Traditional commercial coffee machines are the pinnacle of coffee production. With the ability to make the foundation of all coffees. Whether you’re a fan of an americano or latte, it all starts with a full bodied espresso.
In this article we will be looking at the best traditional commercial coffee machines that Sourced Coffee has to offer. With almost 30 years of experience in the coffee business. The Sourced Coffee team understands what features are needed to make an exceptional commercial coffee machine. That’s why Sourced Coffee only stocks the highest quality coffee machines suitable for all commercial environments. From small cafes to large throughput areas such as busy restaurants and everything in-between. This is why one of our main espresso coffee machines include the Fracino brand. The Fracino espresso coffee machine range is suitable for all commercial environments. From making 50 cups to 250 cups per day. British made Fracino commercial coffee machines are some of the top performing traditional coffee machines on the market.
Cutting to the chase, we’ve put together a list for the best commercial espresso machines in 2022.
Best Fracino espresso coffee machines at a glance:
- Best affordable commercial espresso machine: Fracino Bambino 1 group coffee machine
- Best espresso coffee machine for small cafes: Fracino Bambino 2 group coffee machine
- Best luxury commercial coffee machine: Fracino Bambino 2 group luxury commercial coffee machine
- Best espresso machine for large throughput areas: Fracino Contempo 3 group commercial coffee machine
- Best easy to use Fracino coffee machine: Fracino Velocino 1 group hybrid coffee machine
What to consider when buying a traditional espresso machine:
When purchasing a traditional coffee machine, there are some key features that need to be considered before making a purchase. It is worth mentioning that with traditional coffee machines, you get what you pay for. And the cost of a high quality coffee machine is overshadowed by the vast benefits that they provide and the years of high quality coffee you will get out of them if maintained correctly.
Another thing to consider when purchasing a traditional coffee machine is the type of beans that are used. Using high quality coffee beans is a must when using traditional espresso machines. Using a lesser quality bean will only mean that the coffee machine is unable to provide the best coffee it can make. Therefore we suggest you use high quality products from the Sourced range. If you choose to purchase a machine from Sourced, the installation process will include setting the grinder perfectly for the machine and the bean used. If you start with a high quality bean then you will never disappoint your customers.
Best commercial coffee machines to buy in 2022:
Best affordable commercial espresso machine: Fracino bambino 1 group coffee machine
- High quality entry level Fracino espresso machine
- Milk wand
- Hit water spout
- Only one group head
- Smaller boiler capacity
The Fracino Bambino 1 group coffee machine is the smallest commercial coffee machine that Fracino has to offer. But this doesn’t mean that it isn’t capable of making a high quality espresso. This machine has all the bells and whistles needed to create a great consistent cup of coffee. This coffee machine offers exceptional value for money. Being able to produce 120 drinks per hour at maximum capacity. This machine is suitable for small cafes or businesses. As with all espresso machines, knowledge of how to use these machines is essential to creating a good coffee. There are Fracino coffee machines that work around this that we will come onto later. This coffee machine has 4 pre programmed coffee measures that allows the users to choose how much coffee should be dispensed. With a dual spout portafilter you will be able to make 2 espresso shots at once. The Bambino also comes with a pressure dial that displays the pressure that the coffee is being produced at.
Best espresso coffee machine for small cafes: Fracino Bambino 2 group coffee machine
- Large boiler capacity
- Hot water spout
- 2 group heads
- Only one water spout
The 2 group version of the Bambino coffee machine is ideal for small restaurants and cafes. With a larger capacity boiler to ensure that both group heads can be used at once. Due to this larger capacity boiler and double the amount of group heads, the Bambino 2 group can make between 240 to 400 cups per hour. The 2 groups also allows up to multiple drinks to be made at once. This means that you can serve customers faster. Ideal for businesses that have spikes of demand or a steady throughput of customers. With 2 groups it also means that 2 barista can work on the machine reducing the time it takes to fill orders.
Best luxury commercial coffee machine: Fracino Bambino 2 group luxury commercial coffee machine
- Two steam wands
- Luxury finish
- 2 group heads
- Customisable 3D panel
- One hot water spout
If you are looking to impress your customers by not only having great coffee but also having an eye catching statement piece in your business. Look Fracino Bambino 2 group coffee machine. This timeless coffee machine is able to create not only amazing quality coffee, but also do it in style. With its chrome finish, the Bambino luxury 2 group is the route to go if you are looking to show catch the eyes of your customers. This machines style doesn’t stop there. It is also able to be customised with a real 3D oval panel which can be personalised to order. The machine also has two steam wands to allow two baristas to make milk based drinks simultaneously. Ideal for high throughput areas, or for places with short sharp demand.
Best espresso machine for large throughput areas: Fracino Contempo 3 group commercial coffee machine
- 3 group heads
- Two steam wands
- Large boiler capacity
- High quality chrome finish
- Pre-programmed coffee measures
- Large space needed
The Fracino Contempo 3 group coffee machine is a great machine for large throughput areas. Being able to make up to 400 cups per hour at outrageous speeds due to its 3 groups heads allowing multiple coffees to be made at once. The 2 steam wands also allow baristas to make many milk based drinks at once. Considering milk based drinks make up the majority of UK coffees, this is essential for keeping up with demand. The 3 groups allows the barista(s) to make many espressos quickly. Increasing the amount of drinks that can be made by 3x compared to the entry level Bambino 1 group coffee machine. This machine will easily handle even the busiest environments.
Best easy to use Fracino coffee machine: Fracino Velocino 1 group hybrid coffee machine
- Easy to use
- Great for high staff turnover
- Great quality
- Less control over coffee
- Only able to make 80 cups per hour
The Velocino offers the high quality of and espresso machine with the convenience and consistency of a bean to cup machine. This Fracino coffee machine includes an automatic milk stream taking the hassle out of steaming milk and allowing staff to focus on other tasks that may be at hand. The Velocino automatically dispenses espresso, cappuccino, lattes and americanos at the press of a button. Taking out the time needed to fully train staff. This machine makes a superb quality drink without the need of too much staff training. Resulting in consistency.
That sums up our Fracino commercial coffee machine rundown. We hope this list helped with deciding on what machine is best for you - Shop the entire Traditional Espresso Machine range here.