.
Breville a well-known brand from Australia brings you the Infuser. The Infuser makes a low-pressure pre-infusion and dispenses programmable shot volumes.
Design and Build
The Breville BES840XL/A has automatic features such as temperature settings and programmable features such as the volumetric control. The features that set the Infuser apart are the pre-infusion technology, the PID temperature control and thermocoil heating system. The pressure gauge helps monitor the extraction pressure.
There is a 1.8 L removable top-fill tank with a handle. It has a replaceable water filter to remove impurities and scale. The 1600 watts thermocoil that heats water on demand at a consistent temperature. The 54mm portafilter with two spouts, complimented by a 54mm tamper. The tamper is magnetically stored on the machine.
The cup warmer is at the top of the unit. The pressure function is also used to remove excess water from the filter basket after the extraction is done. This also dries and cakes the puck for a quick and easy clean up without drips and spills. The Breville goes into a sleep mode after an hour and shuts off automatically after 3 hours. The unit has an extra-tall clearance that allows for brewing into the travel mugs.
The ‘Empty Me; indicator informs you when the drip-tray is full, while the ‘Clean Me’ indicates that the machine needs servicing and maintenance. All the parts that touch the water are BPA-free.
The Breville Infuser is named so because it applies a low pressure on the coffee grinds, which slowly expands and spreads out the grinds. Then slowly compresses them to fill up the cracks, gaps and irregularities to make a puck. This allows for an optimal extraction that ensures a well-balanced flavour and prevents over-extraction.
The Breville Infuser has a tank of 61 fl. oz. or 1.8 litres, this can serve around 60 cups of espresso shots.
The Infuser comes with a set of two single and two dual-wall filter baskets, a coffee scoop, a stainless-steel frothing jug, a set of cleaning disc and tablets. There is a cleaning tool for the sieves, an Allen key, a filter holder plus water filter and a year’s warranty.
De’Longhi has a presence in 123 countries around the world. They are a well-known brand for speciality cooking, home comfort and espresso machines.
Design and Build
The De’Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica comes with a patented cappuccino system that makes preparing lattes and cappuccinos, creamy froth ease for the perfect drinks each time. Its rotary and push-button controls have a programmable menu, that has 5 settings for coffee strength, 4 settings for cup size on a rotary dial. The spout dispenses hot water to make chocolate and tea. The energy-friendly machine goes on a standby in one hour and shuts off in 3 hours. It has a height-adjustable coffee spout for large cappuccinos. The pump delivers 15-bar of pressure to extract the authentic flavour. Patented Direct-to-Brew system, grinds beans, packs them into a puck and brews the freshest espresso. It is compact and removable. Due to the double boiler system, there is no waiting between preparing the espresso and cappuccino. The settings on the conical low-pitch burr-grinder are adjustable to get the right fineness of the grind. Instant reheat function keeps the temperature ideal for brewing. Pre-heat your cup at the warmer to release the best flavours. There is a decalcification indicator that tells you it’s time for a clean-up.
Be your own barista, invite your kindred spirits and family to co-create authentic Italian beverages. The patented cappuccino system frother is easy to use just place it under the nozzle and froth a delicious foam. The Magnifica is smart, just select whole beans or ground coffee, the patented direct-to-brew system does the rest. It will grind the beans, you can select various coffee-strengths from the settings to get the ideal flavour. You can choose the cup size from the options to suit your taste.
The machine can prepare espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and more. The 60-ounce water reservoir and 7-ounce coffee bean container can last up to 60 cups of espresso.
The unit comes with a removable water tank, a drip tray and used coffee container and one–year limited warranty.
Breville is well-known for bringing cutting-edge innovation to the market. This time they bring you the Express with a conical burr grinder and dose control.
Design and Build
The Breville Barista capture the freshness of the beans in the cup of espresso in half a minute. It grinds the dose and extracts the crema all in one. There is a 0.5-pound hopper with a locking system that holds the beans and releases them into the grinder. The built-in conical burr grinder mills only the requisite amount of coffee into the portafilter. It is completely adjustable in dose and grinds size so that you get your perfect coffee each time.
The patented razor dosing tool trims the puck for even extraction. The PID temperature control always ensures accurate water temperature while extraction. The machine has pre-set single and double-shot settings that can be programmed to make the customized shot. The low-pressure pre-infusion feature gradually increases the pressure for an even extraction. The 54mm tamper with commercial style spouts gives tamping control and is magnetically stored. The 360° swivel-action steam wand is for easy milk texturing.
For fresh grind just push the portafilter into the cradle. The grinder stops when the designated amount has been dispensed. There is a 67 fl. oz. water tank with a filter to reduce scale and impurities. The “Clean Me” light indicates when the cleaning cycle should be initiated. The “auto purge” function adjusts the water temperature after steaming. This is to drop the temperature for optimal espresso extraction. The removable drip tray collects the spills while the “Empty me!” indicates when it is full.
Pre-ground beans make a thin and light coffee. This is because the beans begin to lose freshness as soon as they are ground and produce a pale thin crema. Thus, Breville brings you the Express that captures all the freshness in seconds.
The Express has a water tank capacity of 67 fluid ounces or 1.9 litres. This can easily make about 65 cups of espressos.
The accessories with the Express are the precision razor, 2 single and 2 dual-wall filter baskets, a milk jug, a holder and a filter. There are a cleaning kit and two-year warranty.
Jura was established in 1931 in Switzerland. This traditional Swiss brand is now a global player setting a new standard in aesthetics, performance and perfection via the Giga 5.
Design and Build
Jura has brought professional technology into your home. The Giga has two powerful grinders, two heating systems and a pump, which produce two coffee specialities simultaneously. There is an unprecedented range of specialities offered on the machine to discover more preparations and flavours.
The Juras dual grinder is fast, quiet and virtually wear-free. The disc grinders are made of ceramic and have an electronic adjustment that guarantees precise, consistent grinding for a long time. Create your own speciality in no time, via the intuitive control concept of the TFT display, the rotary selection and buttons that make the preparations.
As the machine has two grinders, two heating systems and one pump, a lot of heat is produced. The Venti Ports are an electronic ventilation system that disperses the heat. There are 3 levels of hot water function. The pressure pump delivers 15 bars of pressure. There are 3 brewing programs and 5 programmable coffee strength levels.
There is a Classic and low-standby power switch. There are 0.8 to 2 inches width adjustable spouts and height-adjustable dual spouts with a range of 2.8 – 6.3 inches. The height of the water spout can be adjusted between 2.7 – 6.5 inches. There is an electronically adjusted cappuccino frother.
Giga 5 is a miniaturized professional barista with 19 recipes of original creations for selection on the rotary switch. The machine uses pictures and texts to guide you through the preparation process. A truly aesthetic experience for the palate and eyes.
The 87 fl. Oz. water tank and 9-ounce capacity per container can manage up to 20 servings. The brewing chamber has a variable capacity of 5-16 grams of coffee.
The Jura Giga 5 comes with the Cool Control Basic frother, an accessory drawer and a container for milk system cleaning and two-year warranty.Jura 13623 Giga 5
Breville is an international brand of home appliances with a wide range of espresso makers. The Duo-Temp Pro is another model by Breville that brings you barista quality coffee at an economical price.
Design and Build
The Duo Temp Pro has a 15-bar, Italian-made pump that starts with a low pressure to bloom the coffee grounds, then it gradually increases the pressure for extraction. There are one and two cup dual wall filters for use with freshly ground and pre-ground beans. The 1600-watt element of the steam wand makes enough steam to micro-foam and enhance the flavour and make latte art.
The maintenance indicators on the machine help in upkeep with the drip tray and cleaning alert that this Breville a high performance and minimal maintenance machine. The auto-purge in the heating system lowers the temperature by passing cool water through the system. Thereby bringing to the optimal temperature to make an espresso.
The balanced flavour of the espresso begins with the extraction. The low-pressure pre-infusion ensures that the grinds bloom and then compress then puck further to extract the right balance of bitterness, acidity and sweetness.
The Duo Temp Pro extracts one or two shots at a time. It also has manual control to control the espresso shot volumes. The 61 ounces tank can produce 60 espresso shots of 30 ml.
The Breville Duo-Temp Pro includes a razor dose-trimming tool, one milk frother, one and two cup single and dual wall filter baskets, a water filter with holder and a one-year warranty.
Philips brings you the Saeco Royal One Touch. It is an automatic espresso and cappuccino machine with customizable settings that brew that perfect cup at a single touch.
Design and Build
The Saeco comes with adjustable cup volume and coffee intensity. Just select the coffee, set the volume, choose the intensity, pre-brewing, temperature and strength on the menu. The pre-brew setting on the menu specifies the time for which the coffee will remain in the moistened infusion chamber. Then it is brewed to develop the full flavour.
The strength of the coffee can be increased by using the lever to dispense more beans to be milled. The dishwasher-safe Cappucinatore automatically froths the milk for all preparations then dispenses the volume into your cups. The double boiler keeps the beverages piping hot and there is no downtime between foaming the milk and dispensing the espresso. The ceramic grinders help preserve the coffees favour and aroma.
The auto-clean clears the coffee circuit after use when it comes out of standby mode. This ensures you get a fresh and hygienic cup of coffee always. The cup warmer uses the boiler heat to warm the cups. All the Phillips Saeco Royal One Touch are tested with espresso and coffee as a Quality Control Check. The product is thoroughly cleaned before dispatch yet there may be some coffee residue in the machine. Be assured your machine is new, you found the coffee as we were checking it does what it is meant to do.
The Saeco Royal One Touch has front access to all its compartments that it can fit into small spaces. The one-touch menu, easy access to load beans or clean the drip tray makes it ideal for a commercial operation where are many jobs to juggle.
The Saeco has a large capacity of 74 fl oz water tank and a 12-ounce bean hopper this is sufficient to make 80 cups of standard espresso.
The Saeco includes a removable water tank, one water filter, a Cappuccinatore, a cleaning brush, a measuring scoop for coffee, a pack of brew-group cleaning tablets, some descaling solution, a milk circuit detergent, instructions and one-year limited warranty.
Capresso is owned by Jura AG. This Swiss company makes high-end espresso makers, coffee makers, electric kettles, grinders and frothers.
Design and Build
The Jura-Capresso 13180 is impressive as it grinds, tamps brews and cleans by itself. And it is fast as it is ready for the next cycle in a minute. The dual thermoblock heating systems make two drinks simultaneously. There is a 2.8 litre, or 96 fluid ounce water tank attached to the right of the dispenser is enhanced with the CLARIS water care system. The machine has a professional grade conical burr grinder with a customizable brewing system and a pre-brewing system.
The is a two-line LED display has an elegant dual-tone platinum finish. The coffee brewing centre is illuminated letting you see the entire process. The dual frother plus steams and froths and purges itself to make your next espresso. The coffee centre is supported by instructional videos online. The bean hopper is at the top with an airtight lid to seal in the freshness. There is grind selector with 6 settings that allow you to choose the fineness.
The Jura used the pulse extraction process to extract maximum flavour. There are 7 pre-programmed preparations to select from. The dispenser and the frother spigot can be raised or lowered according to the cup height. The frother spigot comes with a tap that controls the volume of the froth being dispensed. Attached to the drip tray at the bottom is a storage box to keep the accessories.
The Impressa S8 is for the connoisseur and novice alike. This super automatic coffee centre creates the perfect latte, cappuccino or espresso every time.
It completes the cycle of grinding, tamping brewing and cleaning in 80 seconds flat, with no downtime.
The Impressa S8 makes perfect crema coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, espressos at a push of a button in 60 seconds. The 96-fluid ounce or 2.8-litre water reservoir makes around 90 cups of espresso. The hopper capacity is 280 grams.
The Jura-Capresso 13180 Impressa comes with an instructional CD and 6-month commercial warranty.
This espresso machine comes from Capresso of Jura. Like all their espresso makers this one too is in the class of its own. This unit is meant for people who want to explore their barista technique.
Design and Build
The Capresso 118.05 comes with two espresso filters, one is for convenience while the other is for control. Pick the one that feels right to use. The double spout filter makes an optimal brew for one to two cups of espresso at a time. The sieve of the filter is perfect for brewing even without optimal pressure, tamping down or grind size.
The bottomless portafilter helps you to make barista-style espressos while perfecting your technique. Different from the double spout filter, the pressure in this sieve is built depending on the tamp and grind size. Thus, this sieve produces thicker, richer crema and the brew is hot because there is the least contact between the portafilter and the espresso.
The advanced pump boiler keeps the hot water reservoir at the right temperature for faster and consistent results. The avant-garde boiler expands the temperature stability and brewing pressure. The pump exerts 15 bars of pressure for rich crema. The commercial style frother is perfect for foaming and steaming milk to bring out the flavours of the milk which enhance the coffee due to the aerated cloudy lightness.
The machine has a durable long lasting stainless-steel construction that is easy to sanitize too. There is a 42 fl. Oz. water container and a large cup warmer at the top of the unit. The panel is easy to use with it on and off switch and coffee-steam toggle switch. The steel drip tray is easy to remove and clean.
The Capresso 118.05 EC PRO makes the perfect single and double shots of espressos. The frother foams the milk simultaneously to make delicious latte, cappuccinos and other milk beverages.
The Capresso 118.05 EC comes with a 42-fluid ounce reservoir that makes 40 cups of espresso shots easily.
The Capresso 118.05 EC PRO comes with a coffee scoop, a tamper and a one-year limited warranty.
This espresso machine comes from De’Longhi. They have made the art of making espresso simpler.
Design and Build
It is easy it is to make authentic espresso and milk beverages at home. The unique patented dual-filter holder can be used with disposable espresso pods or brew your coffee from the grinds. The machine is easy to use and does most of the work for you in the automatic mode. This because it maintains the right temperature and pressure for the volume being dispensed.
The Sempre Crema Filter should be used with 2 measures of ground coffee. This brewing process extracts the perfect crema. The Easy Serving Espresso (ESE) Filter uses the pods or 1 measure of ground coffee to make espresso preparation a breeze. The De’Longi delivers 15 bars of pressure assuring you professional quality results each time. There are adjustable controls that allow you to modify the pressure to meet your personal taste.
The unit has two separate thermostats that control the water and steam pressure while making the espresso at the perfect temperature. There is no wait time between cups as the optimal temperature is maintained while steaming and brewing espresso. If you prefer milk beverages, then the patented cappuccino frother is easy to use.
It houses a special chamber that mixes the steam with milk creating a rich creamy foam. The other highlights that the De’Longhi EC702 has a self-priming operation that eliminates the annoying start-up preparation. It has a unique non-drip design which makes this machine hygienic and without messy clean-ups.
The durable stainless-steel boiler will serve you for many years. The convenient tank is easy to remove, clean, refill and reattach. The water level is visible through the translucent side this eliminates guesswork.
The De’Longhi EC702 is a manual cum automatic machine. This means it is pre-programmed to make great espresso in automatic mode. And if you want to practice your espresso making technique switch to the manual mode.
The 35-fluid ounce or 1.03-litre capacity that can make 34 cups of espresso from one tank of water.
The unit comes with a portafilter, user manual and 6 months commercial warranty.