Specialty Coffee Industry Blog

What the difference between the Astoria Gloria vs. Perla vs. Pratic Avant?


             Astoria is an Italian based espresso machine manufacturing company focused on providing quality machines at an affordable price. Aside from their affordability, espresso machines produced by Astoria are known for their longevity and ability to produce exceptional espresso based beverages. For those looking for a quality commercial espresso machine on a budget, Astoria is a great choice.We've outlined the major differences between Astoria's top-selling 2-group commercial espresso machines: Model Boiler Size Raised Group (y/n) Heating Element Pre-Infusion SAE/2 Gloria 12qt Yes 4500 watts Yes SAE/2 Perla 11qt No 4000 watts Yes SAE/2 Pratic Avant 11qt...

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Understand different types of espresso machines

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Understand different types of espresso machines

Making fresh espresso requires pushing heated water, under pressure through finely ground, compacted coffee. There are many ways of creating this pressure, hence the many different types of espresso machines available on the market.  We have outlined the three major types of espresso machines you find in today’s coffee shops.

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What do I need to open a coffee shop?

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As of 2015, there were over 31,000 coffee shops in the United States. Over the past 10 years, the specialty and independent coffee shop industry has grown by nearly 50 percent. Americans love their coffee! Thinking about owning your own shop? Maybe you already have a business plan, a great location, and the perfect name to go it with it, now its time you supply your coffee shop. Specific requirements may vary from business to business, but we've developed a comprehensive coffee shop equipment list to help you get started. Coffee, Espresso, and Beverage Equipment Espresso Machine The first step...

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