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Conti Espresso Machines

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Introducing the Conti range of espresso machines.

Stylish and sleek in tall cup versions, lever wands, temperature stability, multi boilers. From the novice to the professional barista, with Conti espresso machines there is a machine for you.

Conti Espresso Machines

Conti Essika

The best cup for the best price available in 3 models : ESPRESSO , TALL CUP and COMPACT.

Electronic volume control

User friendly : large removable drip tray (ESPRESSO and TALL CUP versions) The motherboard is placed in cold area with a large protection. Reinforced frame.

128 mm under the coffee spout (TALL CUP version) Maintenance conception will make service so easy. Thermosyphon system garantees the best cups for all specialities with the best thermic stability all day long. The COMPACT has a 5 liter boiler with a 2500 W heating element and the ESPRESSO and TALL CUP have a 11 liter boiler with a 3600 W heating element: this will allow the best results.

Innovative design with stainless steel and aluminium body and blue or black corners will smarten up your bar.

Conti CC100

CONTI is launching the CC100 range, conceived to meet the requests of a large number of customers and to assure them reliability and optimal coffee extraction. The association performance / economy as leitmotiv is granting an excellent short-term profitability. Easy maintenance associated with the latest technology, the solidity of the casing and frame manufactured in metal, ensure the competiveness of the CC100.

Available in 1, 2 & 3 group machines.

The performance and robustness at economical prices

Range of machines thermosiphonic system and automatic controls

  •  CC standard 100
  •  Available in 2 and 3 groups
  •  Built-in volumetric pump
  •  Copper boiler
  •  Radiator hydraulic system
  •  Electric heating only
  •  Management of boiler heating system with PID
  •  Volumetric dosing
  •  2 gauges: pressure boiler and pressure pump
  •  1 x hot water outlet and 2 x steam outputs
    (except one group: 1 x output hot water and steam output x 1)
  •  Automatic boiler filling
  •  Protection by immersion klixon safety

Two versions:
1. Espresso (80 mm)
2. Tall Cup (165 mm)

Technical features

  •   Excellent Quality at a low price
  •   Consumption 2-3 Kg coffee per day (restaurants, takeaway, sandwich shops)
  •   Pre-infusion available on Espresso and double espresso
  •   Solo kit for freestanding version (option) to plug into water tank
  •   Adaptable to pods system ESE (option) with modified filter holder and sprinkler
  •   Automatic coffee group cleaning
  •   Eco Mode.

CONTI X-ONE TCi

Temperature of extraction settings.

The thermosyphon system associated with the adjustable flow control, on each group, ensures high temperature stability for coffee, whatever the production volumes. The boiler is controlled electronically with a PID system. Dry steam galore, and perfect control of coffee temperature extraction (+ / -1 ° C) are two parameters which characterize the functioning of X-one TCI.

TCI panel.

The illuminated press buttons are sized as desired to allow easy and intuitive selections, ensuring a comfortable use.

Chromed steam taps with dual function.

Lift the chromed lever and a steam jet installs quickly to full speed in the locked position. The closing position is done by simply lowering the lever. To activate the "flush" function, a simple press on the lever is enough. It's simple and effective with X-one TCi!

Mixed hot water, two pre-measured volumes.

Press one or the other of the two function keys and the amount of pre-programmed water (glass or jar) will be quickly delivered at good temperature and without splashes.

Lighting of the operating area.

Light beams, placed near the coffee groups, illuminate the operating area and bring a real ease of use.

Stainless steel wire drip tray and spacious basin.

Stainless steel wire drip tray not to stain the bottom of the cups and quickly evacuate the splashes in a wide and spacious basin easily removable.

Adjustable flow control.

The adjustable flow control device (1 per group) allows setting the temperature level of the first coffees.

Large cup warmer capacity.

The large cup warmer capacity (around 80 espresso cups) is edged on both sides for secure storage. It also provides the ventilation of the machine.

Display.

Directly in sight, the display provides all information allowing the general control of the machine: information on settings, management and maintenance.

Fantastic technical accessibility.

The technical area, consisting of electronics, electrical, hydraulic elements is fully protected. All the main parts are quickly accessible by simply removing the basin.

Monte Carlo

New multi boiler technology with innovative pre infusion system.

Parameters of each group can be set independently

Features

  •  Keypad with large keys and surrounding lights
  •  1 x general touch screen display for the main features of the machine
  •  2 x hot water taps electrically activated allowing different temperature for tea.
  •  2 x steam taps activated by levers
  •  Cool touch steam wands with non stick coating
  •  Barista lights

2 sizes

Tall cup : 140 mm
Espresso : 80 mm



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Boema Caffe Series

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, November 27, 2013

From street cafés to executive boardrooms, the new Boema Caffè Series delivers the perfect cup of coffee.

 

The main benefits of BOEMA’s Caffè Series range include:

For café owners

  • Suitable for businesses with small to medium sized turnover
  • Can be used as a backup machine for businesses with high volume periods
  • Easily transportable and quick to set
  • Perfect for function rooms or alfresco areas.
  • For offices and businesses

  • Less down time for employees
  • Saves time and money for everyone
  • Staff can make a wide range of hot drinks including all types of espresso coffees, hot chocolates, teas and Chai lattes.
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Easily transportable from kitchen to boardroom
  • Stylish and modern design
  • Consistent and smooth milk production
  • Stainless steel back
  • Quick recovery boiler
  • Height adjustable legs with rubber soles
  • Main controls in waterproof casing
  • Low maintenance and easy access to all working parts
  • Only available in Brushed Stainless Steel

    
    

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    Are you being mugged for your cup of coffee

    Posted by: Neil C Willis |  Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Gilkatho have released their coffee price index for 2012 which reveals the average prices we are paying across Australia for a humble cup of cappucino.

     

    The index also shows that the actual cost of coffee has little bearing on the price in a cafe.  The cost of coffee is actually decreasing globally, and the cost of a takeaway coffee in Australia is rising.

    Perth $3.87
    Brisbane $3.47
    Adelaide $3.44
    Canberra $3.38
    Melbourne $3.36
    Sydney $3.28

    Melbourne had the highest price rise over the year at $0.18 per cup, followed by Sydney & Perth at $0.17.

    Perth continues to lead the pack with the most expensive coffee and I recently saw a facebook post showing a cafe in Scarborough charging $7.25 for a mug of coffee. Yikes!

    Sometimes it is good to live in Sydney.

     

    
    

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    An Appetite for Franchising

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Tuesday, December 14, 2010

    The retail sector, and food retailing, remains the dominant sub-sector within the franchising arena.
     
    This is reflected in the annual survey conducted by
     Mortgage Choice which questioned potential franchisees about their intentions. In this report, over half of prospective franchisees are looking to invest in the food retailing sector within the next three years. 

    This is despite the proliferation of cafes and coffee outlets already in the franchise arena. 

    The Mortgage Choice 2010 Potential Franchisee Survey results highlighted the dominance of food retail as the franchise sector of choice, with 53 percent listing retail – food/restaurants/cafes - as their chosen industry.

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    Australian Coffee Chains Ranked

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Branded coffee chains stretch the length and breadth of Australia - but are their beans any good?  

    Consumer issues magazine Choice has engaged two baristas and a home economist to test the quality of 10 large chains' coffee beans and coffee makers and found enormous differences in quality and consistency.

    And while most readers won't be surprised to learn Starbucks was amongst the worst, one chain fared even worse: Australia's own Gloria Jean's.

    Choice's experts found Michel's Patisserie Espresso beans were the clear winner on taste, scoring 80 per cent. 

    Runnerup was Coffee Club with 75 per cent and Jamaica Blue on 70 per cent.

    Starbucks, which three years ago closed the majority of its stores after woeful sales Down Under, scored 45 per cent. But Gloria Jean's scored just 40 per cent.

    Choice's first test involved tasting espressos made from each of the chains' mainstream, standard beans, using the same espresso machine and brewed exactly the same way.

    The not-for-profit organisation said there are many factors beyond the coffee beans that can affect how coffee tastes after visiting three outlets from Gloria Jean's, Michel's and Starbucks.

    "Those factors include the grinder setting and milk temperature and most are determined by the barista," says Choice spokesman Brad Schmitt.

    "We found a wide variation in temperature, taste and consistency in the cappuccinos we ordered, despite each outlet in the same chain using the same brand of machine and coffee beans."

    US giant Starbucks came out on top for consistency. However as barista trainer Matthew Gee noted: "If you favour a stronger, bolder flavour, the Starbucks consistency won't necessarily give you a great tasting coffee".

    By contrast, Gloria Jean’s exhibited extraction rates that were "all over the place", which Gee concludes possibly indicates a lack of knowledge about how the grinder works and its importance to taste. "One Gloria Jean’s barista didn’t use a thermometer and the milk wasn’t hot enough (ideally, it should be 65ºC)."

    Gee says the key to making good coffee is to adjust the grinder to ensure a constant 30ml shot is extracted in about 25 to 30 seconds.

    "In seven of the nine outlets we visited the shots were either under or over extracted, meaning the water has passed through the coffee too quickly or slowly, so their coffee didn't stand a chance of being outstanding."

    Footnote: Choice reports that a four-year study of Melbourne coffee drinkers showed chain outlets are preferred by young females and people born overseas. By contrast, independent cafes are preferred by Australian-born customers and are popular with older coffee drinkers.

    Full story and Results
    
    

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    Boema Espresso Coffee Machine Special

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Saturday, April 24, 2010
    Sydney Commercial Kitchens and Boema have just announced that the Boema range of 2 group espresso coffee machines are at a special price if you also purchase a BOEMA GRINDER G1A-STS. This special will last until 31 July 2010. To take advantage of this deal click on one of the following links

    Maestro 2 Group Volumetric AM-2V15A-STS
    Deluxe FUNKY 2 Group Semi-Auto D-2S15AC
    Deluxe FUNKY 2 Group Volumetric D-2V15AC
    Deluxe 2 Group Semi-Auto D-2S15A
    Deluxe 2 Group Volumetric D-2V15A

    Or go to our specials page
    
    

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    Go the Coffee Drinkers

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Sunday, March 07, 2010
    Australia is a nation of coffee drinkers, with increasing sales of coffee and declining tea sales.

    Sydney Commercial Kitchens sells several brands of espresso coffee machines on our website at Espresso Coffee Machines
    To read this story from the SMH by Danny Rose go to http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-business/australia-a-nation-of-coffee-drinkers-20100305-pnbb.html
    
    

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