Commercial espresso machines can be an expensive proposition, but there are some well-reviewed options on the market.
Al Jazeera’s correspondent at Whirlpool said there were plenty of options to choose from.
“It depends on how many machines you want and how much space you want,” he said.
“If you want to do your own brewing, it might be a bit more expensive.
If you have a big space to work in, it could be a little more expensive.”
Whirlpool, the largest coffee roaster in the world, has an espresso machine that can brew up to 500ml, with a capacity of 1,800ml.
Aljazeera’s correspondent said the machine is quite powerful, with an internal capacity of about 8,000ml.
However, WhirlPool also sells an “eco” machine, which uses renewable energy sources to make the coffee.
Al jazeera’s Alina Almeida said there are also commercial espresso makers that can produce up to 50ml of espresso per minute.
However she warned against buying one of those.
“They are very expensive,” she said.
“They are more expensive than a commercial espresso machine.”
Almeida suggested that if you were looking for a more economical option, you could opt for an eco machine instead.
“But for me, it’s always a good idea to have a commercial machine, because it is a little bit more affordable,” she added.
Almeidas said that if the cost of an espresso is something that you want, the best choice would be a commercial one.
“If you are buying a commercial coffee machine, you are not going to be able to make as much coffee as if you had a commercial,” she explained.
“But if you want something a little cheaper, you can go for a commercial.”
Aljazeera has contacted Whirlroom and other commercial espresso manufacturers to ask about the differences between the two.
WhirlPool has confirmed that it uses eco technology to make its espresso, and it has not responded to Al Jazeera in time for publication.