How Water Filtration Affects Automatic Espresso Machines

Posted on September 12, 2012 by espressopartners

Let’s start with a definitive statement: whether your espresso machine is automatic, semi-automatic or a super-automatic, the water you put into it will always dictate quality of your espresso. Now, let’s talk about water filtration and Automatic Espresso Machines. Preserving the Life of Your Espresso Machine It’s been said before that hard water kills espresso …

Does Your Commercial Espresso Machine Need Repair?

Posted on September 6, 2012 by espressopartners

Is your commercial espresso machine broken? If so, how do you know? That might be a deceptive question. If the machine doesn’t produce actual cups of espresso, then you know something is wrong. Right? The fact is, commercial espresso machines aren’t like most heavy-duty equipment. Small indicators that you notice during course of a busy …

How To Choose a Commercial Espresso Grinder

Posted on September 4, 2012 by espressopartners

It might not seem like a big deal, but for professional baristas it is: the best commercial espresso machines can be less than forgiving if you use a subpar espresso grinder. So what makes a good commercial grinder? Generally, you want a grinder that crushes the beans with a minimum of aggressive energy. Look for …

How to Maintain Commercial Espresso Machines

Posted on August 31, 2012 by espressopartners

It never fails: Whenever we service a commercial espresso machine and find it in generally good repair, we can tell that it came from a first-class establishment. There’s very little more telling than that. The proper maintenance of your commercial espresso equipment results in cost savings, for sure: if a machine has been well-maintained on …

Alternative Brew Methods

Posted on August 31, 2012 by espressopartners

one of the reasons we operate in the commercial espresso business is that we get to work with so many people who indulge in the sheer joy of making coffee. To that end, we sell and service equipment for a range of alternative brew methods. Most are very old in other parts of the world, …

How Your Specialty Coffee Shop Can Grow

Posted on July 17, 2012 by espressopartners

If you’re like many of our customers, you’ve heard over and over how your specialty coffee business is unlike any other – it’s got ambience that you can’t find at any other coffee shop anywhere. It’s a classic, one that your customers will come back to over and over. You know that a big part …

The Value of Training from Your Specialty Coffee Supplier

Posted on June 4, 2012 by espressopartners

We’d like to assert that there’s a great resource that can make a huge difference in your barista and staff training: your equipment supplier. But first, let’s get this out of the way. Coffee schools, barista training academies and, of course, the coffee shop owner’s knowledge are all terrific resources for ensuring that your staff …

What is Your Specialty Coffee and Espresso Equipment Supplier Selling?

Posted on May 24, 2012 by espressopartners

To be truly effective at the sale and service of espresso and specialty coffee equipment, we believe you have to be focused on the equipment instead of the accessories. And if you’re operating a business that depends on excellent specialty coffee, that’s a vital distinction. It’s important for a company that sells and services specialty …