If you are in the market for a new machine, do not stop your research short of the super-automatic machines. While they run a bit steeper in price, remember to consider what you are getting in return.
As completely automated machines,With programmable settings that allow different drinks to be created with the press of a button, these machines can replace a highly skilled, focused baristas and fill voids in high volume cafes or in circumstances that have inexperienced operators. Automatic refill devices and cleaning indicators take much of the guesswork out of creating the perfect drink. the super-automatic espresso machines are the best alternative to the skilled barista. All are automated in the grinding, tamping, and brewing of espresso coffee, and oftentimes many offer versions that can also stream and froth milk.
When you begin your research, you will have to focus on your budget, volume of customers you want to serve, and the types of beverages you will be making. It is also important to note that there are very few authentic Italian manufacturers of super-automatic machines in the world today. This sector of the market has become dominated by Swiss-made equipment, which is designed to produce very fast Swiss-German style coffees, which are typically 6-8 ounce black coffees made in 8-10 seconds. Using machines that are designed to make such coffees do not generally make very good tradiaitonal Italian espresso and when programmed to do so will typically require much more service and maintenance.
If you need help finding the right machine for you, contact Espresso Services, and we'll make sure you find the perfect fit for your operation and budget!