HomeRoast Digest


Topic: recommendation for a commercial machine for a (4 msgs / 93 lines)
1) From: Steve Hamm
Good problem to have. Wish I had this problem here at the office. There may
be someone on the list who can speak to this, but home roasters will
probably be hands-on baristas. You're talking about a commercial
superautomatic espresso machine.
If I were in your shoes, I'd want to find out what the most popular
commercial superautomatic machine is in Switzerland and/or Italy. Schaerer
and Thermoplan machines (both Swiss) are evidently popular in the states,
from the number of refurb machines available. No idea about how these
compare to other machines or a decent barista. Both have models that look
like they sing, dance, and maybe shave chocolate and do swirly-patterns in
the foam.
You should also look into installation (220V power + water + drain(?)) and
make sure about a good local company to service the machine.
On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Michael Burer  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comSweet Maria's Forum
Our new Coffee Library

2) From: Seth Grandeau
The Capresso Jura line makes a pretty decent cup of coffee and an
acceptable espresso/espresso-based-drink.  If you have a Sur La Table store
near you, they usually have them set up for demo, so you can try a cup and
see how you like it.http://www.capresso.com/automatic-coffee-centers.shtmlAt a lower price point, Nespresso makes a nice pod based machine.  They
have a wide selection of pods and offer special releases each year, to keep
things interesting.  They're line of machines does include one which does
milk-based espresso drinks.  Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma usually have
these set up for demo.http://www.nespresso.com/us/en/coffee-maker-list-NespAs somoene who has had very little luck with making espresso, myself, I've
been very happy with the nespresso machine and pods.  While it is not as
good as a great coffee bar, it's better than 95% of my coffee options.
On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Steve Hamm  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comSweet Maria's Forum
Our new Coffee Library

3) From: Demian Ebert
Our office in Seattle has an Avalon Gourmethttp://www.americanvendingonline.com/onecup%20pages/avalongourmet.htmlThere are about 65 or so people in the office. I hear there can be a line
at times in the morning, but it's not too bad. Operation is relativly
simple, choose one of three coffees loaded into a hopper from the top,
choose the cup size, type of coffee, 'strength', etc and it
grinds/brews/dispenses. I was pretty dubious the first time I saw it, but
it doesn't do too bad for an office machine (better than our Mr. Coffee in
the Portland office). My guess is they have a service contract with the
vendor who comes and cleans it, replaces the consumables, etc.
Demian
On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM, Seth Grandeau  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comSweet Maria's Forum
Our new Coffee Library

4) From: Michael Burer
Thank you for the recommendations. We looked today at a Jura Giga 5; that may end up being our machine because of price point + features. The local retailer provides good service after the sale as well. If anything interesting develops I'll post the news here. Otherwise, press on, friends!
Michael Burer
On Jul 17, 2013, at 2:31 PM, Demian Ebert  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comSweet Maria's Forum
Our new Coffee Library


HomeRoast Digest