Commercial Espresso Machine Reviews

By on 2014
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Pulling the perfect espresso shot starts with choosing the perfect commercial espresso machine. Whether it’s for your cozy corner café or just for your daily morning pick-me-up, a machine that could consistently produce a thick, almost syrupy shot and follow it up with that rich, reddish-brown crema is certainly irreplaceable. The quality of an espresso machine defines even the most skillful Italian baristas.

So what makes a commercial espresso machine perfect? Three things: precision, control, and consistency. To achieve that sublime coffee goodness, you want to have a machine that is able to control and maintain a consistent brewing temperature and pump pressure. You also want a modicum of control with the pump activation, in order to account for the subtle timing differences when building a shot.

The robustness and the practical design of the espresso machine are also important. An ergonomically-designed machine with good clearance space, user-friendly and responsive buttons and switches, and easy to read displays and indicators help reduce human errors. A body made of quality materials means that your commercial espresso machine will perform consistently over a longer period. Choosing trusted brands such as Breville, Philips Saeco, and DeLonghi ensures that these factors are of minimal concern, and that all of your efforts go into practicing your technique and crafting your recipe.
 

Breville BES900XL Dual Boiler Semi Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine

Breville BES900XL Dual Boiler Semi Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

The Breville BES900XL packs all the features of a commercial espresso machine in a compact domestic body. It has dual stainless steel boilers: a 300ml boiler dedicated to your espresso, and a 950ml steam boiler for that frothy milky goodness. The dual boilers also feature an electronic PID temperature control, which means that you can pull that perfect shot while also steaming your milk.

An Over Pressure Valve (OPV) controls the pressure of the 15-bar pump during extraction, ensuring that no bitter flavors seep through your shot. The same mechanism allows for low pressure pre-infusion, progressively increasing the water pressure for maximum grind expansion.

But that’s not all. The Breville BES900XL espresso machine features programmable controls, easy-to-read gauges, and user-friendly features such as auto-start preheating, dedicated hot water outlet, and an accessible top-fill water tank. With this commercial espresso machine from Breville, all you need to pull that perfect shot are great beans… and of course, some practice.
 

Philips Saeco Vienna Plus Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine

Philips Saeco Vienna Plus Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine

4 Stars (4 / 5)

Owning a Philips Saeco Vienna Plus is like owning a complete Italian café, along with your very own veteran barista. No need to pull the perfect shot yourself: this automatic commercial espresso machine does it for you with a push of a button.

The magic starts with the Vienna Plus’ built-in conical burr grinder. The machine’s OptiDose technology allows you to precisely choose the amount of beans per cup. Once you have your grind, the Aroma System kicks in, injecting hot water pre-brew for maximum flavor extraction. Push a few buttons, and out comes that heavenly dark liquid with its intense aroma.

The Philips Saeco Vienna Plus Commercial Espresso Machine also has an integrated Pannarello steam wand so you can froth milk while the machine is working its magic. Cleaning up is also easy. The brew group can be easily removed for cleaning–no need to deal with messy chemicals inside your machine.
 

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Commercial Espresso Coffee Machine

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Commercial Espresso Coffee Machine

4 Stars (4 / 5)

Once you have the DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica, you’d wonder why you ever relied on coffee shops in the first place. This commercial espresso machine has it all. It has a built-in quiet conical burr grinder, and a beans-to-brew system that creates fresh grinds just before brewing to ensure the freshest espresso quality. It also has a cappuccino system, which automatically mixes steam and milk–no need to do the frothing yourself!

The DeLonghi ESAM 3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso Machine has dual stainless steel boilers with an instant reheat function, ensuring that the water temperature is always perfect. Tinker around with some buttons, and this espresso machine can prepare all kinds of drinks: espresso, cappuccino, lattes, Americano, and much more. So it’s time to say goodbye to Starbucks, and say hello to your Magnifica.
 

Breville BES860XL Barista Express Commercial Coffee Machine

Breville BES860XL Barista Express Commercial Coffee Machine

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

The best espresso machines are those that teach you how to make good coffee. Breville’s The Barista Express does just that and more. This commercial espresso machine has a built-in grinder, enabling you to create an amazing espresso by using the freshest grinds every time you pull that shot.

Breville’s The Barista Express includes dual wall, pressurized filters that assist novice baristas by helping to optimize the extraction. Once you learn the ropes, you can then use the single-wall, non-pressurized filters to give you more room for your own custom recipe.

Full-packed with all the features that a small café needs, The Barista Express Espresso Machine is an excellent choice for would-be baristas. No wonder it won the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Best New Product of 2013.
 

Conclusion

 
Commercial espresso machines present the top class of coffee makers. They have the best and latest technology for producing the PERFECT cup of coffee. These machines provide precision, quality and consistency far above the normal coffee makers.

Our top choice for an affordable but high quality commercial espresso machine goes to the Breville BES900XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine. Breville has taken a lot of input from industry experts and baristas on how to create the perfect espresso machine. This machine is amazing! It offers dual boiler technology with a reasonable price. It is packed with features and programmability necessary for precision and consistency, every time.
 


 
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