Fans of natural coffee are wondering how to choose the optimally suitable coffee machine. Many models are now equipped with a programmed process of making coffee. In order to get a cup of flavored drink, just press one or two buttons. Modern equipment is multifunctional. It has many options. With it, you can make a large amount of coffee drinks.
This unit is quite economical. For example, in order to prepare one cup of strong coffee you need only 6-7 grams of beans. Savings are especially noticeable where large volumes of coffee are needed. Automatic models are equipped with a counter, which take into account the number of cups prepared. This helps to greatly facilitate the accounting process.
Depending on the level of automation, modern coffee machines are classified into the following types:
- Super automatic.
The most suitable model for professionals is an automatic coffee machine. When preparing drinks with such equipment, human participation is minimal. Such units can be perfectly adapted to a wide range of beverages.
For domestic use and small cafes are used mainly semi-automatic models. During the operation of this unit, the barista itself performs certain actions depending on what kind of coffee is needed. For example, he carries out the dosage of the drink, performs the grinding of grains. Dosed spilling of water will also have to be carried out manually.
Super-automatic models are distinguished by the presence of a large functional set. The unit performs self-dosage of the desired volume of water, grains, connects to the water supply. Such machines operate smoothly.
A worthy place in the market is occupied by rozhkov aggregates. They are functional and ergonomic. Coffee is made in the brew group. A portion of the grains is placed in the holder (horn).
Capsular coffee machines operate on the basis of capsules, which are boxes made of plastic. The boxes are securely closed with foil. There are grains inside the capsules. After starting the unit, the box is punctured. Water penetrates into the capsule under high pressure.
Capsule models of cars are easy to maintain and do not leave pollution after their work. Such units will be an excellent solution for home use.
For mass cooking this technique is not suitable. Prepared coffee in such a unit will cost more.
Modern models are equipped with a coffee dosage function. With this option, you can adjust the strength of the drink, especially grinding, taste. If the grain grinding is excessively fine, the drink will turn out with a bitter taste. When overly coarse, the beverage may be less saturated. Professional machines are equipped with a numerical designation of the quality of grinding. The smaller the specified number, the finer the grinding. Thanks to a special platform for heating, you can make a truly aromatic coffee with froth.
Modern coffee machines have a popular option - making cappuccino. Such units are equipped with cappuccinator. It adjusts the process of whipping milk. This does not require the intervention of a barista.
All professional units are part of their design grinders. Millstones can be of two types: steel and ceramic. Ceramic models are notable for silent operation and do not make excessively loud sounds. During the preparation of the drink, they are not exposed to excessive heat. If a foreign object comes in contact with it, the ceramic product may be damaged. Steel millstones are more resistant to mechanical damage. If a stone gets inside them, it will not break, but just temporarily stop working.
Basic requirements for technology
If you still doubt which coffee machine to choose, pay attention to the fact that modern equipment for making coffee has a wide variety of choices. Reliable units must meet certain requirements.
When choosing a unit, pay attention to the number of cups that it can prepare per day. In this case, the unit will pay for itself. Do not purchase an oversized unit if you know that it will be idle. For example, if a cafe has 30 seats, then it will be enough to purchase an apparatus capable of preparing up to 120 cups per day.
Modern coffee machine is a complex device. In it, all options are automated. In order for this technique to last as long as possible, certain operational requirements must be met.
Do not put anything in the coffee grinder except coffee beans. Otherwise, it can fail. It is also undesirable to use flavored grains, since plaque may form on the millstones over time.
After the extraction cycle, cleaning procedures are required. Modern models are equipped with special tablets, which, after a certain number of bowls drunk, carry out self-cleaning. The container needs regular cleaning.
The heart of the technique is the brewing mechanism. In the course of long-term operation, coffee oils accumulate over time on the walls of this mechanism. If this oil is plentiful, then the drink becomes bitter. The brewing mechanism is recommended to be cleaned at least once in 30 days. The shooting mechanism is washed under running water.