Recently, we spent time with La Cimbali at the London coffee festival. Our go-to whole bean and fresh milk machine supplier. La Cimbali have just launched the M26 – a brand new traditional espresso machine that not only looks good but performs like a dream. We spoke to the team about the secrets of making the perfect coffee and here are the results:
Invest in a great quality and reliable espresso grinder such as La Cimbali’s new Elective Grinder available with or without auto tamp feature. The grinder does an equally important job as your espresso machine.
Always clean and dry wipe old coffee from the group handle before dosing freshly ground coffee into the handle.
A clean tasting, bright cup of coffee cannot be produced by a dirty machine, so clean and back flush your espresso machine daily. Make sure the insides of each group handle and basket is cleaned using a good quality, specialist espresso cleaning powder.
LOOK AFTER YOUR BOILER
An espresso machine is essentially a boiler and like any household boiler should be serviced annually. Ringtons can provide an annual pressure test and various machine services – get in touch to find out more.
Whether its coffee or tea, water accounts for up to 98.5% of the drink, so ensure you fit the right water filters and change them regularly to prevent possible costly limescale related repairs.
GET THE KNOWLEDGE
And finally, having skilled baristas as part of your team will really enhance and ease the service of specialty drinks.