Choosing the right equipment is essential to bringing the best out of the beans you buy. It is an investment that can determine the success of your business and can make your coffee offering sink or sing. It is therefore a decision that is not to be taken lightly – but with such a wide choice of machines available (new and second hand) it can be an overwhelming task!
As part of our role in running a coffee academy, we regularly test out new equipment and are kept up to date with the latest technology available. We are therefore positioned well to help you out and only ever recommend a machine based on its ability to make consistently great espresso. For this reason, we have partnered with industry recognised and respected businesses to bring a variety of equipment (both traditional machines and filter brewers) to the market, all of which can be viewed in our show room.
Founded in 1927, La Marzocco has long been an industry favourite thanks to its innovative and passionate approach to crafting beautiful handmade machines from its factory in Florence, Italy. It has always been a pioneering manufacturer having introduced several of the industry’s most crucial advancements including the horizontal boiler (allowing for multi group machines) and PID (proportional integral derivative for temperature stability). As a supplier, La Marzocco are closely aligned to our own principles and really value passion, quality and innovation. We use one of their machines (the Linea PB) on a daily basis and feel it cannot be rivalled in terms of consistency, reliability and style. La Marzocco are constantly experimenting and refining what they do to maintain their well-deserved reputation as industry leaders in espresso machines – whilst they are certainly pricey, they are an investment that will most definitely pay off and really do last a lifetime.
La Spaziale was established in Bologna, Italy in 1969 and is probably best known for being the machine of choice for the 2016 UK Barista Championships. They are fantastic machines and the company have patented a cutting edge heat exchange system which uses steam to heat brewing water in the boiler – this goes a long way towards brewing consistently good espresso and preventing lime scale build up over time. La Spaziale are an extremely reliable business to work with and provide fantastic customer service and fast lead times. They have produced a machine to suit most budgets, all of which have the technology needed to serve great coffee.
Marco Beverage Solutions have been around for 35 years and have long been acknowledged as an outstanding supplier of the very best filter and boiler systems in the world. The efficiency of their boilers is unrivalled as is the quality of coffee produced by their filter and bulk brew options which will make a coffee to Gold Cup Standards. The founder of Marco, Drewry Pearson was a past president of the SCAE and the operations Director, Paul Stack, is current vice-president of the SCAE as well as being a key contributor to the development of the SCAE Coffee Diploma System. In short, they have a great and accurate understanding of the demand for quality coffee which is the focus of all of the equipment they produce. Their machines are suited to a wide range of businesses from specialty coffee shops wishing to introduce filter to their menu to quality focused restaurants and pubs who may not want the financial output of a traditional espresso machine for their coffee offering. Marco are always passionate to prove there are better ways of doing things and they invest 50% of their profits each year into research and development. We are proud to be part of their community of quality focused businesses around the world and are always excited to see what they come up with next.
If you have any questions about any of the equipment we supply, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will be able to listen to your needs, taking into account your setup, and advise which option will suit you best. All of our machines and equipment are available to purchase outright or to lease on a monthly basis and we can arrange installation and service packages.