Espresso Equipment

Another integral step in producing high-quality espresso is selecting the right equipment.  Although a cafe might use a high-quality espresso blend (such as our own Malabar Gold) and train its baristas well, the purchase of the wrong machine and/or grinder may doom it to producing sub-standard espresso.

Some key issues for a cafe owner to understand:

  • The difference between single- and double-boiler design (for espresso machines)
  • The implications of favoring one espresso machine design over the other
  • The need to reconfigure an espresso machine as the default settings will typically emphasize speed over quality
  • The important role the grinder plays in the production of high-quality espresso


Here’s what we’ve published on espresso machines and grinders: