Coffee’s overall quality and freshness depends on keeping coffee urns and bulk brewers spotless and in optimal condition. Regular cleaning plays a critical role in keeping coffee flavor and quality intact.
Manufacturers make specific coffee equipment for different applications. For example, operators serving high-end coffee should consider systems combining a precision coffee grinder and brewer. With dual coffee bean hoppers, this type can brew two types of coffee into a decanter or airpot.
Coffee brewers typically last from 7 to 12 years, or even as long as 25 years, depending on a variety of factors including how well the operator cares for the equipment and the water quality. In fact, the type of unit and water quality will determine the necessary amount of maintenance.
The Automated French Press brews up to 30 liters of coffee per hour and utilizes easy-to-operate, self-cleaning features. The on-demand heat system provides energy savings. In addition to the hot water dispenser, users can switch from preparing coffee to making flavored hot beverages, consommes and broths.
To better compete in the coffee arena, a number of restaurants have upped the ante in terms of this beverage’s quality and number of offerings. Purchasing the appropriate coffee brewer and accessories can be critical to a business’ success.
Operators often use undercounter dishmachines in front-of-the-house bar areas to wash mainly glassware and utensils. These units clean between 24 and 40 racks per hour, with fill-and-drain and heat recovery types on the lower end. Higher-end models can feature adjustable cycle times for light-, medium- and heavy-volume applications.