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Which are the best commercial espresso machines in 2019

The modern commercial espresso machines coffee shops and cafes use today were invented by Achilles Gaggia back in 1946, and his design and efficiency are still the benchmarks for today’s models. The industry’s top brands are all Italian, and many are still hand built and assembled. Whether you’re looking for a commercial espresso machine for lease or have the dosh to pay for one up front, it’s hard to select the best. We chose four!

1. La Spaziale S40 Espresso Machine | Lease from £52.29 per week

La Spaziale S40 Seletron 2 group espresso machine side view silver model

This technological marvel is one of the best espresso machines on the market and is jam-packed full of advanced features. The patented steam heat exchanger means that La Spaziale espresso machines achieve consistent brewing temperatures regardless of the number of drinks they produce. The S40 is fully automated, functional and programmable. Still hand built in Italy, and with over 45 years in the industry, La Spaziale machines offer elegance, functionality and reliability. At the end of 2014, La Spaziale was announced as the new coffee machine sponsors of this year’s UK Barista Championship. They are also one of our commercial coffee machine partners.

2. Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II Espresso Machine | Lease from £48 per week

Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II 2 group espresso machine side view chrome model

With an eye toward top barista demands and robust customer expectations, Nuova Simonelli aimed to build a machine that produced a consistency perfect espresso. Their selection as machine sponsor for the World Barista Championship in 2014 was an excellent opportunity to showcase their technology, accuracy and quality. No other machine on the market can set temperature distribution of each group using three different boiler systems. Also, no other coffee machine is certified by the European Institute of Ergonomics and Psychology as a device that looks after the health and wellbeing of its operators. The coffee machine’s beautiful exterior design and versatility make it highly regarded in the coffee industry.

3. La Marzocco Strada EP Espresso Machine | Lease from £160 per week

La Marzocco Strada EP 2 group espresso machine right side view chrome and black model

La Marzocco is one of the finest coffee machines on the market today. The Strada EP espresso machine is part of a new generation of La Marzocco machines aimed at giving baristas more control and tools than ever. Focussing on extraction techniques and cup quality, the Strada lets a barista control the pressure directly during the extraction. The Strada offers this functionality on top of standard Marzocco features like stainless steel boiler systems and electronically controlled brewing temperature. The exposed groups and digital display encourage appreciation for the whole brewing process. Bravo! Bravo!

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Sanremo Verona SED | LEASE FROM £57.52 PER WEEK

San Remo Verona SED 2 Group Espresso Coffee Machine Side View Red Model

The Sanremo Verona–used in the 2014 World Barista Championships–is one of Sanremo’s flagship machines. Known for its aesthetically pleasing design, ergonomic features and advanced heating equipment, the new model of this espresso machine includes the latest in temperature control technology (TCS). TCS lets you control each group simultaneously, brewing different coffees at different temperatures to extract the best flavours. It is easy to use and will tell you when it needs servicing or maintenance.