The commercial espresso machine sold in the market is capable of creating a variety of coffee drinks. It uses steam to make espresso shots, cappuccinos and lattes. These machines are seen in cafés and restaurants. They’re also the coffee machine recommended for a busy environment such as a retail store, office lunch room, teacher’s lounge or any place that serves a lot of coffee drinkers continuously. These machines make coffee fast which is suitable for people on the go or have more tasks at hand. It also keeps coffee warm which is why coffee still tastes great even if the next drink was served an hour later from the first coffee dispensed.
Commercial grade coffee machines cost several thousands of dollars. Also, unlike a personal coffee maker, it requires a person with the right expertise to operate properly.
Commercial espresso machine: Steps to making your coffee drink
Espresso shots are the purest coffee drink you can make from the machine. You need to remove the portafilter from the group head first. Place the espresso grounds into the filter, pressing it and tamping twice to ensure that it’s packed. After you’ve ensured the grounds are firmly packed, replace the filter into the head and then turn the hot water knob on slightly for a few seconds before turning the hot water on full. Wait until the shot is poured into the cup and then shut the water off.
The base ingredient for all coffee drinks is the espresso shot. To make lattes, pour milk into a pitcher until almost half full. Place it under the steam wand at approximately 45 degrees angle to the surface of the milk. Once you’ve positioned it properly, turn on the steam. The steam will make the milk swirl around the pitcher. You will know when to stop when the milk gets a consistency like house paint. Let the milk settle through tapping the pitcher and then pour it over the espresso shot.
To make a cappuccino, prepare the espresso shot. It’s also a combination of steamed milk and espresso like a latte. However with the cappuccino, you steam the milk until it becomes a solid foamy texture. Tap the pitcher to let the air escape and stop only when the pitcher makes a hollow sound. Pour it on top the espresso shot and you get a cappuccino.
Another drink is the Café Americano. It is made by simply pouring an espresso shot in a glass of hot water. Most well-known coffee shops also serve cold coffee drinks. As for the Café Americano, ice is simply added. The latte is usually blended with shaved ice and is one of the most popular drinks bought by younger people. They are made in different flavours by mixing syrup to the drink. You will find lattes in almond, mint, mocha and other flavours. Other drinks that can also be made by a commercial espresso machine includes hot choco, chai lattes and ciders.