How to Choose the Espresso Coffee Machine
that Suits Your Needs!

When ordering your espresso coffee machine, state that your electrical supply is either single or 3 phase. It makes a difference to the wiring of the coffee machine.

Ideally, you need a plumbed in regular water supply; of minimum 2 Bars ... maximum 4 Bars. Pressure regulating valves can be used to control the water pressure to a maximum of 4 Bars.

A word of advice ... rather get a coffee technician to install your machine and don't forget to order the correct installation kit which comes as an additional extra item when purchasing your coffee machine.

Selection for Commercial or Industrial Coffee Machines

How many tables are there in your establishment?

If less than 50 tables, then you need …

  • 1 or 2 GRP (Group Head) machine
  • 1 or 2 frothing wands
  • 1 hot water spout

If more than 50 tables or high demand, then you need …

  • 2 or 3 GRP (Group Head) machine
  • 2 frothing wands
  • 1 hot water spout

There are 4 GRP machines available for VERY high demand, as well as single GRP for minimal output.

The two common types of espresso coffee machines in use are manual or automatic. Basically, the manual type lets you control the start and stop functions of dispensing your coffee and the automatic type is programmed to dispense what you want by simply pressing a button and letting the coffee machine control the coffee making process.

Grimac

Grimac

Expobar

Expobar

Wega

Wega

Carimali

Carimali

Selection for Home or Office Coffee Makers

A single GRP which is either manual or automatic will be suitable.

Automatic Coffee Machine

Automatic Coffee Machine

Expobar Single Group

Manual Coffee Machine

Gas Heating Assisted Espresso Coffee Machines

Gas assisted heated coffee machines are favoured where the electricity supply is poor or non-existent. Therefore, the coffee dose is dispensed with the use of a combination of manual and spring driven levers.

The boiler is heated by LPG gas. Gas heated may not be as effective as electric heating, especially in high production situations.

The user still may require a method of supplying the machine with water i.e. a water pressure pump. 


Are you wanting to buy, sell or refurbish a Commercial Coffee Machine?

If you live in South Africa, contact YO.

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