• What is a bypass doser?
    • The bypass doser is a secondary doser that allows you to feed your coffee machine a second type of coffee.  This doser only accepts pre-ground coffee.  It is a useful feature to have for variety in your coffees.
  • What is a grind adjuster?
    • Grind adjusters allow you to vary your coffee grind.  This variation in the grind determines the strength of the coffee and is pre-set at the factory.  The default setting is normally sufficient, however certain machines allow for adjustment and fine tuning as well as compensation for general wear on the grinding burrs.
  • What benefits do twin boilers have over single boilers?
    • The choice between single and twin boiler units comes down to a matter of preference.  Boilers have two main functions; to create espresso, and to steam milk.  Unlike single boiler units, twin boilers are able to do both functions simultaneously and much faster, whereas single boilers can only do one function at a time and takes longer to get going.
  • What benefits are in programmability?
    • Programmability allows for you to fine tune your coffee preferences and pre-define the types of coffee you wish to drink.
  • What benefits are in digital displays?
    • Digital displays give you more detailed information about your machine on every function it has, such as it being out of water, out of beans, when it needs de-scaling, and settings adjustments.  Non-digital display machines provide less information through the form of indication lights that may not necessarily be useful, as they cater for generalised problems and provide no specific details.
  • What is the difference between burr grinders and blade grinders?
    • Burr grinders use burrs to crush coffee beans to a particular size.  The size of the grind is dependent on the distance apart of each burr in the machine.  Blade grinders use spinning blades to chip the coffee beans.  The size of the grind is dependent on the time that the blade grinder is left grinding.
  • What is the difference between plate burrs and conical burrs?
    • Plate burrs and conical burrs both achieve the same goal in grinding, and both produce high quality grinds.  Conical grinders grind the coffee beans slower than plate burrs, and produce less heat which results in less flavour loss in the beans due to vaporisation of the bean’s oils.