Coffee is big business in Australia. McCrindle reports that three in four Australians (75%) enjoy at least one cup of coffee per day, and of those, 28% have three or more cups per day. More than four in five Australians (84%) spend money on coffee in an average week and more than one in four (27%) confessed that they can’t survive one day without it!
The bottom line is that there is potential to sell a lot of coffee, and to make sure you keep your customers coming back for more, consistent taste and quality are of paramount importance.
Coffee machines are expensive pieces of equipment, so you want it to last as long as possible. Maintaining your machine should make it last longer, ensure that it runs smoothly, and you may not need to service it as often. It should also reduce the likelihood of major problems and make servicing easier.
Stale coffee left in your machine will affect the flavour of your fresh coffee. If you clean your machine regularly, your coffee will taste better. Clearing out the build-up of coffee oils reduces the bitterness of the coffee.
It is recommended that you clean your machine on a daily-basis. If you don’t clean your machine regularly, it will degrade from a build-up of oil and mineral residues.
What are the components I need to clean?
Steam wand – used to heat and froth milk for use in various coffee drinks
With special care and attention as you are working with extremely hot water.
Step 1: Clean the portafilters
Now move onto cleaning the internal parts of the machine by backflushing, which will remove any oils or grime which build up in the internal piping of the group heads.
Step 2: Backflush
Step 3: Clean the group heads
Step 4: Clean the steam wands
After steaming milk, wipe the wands down with a damp cloth and open the steam tap to let a small amount of steam out to prevent milk from drying on the inside of the steam nozzle or the exterior of the wand.
Step 5: Clean the drip tray
The drip tray needs to be detached, emptied, washed, drained and reattached.
We know that a commercial coffee machine is an expensive investment and that it always needs to be operating efficiently. Ryno Insurance offers Machinery Breakdown Insurance which will cover the cost of repairing or replacing your coffee machine should it breakdown.
You invest so much time, money and effort in your business, so we want to make sure your restaurant is protected. Ryno Insurance will work with you to customise insurance cover for your one-of-a-kind restaurant.