Coffee Equipment Upkeep

Maintain and service your coffee equipment

Source and service coffee equipment with United Baristas Equipment


Daily

Cleaning

All coffee equipment requires regular cleaning

Regular cleaning reduces wear and prevents that build up of deposits that lead to more serious issues.

Typical tasks include cleaning steam wands and group heads, and removing fines from burrs. 

Identify the cleaning tasks required for each product and add these to your daily, weekly and monthly task schedules.

Some Popular Coffee Equipment

La Marzocco Linea PB

Espresso Machines
The Linea PB, designed by and named in recognition of Piero Bambi, introduces a new level of performance, rel...
Options
  • PB
  • PB X
Group options
  • 2 Groups
  • 3 Groups
  • 4 Groups
Current
The one group espresso coffee machine ready to bring wherever and whenever the Victoria Arduino coffee experi...
Group options
  • 1 Group
Current
Mythos is the coffee grinder developed to define a new idea of precision and control.
Options
  • MY 75
  • MY 85
  • MY G75
  • MY G85
Current

Victoria Arduino Eagle One

Espresso Machines
The Eagle One was developed to reduce our environmental impact by embracing new technology. Carbon emissions ...
Group options
  • 2 Groups
  • 3 Groups
Current

Mahlkönig EK43

Grinders
The EK43 has conquered the international coffee specialty industry and rules as the undisputed queen of coffe...
Current

La Marzocco Linea Mini

Espresso Machines
The design of the Linea Mini is based on the most iconic La Marzocco machine ever built, the Linea Classic. L...
Group options
  • 1 Group
Current

Monthly

Maintenance

Show some love and care

Most coffee equipment requires front-end servicing several times per year. These tasks include things like the replacement of group head seals, burrs and water filters.  

These tasks can either be performed in house or by an engineer during a service visit. It is important to plan who and when is going to perform these tasks so that there is no confusion.


Twice Yearly

Servicing

Regular servicing with a service contract

There are two types of service: front end service (in situ on premises) or a full service (undertaken in the engineer’s workshop).

Many businesses choose to alternate front end and full services, so a machine benefitting from bi-annual servicing would typically have one front end service and one workshop service each year.

Some Engineers offering service contracts

Espresso Fix

Companies
Fixing since 2009. Espresso Fix is the leading independent espresso machine service company
Engineering
Northfleet
DA11 8HH

King Coffee

Companies
We are a small family business who have been trading for just over 6 years and have a very good reputation in...
Engineering
Lichfield
United Kingdom

Origin Coffee

Companies
Wherever you find our coffee, a skilled technician won’t be far away.
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Sales
  • Roaster
London
United Kingdom

Coffee Doctor

Companies
Coffee Doctor is a leading coffee equipment service in Sussex. We service all the major brands and have works...
Engineering
Brighton
United Kingdom
Welcome to The Coffee Lobby The Uk’s independent & approved service provider for espresso machinery & the pri...
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Sales
  • Parts
Westbury
UK

Espresso Clinic

Companies
Hackney based independent coffee machine service. Espresso Clinic is an independent service company specializ...
Engineering
London
United Kingdom

Yearly

Boiler inspections 

PSSR 2000 regulations

Espresso machines require annual certification to comply with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR). Checks and certification can now be performed by engineers who have undergone training to become a ‘component person’. Many businesses now coincide boiler inspections with a service. 

PSSR testing

Espresso Fix

Companies
Fixing since 2009. Espresso Fix is the leading independent espresso machine service...
Professional service and preventative maintenance ensure that you can enjoy your co...
Espresso Machine repair, service of most espresso machine manufacturers Boiler insp...
Bristol Twenty Tea & Coffee Co have a pooled collective total of 60 years of experi...

Nice Guys

Companies
With just around a decade of experience in the coffee industry, from running Coffee...

Upkeep has Benefits

Tastier coffee, maintain value
& protect revenue


Ad hoc

Emergency Callouts

Accidents happen

When a machine is poorly maintained and breaks down, a call-out is required.

Emergency call-outs can and do happen; but they are a sign that something went wrong long ago. It’s an indicator that routine maintenance hasn’t been performed.

During an emergency call-out, not much can be done other than a temporary fix to get the machine back up and running until a full service can be scheduled.

It’s best practice for baristas and businesses to actively plan to carry out regular cleaning, maintenance and servicing to prevent breakdown, loss of revenue, and further lift the quality of the coffee they serve their customers.


2nd Cycle

Repair, restore, rebuild

Many espresso machines can be fully repaired

Older and vintage machines can often be returned to working condition. Restoration is more challenging if parts are no longer available or if the bodywork or chassis require significant work. There are some spectacular classic espresso machines in circulation, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one!

You can sell used coffee-making equipment to a barista or business who’ll get further use from it.

Some Engineers with Workshops

Origin Coffee

Companies
Wherever you find our coffee, a skilled technician won’t be far away.
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Sales
  • Roaster
London
United Kingdom

Espresso Fix

Companies
Fixing since 2009. Espresso Fix is the leading independent espresso machine service company
Engineering
Northfleet
DA11 8HH

Yay Coffee!

Companies
  • Coffee Shop
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Sales
Scarborough
United Kingdom

Nice Guys

Companies
With just around a decade of experience in the coffee industry, from running Coffee Shops, Q Grading, roastin...
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Sales
Manchester
United Kingdom
Bristol Twenty Tea & Coffee Co have a pooled collective total of 60 years of experience in the coffee and cat...
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Sales
  • Roaster
Avonmouth
United Kingdom
With fully trained and manufacturer-certified engineers we are here to support you and your business with all...
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Sales
  • Parts
Thetford
United Kingdom