If you want to run a successful coffee shop, restaurant, or cafe, it is essential to have a good espresso machine. One of the most important decisions you have to make is choosing the right one. This article will help guide you through the process!
This is a list of the best commercial espresso machines in 2019 that should be taken into consideration. The process requires some time, and analytical thinking, so make yourself a cup of coffee and take your time.
If you are looking for coffee machine suppliers you will want to have an idea of what type of coffee machine is right for you.
Here are some things that you should keep in mind while going through the list:
- How many cups of coffee do you need to make daily?
- What types of coffee (and coffee drink) do you offer in your coffee shop/restaurant?
- Is your staff well trained?
Defining our terms
Let me clarify some things: a commercial espresso machine is intended for mass production of coffee drinks.
There are two main types of commercial espresso machines: semi-automatic and super-automatic.
Prices can vary widely, depending on the skill level of your staff. (There are also manual commercial espresso machines, but they are difficult to find nowadays.)
Super-automatic machines are easier to use then semi-automatic machines. There are two kinds of super-automatic machines: one step and two-step.
One-step espresso machines are very simple to use and they do not require special training or skill. Everyone can use them, and I mean, really everyone. You don’t have to worry, nothing can go wrong, and coffee will always be delicious.
Two-step espresso machines are something in between semi and super-automatic machines. They make shots of coffee automatically, but then the person has to froth the milk with a wand.
Semi-automatic machines are more difficult to use, and they require a certain level of skill. If you opt for a semi-automatic espresso machine, you will need to organise Barista training for your staff.
Which one to choose?
To decide whether you should buy a semi-automatic or super-automatic espresso machine, you have to think about what will the main purpose of the machine be.
Are you looking for a machine that is easy to use? Or you are looking for something more sophisticated?
If quality is what matters the most to you and your customers, then you should choose a semi-automatic machine. It will enable you to customise your coffee drinks and make them just perfect.
But if you don’t have trained staff or just need something that will be easy to use, you should buy a super-automatic one.
There are pros and cons to both kinds of machines.
Super-automatic machines do everything at the push of a button (literally). That is good because anyone can use them to make coffee, but it is bad because there is not much you can do to customise your coffee.
On the other hand, semi-automatic machines require some effort and training but they give you better result at the end.
I am here to explain all the differences, but you have to make a decision yourself. Because only you know what will suit the needs of your business.