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  • Jura F9 Coffee Machine

    The Jura F9 Coffee Machine

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    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.

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    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

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  • Welcoming back a familiar face at Cafe Corporate

    Cafe Corporate are welcoming back a familiar face.

    Some of you may remember Alitia, she worked at Cafe Corporate for 5 years, 5 years ago and has now returned. Alitia is working in the Sales department alongside Alan, our Sales Manager. Alitia is bubbly, vivacious and loves a chat.  Alitia is a wealth of knowledge on all coffee machines and related products, she knows them inside out.

    Alitia has worked in marketing, sales and merchandising prior making her an extremely valuable member of our team.  Alitia ensures that our showroom is up to date with the latest machine and product ranges and keeps things looking good around here.

    In her spare time Alitia is a well known singer and performer in WA, performing all over WA including balls and charity events. Alitia is also a green thumb - her latest project is an organic veggie patch and enjoys a good cup of coffee - like everyone here!

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  • Coffee Machine Buying Guide – Step 3: The Extras

    2 down, 2 to go. You have chosen your price, machine type and boiler strength now onto our final piece of consumer advice, the extras. These are the little intangibles that you do not make the headlines and more importantly the inconsequential features that vendors will throw at you to put you off the scent.

    What to Look For

    Usability

    You can have the most capable machine in the world, with the best boiler, amazing built in controls and an array of flashing lights that show you ‘something’ is happening. But how is it to use? This can often be an afterthought for engineers and designers. Here are a few pointers:

    Size – a compact machine is fantastic but can you slip the portafilter handle out easily, is their enough clearance below the group head for the cups you own.

    Positioning – check the switches and knobs to make sure they are accessible, are the indicator lights easy to see, does the portafilter lock easily.

    Cup Warming Tray – many machines will use the heat of the boiler to warm cups, but with poor heat exchange these can act more as a fancy aesthetic than usable cup warmer.

    Before you buy a machine run through the process of making a coffee, most retailers will have usable display models, so make sure you test it out.

    Design and Sustainability

    The design of a coffee machine is actually important. Even the smallest machines are noticeable so they have to look the part. Will it fit with your kitchen or café? To justify the cost you will need your coffee machine to last a long time, so pay attention to the build quality. If it feels flimsy or unstable then chances are it won’t last. Look for good quality materials and a solid body.

    Things That Don’t Matter

    Many retailers will try their best to sell you a machine with all the bells and whistles, justify extra cost because of inbuilt features that you will either never use or have no impact. Just a few common examples are:

    The Crema Enhancer – these generally damage the espresso in the search for an attractive looking coffee. There are some exceptions but generally this is either marketing nonsense or a destructive force.

    4,000 BAR pump - You find a lot of cheap espresso machines bragging about 15, 16, or even 18 BARs of pressure. This makes very little difference. Almost every machine available has a vibratory pump inside that is more than adequate for the task of producing 9 BAR of pressure.

  • Jura F8 - Best of the Best Coffee Machine 2014

    Impressa F8 TFT - RdDotJura have produced yet another award winning automatic coffee machine. The Impressa F8 TFT was awarded the 2014 Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ award for its ‘exceptional quality’ and ‘ground-breaking design’. This makes it one of the best coffee machines in its class.

    Red Dot Best Coffee Machine 2014

    This award puts the F8 in the top 1.5% of the 4,815 nominations and proves once again that Jura are among the leaders in product design. The panel commended the F8 on its TFT colour display and how well it simplifies choosing from the wide range of speciality coffees this compact machine can produce. Also on the list was the hot water and steam function and Latte Macchiatio system. The expert judges were also impressed by the high build quality and precise workmanship that has become a trademark of Jura machines.

    This is just yet another in a long list of awards for Jura, but serves to reaffirm their dominance over the automatic coffee machine market and proving they are still making the best automatic coffee machines and the rest of the field have some catching up to do.

    Follow these links for more information or to buy a Jura Impress F8 or any other Jura Automatic Coffee Machine.

  • Coffee Machine Buying Guide – Step 4: Accessorise

    This is it, the final chapter of our coffee machine buying guide adventure, the accessories. These are vital for turning your machine into a full scale coffee station.

    Coffee Grinder

    It is difficult to emphasise just how important a good grinder is for making good coffee, in fact it would probably need its own buying guide.

    The Tamper

    The Tamper is used for levelling out your dose in the portafilter before you start to brew. The importance and techniques are surprisingly crucial but are best left to the professionals to explain, we will leave it at this. Buy a Tamper

    Milk Cooler/Milk Fridge

    Milk is steamed best when it is cold, and we mean refrigerator cold. You have the option of pouring the milk out into a cooling machine for example the Jura Cool Control or a small specifically designed fridge such as the Waeco Milk Cooler. A separate fridge is not vital for non-super-automatic machines but a small fridge near your coffee machine is a time-saving must for cafes and hospitality.

    Knock Boxes

    These simple little bins hold your used coffee grounds. So why not just use a bin? A knock box is designed with a bar and hose over the top for you to very simply knock the spent coffee out of your portafilter.

    Cleaning Supplies

    Poor maintenance is the quickest way to ruin your coffee, kill your machine and turn your coffee station into an eyesore. Make sure you keep it clean and fresh with regular rinsing, cleaning and even descaling. We have a large selection of coffee machine cleaning supplies available. Make sure you rinse the portafilter after every use, to wash away the used coffee and at least once a day you should rinse grouphead with water, put the portafilter in place and wiggle it as you run the pump.

    And there we have it, you are now ready to buy, own and most importantly enjoy your coffee machine. For any questions please feel free to call us on 08 9330 1577.

  • Necta Krea Coffee Vending Machine

    kreaFull body coffee at the touch of a button with the Necta Krea coffee vending mahcine.

     

     

     

     

     

    Good Coffee, is Good Coffee, Anywhere

    Vending machines have been the number 1 choice for hotels and restaurants for years but have not been taken up by offices. Surely, you need your self-service coffee vending machine to be 3 things: simple, reliable and effective. Whether you work in hospitality or any other industry at all, good coffee is good coffee.

    Simple

    The Necta Krea combines a very simple yet elegant button selection process with a small graphic display. This may not have the same wow-factor of other automatic coffee machines but it does the job. You press the button for the drink you want and it delivers that drink. What more do you want?

    Easy Maintenance

    If you can't attend to your coffee machine regularly, ie no one to maintain the machine during the day, then the Necta range of coffee machines is ideal. They use freeze-dried or powdered milk so the upkeep is very minimal allowing you to fill the containers with fresh beans, chocolate and milk powder in the morning and then it takes care of its self.

    With easy cleaning you only need to attend once the huge grounds bin fills and there are options to increase the capacity for this too. The Necta Krea can make up to 120 cups a day.

    Technology

    Allegedly completing their 'breakfast portfolio' the Krea uses a new infusion system that Necta have catchily named 'Z4000 Technology'. This delivers perfectly, freshly ground coffee to into the chamber and ensures an 'optimum extraction speed and temperature'. This is not quite as fluffy as it sounds, the espresso produced is at least as good as that of the more expensive Colibri and more importantly the other machines in its class such as the Franke Pura and the whole process from push to delivery takes a matter of seconds. This new technology also ensures 'perfectly mixed beverages' so no more sloppy cappuccino or overly foamy latte.

    Efficient Capacity

    Despite being smaller than many other machines the Krea can still produce up to 90 espresso an hour, or 10L of hot water. The small dimensions house a powerful boiler but keeps the weight to a modest 41kg, which classifies it as a tabletop machine.

    The focus of the Krea, as with most Necta machines is on the coffee itself. The design is simple and demonstrates the no-frills approach to consistent performance.The new lower-cost Krea has announced itself to the office coffee machine market with one of the very best self-service option for any office in Perth.

  • Coffee Machine Buying Guide – Step 2: The Boiler

    So you know your price and your machine type now onto the more intricate details of buying your coffee machine.

    The Boiler

    There are dozens of boiler options but they can really be separated into three main groups:

    Single Boiler, Dual Use Machines - This is by far the most common type under $1,000. This type of machine has one boiler and two thermostats (or more) inside. One thermostat controls the water temperature for brewing coffee while the other is set at a higher temperature, to produce steam for steaming milk. The machine switches from one thermostat to the other when you flip a switch or press a button. These machines cannot brew and steam at the same time, which slows down production of lattes and cappuccinos.

    Single Boiler, Heat Exchanger Machines - These machines are more common above the $1,000 price point. A big boiler maintains water at around 115°C or higher, ideal for producing steam. The brewing water travels through a coiled tube inside the boiler and is ‘flash heated’ to the ideal brewing temperature. The coiled tube is the heat exchanger. You can steam and brew at the same time on these machines.

    Dual Boiler Machines - These machines are usually quite expensive - around $2,000 on up. They feature two independent boilers (or a boiler and a thermoblock one that maintains water at brewing temperatures, one that maintains water at steaming temperatures. You can steam and brew at the same time on these machines.

    So it’s that simple… nearly. There is one more important point to make. The quality of the boiler can vary hugely depending on the manufacturer. Here at Café Corporate we select our range based on quality and would be happy to use any of our coffee machines. In fact we all do regularly. However there are many manufacturers that try to trick you by squeezing a poor quality boiler into their machine just to say that it is there. Be careful.

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