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Jan 26, 2016 at 09:15 AM Coffee has secret trick to stop sleep c0ff33 3418
Jul 10, 2015 at 04:29 PM Coffee not associated with lifestyle diseases c0ff33 4863
Jul 01, 2015 at 09:30 AM What are the health benefits of coffee? c0ff33 4385
Jun 30, 2015 at 04:56 PM Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries c0ff33 8062
Jun 30, 2015 at 04:49 PM Saving coffee from extinction c0ff33 3847
Jan 21, 2014 at 10:06 AM Five Common Caffeine Myths Busted c0ff33 15604
Jan 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM Coffee May Not Cause Dehydration, Study Finds c0ff33 8433
Jan 20, 2014 at 03:16 PM Why The Best Time To Drink Coffee Is Not First Thing In The Morning c0ff33 12907
Nov 14, 2013 at 05:11 PM From Farmer to Cup in the press of a button c0ff33 18609
Oct 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM Good News About Coffee c0ff33 9277
Oct 02, 2013 at 03:40 PM Is Coffee the Liver's Firewall? c0ff33 5198
Oct 01, 2013 at 01:46 PM Scientists create 'pleasant' alcoholic drink using spent coffee grounds c0ff33 7283
Sep 18, 2013 at 01:51 PM Civet cat coffee's animal cruelty secrets c0ff33 8494
Sep 12, 2013 at 09:21 AM Our Favourite Coffee Pages c0ff33 4545
Sep 04, 2013 at 12:16 PM Good News About Coffee c0ff33 7149
Aug 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM 6 healthy reasons to keep loving coffee c0ff33 3634
Aug 06, 2013 at 02:34 PM How Antipodeans are leading the way in Britain’s coffee revolution c0ff33 4912
Jul 29, 2013 at 01:30 PM Are Your Backlinks Not Helping You Get Better Rankings? Here is How to Boost Them... c0ff33 11519
Jul 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM Coffee 'may protect against melanoma' c0ff33 16326
Jul 23, 2013 at 01:20 PM This coffee machine will brew coffee for you if it sees you yawning c0ff33 4486
Jul 12, 2013 at 01:42 PM VIDEO: Utah biker coffee hero saves forgotten mug from SUV’s bumper c0ff33 3173
Jul 04, 2013 at 03:57 PM Mysterious Coffee Benefits are Discovered c0ff33 5134
Jul 04, 2013 at 12:08 PM Lavazza and Wimbledon: the world’s biggest coffee shop! c0ff33 6503
Jul 01, 2013 at 02:40 PM Drinking 4 cups of tea or coffee a day is BETTER than not drinking any at all c0ff33 26948
Jun 26, 2013 at 01:52 PM Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Text Messaging Espresso Machine c0ff33 6326
Jun 14, 2013 at 03:30 PM The top 10 Interesting Coffee Facts c0ff33 3503
Jun 10, 2013 at 04:41 PM The Last Drop? Climate Change May Raise Coffee Prices, Lower Quality c0ff33 4652
Jun 04, 2013 at 04:26 PM This Machine Could Involve the Most Complex Coffee Brewing Process c0ff33 6035
May 29, 2013 at 05:11 PM Six of the newest trends for brewing coffee c0ff33 4231
May 24, 2013 at 03:47 PM Coffee addiction: Do people consume too much caffeine? c0ff33 8710
May 21, 2013 at 04:41 PM 7 facts you didn't know about coffee production c0ff33 8435
May 16, 2013 at 01:56 PM 4 biggest coffee brewing mistakes c0ff33 5389
May 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM Overview of Lavazza Coffee c0ff33 4565
May 15, 2013 at 02:15 PM Just What the Doctor Ordered: Coffee Breaks Are Good For Us c0ff33 2715
May 14, 2013 at 09:50 AM Does Greek Coffee Hold the Key to a Longer Life? c0ff33 5530
May 07, 2013 at 04:19 PM Piamo single-serve espresso maker for microwaves c0ff33 13436
Apr 30, 2013 at 01:59 PM Coffee may help prevent breast cancer from recurring c0ff33 8687
Apr 26, 2013 at 09:18 AM Coffee fungus killing crops, jobs from Mexico to Peru c0ff33 4198
Apr 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM UK Coffee Week 2013 c0ff33 3503
Apr 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM Starbucks introduces reusable cups c0ff33 5576
Apr 18, 2013 at 01:27 PM Using an Aerobie Aeropress coffee maker c0ff33 16897
Apr 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM Patented process boosts polyphenol content in roasted coffee c0ff33 2735
Apr 16, 2013 at 10:16 AM Water Filtration c0ff33 4230
Apr 16, 2013 at 09:44 AM Twinings Speciality Teas c0ff33 4091
Apr 12, 2013 at 01:47 PM Douwe Egberts coffee firm agrees to takeover bid c0ff33 16366
Apr 11, 2013 at 09:30 AM Bulk Brewing Filter Coffee c0ff33 4157
Apr 08, 2013 at 10:23 AM Exploring the Brilliant Interweaving of Art and Coffee c0ff33 5635
Apr 02, 2013 at 04:47 PM Nepal farmers brew success with coffee cultivation c0ff33 5307
Mar 25, 2013 at 04:53 PM Drinking too much coffee could make you see Ghosts c0ff33 6003
Mar 23, 2013 at 04:50 PM Vietnam now ranks number 1 among coffee exporters in the world c0ff33 188815

Espresso machines have become more and more popular over the last decade. The first commercial espresso machines were built by Achille Gaggia in 1938. They work on the principle of hot water being forced over coffee under pressure to produce espresso coffee.The size and complexity of machines vary and consideration must be given before choosing the right system.

 

Smaller espresso machines have a single group head and low capacity boilers. Some of these single group machines have hand fill water tanks however most commercial espresso systems need a mains water supply. Single group espresso machines have a single steam wand for steaming and foaming milk and can produce either one or two cups of espresso coffee at any one time.

 

Commercial espresso machines have one, two, three or four group heads, one or two steam wands, hot water facilities and a cup warming areas. Choices of semi or fully automatic group heads are usually available however automatic group heads are the most popular. These automatic group heads allow the water doses to be pre-set providing a more constant product.

 

Each group head can produce one or two espresso coffees at a time.  Water boiler capacities vary and must be taken into consideration when selecting the right espresso machine. If high volumes of coffee or hot water are required high volume espresso machines with high capacity water boilers are necessary. It is also important to have the right power supply for the model selected.

 

Most high volume espresso machines need minimum 20 amp power supply. This allows the water boilers to recover quickly after water of steam has been drawn off. The most common espresso machines are two group machines. Usually they have two team wands allowing more than one operator to use the machine at any one time. A 10 litre boiler and a 20 amp power supply should be ample for most small to medium requirements.Three and four group espresso machines have larger water boilers and may need 30 amp or 3 phase power supplies.

 

The demand for espresso machines with high level group heads has increased due the growth of the takeaway coffee market. The requirement for large cup volumes and high volume demand has seen a growth for the more powerful espresso machines. Some of the most popular espresso machines manufactures include Wega, Gaggia, Brasilia, and Iberital. 

 

Wega espresso machines are now one of Italy’s largest machine manufacturers and produce high quality and innovative systems. Gaggia and Brasila espresso machines are also produced in Italy and have been popular for many years. Iberital espresso machines are produced in Spain. The high level group head models with high volume boilers are very popular in the takeaway market.

 

Smaller volume domestic espresso machines vary. It is very important to select the correct machine for your situation. Some smaller units do not have pressure boilers and struggle to produce both espresso coffee and steamed milk at the same time. Large espresso machines with pressure boilers are recommended particularly if more than one cup of coffee is required.