Café Bar has launched an Italian-manufactured espresso unit, CMA-Planet. The classic-looking espresso machine is available in a range of configurations to suit a variety of businesses. The machine is available in single, double, triple or quad-brew versions and the operator can choose between automatic and semi-automatic modes. Semi-automatic systems function via a stop/start switch, which begins the brewing process. Once coffee extraction is complete the process is stopped manually.

For high-volume locations, the fully automatic CMA-Planet operates independently, leaving the operator free to undertake other tasks. Once the brewing cycle is finished, the system stops automatically, ready for service.

The stainless steel machine also delivers cappuccinos, lattes and other coffee favourites.

Cost: from £2,400