Commercial Espresso Machine Brands: Which is Best for Business?

Jura Giga, Breville, and La Pavoni Bar Star are among the best commercial espresso machine brands on the market.

Deciding which model of these particular espresso machine brands is suitable for your restaurant or business depends on various factors, such as the following:

  • the size of the machine
  • its capacity
  • automation
  • ease of cleaning
  • venting
  • business demand
  • your budget
  • etc.

It is important not to focus on price alone, so here we will go over some of these consideration factors in order to help you make a well informed choice when trying to decide between the various professional espresso machine brands.

Jura Commercial Espresso Coffee Machines

Capacity of the Jura Coffee Machines

Starting with capacities, the Jura Giga 5 Automatic Coffee center comes with a water tank that can hold 2.6 liters, and its bean container can hold 2×280 grams of beans.

Effectively, this is good for about 20 servings.

Jura Giga 5 Automatic Coffee Center

The other model of Jura Giga 5 also has a water tank of the same capacity. The reason the 2nd model scores over the previous model in my view is because of the higher level of automation. For example, the Jura Giga 5 13623 is the model that warns when milk, water, or coffee beans are over. 

Jura Giga 5 13623 Cappuccino & Latte Macchiato System

This Jura is, in our opinion, really well worth the price. You can read more about the Jura Giga 5 here.

Automation in the Jura Espresso Machines

All in all, there are 18 programs possible in both of these Jura Giga 5 models.

There are those who give details such as quantity of water, aroma levels, brewing temperature, and coffee strength. And of course we are familiar with such glowing comments when it comes to Jura coffee makers.

Effectively, there is greater flexibility in customizing the brew according to one’s preferences. Customized coffee brewing is possible because of rotary selection and TFT displays. 

There is an automated internal cleaning system as well in these 2 commercial coffee machines. Cleaning tablets are used for such cleaning.

Grinders in Commercial Coffee Makers

The grinders in these machines are made from ceramic. There are 2 grinders in both these models of Jura Giga 5, and 2 heaters as well. Because ceramic is used in the manufacture of the grinders, these coffee makers are quiet while grinding. Consistency in grinding is achieved because of automation. 

The main disadvantage of the Jura Giga 5 models is their smaller capacity compared to the huge machines.

However, brewing is done at a considerable speed, because of which this constraint does not seem to be an issue if the coffee maker is being purchased for smaller restaurants.

The water level is, however, not visible. Therefore, it is necessary to keep a watch on that.

The La Pavoni Coffee Machine Brand

The La Pavoni BAR STAR is larger than the Jura models.

It is also an automated and programmable coffee maker. However, only 4 settings are possible with this coffee machine. In my opinion, it also lacks the sophisticated look of the Jura Giga 5 models. It is, however, an NSF certified machine with a 14 liter capacity.

la Pavoni BAR-STAR 2V-R – 2-Group Commercial Espresso Cappuccino machine. Red

The thermostat in this machine needs to be manually reset, and it includes a warming tray.

The La Pavoni  stands out when it comes to capacity. Therefore, this machine is ideal for restaurants and coffee shops that attract a decent number of customers. 

The major plus point of this coffee machine is that it can soften water. In addition, it can also reduce power consumption for operation when there is a power outage. 

The Breville Coffee Machine Brand

The Breville Oracle Espresso Machine is also an automated coffee maker capable of frothing, grinding, tamping and dose management.

This machine is often considered for home use as well.

It has dual boilers.

This machine is heavy but has wheels for moving it around.

The Breville Oracle Espresso Machine is silver colored but, again, in my opinion, it does not look as sophisticated as the Jura Giga 5 models.

A porta filter makes cleaning this machine easy enough. Its unique feature is the milk wand which can make foam on milk.

Coarser grinding is not possible with this machine and it does not have dual grinders as is now common in many commercial coffee machines. However, it is possible to descale this machine.

Breville BES980XL Oracle Espresso Machine, Silver

Here is a coffee machine that makes easy work out of producing cafe quality coffee.

Espresso Brands in Summary

You can see why the 4 commercial coffee machine brands described in this article, continue to enjoy such popularity. The same kind of success is enjoyed by these commercial coffee urns.

These are brands that appeal to restaurant owners, coffee bars and little cafes as well as the coffee enthusiast at home.

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