Best commercial coffee machines of October 2022: ranking and price comparison

Commercial coffee machines (1 - 5)
Nuova Simonelli MicrobarNuova Simonelli Aurelia II 3 GroupLa Marzocco Linea PB 3 GroupLa Marzocco Linea PB 2 GroupRancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 4 GroupLa Marzocco Strada MP 3 GroupLa Marzocco FB/80 3 GroupLa Marzocco FB/80 2 GroupNuova Simonelli Adonis 3 GroupRancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group
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Nuova Simonelli Microbar
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 3 Group
La Marzocco Linea PB 3 Group
La Marzocco Linea PB 2 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 4 Group
La Marzocco Strada MP 3 Group
La Marzocco FB/80 3 Group
La Marzocco FB/80 2 Group
Nuova Simonelli Adonis 3 Group
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 3 Group
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General info
Watts per litreGenerally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.
Watts per litreGenerally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.1428
357
1220
1352
273
1769
1352
1352
294
375
Ground coffeeGround coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.
Ground coffeeGround coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.
Warranty periodWhen covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.
Warranty periodWhen covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.2 years
2 years
2 years
2 years
N.A.2 years
2 years
2 years
2 years
1 years
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Components
Pressure gaugeOne of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
Pressure gaugeOne of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
Raised group headsRaised group heads are particularly useful as it allows the use of larger cups, making it easier to make drinks such as lattes.
Raised group headsRaised group heads are particularly useful as it allows the use of larger cups, making it easier to make drinks such as lattes.
Commercial steam wandIt comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
Commercial steam wandIt comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
Steam wandsAdditional steam wands allow more baristas to froth milk at the same time.
Steam wandsAdditional steam wands allow more baristas to froth milk at the same time.1
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Integrated displayThe device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Integrated displayThe device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
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Water source
Hot water outletA hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
Hot water outletA hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
Direct water connectionThe coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
Direct water connectionThe coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
Boiler sizeA higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.
Boiler sizeA higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.1.4l
14l
5l
3.4l
22l
2.6l
3.4l
3.4l
17l
16l
PID controllerA PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
PID controllerA PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
Integrated water filterAn integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
Integrated water filterAn integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
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Maintenance
Sleep modeAfter a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
Sleep modeAfter a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
Dry puck featureAt the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
Dry puck featureAt the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
Overheating preventionIt has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
Overheating preventionIt has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
Independent cleaning mechanismsIndependent cleaning mechanisms are very useful, especially in a busy commercial environment. It means that you can clean one group head while still using others to create coffees, instead of the whole machine being inoperable.
Independent cleaning mechanismsIndependent cleaning mechanisms are very useful, especially in a busy commercial environment. It means that you can clean one group head while still using others to create coffees, instead of the whole machine being inoperable.
Cleaning alertThe machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Cleaning alertThe machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
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Features
Programmable buttonsThese buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
Programmable buttonsThese buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.6
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Pre-infusion functionWith a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
Pre-infusion functionWith a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
Shot timerThe time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
Shot timerThe time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
Simultaneous brewing and steamingWith a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
Simultaneous brewing and steamingWith a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
3-way valveA 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
3-way valveA 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
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