The CoffeeSeller guide to drinks!

If you're new to the world of coffee then just picking what you want to drink can seem like a daunting task. Hopefully this little blog will give you an overview of all the drinks you can get from most of our commercial coffee machines!


An espresso is the purest form of coffee. The espresso is the foundation for nearly all drinks. It is created by forcing high pressure water through ground or instant coffee beans.  A good/fresh espresso will have a thick golden crema on top.


Not for the faint hearted, the ristresso uses the same amount of ground coffee as an espresso but half the amount of the water. Very Strong!

Black Coffee/Americano

Basically a watered down espresso! Perfect for those who want to enjoy a strong tasting coffee but want something a little bigger than an espresso and not as strong!

Best french press coffee maker is a device which captures most of the coffee flavour and oils from the beans which gives a better bolder and fuller flavour. The french press has become one of the most favourite coffee makers across the world.



Milk based Drinks

This is where it gets confusing as not many people understand the difference between cappuccinos & lattes! Hopefully I can help clear things up:


A standard cappuccino consists of the following:

  • 1/3 Espresso
  • 1/3 Steamed Milk
  • 1/3 Froth

Cappuccino can be recognised often by the quantity of foam served on top of the drink. When the milk is being steamed the barista will incorporate a greater amount of air into the milk, this in turn creates a greater quantity of foam.


It can get a bit peculiar with latte's as they are different everywhere you go. On average a latte will be steamed milk with a shot of coffee and then topped with some milk foam. Although, sometimes there is no milk foam. Another great drink for someone who doesn't like a strong coffee.

Cafe Mocha/Mochaccino 

An absolutely delicious combination of tastes. Fresh hot chocolate mixed with milk and coffee! Okay so it is my personal favourite so I am a little biased. But seriously, next time you are near a coffee machine you have to try this! Best enjoyed on a cold day and topped with fresh whipped cream!

Hot Chocolate

Okay so not strictly a coffee but it does deserve a slot in this list. It is a drink that needs no explanation.


Most of our machines are able to make all of these drinks and some are able to make even more. As always if you are interested in buying or leasing a commercial coffee machine or even just buying some great quality vending ingredients then you can click here or call 0800 035 5584