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Coffee machine filters
Written by c0ff33   
Jan 28, 2011 at 07:17 PM

When you are making fresh filter coffee with a pour and serve filter coffee machine you need coffee machine filter papers to hold the ground coffee while water passes through it and brews the coffee into the jug. The most popular filter coffee machine is the Pour and serve filter coffee brewer, and commercial filter coffee machines makes use of standard three pint coffee filters which are a cone shape with a flat base to fit you filter coffee machines filter basket. These filter papers for commercial coffee machine filters are most commonly packed in boxes of 1000 three pint pour and serve filter papers.


You can see How to use a filter coffee machine and the filter coffee papers in the handle in the pictures below.

Although filter coffee brewers are relatively straight forward to use, we thought it would be worth providing a step by step guide so you know how to get the best from your filter coffee machine.


1) Always use a clean jug of fresh water per brew.


2) Remove the filter pan (a plastic or steel basket with handle located at the front near the top of the machine). Place one filter paper into the filter pan, making sure the sides of the filter paper fit snug to the sides of the filter pan. If you leave any of the sides of the filter paper folded away from the filter pan, then when the coffee is brewed the water will fold the filter paper into the centre and you will end up with coffee grounds in your filter coffee.

3) Open one fresh filter coffee sachet, and empty the whole contents into the filter pan. Make sure the grounds are evenly distributed over the base of the filter paper so the machine will brew the coffee evenly.

4) Depending on the type of machine you are using, either make sure you have an empty jug on the hot plate under the filter pan, or an empty vacuum flask if you have the thermoserve type of machine. (IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU ARE USING A THERMOS FLASK YOU BREW ONE FLASK OF HOT WATER INTO IT FIRST SO IT IS AT THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE - BREWING COFFEE INTO A COLD FLASK WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE IT'S TEMPERATURE)


5) Pour one jug of fresh clean water into the back of your filter machine as directed by the manufacturer, if you only have one jug available make sure the machine is switched off before you pour the water in, otherwise the coffee will start to come out before you can put the jug back on the hot plate.


6) It will take 5 minutes to brew one three pint (1.8litre) jug of fresh filter coffee. If you are using a jug on a hotplate, this coffee will be best consumed within 1 hour of brewing, after this time the coffee will become stewed and bitter. Thermos flasks will store the coffee for a long period of time without stewing, and only loose a few degrees temperature per hour.

7) Remove the filter pan and dispose of the filter paper and used grounds (never try to re-use grounds). Rinse the filter pan and place back in the machine.


8) At the end of every service make sure you wipe the machine clean with a soapy non abrasive cloth, especially the hot plates if you have them.

We strongly reccomend you clean your filter coffee machines filter basket and jugs regularly, at least once a week or more often if you brew many jugs per day. For the easiest and best cleaning, use Puly Caff Brew Tabs which are a cleaning tablet you pop into the filter basket of your filter coffee machine and brew a jug of hot water - the tablet dissolves cleaning the filter basket and also the filter coffee jug. If you have two jugs with your machine after the solution has sat in the first jug for a few minutes pour the solution into your other jug to clean it and rinse the first jug thoroughly. Never you abrasives to clean the outside of the jugs, this will scratch them which causes even greater staining to the jugs.


For all your filter coffee needs, we supply the following products:-


Descaling your filter coffee brewer


After extended use your filter coffee brewer will build up limescale in the boiler and brew spray head. Limescale will extend the brew time of your machine, reduce the quality of the brew, and can lead to it overheating and shutting down completely. To make sure your machine runs at its optimum, you should descale it frequently using a suitable descale agent such as Renegite we supply.

1) Always descale the machine when it is completely cold. Mix 1 full 50g sachet of Renegite with cold water in a 3 pint coffee jug. Pour the solution into the machine as if brewing coffee.

2) Make sure there is no coffee or filter paper in the filter pan. Place an empty jug on the hot plate under the filter pan. Turn the machine on and wait for the jug to fill half way. Turn the machine off. Leave for 10 minutes so the descaling solution can work in all the parts of the machine.

3) Empty the half jug and then return to the hot plate. Turn the machine back on and wait for the other half jug to brew through. Empty the jug when the brew is complete and rinse well, also rinse the filter pan and wipe with a damp cloth the shower screen on the machine above where the filter pan is positioned.

4) Run at lease four jugs of fresh clean water through the machine to rinse out any remaining descale solution. If you are unsure, test some of the brewed water with fresh milk - if the milk curdles descale solution is still present and you should rinse some more.

5) Sometimes the descale process can cause the filter machine boiler to overheat, causing the thermal trip to cut power to the boiler. If this happens then you will not be able to get any water to brew through the machine. The thermal trip is a small red button attached to a round black unit with two wires attached located on top of the boiler inside the machine. Press it down to re-set it. This process should only be attempted by an engineer or someone competent with electricity, and should only be attempted when the machine is unplugged and cold. If you are unsure ask us for details of a local engineer, or we can get it carrier uplifted for service at our premises.

Useful links for you filter coffee machine:-

  • Equipment Cleaning Catering hardware like porcelain cups and saucers, frothing jugs and thermometers, shakers, stencils, tampers, tamping mats, knock out boxes and draws


    Last Updated ( Feb 20, 2013 at 04:38 PM )
    Bravilor Coffee Machine
    Written by c0ff33   
    Jan 26, 2011 at 04:49 PM

    While there are many different filter coffee machine manufacturers, one of the leading is the Bravilor Coffee Machine because of their robust stainless steel body styling, and long lasting build quality.


    Quick and easy: the best filtercoffee

    * The famous Bravilor Bonamat quality: durable, robust and high-quality  
    * Stainless steel filterpan and housing
    * Coffee of consistant quality due to the self-regulating hot plates

    * Active descaling signal
    * A variety of models available to suit every situation

    * Bravilor Bonamat have been the leaders in the filter sector of the European market for years 
    * Constructed from durable materials

    Various standards and inspection demands, in house laboratory for testing the quick filter machines     

    User friendly
    * Low maintenance and easy to operate
    * Coffee-is-ready signal
    * Digital control panel

    * Technically sound and service friendly machines
    * Safe to service thanks to laser technology: no sharp edges at our sheet iron work
    * Clear documentation provided with our Operating and Service Manuals for users and service providers                 
    * Technical Support. Our technical department is there to assist you with all your technical questions and/or problems: call a Bravilor Bonamat office near you
    * Sales Support. For all your commercial questions our Sales department is there to advise you: call a Bravilor Bonamat office near you
    * Product Support: commercial and technical training available      

    * Within five minutes a freshly brewed decanter of coffee 
    Excellent value for money


    Bravilor Mondo 2 Coffee Machine

    Last Updated ( Feb 20, 2013 at 04:40 PM )
    Lavazza Coffee
    Written by c0ff33   
    Dec 24, 2010 at 09:54 AM

    Italy is well known for it's love of espresso coffee, and in Italy you don't ask for an espresso you ask for a Lavazza coffee. Luigi Lavazza developed his unique blends of different coffee's from around the, roasted to exactly the right level to bring out all the flavour without burning the beans. His blends and roast profiles are still used to this day - one of the reasons Lavazza Coffee is so popular is that each of their coffee blends tastes the same year after year.

    Famously known as Italians favourite coffee, Lavazza espresso won't disappoint. Whether your looking for a high quality espresso bean to improve the taste of your coffee or are looking to start providing espresso for your customers Lavazza beans are a wise investment. They rival the beans available in popular coffee high-street chains and are sourced from the finest beans in Brazil, Central America and Asia. The smooth, rich taste of Lavazza is great for milk-based drinks popular with UK customers, but is also delicious as a straight espresso -which is how they drink it in Italy.


    Lavazza imports coffee from around the world. Countries include Brazil and Colombia in South America, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Honduras in Central America, Uganda in Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam in Asia and the United States and Mexico in North America. Sustainable production concerns have led the company to develop the ¡Tierra! project, a sustainable agriculture program in Honduras, Colombia, and Peru, that seeks to improve the quality of coffee as well as the environmental and working conditions of those communities.[4]

    Branded as "Italy's Favourite Coffee," the company claims that 16 million out of the 20 million coffee purchasing families in Italy choose Lavazza.[2] Among its offerings today are products such as Top Class, Super Crema, Crema e Gusto, Grand'Espresso, Dek (decaffeinated), and coffee pods A Modo Mio.

    Last Updated ( Feb 21, 2013 at 05:26 PM )
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    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.



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