The coffee maker has long been a must-have item in the kitchen of any, even the smallest office. What kind of coffee is offered to guests, business partners at various negotiations and meetings, speaks a lot about the level of the company, being, albeit small, but a component of its image. Instant coffee is not serious, only real coffee – freshly ground and just brewed.
But how great it would be if the process of making coffee was fully automated, and at the same time there was an opportunity to pamper yourself and guests with all the variety of existing coffee drinks, from espresso and cappuccino to macchiatto and ristretto. These dreams have become easy to achieve with the advent of coffee machines.
Features of automatic coffee machines
Automatic coffee machines have a built-in coffee grinder and a microcomputer, with which you can program many functions: the degree of filling the cup, the time of switching on and off. Just press one button and after 40 seconds the coffee is ready. A beverage prepared in a coffee machine fully retains the essential oils and caffeine contained in freshly ground coffee. Currently, there are machines on the coffee machine market for the most demanding taste, some of them even have the ability to access the Internet.
When brewing each new portion of coffee, only fresh water is used, and the stagnant is removed through the supply pipes.
The device will inform you when you need to add beans and water, clean the pipes and remove the spent coffee grounds. The electronic memory stores the set parameters for the repeated preparation of the coffee drink.
Most automatic coffee machines are designed to perform such functions as adjusting the number of cups of coffee and strength, setting the brewing mode depending on the hardness of the water, flushing the water pipes when brewing each coffee portion and the entire system when turning the machine on and off, automatic shutdown.
Which coffee machine is right for you
Coffee machines, ideal for installation in large and small offices, are now offered by such manufacturers of household appliances as Miele, Siemens, Kuppersbusch. Jura coffee machines are considered very reliable – each of them has a water filter, a coffee pre-aroma system, automatic diagnostics, and many other functions. For example, the Jura IMPRESSA S and F series are fully automated and are ideal for an office with over 50 employees. The price range for Jura coffee machines is from 32,000 to 96,000 rubles.
For large offices, it is more convenient to use floor-standing models of coffee machines, which provide greater productivity and allow you to prepare a wider variety of drinks – espresso, americano, cappuccino, latte, mocachino (cappuccino with chocolate), coffee with milk, coffee with chocolate, hot chocolate (double chocolate, milk chocolate), hot milk, tea, broth.
If your office has a small kitchen, you might want to think about built-in coffee machines, which, along with built-in coffee makers, are now actively produced by many leading manufacturers of household appliances. So, you should pay attention to the built-in coffee machines Miele, Siemens, Gaggenau, Kuppersbusch, Neff.
The built-in coffee machine will not clutter up the table, will not disturb the kitchen facade, as it is hidden in the cabinet. When it is necessary to fill up the grains, fill in water or carry out cleaning, the device moves out of the furniture niche on special guides.
The Gaggenau built-in coffee machine is an excellent example of this technique. It can make espresso, cappuccino, latte, macchiatto and even tea. All you need to do is set the required strength and portion size.
The main advantage of automatic coffee machines is, of course, the ability to prepare a high-quality coffee drink for anyone who does not have any skills. The disadvantage is the high price. That is why such devices are primarily recommended for installation in the office, but for home use they are still a luxury that not everyone can afford.