We’re family-run coffee suppliers London for a wide range of both espresso coffee beans, cafetiere coffees and fresh filter coffees; call us on 0203 096 7233 or visit our Clerkenwell coffee machine showroom near Barbican station.
Our broad range of 8 different espresso roast coffee beans is roasted and packed at an advanced facility in the UK to the highest standards and our exact specifications, batches of roasted beans are sometimes rejected as being not the perfect roast shade or to the satisfaction of our experienced team of production specialists.
Our coffees range is a bit like a paint-mixing machine at B & Q – which exact shade would you like?! The range is wide to cover the varied tastes and demands of the espresso market; questions include: Do you have a traditional espresso machine and barista/grinder? Do you have an automatic bean to cup coffee machine? Do you have hard or soft water? What is your price point for selling a flat white? Do you even sell? A lot of coffee beans are used in London offices where no charge is made, this is all relevant.
The most popular selling coffee bean is our Espresso Crema, this combines slightly above medium roast which a truly compelling Italian-style blend of beans (there’s 6 components) that is excellent for all forms of hard or soft water, performs across traditional 2 groups and Jura bean to cup and is well priced. Moving away from this blend we have the stronger Espresso Royale then our ‘fine-dining’ duo called Espresso Fino and Espresso Supremo, both superb coffees for top end restaurants, hotels and outlets in search of the deluxe espresso taste.
Try our Espresso Trios – it’s the most popular of our 3 ‘ethical’ certified coffees and is a single-origin 100% Arabica coffee with Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic certification, we also stock Espresso Amazone Rainforest Alliance and Java Organic Fairtrade beans.
A coffee suppliers London it is really important to remember filter coffee – again we stock 8 different types of coffees, and they are in the most convenient format imaginable for both offices and caterers. How many times have you spooned out coffee from a supermarket packet are got varied results?! Forget it! Having filter coffee in a 3 pint portion sachet means you have just exactly the correct amount for 1 jug or flask and in our range we have 45 sachets per case and 50 filter papers.
Our filter coffees range includes classics like Fairtrade Colombian/Costa Rican, our personal favourite in the office and 7 others like Traditional Blend, South American Blend and El Salvador Monte Sion single-origin 100% Arabica coffee – ask us for samples today by email to: email@example.com
Caffia Coffee Group stock 2 main coffees in bulk 500g format for spooning into cafetieres, this is at a coarser grind than filter coffee and our Mochatlia is an absolute classic; lacking acidity but full of rounded and mellow flavour this is perfect for guest houses and hotels in London. We also offer cafetiere ground coffee in 2-cup (16g) portion sachets as Colombian, Decaff and Fairtrade in the perfect portion size for 2-cup cafetieres.
Have you called in to our central London showroom of professional coffee machines? We have something for everyone from 2 group espresso machines, coffee grinders, Franke and Jura bean to cup machines and of course lots of coffees available to try! See our address and details below.
Coffee suppliers London-based Caffia Coffee Group offer a wide range of prime espresso coffee beans and fresh filter coffees in vibrant branded packaging – ask for a sample or visit our London Coffee Machine showroom in Clerkenwell.
Let us guide you through the wonderful world of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, blends and pures, grind settings for cafetiere, filter coffee and espresso and the ethical trading of Fairtrade coffees, Rainforest Alliance coffees and Organic coffees – we offer it all..
Espresso Coffee Beans
One of our most popular blends is Caffia Espresso Crema beans – a mellow and rounded blend of specially prepared coffees from India and Africa; typical of the Southern Italian taste with softness and hints of butter and chocolate yielding a classic ‘velvet swallow’.
Caffia Espresso Crema Coffee Beans – Code: LCAFF200 – Packed 6 x 1 kg valve bags – Price: £68.75 per case
Caffia Coffee Group espresso coffee beans reflect our years of experience and mastery of complex blends and roasts ensuring you the perfect taste every time. Delivering the ‘velvet swallow’ espresso with a taste profile to match your exact aspirations takes a carefully crafted range of coffees, barista confidence through training and good coffee equipment.
You can rely on Caffia Coffee Group for all three.
Filter Coffee From Caffia Coffee Group
Our range also has 8 types of filter ground coffee in portioned sachets packed with basket filter papers for double jug coffee machines; the coffees that we offer include Traditional Blend, South American Blend and Fairtrade Colombian/Costa Rica which is very popular as an office coffee product for London and the south east.
Why not ask us for samples of filter coffees today?
Did you know?
Coffee is one of the largest traded commodities in the world; second only to oil in size; over 20 million people around the world work in the global coffee trade! Coffee and spices were traditionally landed in the London Docklands and Wapping area and roasted there as well.
Our London Clerkenwell coffee machine showroom at the Design Hub is one of the most exciting developments of recent years, call us on 0203 096 7233 or come along to 47 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS to see our range of professional bean-to-cup machines and espresso machines.
Caffia Coffee Group is a British success story in pragmatic, outward-looking coffee and commercial coffee machine expertise embracing global taste styles and in-depth coffee and equipment knowledge in a progressive way that few others can lay claim to. We’re also a dynamic family business offering a range of commercial coffee machines, bean-to-cup systems and grinders for offices, boardrooms and businesses. Please see the office coffee machines page for more details.
Do you work in a restaurant, coffee shop, hotel or golf club? We offer an extensive range of professional coffee equipment for these types of outlets – you can see more details here. Our super-modern coffee roastery, strict quality control, research lab and training showrooms are just the final stages in a long and fascinating journey bringing this marvel of nature from the tropics to your cup. Caffia will create the ultimate coffee experience for you.
See the showroom position on Google Maps. Call us on 0203 096 7233. Gee Street is near Barbican, Old Street and Farringdon stations.
We’re coffee machine dealers London with a showroom in Clerkenwell allowing you to view a range of coffee machines for offices and restaurants; call: 0203 096 7233. Caffia Coffee Group stocks a wide range of coffee machines for office and catering applications in London and the south east. Friendly advice, quick quotes and rapid dispatch are hallmarks of Caffia Coffee Group. Our London coffee machine showroom is right on the edge of the Square Mile with Shoreditch and Islington right nearby.
Choose from filter coffee brewers, traditional espresso machines, grinders and bean to cup automatic machines that offer convenient operation for cappuccino, flat white, caffe latte and espresso at the touch of a button.
Our coffees are a well developed and practical range – here is some notes about this amazing product. Coffee is a huge commodity – second only to oil in size – some 20 million people work in the world coffee trade. An astonishing product of nature that grows in the tropics on 2 main species of tree – Coffea Arabica and Coffea Robusta (there are others as well); coffee trees are generally kept to somewhere below 2 metres in height to ease harvesting.
Everything influences coffee’s taste in the cup – tree type, climate, soil, care of the crop, care of harvesting and processing, transport, care of selection by green buyers, handling, roasting, grinding and packing and final preparation.
In the Caffia range of coffees we find a practical range put together by studying taste styles of Italian, U.S. and other trends as well as the stability of supply of origins to go in our blends – the result is a range spanning 2 mainstream, 2 fine-dining and 3 ethical-certified coffee beans – something for every application that is delivered to a consistent quality standard and performance.
Caffia Coffee Group is a family-run coffee machine company offering a wide range of coffee machines for cafes, restaurants, farm shops, office and showrooms – this includes traditional espresso machines and bean-to-cup heavy duty machines as well as the Keurig K150 capsule system for offices. Please view our main website here to see the sheer range of commercial bean-to-cup coffee machines that we offer. We have put together some guiding notes below which may help with selecting a coffee machine.
With this task one can easily conclude: ‘I could buy a car for the price of these things!’ With the bewildering variety and significant cost it’s very important to have a detailed understanding of the types, performance and workings of modern speciality coffee machines. Caffia Coffee Group offer the full range from a filter coffee brewer to a heavy-duty bean-to-cup machine and we’d be pleased to work with you.
Filter coffee brewers work by percolating hot water over ground coffee of the correct mixture of grinds (finer than cafetiere, coarser than espresso grind) which normally passes through a filter paper into either a glass jug or a thermos flask.
The resulting brew is pleasant and thin on ‘body’ (‘thickness’ if you will) due to the fineness of the filter paper; aromatic and very drinkable, filter coffee is very useful for office meetings, hotel breakfast and conferencing. Filter coffee, prepared in batches, is the fastest form of servable coffee – simply pour it and enjoy.. I am delighted to see filter coffee’s popularity make a well-deserved comeback in recent years.
Commercial filter coffee machines or ‘brewers’ or ‘pour-overs’ start at the rugged Caffia CX-2 machine with 2 glass jugs and go up to the monster Bravilor B40 with twin 40 litre urns; these latter are known as bulk-brewers – for obvious reasons – and the sheer speed of brew means achieving a delicate and flavoursome brew is quite challenging with these machines.
Several companies have made brave efforts – for example the Bravilor Aurora which we have trialled and has quite amazing programing parameters – but still I can’t help thinking smaller batches and slower brew like the classic 3 pint (1.7 litres) that many machines brew is the best option for taste.
Cafetieres belong under coffee machines in some ways because having a machine to dispense a carefully measured dose offers an easy and consistent way to make great coffee.
You remember the point about a filter coffee machine’s filter paper taking body out of the coffee?
With a cafetiere this is not the case and a very enjoyable cup (which still does not have the extraction or punch of espresso or it’s diluted form as an americano) can be enjoyed (or maybe 2 cups).
The Bravilor KMD unit is one such doser in service with many hundreds of outlets filling cafetieres quickly and easily.
Capsule coffee machines have come about because a filter brewer prepares a whole jug or flask and its tough if you don’t happen to like that coffee! Offering a clever range and making a single cup of fresh coffee, leaf tea or chocolate means this is quality and convenience personified.
No surprise then that one of the world’s leading capsule system is KEURIG Green Mountain from the USA and we are pleased to offer superb K-Cup drinks that makes a very generous size mug or cup. A capsule machine tends to be low-priced but the capsules inevitably are a significantly higher cost per cup and also raise questions about wasted packaging – Keurig recently stated the release of a compostable (biodegradable) capsule for the US and Canada.
Traditional Espresso Machines – There is one key element across over 150 manufacturers of espresso machines that are out there, and that is pressure.
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 entire world as a favourite coffee fix – with the Caffia range of beans it comes in a variety of taste styles but 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 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, this is not unlike a very small
saucepan. Once secured in the group head on the machine by means of a quarter of a turn the machine’s pump is triggered to force water through the ground coffee at around 140psi (but low flow rate) and the result is this intense extraction.
Milk heating, foaming and texturing are undertaken 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, good cup warming storage, good ‘theatre’ as customers can see the drink being crafted for them, good prices and robust performance.
Also consider that these machines do take time to make a drink as well as skill acquired by practice – also with a human operator (s) there can be a degree of inconsistency in the end product.. it’s fair to say that traditional espresso machines are rare in the office setting as they are not really automated enough to be convenient.
Caffia Coffee Group offers a range of both ‘workhorse’ and luxury espresso machines, grinders and barista training which you can see by clicking to our website here.
If you run a high-pressure outlet where coffee is not the main focus, have high staff turnover or are in a self-service situation (eg: an office kitchen) you might be better off with an automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine.
Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines are basically automatic robots. With a bean-to-cup you have either FRESH MILK or POWDER MILK integrated into the machine as well as fresh coffee beans.
From this combination these machines produce a full range of drinks at the touch of a button like espresso, americano (a diluted espresso), caffe latte, cappuccino and in some cases flat white, mocha (includes chocolate as well as coffee and milk) and espresso macchiato. The automation in bean-to-cup machines is extremely useful in offering a consistent drink and with zero skill on behalf of your staff or in an office or self-service situation maybe by you yourself.
A bean-to-cup using fresh milk does produce a better quality drink and the latest generation like the Jura Giga series (above) and Franke A600 are also easier to clean than previously.
There are situations where a bean to cup with powder milk and often with hot chocolate powder as well offers a neat ‘vending’ type option that is ideal for offices or showrooms – like the Necta Koro Max for example.
It should be noted that in recent years on the one hand, powder milk for touch button bean to cup machines has hugely improved, it is often 100% pure skimmed milk in agglomerated form and on the other hand, the myth that powder milk bean to cups are a lot easier to clean than fresh milk bean to cups is not really credible.
The purchase prices on our range of bean-to-cup machines goes from £1250.00 to £15,000+ – there is a wide range and something for every site situation, volume and quality requirement. Have a look on our website or call us to discuss on 01324 617618 or 0203 096 7233
Instant Coffee Machinesuse soluble (instant) ingredients like freeze-dried instant coffee, cappuccino topping powder (around 70% milk) and powder hot chocolate.
One of these machines – often called ‘dispensers’ – offers a compact and low-cost machine which is generally plumbed to the mains water supply – the principle benefit is very high speed dispense or a very hot beverage (all powder, no fresh milk to cool the drink, or to go off either), low cost machines and low cost drinks in high volumes. See a Matrix Mini Magnum Machine here: >>
In a factory or office with a short coffee break these machines can be a real queue buster without breaking the bank but the fact is that generally people are more and more seeking better quality coffee such as a bean-to-cup machine would give.
With instant coffee machines, the machine cost is generally lower than espresso machines or bean to cup in some ways with less to go wrong as well. See here for more information.
We hope this short intro to coffee machines has been helpful to you, Caffia Coffee Group is a friendly family run company and would be glad to discuss your needs.
Our principle sales contacts are Ben Hardwick and Russell Hardwick
We have 2 showrooms – one at our Falkirk head office in central Scotland and one in central London; these are very useful for viewing equipment and trying coffees.
Visit our Clerkenwell showroom at 47 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS or our Falkirk Head Office Showroom at Lomond House, Russel Street, Falkirk, FK2 7HS
Jura Descaling Tablets are used for periodic descaling (decalcifying) of Jura Bean-To-Cup coffee machines; Jura is a Swiss brand of automatic bean to cup coffee machines offering touch-button convenience for drinks made from fresh beans and fresh milk.
Drinks That Jura Coffee Machines Make Include:
For more details on Jura Decalcifying Tablets please see our main website here where you can also place an order for these tablets, coffee beans, teas, hot chocolate and paper cups. Please see the sheer range of commercial bean-to-cup coffee machine that we offer at the Equipment part of our corporate website.
Visit our Clerkenwell showroom at 47 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS or our Falkirk Head Office Showroom at Lomond House, Russel Street, Falkirk, FK2 7HS
Caffia Coffee Group Lomond House Russel Street Falkirk FK2 7HS
Espresso Fino Coffee Beans is a remarkable espresso coffee beans blend in the Caffia Coffee Group range of 8 types of espresso coffee beans – designed as a mild and sweet 100% Arabica ‘gentleman’s espresso’ – this is the outstanding taste so beloved of the latest crop of top-end cafes and restaurants!
Caffia Coffee Group is a dynamic family-run business offering a range of prime coffees and commercial coffee machines; matching your exact needs from our wide range of professional coffee machines and prime coffees is our top priority. Contact us to discuss your needs or visit our Falkirk or London showrooms. Phone: 01324 617618 or 0203 096 7233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.