A unique combination of a classic portafilter and an automated coffee machine: Italy’s finest coffee tradition made easy.
Optimized grinding adjustment, automatic tamping and dispensing for consistent quality espresso.
Why should you choose the Barista?
With Schaerer Barista, bring Italy’s warmth and flair to your counter.
With its distinctive design, its Italian flair and the unmistakable hissing and knocking, Schaerer Barista looks and feels like a classic portafilter espresso machine, but it has a secret. We made it so easy to handle it is almost entirely automatic, leaving you with the most pleasant part of the show: time for your customers.
The refined art of grinding, tamping and brewing.
Grinding and tamping are optimized for consistent top quality. The exact quantity of coffee released in the portafilter is automatically calculated, and a perfect espresso is brewed every time. The machine has two separate grinders, one for each of the brewing units. The process is also automatic: beans are ground, powder is filled in, without coffee powder being lost, and tamped into the filter, and coffee is brewed and dispensed at the touch of a button.
Everyone’s a barista.
Using Schaerer Barista is simple and intuitive, there is no need for specific skills to operate it like a pro. Everyone can be a barista. The automated operation only requires that the portafilter be inserted and removed, and grounds emptied, which also constitute the most scenic espresso-making gestures, typical of an Italian bar atmosphere. Milk foaming, another characteristic routine, is either manual or fully automated. This leaves the operator time to speak with the guests and to offer side orders such as a slice of cake or a croissant.
A most comprehensive set of features allows you to immediately start serving the best espresso in town thanks to a unique combination of tradition and state-of-the-art technology. As for skills, the only requirement is a smile.
Keep cups warm
The pleasure of a velvety, creamy espresso also relies on the temperature of both coffee and cup. That warm sensation on one’s lips when taking the first sip is priceless. Keep cups on the machine’s top heater or instantly steam them up to the right temperature with the special SteamIT feature.
Optimal management and processing of the coffee beans and powder is the key to a great espresso: two integrated grinders, one for each brewing group, directly grind the beans into the portafilters, then the right tamping pressure is applied before brewing. 12 different recipes can be programmed, and additional blends can be used thanks to the “external coffee powder” functional button.
The power of steam
No authentic cappuccino or latte macchiato can be made without the fine-pored, creamy foam being poured from a steaming milk pot. The wand routine and the hissing sounds are part of the show. Schaerer Barista is equipped with two smart steam wands: the Powersteam is the classic, manual version, whilst the Supersteam is fully automatic, with programmable temperature and foam consistency.
Brewing like a pro
Adjusting grinding and filter load in real-time like a seasoned barista
Schaerer Barista constantly adjusts grinding parameters and grind load quantity throughout the day. That’s what professional baristas do, according to their own experience. The machine monitors precise brewing times to determine the right degree of grinding and the right amount of coffee powder to be dispensed in the filter. A continuous process that delivers consistent top quality.
The coffee-science behind it
The extraction of coffee’s aromatic substances depends on the brewing time. One must hit the right extraction time for a perfect espresso, because both under-extraction and over-extraction will compromise quality. Brewing time in turn is influenced by the degree of grinding of the beans, the finer the slower, and the quantity of coffee powder in the filter, but it will further vary according to atmospheric conditions, which evolve during the day. Actual baristas will be more sensible to these, but Schaerer Barista can measure brewing times more precisely. Two methods, same principle, and same perfect results!