Covid-19 has brought challenges to many businesses in the past months, with many restaurants, cafe shop and hotels are ready to open their door again. To help support our customers in food service, Lavazza has created this top ten tips to help for reopening your coffee business. The video features Lavazza UK’s Head of Training Dave Cutler-Colclough.

TIP 1. FLUSH YOUR WATER FILTER

After a long time of  inactivity, make sure your water filter is flushed or have your water filter changed, to ensure the optimal taste of the espresso being serviced as well as to not cause any damage to your equipment

TIP 2. CHECK MACHINE PRESSURE

Once turned on the machine, please check the boiler and pump pressure to make sure working correct, and check any leaking underneath the machine

TIP 3. CHECK WASTE FLOW

Make sure water can flow freely into the waste pipe

TIP 4. DESIGNATED CLOTHS

Colour coded barista cloths for the counter, stem wand and filter basket are recommended

TIP 5. INVERT PITCHER

Use pitcher rinser for a quick and convenient clean, and replace your frothing jug regularly

TIP 6. CLEAN HOPPER

Clean your coffee hopper daily to remove the oil residue and ensure they are air-dried before putting back onto the hopper

TIP 7. SET GRINDER

Calibrating your coffee grinder to ensure optimal extraction time and consistent espresso

TIP 8. SET MACHINE

Ensure the machine is giving the right espresso dosage, you might require our professional service engineer to help you with re-programme the machine

TIP 9. HANDLING CUP

To ensure the best hygiene standard are achieved, always handle the crockery by the handle, not by the rim of the cup; and only hold the bottom half of the takeaway cup

TIP 10. CLEAR WORKFLOW

Clean and efficient workflow is crucial for your coffee business, start grinding and tamping your coffee on the left, move onto the barista machine in the middle, then switch to the right to stem your milk, pour and serve to the customer

Here is Lavazza’s TOP TEN TIPS to help for reopening your business, as Lavazza’s official distributor for Ireland, we have one of the largest in-house technical service team in Ireland, we have been working very closely with many of our customers in the past few weeks to ensure their business back up and running smoothly. And we are looking forward to continuing our effort to assist all of our customers.

Should you require any additional information on the above or want to organise a preventative maintenance service call, please contact your sales rep or contact our office directly info@verocoffee.ie.

 

June, 2020

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