Great coffee happens when your coffee machine is clean, and everything is working well together. Take a look at our top coffee machine tips to keeping your machine in working order, ensuring your customers are drinking great quality coffee all day, every day.
There are 5 important settings on a coffee machine that can make a dramatic difference to the coffee’s aroma, taste and the depth of flavour, these settings can account for up to 80% of the coffee’s overall taste profile!
They can be adjusted to create the kind of coffee you and your customers prefer. Once set you should be able to judge the taste of every subsequent espresso from the machine.
Fully automatic espresso machines can be adjusted by a technician. Whilst with most traditional espresso machines these settings could be adjusted by the barista.
5. Do not ‘top up’ milk, this can seriously affect food safety! Make sure you empty the milk container and clean it with a cleaning agent recommended by the supplier daily, rather than continuing to add milk.
6. Please don’t overfill the hoppers or bean containers. The beans start to deteriorate after two hours and won’t be at their best. So, try and add the correct amount and avoid having beans sitting there for more than a day. Remember to clean the hoppers daily.
7. To see if everything’s working well, look for a pleasant crema (a small layer of froth) on top of the coffee. It should be consistent in shape and colour, not ‘broken up’ and neither too light nor too dark.
8. Remember to always follow your machine manufacturers guidelines. If you’re not sure or confident in what you’re doing, then contact them for advice.
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