A fully automated, fresh milk, espresso/cappuccino service center. This unit will prepare a number of different espresso beverages using fresh milk, at the touch of a button. The enclosed refrigeration system holds the milk at a constant temperature, all the way to the frother. This model has two grinders for two types of coffee beans (also available with one grinder as the SM111). Self-cleaning and self-pasteurizing, ensuring the delivery of a safe, tasty beverage with each brewing cycle. This machine is in operation in numerous high-end hotels, conference centers, cafes, and other places where easy push button coffee drinks are needed. Computer controlled with extensive software capabilities. Does not need to be removed from its location even after long periods of usage for maintenance or repair, eliminating costly down time because the patented brewing mechanism can be removed and replaced within minutes. 2 year limited warranty on most components, including the computer, brewing mechanisms, and grinders (except wear and tear). NSF. 150 cups/hour production capability. Available as 115 or 220V (specify in comments when ordering).
This machine produces combinations of espresso/cappuccino/latte, decaf espresso/cappuccino/latte and gourmet coffee with various flavors possible too. You can include chocolate, vanilla, or other flavors directly in the milk, and also three additive syrups can be available separately too, so many combinations of flavors of drinks types are possible - it's like a barista with buttons. Multiple flavors, drink types, coffee types and sizes yields perhaps 16 combinations.
Astra has made this machine since 1995. UCLA has them on campus as self serve, DoubleTree, Mayo Clinic and many other large public institutions have one or more of these machines in production. The SM222 has two grinders - it is available also available with one grinder. A reliable machine that is American made with steel parts. It sanitizes after each drink automatically, and everything is refrigerated and self cleaning every 15 minutes too. Other machines have lines that can warm where milk can sour or lesser quality plastic parts - the SM222 is designed to be reliable and stay in production for years.
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