Professional Coffee Makers
Some Professional Coffee Makers to Consider:
Bunn Pourover Coffee Machines: traditional, commercial grade brewers with warmers and a pourover feature. These are available with 1 to 3 warmers
Bunn Automatic Coffee Machines: these have warmers and connect to a waterline and brew about 4 gallons/hour. Available with 1 to 6 warmers.
Bunn Airpot Coffee Machines: these brew directly into airpots so that the coffee does not sit on a heated warmer and continue to cook. Available in pourover and automatic; single and dual
Bunn Thermal Coffee Machines: these brew directly into either thermal carafes or thermal servers so that the coffee does not sit on a heated warmer and continue to cook. Available in pourover and automatic; single and dual
Fetco Extractor Coffee Machines: all Fetco brewers brew into thermal servers. Fetco has sizes from .5 to high-volume 6 gallon brewers, with single and dual available.
Fetco Medium and High Volume Coffee Brewers: for very high volume needs
Curtis Automatic Coffee Machines: available with 1 to 6 warmers.
Curtis Airpot and Thermal Machines: Curtis has airpot and thermal brewers in pourover or automatic
Curtis Milano Coffee Brewers: high-end, high-volume brewers
Newco Ace Intelli-Brew Brewers: a wide range of high-quality, smart, energy-conserving brewers
Grindmaster Pourover Coffee Machines: Grindmaster makes pourover brewers that brew into coffee pots or airpots
Grindmaster Automatic Coffee Machines: available with 1 to 4 warmers; single or dual
Many businesses demand on great coffee. Their reputation rests on their coffee. Coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, and even churches these days - they all need great coffee.
Great coffee is made by a combination of great coffee beans, good, clean water and great coffee equipment. If you don't have all 3, your coffee, and, therefore, your customers and your business, will pay the consequences. In the brewing process, brewing temperature, brew time, pre-infusion, good servers - these are the factors that make the difference between good coffee and great coffee.
The options for high-quality, professional coffee makers have increased in the last few years. With the advent recently of thermal servers and airpots that can keep the coffee hot a long time, many companies are trending toward purchasing an airpot brewer, thermal carafe brewer or a thermal server brewer. Additionally, advances have been made in pre-infusion and extraction, where the grounds are wetting for a time period before the actual brewing process begins. The pre-infusion/extraction process enables the water to draw out more flavor from the coffee grounds.
Additionally, many professional coffee makers come with computerized touch-pad controls that can tweet many aspects of the brewing process, such as temperature, volume, pre-infusion and water pressure controls.
Some things to consider when purchasing an professional coffee maker:
Pourover or Automatic (hooks up to a waterline) - depends on volume, amount of money you want to spend and if you have a waterline available
Volume of coffee your will serve - output for professional coffee makers ranges from 4 gallons/hour up to 25 or more gallons/hour
110V or 220V or 440V - more power means more coffee, but many places only have 120V service available
Do you want to brew into a traditional coffee pot that sits on warmers, or an airpot, thermal carafe or thermal server. Airpots and thermal carafes and servers can be carried to where the coffee is needed.
Switch controls or touchpad controls