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  • Jura E8 review, technology and coffee perfection at home

    Jura E8

    Combining new technology with style.

    Velvet smooth, full and intense coffee flavour!

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    Jura E8 coffee machine uses new (P.E.P.®) technology, this technology optimises extraction time, by forcing hot water through the ground coffee beans in short intervals. Allowing the flavours of your coffee to develop fully. Combine this with the E8’s fine foam technology, that delivers milk foam as light as air and you are left with velvet smooth finish, my mouth is officially watering!

    Jura E8 Features:

    • Fresh beans & fresh milk
    • Smart Connect App
    • PEP Pulse Extraction Process
    • Programmable coffee strengths in 8 levels
    • Brewing temperature in 2 levels
    • Milk cooler compatible
    • Easy cleaning & maintenance systems
    • Hot water function
    • Automattic milk rinse
    • Digital display
    • I.W.S ® Intelligent water system
    • Claris Smart filter

    PEP ® Perfection

    Optimum flavoured coffee

    with Pulse Extraction Technology

    Jura-PEP-technology Jura E8 coffee machine uses PEP technology for superior flavour and smooth velvet finish.

    Enjoy more coffee options

    Coffees to suit everyone.

    “Flat-Whites” along with...

    • Latte Macchiato
    • Cappuccino
    • Espresso
    • Coffee
    • Ristretti
    • Flat White
    • Milk Portion
    • Hot Water

    Jura Smart Connect

    Blue tooth technology.

    Personalise your coffee, the way you like it!

    Juras smart connect technology Jura smart connect - coffee the way you like it.

    How does smart connect work?

    Simply plug in the Smart Connect to your coffee machine, download Jura’s App and connect via blue tooth your smart phone or tablet. Once you have this up and running you can program your very own drink settings and names to the app. Simply bring up your drink on the App and the machine will make your coffee just as you programmed it. Handy if you are like me and prefer a stronger espresso than my husband, he can now have his the way he likes it and so can I, now that’s smart thinking not to mention peace keeping!

    Jura E8 Capacity:

    • 1.9 Litre Water Tank
    • 250g Bean Container
    • 9.8Kg Weight
    • W28 x H35.1 x D43.9cm

    E8 Coffee Machine Summary:

    There you have folks, everything you need in a coffee machine to get you up and running in the morning, and impressing your guests with barista style coffee in the evening, all from touching a button. Let the machine do the work, it’s even intelligent enough to tell you when and how to keep it clean and maintained, it could just be the smartest kitchen hand you have.

     

     

  • Jura WE8 Why Its The Best Office Coffee Machine

    Getting great coffee at work is a real bonus, I should know I work for a coffee expert and enjoy my coffee just as I programmed it, but my idea of a great “flat white” isn’t necessarily the same as my colleague’s. So why is the WE8 the best office coffee machine?

    WE8 Solving the office coffee dilemma

    The “how do you like your coffee” issue

    Jura invented the “Smart Connect” and “Professional Coffee  App” allowing you to program your individual drink and give it your very own name, how cool is that! Via blue tooth simply press a button on the app and watch the WE8 make your perfect cup of coffee, not that watered-down stuff Steve in aisle 3 keeps raving about.

    WE8 the best coffee machine for your office Jura's WE8 Smart Technology makes it the best coffee machine for your office.

    An office coffee machine at the right price

    And full of modern features

    The WE8 isn’t only compatible with the life-saving smart connect, its value makes it extremely popular, priced just under $2,700.00 you get a lot for your money.

    Just a few key features to mention:

    • One-touch function drink preparation
    • TFT Digital Display
    • Individual Drink Settings including the new true “flat white”
    • 6 Level Aroma Grinder
    • Compatible with Smart Connect and Pro App.
    • Hot water in 3 levels
    • Pulse Extraction Process PEP
    • Programmable coffee strengths up to 8 levels
    • Water Tank 3Litres
    • Fresh bean to cup
    • Fresh milk

    The WE8, will it meet the demands of your office?

    Keeping the coffee fanatics happy!

    All Jura coffee machines are made with top quality materials whether it be a domestic machine or a commercial machine making over 150 cups a day. Jura put them to the test in their Swiss factory, so you know you are getting a brand that is at the height of the coffee business, do you really think Roger Federer would put his name on it otherwise.

    • The WE8 will keep a small to medium size office or, 10-50 people supplied with coffee all day long.

    Capacity is important to consider when purchasing the right machine, if your office is larger than 50 staff you might like to take a look at the GIGA range, it has all the same features and is smart connect compatible too.

    Coffee Machine Milk Coolers

    Keep milk fresh while making coffees

    Jura coffee machines and milk coolers Complete your coffee machine purchase with a Milk Cooler

    You simply take it in and out of the fridge each time you make a milk drink, I can hear younow “No way, who’s going to take responsibility for putting it back” this is an issue raised by many office staff.

    luckily there is a solution:

    Custom made milk fridges and coolers that connect directly with your WE8 coffee machine, check out a few options by clicking the link: coffee accessories - milk fridges and coolers

    WE8 the tick of approval

    Checklist when considering a coffee machine for your office:

    I am a little biased I admit however the WE8 really does tick all the boxes, but let’s not forget the right machine needs the right back up and service of a reputable provider, who can service your machine, supply cleaning products, install and support your team with training if required.

    The WE8 features list make it a Winner!

    • It fits our office capacity requirements
    • There are extra features available, such as Smart Connect and the Jura App Pro
    • Freshly ground beans with each cup made
    • Fresh milk with compatible fridge options
    • Easy to maintain – automatic prompt functions
    • Easy to use – One touch preparation
    • Coffee strength and temperature settings to choose from
    • Stylish appeal and sized to fit most work places
    The WE8 has the coffee selection you need the way you like it! Fresh Beans and Fresh Milk Coffees

    It has the drink programmes we need such as:

    • Flat White
    • Espresso
    • Coffee
    • Cappuccino
    • Ristretti
    • Hot Water
    • Latte Macchiato

    There is only one element to expressing the finest coffee from your machine that the WE8 cannot do or any machine for that matter. You have to fill it with the best coffee beans, once you have a supplier that can ideally deliver these directly to the office and, locally roasted for aroma and quality, it is at this stage you finally have everything in place to enjoy a coffee fix at work.

  • Fresh coffee and office beverage supplies in Perth

    There is certainly more emphasis on good coffee and beverage varieties in the office than there used to be. Gone are the days where cheap instant brands are the norm. Some companies are even advertising their office as having freshly brewed coffee, herbal tea and hot chocolate selection as a way to entice quality staff.

    Hot beverages and coffee supplied directly to the office

    Consider where you buy from, a local roaster that is happy to send beans directly to your office is a big advantage, but why stop there. Too many accounts çan make the job harder, so finding a company who can supply more than one product, this will save you time and money.

    Perhaps you also need vending supplies such as hot chocolate, chai, bio cups, stirrers, sugar etc.. along with your coffee. Search for companies that supply a number of consumables and accessories, it might be they also sell and service coffee machines that use their products, providing a whole office beverage package.

    The cost of productivity – Fresh bean or Pods

    How do you convince the boss that more choice for the staff and better quality coffee is worth the investment? Start by presenting the value. Happy employees are more productive, having a break can increase staff productivity too, so best you keep them in the building whipping up their own latte, herbal tea or hot chocolate.

    Fresh coffee can save your company money, ever considered why printers are so cheap? because the profit is in selling you the ink, pod machines work on this same principle. While you might enjoy an initially cheap outlay, the ongoing cost to replace the pods is not, this can cost you up to 70% more than coffee beans.

    It would seem providing your clients and staff with better tasting, freshly ground coffee makes a great sales pitch to the accounts department.

    Manual espresso or automatic, which coffee machine is best?

    There are a number of options so I suggest you try before you buy, visit the supplier and have them make a number of drinks such as “flat white”, “espresso” and “cappuccino” this way you can taste the quality and know you are getting the right machine.

    The biggest decision is deciding whether a manual machine or automatic is best for you. Personally having used both machines I would always opt for an automatic coffee machine in the office.

    While we all love the idea of being a barista and creating beautiful latte art, many of us have no training and we just want fast consistently great coffee each time. An automatic machine will give you an easy to use, and easy to clean setup, simply press a button and enjoy freshly ground beans in each cup, making them as close to a barista style coffee as possible without the hassle.

    You might find this article helpful in deciding what is best for you: choosing an espresso machine

    Ongoing supply services and machine maintenance

    If you are working in a medium to large size office with 50-100 staff or more, it’s worth investigating a company who can supply your beverages and maintain your equipment.  Regular cleaning and servicing will keep your machine in top shape, relying on cleaners or staff members is not always going to keep the machine in its best condition.  Cafe Corporate offer monthly services to those purchasing their coffee and hot beverage supplies within Perth.

    Keeping the cleaning and maintenance in house

    Having an automatic or manual coffee machine in the office is going to require some upkeep. Small to medium size businesses don’t always have a budget for regular cleaning services.

    Manual machines will need cleaning after each cup of coffee is made, while an automatic machine will run regular rinse cycles throughout the day, leaving you to clean the machine and the milk system at the end of the day. Taking this into consideration, if you and your colleagues are going to be the ones cleaning and maintaining the coffee machine, an automatic is perhaps the best option.

    I have listed below automatic coffee machine brands worth consideration.

    Jura: suitable for small to large offices wanting freshly ground barista style coffee to cup.

    WMF: Ideal for medium to large scale business who want a variety of hot beverages.

    Necta Krea: Used in remote locations where fresh freeze dried milk is required.

    Franke: For small to large office use where fresh beans are required.

     

  • Improved coffee flavour with filtered water

    It wasn’t until I started working in the business, that I became aware of all the intricate details that make up coffee flavour, resulting in a great tasting coffee. Ever wonder why you can’t get that same result as shown when purchasing your coffee machine or attending a barista class. The truth is, it’s not just in the way you make coffee it’s in the water you use.

    Given the amount of water that goes into making a coffee approx. 98% it’s no wonder a bad cup can be the result of bad water. If you have gone to all the effort and investment in brewing the best possible espresso you don’t want to then skip on the water quality and maintenance of your coffee machine.

    What water filters to use for best coffee flavour results

    Water has a big impact on your coffee flavour and this is why you need to use bottled or filtered water. Using these filters will improve the taste of your coffee by removing harmful chemicals, such as chlorine and bad odor. Consider the difference in taste, from drinking water which has gone through a sediment and carbon filter to the water that comes directly from your tap unfiltered.

    A number of automatic coffee machine brands supply their own filters which fit directly into the machine's water tank. Jura for example, have a range of filters for their coffee machines both commercial grade and domestic.

    If you don’t have a specific filter for your brand of coffee machine and manually fill the water tank, I recommend buying bottled water that has already been filtered. This will help keep your machine healthy and improve the taste of your coffee.

    If you have filtered tap water such as an under the sink filtration system, then you can use this water and directly pour it into your coffee machine water tank.

    Water filter systems protect your coffee machine

    Using both carbon and sediment filter systems protect your appliance and improve coffee aroma. This works by improving the taste through removing the chemicals from your water but also removes any sediment found in the water helping to protect your appliances. Combine this with a water softener system to reduce the lime, calcium and scale build-up, that damages your automatic machine.

    By using water filtration systems, you will increase the lifespan of your coffee machine and enjoy great tasting coffee. There are a number of companies that  install water filtration in your home or office place, ask at the time of purchasing your coffee machine as many suppliers will provide this service also.

    The best water filters for Plumbed coffee machines

    If you have a plumbed coffee machine which plugs directly into your water mains, you still need water filtration. This will not only protect your coffee machine from harmful chemicals and limescale building up, it will ensure you have a perfect cup of coffee each time.

    Café Corporate not only sell coffee machines but also supply the filtration and installation. If you follow these steps from the start you will enjoy great tasting coffee and ensure your coffee machine lasts for many years.

     

  • Quick guide to cleaning your automatic coffee machine

    I get asked a lot about looking after your coffee machine: Is it easy to clean? Does it take long? It is for the office so it needs to be easy to maintain.

    Brands such as: WMF, Frankie and Jura all have automatic cleaning cycles making them perfect for the commercial market, while at home Jura and Delonghi provide domestic coffee machines with automatic cycles.

    Steps to Cleaning Your Automatic Coffee Machine

    What does automatic cleaning mean?

    Most of the machine brands I have mentioned will run an automatic rinse cycle, this means the machine if not used within a certain period of time will automatically rinse water through the system to clean out coffee residue;

    It is important to note that it will not rinse the milk hose and milk steam functions of your coffee machine or give it a full clean with a tablet (much like using a dish tab in your dishwasher). The Machine will prompt you when a tablet or milk clean is required and although the machine will manage the clean cycle’s there are still a few steps to take as I have listed below.

    cleaning your coffee machine milk line

    Download your Automatic Machine Cleaning Quick Guide

    How often do I need to clean the milk hose with milk steam cleaner?

    Answer: Everyday Old milk sitting in the milk hose and in the machine can clog up the coffee machine and prevent it from functioning properly. This is why it’s important you clean the milk hose every day to prevent milk blockages.

    Tip: Simply add 30ml of milk steam cleaner or cappuccino cleaner to 200mls of water, (this creates your clean solution). Remove the milk hose from the milk container and place it into your clean solution then press (P) or program mode button, your coffee machine will have a clean the milk system function, simply follow the prompts.

    Another way to clean the milk hose, is to just click on the milk portion and milk foam functions to pull the liquid through the milk hose and machine. Repeat this step with fresh water.

    How often do I need to use cleaning tablets?

    changing your coffee machine filter

    Answer: Around every 250/300 cups or when your coffee machine prompts you to. All coffee machines need to be rinsed with a cleaning tablet to ensure the inner workings of the coffee machine are flushed out and coffee residue is removed.

    Tip: Check your machine or ask the manufacturer where the tablet should be used, for Jura coffee machines the tablet is placed in the top of the machine, in the ground decaf coffee compartment. Your machine will prompt you to confirm you have placed a tablet in the system before completing its clean cycle.

    Do I need to use a filter?

    Answer: Yes if you are filling your water tank manually, for example if it is not connected directly to your water mains and they have a water filter applied already, you need to use a filter in your coffee machine tank.

    How often should I change my filter?

    Answer: Your machine should prompt you to do so. It is usually with every 50 litres of water used or around every 1-2 months depending on how often you are using your coffee machine.

    Tip: Not all machines take the same filter so be sure to check the machine model when purchasing a new one. The filter is placed in your water tank.

    By taking the time to run these quick maintenance checks and clean your automatic machines milkhose and milk steam functions each day, you will have a healthy coffee machine that will not only produce better-tasting coffee, it will last longer too.

    Psst... don't forget to add great tasting fresh coffee beans!

    Want to buy these products online: click here

  • Single Origin Coffee, what you need to know

    Single Origin Coffee: what you need to know

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    We consider ourselves coffee nerds here at Cafe Corporate and like to stay on top of the latest in the coffee world. Single origin coffee is the one of current in coffee trends in 2015.  So what is single origin coffee, and why should you consider adding it to your to-try list?

    Coffee roasters usually blend coffee beans together, creating complex and varied flavour combinations.

    For example, they may mix a bean with strong flavour with another that has a beautiful aroma, or combine beans with different or even opposite flavours. Single origin means the coffee is made from beans grown in only one geographical region such as Colombia or Ethiopia.

    Single Origin the benefits for you,

    Experiencing the aspects transferred from just one source of beans, which are affected by factors like climate, the soil and different growing techniques. Beans from a farm in Ethiopia will have very different characteristics from those grown in Brazil or Guatemala, and serious coffee lovers will appreciate and notice the small differences.

    Two other main reasons for the increasing popularity of single origin coffee's involve both sustainability and traceability. As coffee buyers establish relationships with individual coffee growers, the farmers are often able to receive increased prices for their crops, use more environmentally-friendly farming procedures, and keep their land healthier, all of which help to improve the well-being of communities and promote sustainability.

    It is becoming increasingly common for food enthusiasts and the public in general to show far more interest in knowing exactly where their food comes from now. The importance of knowing where produce is from is more important than ever. When choosing single origin coffee this gives drinkers the opportunity to learn about the specific farm that produced their coffee, from all over the world.

    We currently stock the Little Owl Coffee Roasters Colombian Single Origin Coffee Beans.  These beans are roasted fresh on site locally ensuring maximum taste and flavour.

    Purchase Little Owls Single Origin

    Thanks to this article from Time for the inspiration - http://time.com/3907409/gourmet-coffee-variety/

    lloyd roasting Little Owl Coffee Roasters
  • Jura F9 Coffee Machine

    The Jura F9 Coffee Machine

    Jura F9 Coffee Machine 1

    The Jura F9 Coffee Machine is gaining attention and for good reason. It may be compact, but the F9 has impressed judges at the recent Good Design Awards in Sydney.

    The Jura F9 Coffee Machine received a prestigious award for its impressive range of advanced technologies. The sleek and modern machine offers cafe-style coffees including a ristretto and macchiato at the touch of a button.

    Want to learn more about the Jura F9 Coffee Machine?

    It is designed for your lifestyle, whether you enjoy a morning espresso, a latte, or a cafe-style flat white, with 14 different specialties the F9 has something for every taste. The F9 comes with eight aroma levels, meaning customising the coffee experience is easier than ever. Separate spouts for coffee, milk and hot water maintain absolute TÜV-certified hygiene.

    Jura F9 Coffee Machine Drinks

    Providing complete coffee convenience, simply turn the Rotary Switch to view the impressive F9 menu. With just one touch of a button, the coffee easily flows into the cup, always freshly ground and extracted. The simple, easy-to-use programming allows you to name and position coffee preferences to suit, and the machine’s height-adjustable dual spout can be positioned to fit your favourite cup.

    Jura F9 Coffee Machine Coffee Selection

    The F9 features many technical highlights including the Aroma+ grinder, which preserves the delicious flavour of the beans and cuts the grinding time in half. By perfecting the cutting angle inside the grinding cone, Jura engineers have managed to increase efficiency significantly. So now coffee lovers can enjoy a pure and perfect coffee indulgence with less preparation time and noise. Integrated fine foam technology results in a cappuccino or latte  topped with tempting, feather-light milk foam.

    Stop by our showroom to take a look.

     

     

     

  • Coffee Capsules vs Fresh Coffee Beans

    Coffee Capsules vs Fresh Coffee Beans

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    The popular debate of coffee capsules vs fresh coffee beans; coffee lovers are always after new information leading them to the best possible coffee.  If you’re a lover of numbers you’re in for a treat. If not we’ll skip to the facts early; fresh coffee beans are far cheaper, cleaner, higher in quality and environmentally friendly.

    For the number crunchers - COST COMPARISON // coffee capsules vs fresh coffee beans

    Let’s say you and your colleagues enjoy 80-100 cups of coffee a day.

    Standard coffee capsules cost $0.70 - $1.00 each. Totalling $70 - $100 a day,  $350 - $500 a week and $18,000 - $26,000 a year.  Over a 3 year period this totals $54,000 - $78,000.

    One bag of fresh coffee beans costs $33.00. This one bag provides 80 - 100 cups of coffee. Costing $0.35 - $0.40 per cup or $33.00 a day, $165 a week and $8,580 a year.  Over a 3 year period this totals $25,740.

    On the lower end this is a saving of over $25,000 over the span of 3 years, not to mention the various other benefits.

    One of the most important benefits of fresh coffee beans is knowing what is going into the world’s most popular beverage. With the majority of modern capsules, the beans are sourced from all over the world. Cafe Corporate work alongside Little Owl Coffee Roasters, a local WA roaster of fresh coffee beans.

    Our beans are roasted on site daily, ensuring quality and freshness. Our beans are carefully selected and ethically sourced from sustainable coffee farms. This effort on our part creates not only a better tasting coffee but a feel good coffee too.

    Other benefits include less waste, mess and packaging. Capsules produce a lot of unnecessary waste, whereas beans come in one bag, which can be easily recycled.

  • Mothers Day Special

    With Mother's Day coming soon we are starting on the celebrations now!  For our Mothers Day Special, our very own Annie's blend is on sale for $30.00 (1Kg) online and in store this week ending Sunday 10/5/15.

    We love our mums and they love their coffee.  We asked the mums in our office their coffee order of choice  -

    Annie / likes it strong with a double shot latte

    Alitia / enjoys something different with a almond milk flat white

    Suzie / is a sweet tooth ordering a skim cappuccino with extra sprinkles

    Deb /  keeps it simple with a extra hot flat white

    Gemma / loves a caffeine hit with a long mac occasionally topped up

    Trish / her go to is a soy flat white

    Jacqui / likes a standard latte with a twist - sprinkles on top

    Leonie / needs a double shot flat white, it keeps her so energetic and fun!

    To purchase Annie's Blend on special we will see you in store soon or head here http://cafecorporate.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=Annie+

    Happy Mothers Day to all the lovely mothers!

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  • The Jura Giga X9c Professional

    The Jura Giga X9c Professional is one of our most popular automatic commercial and cafe coffee machines, and for good reason.  Businesses currently using the Jura Giga X9c Professional purchased from Cafe Corporate include Webb & Brown-Neaves Homes, Dale Alcock Homes, Conocophillips Australia remote Western Australian mine-sites and most recently the Rigters Supermarket IGA in Geraldton. Rigters Supermarket IGA has now opened a fresh food deli serving delicious signature series coffee roasted by Little Owl Coffee Roasters, here's Alan, our general sales manager with the team and their new machine.

    Geraldton IGA Cafe

    The Jura GIGA X9c Professional is the plumbed version of top selling GIGA X9. This high end machine is designed for professional barista and caterer use creating 100 + cups of coffee a day with ease. The plumbed version maintains the large ground container of the original X9 with the added benefits of a permanent water supply, allowing you to produce a high amount of different specialty coffees easily and efficiently.

    Features include:

    • Fresh coffee beans at the touch of a button
    • Manual barista arm for specialty drinks and latte art
    • Automatic rinsing and cleaning process for easy care
    • Indicator light for bean container
    • Parallel preparation for coffee, steam and hot water
    • Intelligent Fresh Water System
    • Drip drain set

    Jura Giga X9C Professional Hoppers Jura Giga X9C Professional Latte Jura Giga X9C Professional

     

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