Watermark UK has introduced the Saeco Phedra – a one touch bean-to-cup coffee machine which can serve black coffee, cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate. Aimed at small bars and bistros, it has an average output of 150 cups per day.
The Phedra’s built-in grinder uses fresh beans to make espresso-based coffee drinks, which it combines with freeze dried milk powder depending on the setting. Altogether, there are eight selections possible that can include chai tea. All are precisely measured via an electronic dosing system, which memorises preferred settings.
An adjustable height dispensing head allows operators to choose cup size, while a pre-infusion setting allows for an even and full extraction of flavour from the coffee. If desired, for convenience, ground coffee as well as beans can be used. A removable brewing unit makes for ease of cleaning and maintenance.
Measuring 39.5cm wide x 59.5cm high x 43 cm deep, the Phedra has a 1kg coffee bean container and a power saving mode that sets the machine to stand-by during off periods. The Phedra Cappuccino model has a one touch milk frothing facility especially for cappuccinos and lattes.