Dualit has launched the CaféPro Capsule Machine which should allow a variety of beverages to be prepared conveniently, quickly and mess free.
The unit is said to be suitable for small cafés, boutique hotels, pubs, workplace canteens, spas, salons and outlets that would like to offer a professional coffee service but do not require extensive coffee-shop style equipment.
With a double brewhead and 20bar pressure, the machine can extract two espressos or lungos at the same time in seconds, whilst milk can be texturised simultaneously with the professional boiler-operated steam function and individually controlled steam wand.
The freestanding Dualit CaféPro is compatible with both Dualit’s range of NX Coffee capsules and Fine Tea capsules as well as Nespresso coffee capsules, and thanks to a dedicated hot water outlet, teapots, mugs and takeaway cups can also be filled.
Dualit feels that ease of use is a key highlight of the beverage machine, which features a digital display and touch button operation. Thanks to auto dosing, the machine will extract the correct amount of espresso or lungo and users can also choose to adjust the temperature and volume settings if required.
To keep the machine running efficiently, the digital display will count how many capsules have been used and following 1,500 extractions will prompt the user to descale the unit, which takes 45 minutes. If the machine is not descaled after 2,000 uses it will automatically lock until the descale programme is activated.
The Dualit CaféPro Capsule Machine also offers an adjustable automatic standby function.
Other features include a large 2.7litre water tank, a separate 1.2litree steam boiler, thermobloc heating elements for each brewhead, two capsule baskets which will hold 30 capsules each and two 2litre removable drip trays with drain valves. The freestanding unit can also be moved if required to free up worksurface space.
Provided with a one year guarantee with use not exceeding 100 capsules per day (50 per brewhead), the Dualit CaféPro Capsule Machine will be commercially available through selected commercial distributors from October at a list price of £1,500 + VAT.