Benefits of a Coffee Machine with a Temperature Control System (TCS)

TCS Benefits

Espresso is normally brewed with water at a temperature range of somewhere between 88 to 95 degrees. A coffee machine that offers the barista control over water temperature is vital for difficult coffees, such as single origins and lighter roasts, but equally as important is the machines ability to stabilise the temperature. Skilled baristas keen […]

How to Steam Milk – Our Guide to Milk Steaming

Milk Steaming

Before you can create those wonderful latte art designs you dream of forming on top of your coffee, you need to steam the milk to create the frothy, creamy texture. In this post we break down the steps involved with milk steaming, pinpointing areas which can negatively impact on how your final drink turns out […]

What’s the Best Commercial Coffee Grinder?

best grinder

Selecting a coffee grinder to complement your machine is one of the most important decisions a café or coffee shop owner can make. As is the case with most products, models that benefit from a greater build quality and more capable features tend to cost that bit extra. When success or failure of your business […]

How to Make a Latte Art Rosetta – Casa Espresso Barista Tips

latte art rosetta

Welcome to the first in our new series of Barista tips. We’ll be providing step by step guides and useful information on a variety of coffee making techniques to help those new to the Barista world improve and develop their skills and knowledge. In this post we overview how to draw a Rosetta using professional […]

Hotspot on Machines – Expobar Monroc

expobar monroc

The first Hotspot on Machine review of 2014 sees us take a closer look at Expobar Monroc espresso machine. Produced in Spain, Expobar are renowned as one of the most reliable coffee machine manufacturers in Europe. A well established model, the Monroc maintains its position as a popular choice amongst non-specialist coffee retailers looking for […]

Zoe Compact – Compact Commercial Coffee Machine

zoe compact review

In October we overviewed Sanremo’s latest product announcements at HOST2013, one of the largest conventions in the hospitality industry. Amongst a number of exciting coffee machine updates, one of the most anticipated launches was in the form of Zoe Compact, a new take on the hugely successful Zoe coffee machine. Born from a desire to […]

What is the Best Commercial Coffee Machine?

best commercial coffee machine

One of the most commons questions we get asked by coffee shop owners is “what is the best coffee machine out there?” our answer, although somewhat biased, is the same every time; SanRemo Espresso Machines. When we started Casa Espresso in 2000 our mission was simple; help local Coffee Shops thrive and serve the best […]

Coffee Machines for Restaurants

coffee machines for restaurants

In this post we continue the our restaurant theme and identify coffee machines suitable for a range of restaurant sizes, highlighting the machine characteristics required to accommodate the varying demands restaurants face. Regardless of size and cuisine, the importance of providing a quality coffee offering as part of the beverage mix is more important than […]