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For this post, we’ve put together a graphic to show you what goes in to some of the most popular coffee drinks. As you can see, by simply pulling a shot of espresso to start with, you can make almost any coffee drink.
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At DCS, we’ve been compiling a collection of instruction manuals and technical manuals for a variety of the home and office coffee machines we sell or service. If your coffee machine manual or instruction manual has gone missing, then hopefuly this list will have you covered.
Instruction manuals for other machines, or service and technical manuals may also be available on request.
Breville Coffee Machine Manuals
800ES – 800 Collection
BCM120 – Aroma Fresh
BES250 – Café Venezia
BES400 – Ikon Espresso
BES870 – Barista Espresso
CMP12 – Cordfree Percolator
ECM2 – Aroma Style Electronic
ESP6 – Café Roma
ESP8 – Café Roma
FCM11 – Aroma Fresh
FCM12 – Aroma Style
Kambrook Coffee Machine Manuals
Saeco Coffee Machine Manuals
Necta Coffee Machines
Necta Coffee Vending Machine Manuals
Looking for a specific manual? Leave a comment below and we’ll add it to our database as soon as possible.
Choosing a home or office coffee machine can quickly become a complicated decision, with so many options available. That’s why we’ve created a short video to help explain the different kind of coffee machines and the various points to consider before selecting the coffee machine that’s suitable for you.
Things To Consider When Choosing A Coffee Machine
Deciding which coffee machine to buy can be complicated. There are more ways to make coffee than you might realize, and with so many makes and models available to choose from choosing a coffee machine can be daunting. This guide will hopefully help to point you in the right direction and show you how to choose a coffee machine that will best suits your needs.
The first thing you need to is decide what you really want to get out of your coffee machine. For example, will you be using it at home, or is it a machine for the whole office to use? Will it just be one or two people using it, or will it be two dozen? Will you need many drink options, or just a simple espresso machine? Considering these points first will help you find your ideal machine.
Recently we’ve been seeing people buying the wrong machines for their office, choosing a domestic machine that isn’t suitable for their needs, or a machine that is too large to fit in their office kitchen. It’s important to keep these points in mind when buying an office coffee machine.
It’s also important to know what services your coffee machine provider can offer you. Will they also sell beans or capsules for your machine? Do they offer a warranty on their machines and regular servicing? These things are often overlooked by people when they choose a coffee machine.
Types Of Coffee Machines
When choosing a coffee machine, it will help to know a little about the different kinds of machines available.
Manual: A manual machine requires a little more skill and experience than an automatic or capsule machine, but allows greater control over the brewing process and the finished product.
These traditional coffee machines are usually used by professionals and coffee artists and are suitable for cafes and amateur baristas.
Capsule: A Capsule machine is quick and simple to use and and wont make a mess in your kitchen. No grinding or other preparation is required, all you have to do is insert the capsule or pod in to the machine and you’re ready to go. Most capsule machines have a wide variety of compatible capsules and making a different flavoured coffee is as simple as inserting a different capsule.
If you’re looking for a coffee machine for home use, a capsule machine is usually a good choice.
Automatic: Automatic or semi-automatic coffee machines can quickly provide a wide range of drink options at the press of a button. Most automatic machines are designed to be very simple to use and have a fast brew time, often with home, office or business applications in mind.
For office use, it’s important to consider power and water requirements before selecting a machine. Size is also important to keep in mind, as many larger automatic machines are quite tall and an overhanging cupboard can get in the way.
For smaller offices that don’t need to produce many cups per day, we recommend the Kalerm Quarza automatic coffee machine, and the Necta Korinto for larger offices that will need to produce many cups per day.
Different coffee machines can help you achieve different goals such as cutting expenses or increasing quality. In addition to the different coffee machine leasing arrangements available, there are several factors to consider when choosing the right machine for the job:
Different coffee machines can help you achieve different goals such as cutting expenses or increasing the overall quality of your coffee. In addition to the different coffee machine leasing arrangements available, there are several other factors to consider when renting a coffee machine. Keeping these points in mind can help ensure you get the right machine for the job.
Usage & Users:
Guesstimate how many cups of coffee your coffee machine will be serving per day. Each machine has a certain coffee bean holding capacity which in some cases can be upgraded. This will also help you determine in what quantities you will be ordering supplies which is useful to know when making your initial lease agreement.
Will the users of the coffee machine be coffee experts themselves?? You may wish to consider how many beverage selections you will make available to them. The more selections, the more sophisticated the machine required.
Size & Location:
Cup sizes in an office or at home can vary, make sure the machine you select has the sufficient berth for the width and height of the cups and mugs that will be used at the machine.
Also check the dimensions of the coffee machine itself, will it fit into the place you need?
What will be the base of the coffee machine? are you going to place it on a table or do you prefer to have a standalone machine?
By thinking about your goals and the users of the machine you will arm you with the right questions for our representatives and we in turn will provide you the information you need to make an informative choice. We are also happy to negotiate an arrangement for your initial rental and stock purchase.
Deciding which coffee machine to buy can be complicated. There are more ways to make coffee than you might realize, and with so many makes and models available to choose from choosing a coffee machine can be daunting.
Descaling a traditional coffee machine is a relatively simple task that can save you headaches later on. Regular descalling of your coffee machine can increase the life-span of your machine, preventing costly maintenance later on. Regardless of what machine you own or how often it is used, descalling will prevent breakdowns and ensure your machine continues to make great coffee. How often you should descale depends on how much your machine is used, but once per month is generally recomended.
First, empty your coffee machines water tank and refill it until three quarters full of water and then pour 50ml of Clean Machine Triple Action Descaler. Place an empty cup or container under the coffee outlet and steam wand to catch the waste water that will be produced.
Turn your machine on and start the brew cycle to get the water/descaler solution to flow through the machine. Turn the cycle on and off three or four times during this process and leave it to allow the solution to sit for 10 – 15 minutes each time. If you have a steam wand or frother, allow the solution to run through it for approximately 30 seconds.
Discard the solution once the solution has run through your machine.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 twice with fresh water.
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