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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:-

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    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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    If you enjoy the taste of fresh ground, home made coffee there is certain equipment that you will need to make this well. One of the key parts of the home coffee makers equipment is the espresso grinder and this is basically used to reduce coffee beans to the grounds that are used in an espresso machine.

    There are a couple of advantages to owning an espresso coffee grinder. Firstly it can be more cost effective than buying pre-packed grounds and although you have the initial outlay of buying the espresso coffee nmachine this should be paid back in time with the cost saving from grinding your own beans. The second advantage is freshness. Generally it is agreed that the sooner after grinding espresso beans that you brew the coffee, the better the coffee will taste. Pre-packed coffee beans can sit on the shelf for a long time before use and therefore the best way to ensure the freshness and quality of the grounds you use is to make your own with an espresso coffee grinder.

    If you are considering purchasing an espresso grinder there are a couple of types available on the market. These comprise grinders with a blade and those with a burr. The blade espresso grinder typically has a fan shaped blade that chops up the beans and these tend to be the less expensive type. However the blade type can produce grounds of inconsistent sized grains. If you are looking for more consistent grounds, which is typically said to make better tasting coffee, the espresso burr coffee grinder can be a better choice and this crushes the beans between a stationary surface and a grinding wheel.

    Prices for coffee grinders which are suitable for home use can vary between £40 at the more affordable end of the market up to around £600 for the more professional style of grinder. For commercial espresso grinders the price can go up as high as £1000 to £2000 for top grade equipment.

    Some of the companies that manufacture coffee grinders include Cimbali, Capresso and Rancilio. Examples of the espresso grinders on the market include The Iberital MC2 At around £130 to purchase this is considered to be one of the best budget grinders available. It has conical steel burrs which provide high precision grinding and has 16 settings allowing extra fine to coarse grinding. It also has a timer which can be set between 5 and 60 seconds and this allows you to work to an accurate grinding time. The Rancilio Rocky Burr Grinder with Doser is considered to be another good grinder and this retails for around £245. This is a medium duty grinder which is good for the home or small business. The grinding wheels are made of high quality hardened, tempered steel which provides a consistent grind and pulling the dosing handle will dispense around 7 grams of ground coffee each time.

    To make the best possible home made coffee an espresso grinder can be an essential piece of equipment. It ensures you have the freshest grounds possible to make your daily espresso and this will help you make a great tasting cup of coffee every time.

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