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We install barista coffee machine models in 2 group and 3 group format; please call us on 01324 617618 to discuss our range which extends to more than 12 different models for commercial and catering use. We also offer 2 different compact 2 group models for sites with limited budget or space. Caffia Coffee Group offer a full range of catering barista coffee machine models for restaurants, cafe bars, hotels and sandwich shops. We offer a range of machines and grinders that is uniquely flexible, well priced and with UK-wide service back up, pressure testing, water filter changes and barista training, brands that we specialise in include Synchro, La Cimbali, Wega, Macap and Expobar.

But how does a barista coffee machine work? A traditional barista coffee machine works by pumping hot water through the bed of espresso (fine) ground coffee in a ‘group handle’ at a very high pressure of around 9 bar or 150 pounds per square inch in order to extract a very intense and aromatic cup of espresso – this is the basis of the modern speciality coffee drinks line-up.

Barista Coffee Machine

Making a flat white, cappuccino or caffe latte involves heating, texturing and foaming the milk (we generally recommend using semi-skimmed milk) with a cappuccino having more tiny air bubbles as foam on the top – this is generally done with one of the machine steam arms and via careful control of the steam valve. Have a look at our barista skills coffee video here:

We offer rental of barista coffee machines via a 3 year lease-rental finance deal with respected finance brokers. The concept of an espresso machine originated in Italy and the key point is high-pressure extraction of intensely flavoured and concentrated coffee in short measure. This strong brew has spread from Italy to the whole world as a favourite coffee fix. With the Caffia range of coffee beans you have a variety of taste styles but there should always have a good ‘crema’ – the emulsion of coffee oils that floats on top of the drink (it’s a good idea to stir your espresso with a spoon to blend this in).

As you probably already know, the coffee beans are ground to a fine consistency and ‘tamped’ (pressed firmly) into a strong handle which is known as a group handle or portafilter, this is not unlike a very small and rugged saucepan. Once secured in the group head on the espresso machine by means of a quarter of a turn the machine’s pump is triggered to force water through the ground coffee at around 140 psi (although at a low flow rate) and the result is this intense extraction.

Milk heating, foaming and texturing are undertaken by the barista with the machine’s steam arms – this is a skill that takes practice but don’t worry – we train you on all of this. Strong points of espresso machines are smart looks that shouts ‘we sell good coffee’, good cup warming storage, good ‘theatre’ as customers can see the drink being crafted for them, good prices and robust performance.

Why not come and see our showrooms or phone us to discuss your needs?

47 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 3RS – Tel: 0203 096 7233

Lomond House, Russel Street, Falkirk, FK2 7HS – Tel: 01324 617618

Suppliers of barista coffee machine and espresso coffee grinders in London, Scotland and UK-wide. Sales offices in Aberdeen, Stafford, Peterborough, Gloucester, Barnard Castle and Bodmin.