Why are espresso machines at restaurants so big?

Why are espresso machines at restaurants so big?

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  1. One of the main reasons behind it is that these machines’ sizes can serve a large number of cups for coffee per hour. These machines have functional features that make it easy to serve more to your customers. Visit Espresso Dolce’s official website to get an array of commercial espresso machines.

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  2. There’s no such thing as a cappuccino machine, they are espresso machines.
    The main reason why they’re so big is that you need a large amount of pressure to make a good espresso. Adding to that is also that most professional machines can make two or more espressi at the same time, because time is of essence in a professional service environment.

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  3. Commercial espresso machines that make cappuccinos in restaurants are available in three different sizes known as 2 group, 3 group and 4 group. Home domestic espresso machines are typically 1 group. The number of groups equates to the capacity of the espresso machine to make a number of coffees per hour. With the volume of coffee sales they make, the vast majority of restaurants would be well served by a domestic machine. Even the smallest 2 group espresso machine that can make between 70-120 cups an hour is an overkill, but you are right in observing that many restaurants choose the larger 3 or 4 group espresso machine for their restaurants. Here’s why:

    * Size matters: Of all the thousands of dollars of equipment invested in a restaurant, the espresso machine is the most visible and it just wouldn’t do to have a small functional domestic machine taking pride of place in the restaurant’s bar. Size matters in life and in restaurants when impressing people is your goal.
    * Stylish and state of the art: Knowing that their machines will be ‘on show’, espresso machine manufacturers take great care to ensure that the functional components of their espresso machines are housed in the most stylish ways, particularly for the larger 3-4 group machines. Restaurateurs chose their espresso machines not for their per hour capacity but for how they will compliment or add to the look and feel of their restaurant.
    * Increased margins: The most expensive coffee you will ever buy will be in a restaurant. The bigger more impressive commercial machines helps the restaurant achieve these prices because the product is made on a machine that looks like it produces something that the restaurant patron could not possibly achieve on their home 1 group machine. It would be a much more difficult sell to achieve high prices if the coffee was made in the restaurant on the s…

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