Why espresso machine maintenance is important.
Limits down time: In most cases the espresso machine is the heart of your coffee business or at least the pulse of your caffeinated beverages.
It's simple math. Lets say espresso drinks are 40% of your daily transactions or 70% of your daily sales and the night before your busiest holiday your machine decides to take an early vacation.
Most repair companies open at 8am, but aren't out the door until 9am, adding travel time, repair time, and your machine may not be operational until 10:30-11:00. We're now looking at four to five hours of prime coffee sale hours that were lost.
While the above situation is a worst case scenario, it does and can happen. Could you imagine repeated espresso machine issues? Add up the lost revenue, potential unhappy customers and you just might not last long.
Saves energy: Running at optimum performance is key. An espresso machine can run up your energy bill if running inefficient. When gaskets and seals on your espresso machine begin to leak the machine also starts to run on overdrive demanding more energy and more water to maintain operating temperatures. This added load can further stress seals, electrical and mechanical parts.
Fact: An espresso machine uses less energy when left on all the time vs. shutting down at night.
Fact: A quarter inch of scale build-up in copper pipes & brass fittings can cause a heat loss of about 50%.
Questions worth asking
1. Is that gauge on your machine reading properly? If so, do you know what to look for?
2. Is that espresso grind spot on?
3. Why does my espresso have no creme?
4. Why isn't my espresso hot enough?
5. Why does the milk taste and feel flat?
Further Reasons: Tax deductible, satisfied/happier customers, cleaner machine, and rest assurance. And simply put...it's a good practice to follow.
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