In 2014, a report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that 46% percent of Australians drank coffee, compared to just 38% who drank tea. The popularity of coffee means that increasing numbers of businesses are installing coffee machines so they can supply their customers with coffee as well as other products. If you have recently had a coffee machine installed in your restaurant or cafe, you may be wondering about how you can keep it in good working order. Below is a guide to everything you need to know.
Carry Out a Taste Test
The best guide to the condition of your machine is the taste of the coffee it produces. If your machine is malfunctioning and needs a filter replacement or a pipe flushing, you will often be able to taste this in the coffee. The coffee will taste "off" and may have a strange smell. If you notice that the quality of the coffee produced by the machine is falling, you should stop using the machine and carry out an inspection to locate the source of the problem. If you cannot find the cause of the issue, you should call in an appliance service.
Consult the Manual
Your new coffee machine will come with a detailed manual which will help you to understand the different parts of the equipment and how frequently they need to be cleaned or replaced. You should make a note of these times and place a reminder on your calendar, so you do not forget to descale the water tank or to sharpen the grinder.
Have the Machine Professionally Serviced
The manual should also have a timetable which details how often the coffee machine needs to be professionally serviced. You should never skip a scheduled service. When your machine reaches a service date, you should call in an appliance repair contractor who will be able to perform the service for you. The contractor will dismantle the machine and will inspect and clean the individual parts. If the contractor finds any worn or damaged components, they will repair or replace them before rebuilding your coffee machine. After a service, your machine will be as good as new. You should always try to book your service appointment during a time when the machine is in low demand, such as when your business is closed or during quiet business hours.
If you would like to find out more, you should contact an appliance service today.