When assessing the price of professional coffee machines, you don’t simply have to look at the numbers.
All coffee machines clearly have a use, and it’s based on that that the cost can vary.
The first thing to understand, therefore, is the type of use you plan to make of the machine.
There are not only those who are looking for a professional coffee machine for the home, but also those who are planning to open a bar, restaurant, farmhouse or bed and breakfast.
For all these businesses, espresso cups are a very important aspect of their offer.
For a bar, coffee is the central activity of its offer
For a bar, espresso coffee is clearly the main activity. For us Italians, then, the bar becomes an extension of the domestic environment, it is the place where we have seen our coffee history develop.
For this type of place, the number of coffees to be prepared is obviously very high.
This means that this value must enter into your reasoning while you evaluate the price of the professional coffee machines to choose from. The number factor counts, but so does the speed factor.
The lever machine is not the choice to go for speed, but in return it responds to another value: beauty. It is clear that the lever machine has classic lines, much more elegant than its modern competitors. A bar, which is after all an establishment, must also take this aesthetic aspect into account. People don’t just choose it for the drinks, but also for the ambience.
For a restaurant, on the other hand, coffee plays a different role
For a restaurant, quality espresso coffee is a very valuable added value. One of the times when people prefer to drink it is after a meal, also to aid digestion.
It is therefore obvious that the machines a restaurant can use must be of the highest quality. A bad finish risks ruining the whole experience.
So it is not so much the speed and the high number that is important here, but the genuine experience of a professional espresso.
Just as with bed and breakfasts and holiday farms, the numbers are lower
The same applies to bed and breakfasts and holiday farms, where the moment of awakening is important and part of the welcome.
Here too, the number is not high and production is limited, but the aesthetic aspect is very important. Here, guests literally come to live for days, aesthetics are crucial.
Whatever the intended use, even and especially the domestic one, the first thing to do is to think about the use you will make of the machine.
The price of professional coffee machines depends on longevity
A super automatic or automatic machine is clearly better suited for large numbers of coffees, but it is wrong to believe that a lever machine cannot be suitable for the bar.
Models such as Pontevecchio’s Lusso II feature a stainless steel plate with two groups, making it possible to prepare up to four espressos at once. So, if mastered, lever espresso machines can easily cope with large numbers.
A manual machine model, on the other hand, is the perfect choice first and foremost for elegance. To believe that a modern coffee machine cannot have elegant and classic lines is an easy mistake. Pontevecchio lever machine models are modern in their few non-mechanical components, reliable and solid, with classic and vintage lines.
At this point, once you understand what will be the intended use of the machine you want to choose, you need to evaluate the price.
Many factors affect the final price of an espresso machine.
There are several factors that can affect the price of professional coffee machines, and not all of them are directly related to performance. When buying a super automatic model you may be willing to spend for a high level of automation. Which, in essence, means a saving of time and effort.
So the spontaneous reasoning is to believe that you are spending money to save effort. The problem is, however, that with automation comes greater complexity, and if one of these models breaks down it is impossible to go on without assistance.
In the price of this type of model you are also paying for a design and a search for the new, which, it is true, appear current at the time. But this type of design is also the one that gets old first. Classic lines, for example, do not age. Because they are ‘classic’.
So in terms of investment, they no longer seem so solid and unassailable.
Lever-operated machines have a cost that is amortised over a longer period of time
A lever machine, on the other hand, brings the slowing down of manual skills, but on the other hand it has no rivals in terms of aesthetics and durability.
Each Pontevecchio model is handcrafted and is a unique piece, signed, made with the best materials and knowledge. Behind each model there are more than half a century of history, made of evolutions studied to improve each lever machine and to last.
Manual machines have by their very nature more essential mechanics, and therefore less prone to malfunctioning. The more the mechanics are studied to perfection, the more likely it is that, as in Pontevecchio models, there is a lifetime guarantee.
Pontevecchio lever machines are the result of endless improvements, developed over the first historical models dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. This path has led today to Pontevecchio models such as Lusso I, which is perfect for recreating a coffee corner in the kitchen of great value. So you can have coffee in your own home as good as at the bar, with a machine that furnishes with design details.
The Pontevecchio models have been developed with style, so they also furnish
Pontevecchio models have always taken into account the aesthetic aspect, and in their essential and dry lines they enclose great harmony and elegance. This makes them also furnishing complements. They are available in different colours to match the rest of the furniture in the context.
Therefore, when evaluating the price of professional coffee machines, in the case of Pontevecchio machines it is necessary to consider also values that concern aesthetics. You are not only buying something that is made to last, obviously with the right maintenance, and that therefore has a cost that is amortized in time.
But you are buying a design object that will furnish your home and increase in value over time. Because an object that is not afraid of ageing mechanics and stands the test of time impeccably is close to a work of art.
How long an espresso machine lasts determines its value
Time is a key factor in the calculation of a cost. If an asset has a long lifetime, it is clear that its cost is more spread out, so in the end it is as if its weight is less.
If, on the other hand, the asset has a planned duration, obviously the investment was not the best and the price must have been too high.
This is why Pontevecchio espresso coffee machines fear very few rivals: they are practically guaranteed for life. Just divide the total cost of the machine by the number of coffees that you will be able to taste thanks to it: in a very short time their cost is very low.
And on the other hand, you can enjoy the perfect espresso at home as well as at the bar, whenever you want. And with the added advantage of being able to choose your own favourite type of ground coffee.
This is no small added value: having a professional espresso machine in your home literally opens up a world of flavours and experiences. You can really travel the globe discovering different fragrances, tastes and flavours that you can combine the way you like to have your own unique and favourite espresso.
In the case of a restaurant, bed and breakfast or agritourism this could really be a valuable luxury detail.
The last aspect to take into account when evaluating the price of professional coffee machines is the quality of its final product. The Pontevecchio machines produce an extraordinarily good espresso with the canonical crema on top that encapsulates the very essence of espresso. The thin layer of cream is created only if the extraction of the drink has been perfect, and in it are enclosed the best of the organoleptic properties and flavour of the drink. A machine that can guarantee the creation of this essential element is an investment that is certainly worth its price.
Pontevecchio machines are handcrafted pieces made in Italy, that in time amortize their cost compensating with their great value in terms of aesthetics and product quality. Visit our website and discover the model of Pontevecchio lever machine most suitable for you, choosing among our models and different colours.