So, you need to make a decision on which type of espresso machine best fits your lifestyle and taste profile.
The pump espresso machine has the capability of creating more pressure compared to other types, so they bring a richer and more flavorful shot of espresso, however, you will pay a higher price.
They also have the supremacy to froth milk for lattes and cappuccinos. Pump espresso machines heat up the water until it reaches the enough temperature needed to extract coffee from the grounds.
Learn about this and more at our free Coffee Appreciation Class
The system makes use of a pump integrated within the espresso machine to push water through the grounds and give rise to a shot of perfect espresso.
With pump espresso maker, you are sure of obtaining a stable temperature, good amount of water and powerful pressure which are the critical success factors for an espresso machine to create and produce a shot of perfect espresso.
Pump pressure varies from different models of commercial espresso machine which includes 12-bars, 15-bars up to 18-bars powerful pressures.
To make a perfect espresso extraction it is required that your automatic espresso machine must at least have a 12-bars pump pressure (some experts differ on this).
This is the minimum pressure needed for a good espresso extraction in order to create the perfect richness and smoothness in your espresso.
Steam espresso machine is also capable of achieving a high temperature, which means that the temperature of extraction is good.
But the pressure for extraction comes from steam, which is usually lower than 10 bars. This meant that the extraction is not as complete as a pump machine.
In addition, steam espresso machine also have an issue in terms of creating a high quality steam flow for a latte or cappuccino since the pressure it features is below 10-bars.
Therefore, if you are aiming for a perfect espresso you should consider the pump espresso machine not considering any other variables (e.g. mobility).
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).
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