La Pavoni Bar T 2 Group
The La Pavoni Bar T 2 Group espresso machine is extremely popular in the coffee industry, and with good reason! With good specs all round, this automatic espresso machine has a 14L water tank and boiler capacity, built in steam wands and the ability to produce around 600 cups of coffee per day. Sitting in the mid tier price range, the La Pavoni Bar T 2 Group espresso machine is a choice favourite for cafes.
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II
If you are ready to make a large investment into a commercial grade coffee machine then the Aurelia II is a no brainer. Featuring a two-group head and two steam wands, the Aurelia can withstand high turnover with ease. If two steam wands isn’t enough, you can attach an additional one on each side. While this machine is super user friendly, it is also quite expensive so only commit if you are expecting to have a lot of foot traffic.
Nuova Simonelli Appia II
Looking for something with the same WOW factor as the Aurelia but hoping to keep things a little simpler? With two spouts and the capacity to brew between 30 to 100 coffees per hour, the Appia II is the medium-sized coffee shop's dream machine. The Appia II has two brew groups with raised group heads and boasts a volumetric monitoring and Soft Infusion System that ensures a quality, perfectly measured brew, every time.
Dubbed the golden standard, the Bezzera Magica is the creme-dela-creme of commercial coffee machines. A super automatic machine, the Bezzera Magica sports an ergonomic joystick lever, steam and hot water wands, a vibrator pump with 15 BAR pressure that improves shot flavour and an automatic water refill function. Blending classic espresso features with innovation, the Bezzera Magica operates with a dual boiler and heat exchanger that heats up fast and has a simultaneous shot pulling and milk frothing feature. On the smaller size, this machine is perfect for small cafes looking to produce top quality espressos year round.
Elektra’s Sixties Deliziosa
If you’re looking for something that sits comfortably between super easy to use domestic style machines yet still extremely professional and commercial quality, then the Elektra Sixties Deliziosa is calling your name. The direct water line hook-up and high end features make this machine the perfect option for small cafes, ice cream shops and bars. You can customise and preset the water temperature, boiler heating function and brewing temperature which is great for bringing your own flare to the coffee. And the biggest plus to the Elektra Sixties Deliziosa? It’s an energy saving dream which means you’ll spend less on electricity while reducing your environmental footprint.
Commercial Coffee Machines
Whether you are looking to buy a coffee machine for your business, it goes without saying - the competition for great coffee in Melbourne is incredibly high. If you’re a fresh face on the block or looking to upgrade your tools, you want to make sure that whatever you decide to buy is not only high quality but also the right espresso machine for your business.
Over 63% of Melbournians leave their homes and offices to buy their daily coffee from a coffee shop. With the strongest coffee culture in the world, there is no shortage of demand. Get in the coffee making game by reading our guide on how to find the best coffee machine for business purposes and make it work for you.
If you’re still wondering, how do I choose a coffee machine for my business, here are some factors to help you make the right decision.
Of course, buying a coffee machine for a small business looks different to buying one for a large corporation. You need to consider how many people will walk through your doors asking for a coffee per hour as you will need a machine that can keep up with the demand.
Larger commercial coffee machines can host one to four groups. For every group, two coffees can be made at once. So if you are predicting you will make less than a 1000 coffees per day, then a single group machine will suffice. An additional consideration is how much water reservoir is needed for the speed at which you will make coffees. If you’re planning on getting busier than that, then don’t settle for anything less than a machine with two groups.
As with most things, the more groups your coffee machine can host the more expensive it will be. So if you’re after the most affordable priced coffee machine in the context of your business, you will need to consider how many people you will serve a day.
What is the only way that your business can become known for having good coffees? By consistently producing coffee at the same high standard. Look for semi-automatic espresso machines that have a level of programmability to help keep your coffees consistent. Keep an eye out for automated tamping, programmable milk foaming, water temperature and shot length, all features that will help your coffees keep the same quality and flavour every time.
A partially or super automatic espresso machine is especially important if you are planning on having multiple staff members making coffees. With a programmed machine, you can be rest assured that your business will always serve a quality coffee.
No matter the type of espresso machine you settle on, it is extremely important that it is relatively easy to use (or at least has a streamlined process). Realistically, you won't have the funds nor the ability to only hire world class baristas and you will need to train many staff members when you hire them. For this reason, it is imperative that the coffee machine you settle on is easy to use or at least learn to use.
In addition to being easy to use, look for a machine that is also easy to clean - bonus points if you find a machine that has a programmable self-cleaning cycle. There’s nothing more important than good hygiene when making cups of coffee!
Installing a commercial espresso machine can be a little more complicated than taking it out of the box and plugging it into a wall. Different coffee machine brands offer varying services including engineers who can professionally install the machines. This support often extends past the installation of the machine - nothing screams bad mental health like a broken coffee machine and no one to help you out. Look into whether the brand you have decided to go with offers specialised repairs, part replacements or a question hotline.
THE DYNAMIC DUO
Dream Team: A Dual Boiler & Dose Control Grinder Included The i
The included adjustable dose control grinder is just the beginning with the Dynamic Duo coffee machine. The heart of the machine is the dual boiler heater system that is PID temperature controlled. Designed to allow you to extract your shot of espresso at the right temperature, your coffees will be quick and powerfully steamed. The Dynamic Duo coffee maker delivers optimal flavour and high quality espresso and steam milk.
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold.
A quality coffee, every time. Coupled with a dual stainless steel boiler and a heated group head, The Dynamic Duo uses digital temperature control (PID) technology to keep your espresso’s flavour optimal.
The Right Amount.
The integrated conical burr grinder ensures you get the right amount of caffeine in every cup. The grinder automatically grinds, doses and tamps 19-22 grams of coffee which are on par with commercial coffee machines.
Personalised Microfoam Milk.
Looking for automatically perfect textured milk saved to your taste and preference? Third Wave Speciality Coffee is dedicated to doing just that. Achieve a delicate balance between espresso flavour and rich sweet milk frothing with micro-foam.
Control Your Shot
Choose between one or two shots or manual control over how much espresso ends up in your cup of coffee. Suitable for all types of coffee.
All In The Grind
With multiple grind settings to choose from you can stay in control over the coffee grind size no matter the type of bean you’re grinding with The Smart Grinder Pro’s simple, intuitive technology.
Adjustable Dose Control Grinder
The Smart Grinder™ Pro lets you grind directly into the portafilter, an airtight container, gold tone filter basket or paper filter. The choice is yours.
Drive type: Automatic Coffee Machine