Laurel Dotson. Coffee Machines. November 29th , 2017.
Thankfully, all that has changed. With the evolution of the High Street big brands of Coffee Bars. The growth in Café Culture in the UK and the influence of the well known "American" food outlets. The publics perception of Coffee has changed and become more refined. In fact, the UK is now officially a nation of coffee drinkers. To respond to this many independent businesses have moved towards more sophisticated methods of producing coffee to compete in the coffee market. From the traditional Italian style Espresso machine to the more complex Bean to Cup automatic coffee machines, it is possible to produce a wide range of high quality espresso based coffees very simply.
In the present era, it is almost unimaginable to think of a book store or a browsing hall without a coffee machine at a corner or featured most prominently. With so many people hooked on to this drink big time, the coffee machine has slowly started finding its way through schools, colleges, workplaces, malls and even petrol pumps. Many institutions and companies offer free service to their patrons while some of them charge a negligible fee for using the facility. Overall, walk into a shopping mall or a complex arcade and there are more chances than ever for you to find Commercial Coffee Makers somewhere in the backdrop.
In 1938, Milan coffee bartender, Achille Gaggia filed a Patent for a steam-free coffee machine. Unlike its predecessors, Gaggias design used a revolutionary piston mechanism which forced water through the coffee grounds at high pressure. It was his quest for the perfect espresso in 1930s Milan that gave birth to one of Italys most iconic brands, and heralded the production of the Espresso as we know it. Traditional Espresso Coffee Machines are the type you see in Café Nero, Costa Coffee etc.
If you work in a small office, a machine with a small carafe is sufficient. However, you work in a very large office, a machine that can fill a large coffee urn might be what is needed. Another feature that would be useful in this type of environment is a machine with a "time to clean" indicator coupled with a self clean feature. Often, calcium buildup can occur in these machines and an indicator of when the machine needs to be cleaned is important. In a shared environment, it is very likely that responsibilities like cleaning the coffee machine can be ignored due to the phenomenon known as the tragedy of the commons. By having a machine with simplified cleaning measures like an auto-clean, you can avoid the pitfall of nobody taking responsibility to clean.
Let us start with single cup coffee makers that are ideal for college students or single people. As evident by the name, these coffee makers deliver single cup of coffee. Again, there are thermal coffee makers as well that provide delicious fresh and hot coffee. These coffee makers are also available in a number of colors and sizes. Another popular type is the French press that produces quite strong coffee. This device is also known by other names like press pot and coffee press. The coffee produced by this machine is superior in a number of aspects.
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