We’ll mainly distinguish different types of Nespresso capsules by their material here.

As we all know, Nespresso capsules can be made from many different materials, which directly affect the taste of coffee and also our environment.

At the same time, these different materials also make a difference to the structure of the coffee capsule packaging machine.

Widely used materials are divided into three categories: aluminum, plastics, and compostable(plant-based) materials.

The aluminum capsules generally refer to the Nespresso pods of Nestlé, while other brands and coffee roasters have been slowly adopting this form.

However, the plastic capsules can be Nespresso, Keurig, or other forms.

That being said, generally, Keurig capsules were made up of three main elements -- the plastic cup itself, the paper filter, and aluminum foil.

Also, the compostable capsules can be Nespresso, Keurig, or other forms.

Then how does the material or structure of the capsules affect the taste of coffee or our coffee drinking experience?

And what exactly are the differences between these materials?

Aluminum Capsules

The aluminum capsules were fully airtight, and light-tight that they were used to protect the quality and freshness of our coffees from the exposure to oxygen, moisture, and light.

It is capable to protect the unique aromas and flavors of our coffee, making our coffee has a stronger taste.

It is also robust, yet lightweight.

All these functional advantages which surpassed others made it remains our material of choice for packing coffee.

Besides, it is 100% plastic-free and totally recyclable.

When it comes to the effects to the coffee capsule packing machine, because of the good thermal conductivity of aluminum film and cup, this kind of capsule requires a higher quality heat sealing system.

Source: https://www.afpakmachine.com/project/aluminum-nespresso-capsules/

Plastic Capsules

Today, most coffee capsules are made of food-grade plastic, with a plastic or aluminum foil lid.

Similar to aluminum capsules, most plastic capsules are airtight, lighttight, sealed in an low oxygen environment, keep the coffee inside for long time freshness.

They are also recyclable, after rinse the brewed coffee grounds and separate the foil lids from the capsules.

But normally coffee brewed in plastic capsules has complex flavors and different textures, mostly depending on how the coffee is roasted.

There are actually many different materials of plastic capsule on the market, each with different characteristics.

PP (Polypropylene)

PP is a highly transparent and crystal clear material which enhance the image of any product inside.

Coffee in the PP capsule will be highly protected against moisture and steam to maintain freshness and taste.

Generally PP plastics is similar to PE, but more stronger, and more expensive.

·Transparent

·Greater resistance to chemicals, heat

·Strong and hard to break

·Rough surfaces may cause scratches

·Outstanding vapor and moisture isolation

·Slightly inflexible

·Poor oxygen isolation

PP types of nespresso capsules
PP types of nespresso capsules

(PP Nespresso capsule)

PE (Polyethylene)

PE plastic is soft, durable and tear-resistant which perfectly suit for packing heavy items.

Therefore many industrial companies often utilize PE storage bags to package large, heavy industrial machined parts.

·Inert, lighttight, and produces low static charge

·Significantly less attraction of dirt, dust or other foreign matters

·Soft and elastic

·Great resistance to low temperatures and abrasion

·Poor oxygen isolation

·Generally speaking, the price is lower than PP

PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)

PET plastic is normally light weight, high transparent, good impact resistance and breakage resistance.

PET bottles became the main packaging material for beverage products today.

Especially those beverages which require high temperature sterilization filling, such as flavored water, juice, sports drinks, etc., are also packaged in PET bottles.

With its heat-resistant and pressure-resistant features, it has replaced various PVC bottles, bags, aluminum capsules, iron cans, glass bottles, etc., and has become the packaging material with the most growth potential.

·High oxygen and moisture isolation

·Strong and lightweight, higher strength and stiffness than PBT

·Lower moldability than PBT

·High heat resistance and pressure resistance

·Wide range of use temperature, from -60 to 130°C

·Practically shatter-resistant

PBT (Polybutylene terephthalate)

The majority of plastic coffee capsules today are made from PBT, with aluminum foil lids both on the top and bottom.

It’s very similar to PET capsules in many ways, with only a few difference.

·High oxygen and moisture isolation

·Strong and lightweight, slightly lower strength and stiffness than PET

·More elastic and tough (higher impact strength) than PET

·High heat resistance and pressure resistance

·Slightly lower melting point than PET

·Robust chemical resistance like PET

·Relatively hard to seal like PET

PBT types of nespresso capsules
PBT types of nespresso capsules

 (PBT Nespresso capsule)

PLA (Polylactic acid)

Different from all the above materials, PLA capsules are an eco-friendly plastic in packaging, made from compostable materials such as cornstarch or sugarcane.

There are data shows that the carbon emissions of PLA production is 68% smaller , and the energy usage is 65% less than that of conventional plastics production process.

The PLA skirt and the recycled aluminium or bioplastic film on top make these capsules an ecological choice.

·Environmentally friendly

·Poor oxygen and moisture isolation

·Relatively low strength

·Low heat resistance, toughness

·Available in a wide range of composite materials and colors to provide different performance and appearance

plastic types of nespresso capsules
plastic types of nespresso capsules

Source: https://www.afpakmachine.com/nespresso-compatible-pla-coffee-capsule

PP+EVOH+PP

The PP sheet with added EVOH barrier material is widely used in the food packaging industry, it can effectively block the penetration of water, oil and oxygen, and prolong the shelf life of food.

PP is considered to have outstanding vapor and moisture barrier properties but poor oxygen barrier properties.

However, EVOH is considered to have superior gas barrier properties on condition that not exposed to moisture. And it is more expensive.

This materials combination was not only used in coffee capsule packing, but also foods packing in supermarkets and other places.

High barrier nespresso capsules
High barrier nespresso capsules

(PP+EVOH+PP capsule layout)

Compostable Capsules

Compostable capsules are made from a variety of renewable raw materials, should biodegrade within several months in commercial composting, and can be added to local food waste collections.

Despite its eco-friendliness, there are still various challenges remain for biodegradable materials towards practical packaging applications.

Particularly with the poor oxygen/moisture barrier issues.

Therefore the compostable capsules are usually packaged in nitrogen-filled airtight bags in order to maintain coffee freshness.

Basically compostable capsules are made from the following raw materials.

·Wood bark/lignin

·Sugarcane/sugarbeet

·Cornstarch

·PHA (bacteria-based bioplastic)

By the way, PLA plastic capsule is also compostable.

wood bark types of nespresso capsules
wood bark types of nespresso capsules

(Wood bark based capsule)

sugarcane based types of nespresso capsules
sugarcane based types of nespresso capsules

(Sugarcane based capsule)

Recycling Process

Nowadays people care about environment and used coffee capsules recycling.

Thankfully, most of them are traditionally recyclable, which means they can be recycled like other plastics and metals.

Most coffee capsules contain four materials: plastic, aluminum, compostable material, and brewed coffee grounds.

All four of these materials can generally be separated, sorted and responsibly recycled.

Aluminum capsules

The beauty of this material is that it is 100% infinitely recyclable.

It does not lose its technical properties even recycled for many times.

It can be used repeatedly, which is why over 75% of aluminium production is still in use today.

You'll need to pierce the foil lid, dump out the used coffee granules (either in your food bin, compost, or other reuse methods), and do a quick rinse before adding it to your recycling bin.

Or you can just ship them back to a Nespresso recycling facility using a given recycling bag with a prepaid UPS shipping label.

Or simply drop the bagged capsules off at your local Nespresso boutique or participating store.

What happens to recycled aluminum?

The aluminium recovered from our capsules is reused to make a wide range of products, from beverage cans to car parts, bicycles and other everyday useful items, and even new Nespresso capsules.

Producing aluminum from already used aluminum can save 95% of energy.

The empty plastic recycling bags are recovered and converted into usable energy.

Plastic capsules

The plastic capsules are made of PP, PBT, PET, etc. that they are 100% recyclable.

However still in some place they may only be recycled in specific situations such as if they can easily be separated from other recycled materials.

How exactly to recycle?

The easiest option is to use Keurig's mail back recycling program for Keurig capsules or TerraCycle coffee capsules zero waste box.

In this case, you don't have to separate the plastic from the filter, foil lid, and coffee grounds, but just throw the used pods in the box.

Or you can check whether there are Terracycle dropboxes at Subaru dealerships that take coffee pods which always don’t matter brands.

The most conventional approach is that you probably need to first check with your community about local recycle program.

If they do take plastic pods in the recycling, then you can procedure these steps.

·Peel off the aluminum cover

·Separate the inner paper filter from the outer plastic cup

·Keep cups and other recyclable plastics together or just put cups in your regular bin if sorting isn't required in your area

·Put aluminum cover to other recycling bin or collect them together for next time

·Compost filters and coffee grounds

Compostable capsules

It’s an ideal option in dealing with recycling.

You can throw it in your home compost or green waste bin.

Or you can take it to your local community compost yard.

If it ends up in a landfill, it will still break down over time, just not as quickly as it does in compost.

Summary

We divided the coffee capsules into three categories by material in this article, and talked about how is the way to recycle them individually.

There may be some difficulty in recycling coffee capsules in your local, but do be patient and do it.

I also hope this article can be a reference to your selection of coffee capsules when you are preparing for mass production.

How To Perform Maintenance For A Coffee Capsule Packing Machine?

It is no doubt that no matter what kind of machine you own, you need to make sure it is well taken care of, especially for large machines like coffee capsule packing machines.

Maintenance can be treated as one kind of risk management that plays an important role in maintaining optimum productivity.

It is so important that some companies have made very detailed and informative maintenance plans for their equipment.

We’ll start with some easy and basic points, and then cover it later in this article about how to make detailed maintenance plans.

Five Tips For Coffee Capsule Packing Machine Maintenance.

  1. Lubrication

As the first thing you need to consider for machine maintenance, which is also clearly described in the machine manual, it’s very important that those moving parts of the coffee capsule packing machine must be kept regularly lubricated with a drop of lubricant.

And if it’s ignored, the defects caused by friction are usually not covered under warranty.

If the machine is covered with dust, dirt or some coffee powder, it is unpleasant to use, it may also lead to some potential problems during the running. 

Simply do some cleaning at the end of the work will make a lasting impact on preventing big problems later on.

Empty the dust box at the “suction powder” station in time, and clean the heat sealing head everyday.

Regular cleaning can prevent the prolonged downtime associated with less frequent maintenance.

It’s also important that the machine is kept dry.

Remember to dry the machine after the cleaning, and place it in a dry place.

The coffee capsule packing machine has components designed to cut, such as the cutter of the “vertical capsule loading” system or “film cut & heat sealing” system.

Keeping the sharpness of them is critical.

Especially the cutter in the “film cut & heat sealing” system, probably stuck to some roll film debris after a period of running, causing the blade to become blunter.

If this is ignored, may lead to cutting film not good or even failure.

It’ll be very effective if you can do the sharpening weekly.

As we all know that wearing parts exists in almost all the machines.

Regular replacement of wearing parts is required to avoid slowing down or complete failure of coffee capsule packing machine. 

If this is ignored, when the damaged elements failed the machine’s running and even inhibit the production line, It will be very bad.

Besides the damaged parts could only be detected or replaced by highly qualified and trained person or certified service technicians. 

Therefore, at first you take a inventory of high wearing parts and moderate wearing parts, then make clear of the process and schedule for replacing.

You should be in good communication with your supplier about these parts.

Regular inspections play an important role in machine maintenance for ensuring your machine’ long life span.

You can make a schedule for these inspections described below:

·Check whether the chain is loose

·Check whether some other parts is loose

·Check for abnormal sound

·Check if the motors are overheating

·Check the sealing quality by random sampling

·Check the weight of the whole capsule by random sampling

Perform these routine inspections to ensure that the machine is in a well condition.

Four Types Of Coffee Capsule Packing Machine Maintenance

All right, let’s dig it deeper.

We’ll go through a group of theoretical knowledge about machine maintenance first, then use this knowledge to improve our maintenance skills and learn how to make a detailed coffee capsule packing machine maintenance schedule.

At first, there are basically four types of maintenance strategies.

  1. Preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance(PM) is based on the philosophy that "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". 

PM is performed at predetermined intervals or according to prescribed standards, designed to reduce the risk of failure or performance deterioration of equipment.

It helps you find and fix small issues early by scheduling inspections and tasks before they become big problems.

It helps reduce the possibility of unexpected failure or equipment breakdowns.

PM can be as simple as doing a weekly check, a cleaning, a drying, a lubrication, or replacing an element once it has done some number of run-hours just like the tips mentioned above.

Corrective maintenance(CM) is based on a firm philosophy that, in the event of a failure, downtime and repairs cost less than the investment required for a maintenance program.

Therefore repairs are carried out after an abnormal condition appears, with the purpose of getting back to the normal conditions.

This strategy seems to be cost-effective before a disastrous failure occurs.

But risks and benefits coexist.

Risk-based maintenance(RBM) is based on risk and cost analysis, aims to determine the preventive maintenance strategy by seeking the more reasonable cost of all the risks.

Risk analysis is like this.

·Which part could go wrong?

·The possibility of this problem occurs?

·What influence will this problem cause?

Cost analysis is like this.

·Direct cost. Such as routine preventive maintenance cost.

·Indirect cost. Such as organizational, management cost.

·Consequence of failure cost. Such as safety cost, delay of production cost.

Condition-based maintenance(CBM) is based on the device performance monitoring, and the corrective actions will be taken accordingly.

By detecting important operating equipment parameters, to achieve continuously monitoring of the equipment conditions is every important in CBM.

Maintenance occurs when certain signal shows that equipment is worsening and the probability of failure is increasing.

So in the long run, this strategy can reduce machine failure associated maintenance costs, meanwhile minimize the occurrence of critical failures and optimizing the management of available economic resources.

Advantages and disadvantages of PM

In a word, its advantage is that it avoids as much trouble as possible before it turns to machine failure. 

When you perform maintenance in this strategy, you know what the maintenance team will do in a certain day, you have plenty of time to prepare for it. 

Because you have already arranged the work in advance, you can easily send the right guy there at the right time, instead of having to call special technicians to deal with it. 

Because you can schedule maintenance to avoid peak production periods, you won’t get confused in such critical times.

On the other hand, its disadvantage is the possibility of straying into the over-maintenance misconception that you're doing more than you need to.

Can good things be eaten too much? In terms of maintenance, it’s possible. 

The two big problems are additional waste and increased risk like these below.

If you replace the fan belt on the engine too soon, you're probably throwing away perfect stock.

And every time you open the control cabinet and have a technician take parts out and put them back after check, there is a risk of accidental damage.

A technician might strip a bolt or drop a metal tool in the distribution box.

Even something like checking the circuit can introduce foreign matter into the machine.

Advantages and disadvantages of CM

In a word, its simple and save time.

CM only plans maintenance for equipment when it breaks down.

There is almost nothing particular to do until a problem occurs.

It usually reduces short-term costs because a lot of the planning and preventive maintenance work were eliminated.

If the equipment had almost no problems, the maintenance cost was about zero.

It’s the best choice when the equipment is not very expensive or important, or when the time and money required to perform PM is much greater than that required to perform CM.

Despite its advantages, CM also has some disadvantages.

Since little preparation is done before the failure occurs, and there is no advance prediction of what the upcoming problem will be, there is a possibility that something unexpected will happen which increased risks.

Unexpected failure may cause disastrous damage to the whole system.

And generally speaking, it may be too late when finally the equipment failure occurred.

Advantages and disadvantages of RBM

In a word, RBM can reduce risks to acceptable levels.

Since almost all the risks have been analyzed in advance, so the equipment owner can take precautions for risks they think they need to avoid based on their own conditions.

For higher level risks, the frequency of PM or CM may be increased, while for those with lower levels of risk, less or no maintenance will be done.

It’ll eliminates work which seems to be low-value, and provides guidance for limited budgets at the same time.

On the other hand, its disadvantages are obvious.

One is that risk identification and analysis processes is the basis so failure in this link will be enlarged.

There may be unrecognized risks involved and risks that are assessed to be too low which will lead to unexpected results.

Therefore the risk identification and analysis processes is emphasized and may take too much time or spend too much budget.

And its difficult to identify and select the right man for risk assessment.

Besides, risk assessment can be based on too subjective standards due to the lack of reliable objective standards and in that case it is quite common to trust an expert’ judgments.

Advantages and disadvantages of CBM

In a word, you can keep the device running and let the sensor work for you when performing CBM.

CBM takes place while the equipment is running, instead of shutting down the device to check, which saving you overall downtime. 

You can just perform tasks when you realized you need them, instead of having to schedule as many inspections in advance, which save on overall maintenance costs.

Being able to "see" the condition of equipment without having to turn it off and disassemble parts to check saves you more than just time and effort.

You'll only need to send a technician up to check if you already know there's a problem which indicated by a sensor.

It may also protects you from the risk of equipment damage and injury to technicians.

About disadvantages, the first thing is cost.

This includes both the equipment required and the additional training you will need, which will make you know how to set up and calibrate the sensors.

Besides, this strategy’s basis is that you need to choose the right sensors for the equipment at first.

Even with the "right" sensors, you could still be in trouble if the environment is harsh enough to eventually destroy them, or the sensors themselves may also run into a failure.

Maintenance Types Summary

Choosing the right maintenance strategy starts with understanding your options, their long points and weak points.

Run-to-fail tends to have a bad reputation, but it's the best option for some equipment.

Actually you can use it when something is difficult or impossible to maintain, but cheap to stock, easy to replace elements.

PM helps you find out potential problems early by scheduling inspections or eliminate some risks before they come out through the daily care.

RBM helps to reduce risks to acceptable levels and cares about risk analysis in advance.

CBM relies on sensors and special software to collect data of the equipment, which will be continuously monitored till the readings exceed preset parameters.

So in the end, there is no one-size-fits-all perfect strategy.

There are someone choose run-to-fail, and also someone choose PM.

Rather than considering various strategies in isolation, look at the differences between them to better understand them.

Actually, instead of having to choose the one that suits you best, you should choose the right mix of maintenance strategies for your coffee capsule packing machine.

How This Theoretical Knowledge Helps Us?

Let’s refocus our attention to coffee capsule packing machine maintenance.

In my opinion, you can try to flexibly use the combination of PM, CM, CBM in performing maintenance of this machine.

You can schedule your own coffee capsule packing machine maintenance work like this below.

When the machine was just arrived and started to work, its a new machine, the operation is not familiar to you, it has much uncertainty, in this initial period, all three of them need to be performed in a higher frequency.

Timely cleanup of dust, lubrication, such PM work is essential.

In addition, you need to strengthen the monitoring of the operating results, like filling weight, sealing quality, to achieve the early detection of problems or problem trends, these CBM work is also essential.

This period can be up to one or two months after the machine first started running.

After a period of use, machine performance tends to stabilize, you can appropriately reduce the frequency of some CBM, maintenance strategy can be based on PM plus CM.

PM is still the basis of normal production every day, and you can try run-to-fail strategy in this period.

After the machine has been running for more than five or six years, all the parts have aged more or less and they are not longer performing very well, you need to strengthen PM and CBM, just like the machine was at the beginning.

Some parts may have to be replaced in time to greatly reduce the probability of errors.

In addition, the results of the machine operation can no longer be fully trusted, and more detection is needed to find out errors early.

Summary

You can basically schedule your coffee capsule packing machine maintenance work like the following.

·Initial stage(1 or 2 months since your machine started work)

- Perform PM, CBM at a higher frequency

·Stable running stage(5 or 6 years)

- Perform PM in a normal frequency, plus CM

·End stage

  - Perform PM, CBM at a higher frequency

As for the PM schedule, get suggestions from your supplier.

And, keep in mind five tips of PM work.

·Lubrication

·Keep the machine clean and dry

·Keep some parts sharp

·Change parts regularly

·Inspect machine regularly

Ways to Combat Dust in Coffee Capsule Packaging Process

Even with the most advanced capsule packaging technology, dust and various particles in the air are unavoidable

In particular, coffee powder, using different roasting processes and degrees, resulting in a great difference in the granularity and moistness of the coffee powder, in the process of packaging coffee capsules, the use of improper dust control means may be counterproductive.

Smile dust leakage is most likely to occur when the dry coffee product passes through the different stations of the coffee capsule packaging machine. During the coffee capsule production process, there is a risk of increased coffee particles in the air whenever the coffee powder continuously moves through the machine, or when the machine is turned on and paused.

Here are eight features of modern powder packaging machines that can help reduce or eliminate the negative effects of dust in your automated packaging line:

The following AFPAK coffee capsule packaging machines are designed to help you reduce or eliminate the problems caused by dust in the production of coffee capsule packaging through various means and materials

1. Enclosed machines body

If coffee capsules are produced in an open environment, dust in the absence of any group will fill the entire space, so a closed mechanical structure is crucial, and the closure of the different components cannot be ignored, they can be a barrier to block the dust, but also the function of cleaning the dust, protecting the filled coffee from contamination also the coffee powder will not evaporate in the air.

Air quality and humidity also have an impact on the filling of coffee capsules. Our design needs to maintain the original dryness and humidity of the coffee so that moisture and dust in the air do not come into contact with the coffee material for long periods of time, which has an impact on the filling and taste.

2. The role of dustproof housing

We use a dustproof housing using a combination of plexiglass and stainless steel, which can effectively protect the electrified components and equipment from collisions and dust so that the machine can run for a long time, any function is basically unaffected by the environment, climate, air, some of the extreme cases, because of the difference in air pressure only need to adjust the machine parameters. Basically, coffee capsule packaging can be done anywhere in the world.

3. powder suction equipment

During the production of coffee capsules, it is not only necessary to consider dust entering the machine, but the cleaning of the capsule edges is equally important. When sealing the sealing film, if there is coffee powder or dust adhering to the edges, it is very likely that the sealant of the sealing film will be misaligned, resulting in scrapped or leaking capsules. To solve this problem, we add vacuuming equipment during the packaging process to remove the coffee powder attached to the edge of the capsule and reduce the effect of particulate matter on the capsule seal.

4. Static Bars

There are a large number of metal parts inside the machine, their contact with the capsules and sealing film will generate a lot of static electricity, which will lead to the adhesion of dust and coffee powder, which will have an impact on the electrification components and equipment or the quality of coffee capsules, in order to avoid this situation to ensure efficient and stable production, we have added a static bar to the design of the machine, through nitrogen flushing, constantly scattering the static factor inside the machine.

5. air gun

Inside our standard coffee capsule packaging machine, it is equipped with an air gun. It is very helpful for cleaning the dust and losing coffee powder from the hopper and inside the machine.

6. Motor Drive

Most of the coffee capsule filling machines that customers can buy are pneumatic chains, which will constantly produce friction and leak gas, generating static electricity and dust. The long time friction with dust will reduce the life of the corresponding parts and will also affect the accuracy of the machine's operation. And the noise generated by pneumatic is also a problem that needs to be solved.

We use a motor-driven chain in order to solve all problems from the customer's point of view. The function of the motor is the same as that of the air motor, and the cost is higher, but the use of electric power reduces the generation of shadow. Moreover, the motor is smoother and reduces the friction between the chains, which prolongs the life of the machine and its parts and meets the demand for high-standard machines.

7. Two Seals

The seal needs to make the seal adhesive and capsule on the membranes of the edge contact, fully met the requirement of the temperature, the dust gets in the way of contact and transmission of the temperature, the seal before the dust cleaning is carried out by vacuum dust bag, effectively maintain a clean and tidy the edge of the capsule, in order to ensure the reliability of the seal, we joined the second seal, minimize the influence of the dust.

8. maintenance of machines

The addition of dust control measures to the coffee capsule packaging machine will help prevent the impact of powder on the production operation, but also requires the operator to follow the appropriate machine preventive maintenance plan, keeping the machine in the best condition can make the production work easier.

Many preventive maintenance tasks include cleaning and checking parts for residue or dust. Using the convenience of air guns, it is best to clean once a day, and it is also necessary to clean up after the replacement of hopper materials.

A brief introduction to the Rotary K cup Filling Machine from AFPAK to make you know every detail of the machine

1. A simple description of Rotary K cup Filling Machine are revealed below.

A Rotary k cup machine is a highly efficient machine for filling and sealing k cups. It is developed by engineers with over 10 years of experience in the coffee capsule and k cup business and it is manufactured to support small to medium-size businesses, featured with relatively low cost, high efficiency, and maneuverable operation, thus improving the production capacity to meet the increased demand from customer.

Compared to a linear type filling machine on which the K cups or capsules needed to be filled and sealed tends to move linearly, a rotary k cup filling machine has a round turntable moving circularly with k cups or any other kind of coffee capsules.

This simple difference brings a lot of benefits to better serve the small and medium-sized businesses, as the rotary k cup machine itself takes up less space for the installation.

That means within the same workshop of small and medium-sized businesses, more rotary k cup machines can be fitted.

Efficiency and production capacity are advanced and boosted greatly.

The turntable or, to be more precise the rotary table, is moving more stably to make sure the smooth process of filling and sealing, so to stop the coffee powder from spreading out of the k cups.

This feature also ensures the k cups are sealed with the lids on in a better way as the lids would be placed more tightly so to keep the coffee granules fresh and improve the shelf life of k cups.

The rotary k cup machine has the capacity to process from 40 and up to 100 k cups every minute.

K cups made of various types of raw materials could be sealed and filled by the rotary k cup machine, as long as they fit into the rotary table.

Besides different types of granules, liquid, drinks, beverages, yogurt, and powders such as tea granules, coffee powders or other types of liquid could be filled into the k cups by this rotary k cup machine.

2. This part shows the building of the rotary k cup machine, namely the structure

After years of rich experience with the AFPAK team, who has gained a deep understanding of the coffee capsules and k cups market through years of market research and key information shared by regular customers, AFPAK came up with the idea of providing rotary k cup filling machine.

Through multi-time of tests and strict quality control by the team, and by using the carefully selected raw material, the team managed to launch this rotary k cup machine.

And soon it became one of the most well-known coffee granule filling and sealing machines worldwide.

Stainless steel and aluminum alloy are applied to form the frame so as to reduce the weight of the machine meanwhile make it easier for cleaning.

The rotary k cup filling machine is equipped with a capsule dropper, cup or capsule sensor, lid sensor, nitrogen filling system, edge cleaning system, and more, with basic functions of cup dropping, filling cups, and sealing cups with lids.

Apart from those, by adapting the latest technology, it is possible to set how many cups are going to be filled and sealed by the machine within a certain time period which could be set as well by programming.

The rotary k cup machines were launched as a supplement to the linear k cup machine which has the advantages of small size and simple operation.

However, rotary k cup filling machines are relatively more efficient.

3. The main functions of the rotary k cup filling machine are presented.

For small and medium-sized businesses in the coffee granule filling and sealing business, it is strongly suggested to have the rotary k cup machines installed in their plants or workshops, not only because of the portability of the machine but also because of its relatively low cost and handiness.

A greater amount of k cups could be filled and sealed by the rotary k cup filling machine than by the hand-manipulated machine, indicating a better efficiency. It has a nice layout and design, small in size but relatively large in its capacity.

The launch of this rotary k cup machine aims to make production easier, free worker’s hands, improve productivity, gain higher accuracy in filling and sealing,render a easy job of cleaning, and enable the production versatile in terms of various type of k cup related products.

3.1 Servo motors are applied to enhance the accuracy of the filling and sealing process by the rotary k cup filling machine center.

The filling is carried out vertically driven by the servo motor.

Besides, automation of providing the granules greatly improves the precision of filling.

Furthermore, the efficiency of the sealing process is increased as the motor drive system ensures faster and steady sealing.

0-40 Celsius temperature can be set based on the requirement and under real conditions.

Lastly, thermal insulation products from Japan are applied to the rotary k cup filling machine to protect its parts as the processing produces a lot of heat, bringing negative effects on the processing and also causing certain issues such as damaging the parts of the machine.

3.2 The rotary k cup machine is equipped with a nitrogen flushing system to ensure a better shelf life of the products.

The freshness of the granules or liquid inside the k cups is kept longer when filled with nitrogen to make sure a great taste and high quality.

3.3 Moreover, smart sensors are adapted by rotary k cup filling machines to make the machine more intelligent, easier, and safer for operation.

If the sensor realizes that there are no lids on the rotary table, the filling and sealing process will be automatically stopped to prevent the machine from getting coffee granules scattered everywhere, which enables a simpler approach to cleaning.

3.4 Additionally, the rotary k cup machine could calculate the quantity of the k cups filled and sealed which is time-saving for the workers.

And surely, one could set English as the system language.

The machine can run for 24 hours for any business to produce a greater amount of products.

When the issue occurs, it will notify so the engineer knows where needs to be maintained.

4. AFPAK Highlighted Rotary K cup Filling Machines

AFPAK has a wide range of k cup filling sealing packaging and cartoning machines lines, of which the disc type machines are our best sellers.

After collecting years of customers trial feedback combined with the continuous upgrading of technology, we now have machines that are easy to use, superior in performance, and reliable in quality.

And now we recommend:

4.1 Super hot explosive model- RN1S Rotary K cup Filling Machine

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Nowadays, coffee shops often emphasize that they are "boutique coffee". And more than 90% of stores choose to use light to medium roast to interpret the flavor of raw coffee beans, why is this?

Fine coffee has many claims, but its core pursuit is only one thing - "terroir". Because of the demand for such an original and detailed flavor presentation, "light roast", a roast level has become popular.

In the light-medium roast degree, the coffee itself "terroir" is most easily expressed, bright and lively acidic fruit tones are mostly the flavor that this roast degree wants to present, with hand-pouring, siphoning, Aloha pressure, and other "black" coffee extraction methods, is the most in line with The third wave of the fine coffee core concept of the practice.

Lightly roasted coffee also contains more chlorogenic acid. Many coffee research reports indicate that this ingredient has the effect of raising HDL cholesterol, and liver protection, slowing atherosclerosis and other effects, with the rise of the natural diet in recent years, the boutique black coffee is as good as it gets.

In terms of extraction, since the cell walls of light-roasted coffee are less damaged, we can use "violent" techniques in extraction, which is okay. That is fine grinding (fine sugar size), high water temperature (about 88 - 92 degrees), high water flow stirring (hand brewing pot height, shaking pot pressure, etc.), and high water to powder ratio (about 1:13.33 - 1:16.67).

Of course, this is a rather general statement. Because everyone's preferred flavor is different, of course, the right approach is different for each person.

Light roasting is so popular in the domestic coffee world that many enthusiasts may shake their heads and sigh when they see dark roasted coffee: "herbal". They even think that "only poorer beans use deep roasting techniques to disguise unpleasant flavors" and that "deep-roasted beans are unhealthy for the human body." ……

In fact, such an idea is wrong, fine coffee is not unable to deep roast. For example, why do Manteanin and Kenya AA tend to take a deeper roast in the past?

The main reason is because of the origin and processing method, making these two beans have strong acidity, while the deep roast plays a large role in slowing down the stimulation of the acidity on the human tongue, turning it into sweet and mellow merit.

We mostly think of dark roast as burnt and smoky, mainly because the way we handle dark roast is "high heat and quick fry", while Japanese roast insists on "low heat and slow roast". So in the same deep roast, the Japanese method is relatively easy to leave more of the sweetness and fullness of the coffee.

coffee roast myths 4
coffee roast myths 4

So, is it true that darker roasts don't use good beans because they all taste the same when baked anyway?

Of course not! If you've ever had the pleasure of drinking a very dark roast of a boutique grade coffee bean in an old Japanese tea store, versus a very dark roast of an unusual batch of coffee beans, you'll notice a significant difference in the sweetness, aroma, and layers between the two.

It is definitely not the case that any roaster or any raw bean will taste the same - it depends on the roaster's skill and the quality of the raw beans.

coffee roast myths 5
coffee roast myths 5

Dark-roasted beans are definitely not unhealthy either. As long as the beans are "properly and skillfully" dark roasted, the effects of coking substances on the human body can be largely avoided. Dark roasted coffee beans also degrade fenugreek, producing more nicotinic acid (commonly known as vitamin B3), which is also a beneficial ingredient for the body.

Unlike lighter roasts, darker roasts provide the aroma and sweetness from the relatively large molecules of "brown pigment" and therefore require a relatively longer extraction time. But also because of the ease of extraction, it is necessary to "minimize disturbance", in other words, "treat the coffee powder as gently as possible", and fill the water slowly in order to achieve these requirements at the same time.

Finally, don't make the mistake of roasting a dark roast coffee just right!

If you have a different opinion on this article, please feel free to leave a comment.

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How hot is lemon tea this year? Just look at the momentum of HeyTea's new product launches.

On May 11, HeyTea launched 4 lemon tea products in one go and sold nearly 400,000 cups on the first day, which completely pushed the popularity of lemon tea to a peak.

Will lemon tea, which has always been "unable to go out of Guangdong and Guangxi", take this opportunity to go to the whole country this year and achieve a category explosion?

Heytea lemon drink

1. How hot is lemon tea? HeyTea sold nearly 400,000 cups on the first day

In the past week, tea drinkers have been paying attention to lemon tea.

On May 11, the Super Burning Lemon Tea series of Hey Tea was officially launched. The new products in this series include 4 types of green popped lemon, rock popped lemon, fragrant popped lemon and three-day limited-sale lime popped lemon. The perfume lemon is the main raw material and is matched with different tea bases.

Heytea Lemon drink 2

I went to the store to place an order and found out that the super-burning lemon tea series of Hey Tea combines Cantonese lemon tea with this year’s hot Thai lemon tea, with lemongrass, cucumber, mint, and other small ingredients.

The taste is very memorable, and the Southeast Asian flavors that are popular this year are also interspersed with it.

The most prominent feature is that every cup of lemon tea has a "storm ice ball", which is visually more icy and cool.

storm ice ball Heytea

storm ice ball Heytea

In terms of the selling price, this series of products is 19~21 RMB/cup, which belongs to the "fair price products" in the series of heytea products.

Two days before the launch, the super-burning lemon tea in the Xicha store near me broke out orders. In a few days, there were more than 10,000 check-in notes on "Hey Tea Bursting Lemon Tea" in Xiaohongshu.

Heytea Lemon tea search

Heytea lemon drink reviews

According to HiTea, nearly 400,000 cups of the Shangxin Super Burning Lemon Tea series of drinks were sold on the first day.

And it’s worth mentioning that this time Hey Tea has promoted lemon tea to the whole country:

North China is the TOP2 sales area second only to South China, sales in Beijing and Guangzhou are basically the same, and Shanghai is the country's top selling city.

The hot sale is not unexpected. Since the beginning of this year, the popularity of lemon tea has been rising, as can be seen from the WeChat index, especially after the summer, the popularity continues to rise.

Heytea Lemon tea search

After seeing the new update of Heytea, I would like to discuss two topics:

2. 20  RMB (3.12USD) per cup , how does HeyTea make lemon tea a sense of value?

Hearing that lemon tea is listed on HeyTea, the first curiosity of many people in the industry is: Can Hey Tea make lemon tea a sense of value?

The sense of value is not high, and it has always been a problem to be solved in the lemon tea category. In southern China, the home base of lemon tea, many people have the impression of lemon tea that “a cup of 5 yuan is enough to quench their thirst”; many northerners’ inertial knowledge of lemon tea is Master Kong’s ice tea.

Observing the new round of HeyTea, it has made several breakthroughs in its sense of value:

1. Product transformation: keeping up with the trend, "ice hockey" modeling innovation

With the return of the Super Burning Lemon Tea series, Hey Tea has made a lot of innovations in its products.

What is more surprising is the "Storm Ice Hockey", which breaks through the shape of conventional ice cubes and has more visual memory. Moreover, this ice ball can be slowly melted, or it can be smashed into crushed ice with a chewy feel, which adds to the pleasure of tasting.

It is understood that the "Storm Ice Hockey" is kneaded on-site with crushed ice, and the operation can be completed in one step without adding too much operational burden to the store.

Heytea lemon tea

Heytea lemon tea

The hot spring "Thai Green" is the hottest item in this year's lemon tea category. Hey Tea Green Burst uses the "Thai Green" creativity, but removes the risk of the pigment of Thai green tea. The bright green color is presented with kale juice.

In addition, lemongrass, which is rarely used in beverage shops, is added to the fragrant lemon and green lemon, which has a more "Southeast Asian" flavor and more recognizable.

The more familiar the consumer is, the more thorough product transformation is required, and innovations in color, vision, and taste can be found in order to find new reasons to buy.

2. Chasing fragrance at the bottom of tea: consumers are more sensitive to the fragrance of tea

I did a small-scale survey on the circle of friends, and among the new products that I launched this time, Rockburst Lemon is relatively popular. Everyone has the same reason: the tea is rich in aroma, especially the lemon tea jelly at the bottom adds a sense of tea.

heytea lemon tea drink

heytea lemon tea drink

It is understood that Xicha has tested more than 30 types of tea, and finally selected two types of oolong tea as the main tea base: Jade Sijichun, Yanguxiang Oolong tea. Emerald four seasons spring, is the first choice for fragrance lovers; while rock bone fragrant oolong tea has a high fragrance and outstanding tea feel, which is preferred by "lucent fragrance lovers".

It can be seen that the bottom of the new tea drink is constantly being renovated and iterated. Last year, lemon tea was popular with duck feces fragrant Phoenix Dancong. This year, Xi tea has been using the more pure and distinctive rock bone fragrant oolong.

Lemon tea

Lemon tea

After market education, consumers have become more sensitive to the fragrance of tea. This time, many Xiaohongshu bloggers mentioned "tea fragrance" in their check-in notes.

3. The new lemon SOP: step pre-cooling, 20 more than 20 beats

If familiar fruits want to make a sense of value, they must re-establish a set of SOPs. Among them, a perfume lemon with rich aroma, moderate acidity and no bitterness in the peel is the essence.

In order to ensure the freshness of lemons, Hey Tea has also made great efforts in the supply chain:

lemon tea drink

lemon tea drink

4. Small material innovation: adding probiotics to strengthen health labels

Some time ago, HiTea launched collagen peptides, and there was a wave of beauty products in the industry.

Consumers can choose to add probiotics (GanedenBC 30) in this super-burning pop lemon tea series.

According to reports, the viability of this probiotic is nearly 8 times higher than that of ordinary yogurt, with 78% of the live bacteria.

Can be safely transported to the intestines. This is also the first time that HiTea has introduced probiotics in its products.

Many tea brands have begun to add health elements to their products. This is also an idea to enhance the value of new teas this year.

3. Is the time for a nationwide outbreak of lemon tea?

The lemon tea that has been complained about "cannot go out of Guangdong and Guangxi" is an "alternative" in the new tea:

If you look back in history, lemon tea has roughly gone through three development cycles.

There has always been a habit of drinking lemon tea in Guangdong and Guangxi. Before 2018, many drink shops on the streets of Guangdong and Hainan used yellow lemons to make lemon tea. A cup of lemon tea after a meal is also a living habit of many locals.

From the end of 2018 to the beginning of 2019, perfume lemons began to be paid attention to by the entire industry. This green lemon with strong aroma and suitable acidity overturned the product mix of lemon tea, and a large number of orchards began to plant perfume lemons.

At this time, the positioning of the tea market is also popular. Some beverage shops have begun to position "lemon tea" as their brand, and lemon tea with perfume lemon as the main raw material has gradually formed a category.

It can be seen on the enterprise search that in 2019 and 2020, the growth rate of newly established lemon tea enterprises exceeded 70% for two consecutive years. However, these companies are concentrated in southern China and have not achieved a national breakthrough. Many consumers north of the Yangtze River do not have a clear understanding of lemon tea.

But this year, the lemon tea category seems to have reached a critical period of outbreak:

At the beginning of the year, "Tailu" products became popular on social media and gained attention on the consumer side, which is the prerequisite for category explosion.

Some brands that focus on lemon tea have also settled their own SOPs in the fields of lemon selection, transportation and storage, and store handling in the past two years. The number of stores has reached several hundred, and they are ready to quickly expand stores.

Tea brands such as Baidao and Baifencha have also launched lemon tea products one after another. The popularity of lemon tea in new tea drinks has taken shape.

The new wave of Hey Tea is a powerful boost to the outbreak of the lemon tea category.

On the one hand, Hey Tea has opened more than 800 stores across the country, covering more than 60 cities, and has a strong ability to guide consumers; on the other hand, Hey Tea has sufficient supply chain advantages to ensure the stability of lemons. Supply, control the production process and standardize the stores, which is more conducive to category promotion.

The new wave of Hey Tea can help lemon tea achieve nationwide coverage. More importantly, let more new tea consumers walk into the store to try lemon tea and love its refreshing taste.

Final summary

"Let lemon tea go out of Guangdong and Guangxi" is a slogan that has been shouted by the tea drinking circle for many years.

At the beginning of this year, Kamen once predicted that lemon tea has reached the threshold of "brand-driven category".

In May, Hi Tea launched the super-burning explosive lemon tea series, which may be an opportunity for an outbreak of lemon tea category.

Unconsciously, the way of selling coffee has changed.

Someone created a personal IP and earned more than 1 million coffee sales on Tiktok a year;
Someone becomes the owner of the coffee head UP on station B, and a single advertisement charges tens of thousands;
Some brands have become one of the top coffee e-commerce companies through cross-industry joint names.

AFPAK’s "New Coffee Era" topic, let’s talk about today: How do you play the new coffee marketing?

1

Promote yourself as an internet Influencer, sell coffee and earn millions

Nowadays, what is the popular way to sell coffee in the market?

Kan Ouli, the founder of Lubit Coffee, sells coffee in his main business and is a Tiktok internet influencer/Bilibili UPer /Zhihu Dashen as his sideline. He has 700,000 vertical coffee fans on the whole network.

Last year, Babit’s entire network sales were 12 million. Among them, Douyin’s sales conversions were more than 1 million, accounting for almost one-tenth of the share (other platforms are unable to place Taobao links). Sales cannot be accurately counted).

Since the first video was released on Douyin at the end of 2019, it has now been recorded in batches, and short videos have been produced around coffee culture science popularization, shop exploration, and evaluation. Now Kan Ouli has been on the whole network (Tiktok, Bilibili, Wechat video, WEIBO, Xiaohongshu, Zhihu, etc.), accumulating nearly 100 million views, and many of them have a single play volume of more than 2 million.

Coffee influencer
Coffee influencer

In Kan Ouli's view, there is a lot of room for "popularizing" oneself. "Any mature industry will have the rise of personal IP. You can refer to the bartending, chef, and decoration industries. There are big IPs with millions of fans."

"Current coffee consumption in China is largely affected by cultural and popular factors. Few people have a clear understanding of which origin and which beans they want to choose for the drink. The trend of coffee consumption is leading, and IP can play a role in it. ."

At present, Babit is already incubating other coffee accounts. In fact, apart from Babit, new forms of coffee marketing, from big brands to independent cafes, based on IP manufacturing, have begun to blossom everywhere.

The coffee marketing channels are undergoing changes.

2

Sell coffee in 4 postures, which is a new turning point in coffee marketing

Today, like Kan Ouli, there are many stories in the industry about selling coffee through IP innovation.

1. I am in a small town on the 18th tier, but the coffee beans are sold all over the country

Sophia, a Tiktok coffee influencer (ID: Sofia and Lumos), an "introductory mentor" for many people in the industry, runs a coffee + simple cafe in Linxia: Lumo Coffee.

Lumo Coffee.
Lumo Coffee.

"Debut" in the second half of 2018, published his own coffee long video on Douyin, focusing on "coffee knowledge + store opening experience + product testing", and publish 2 8-minute video sharing every week.

Now two years later, Sophia has released more than 200 long videos on the entire network (Tik Tok, Station B, Xiaohongshu), and has accumulated nearly 300,000 fans. The coffee market is also rewarding these bosses who silently do content.

In Sophia’s coffee shop, about 10% of the customers every day watch the video and stop by to check-in.

Last year Sophia opened a Taobao shop, selling coffee beans and a small number of surroundings. This shop only relies on video diversion. Sophia, who is in the "18th line" small town, supplies beans to more than 30 cafes across the country.

2. Sell coffee with "Shaxian Spirit" and earn 4 million yuan per year

In Shaxian Coffee, Hangzhou, few people know the name of the boss, and they all greet the "county chief" when they come. The logo in the store is the word "County" written horizontally.

XIAN coffee
XIAN coffee

They have a set of "Shaxian spirit": good coffee should not be high above, but like Shaxian snacks, spread all over the streets and alleys, delicious and cheap.

Relying on the unique IP cultural connotation and the small shop model, the cup volume of Shaxian Coffee Sunrise is about 400 cups. Plus the sales of retail peripheral products in the store, the annual revenue can exceed 4 million.

3. 400+ cross-industry joint names, achieving e-commerce brand

Many people remember Yongpu Coffee because it has always been a little lion. This little lion is named "Shi Duanzheng" and is the IP of Yongpu Coffee.

Yongpu coffee
Yongpu coffee

Yongpu Coffee has created IP Shi Duanzheng through more than 400 cross-border joint names and has formed CP with well-known IP brands such as "Pancake Man", Qihua Talk, NetEase Cloud Music, New Weekly, Xiaohongshu, and Japanese Food. It has become one of the representative brands of e-commerce coffee.

4. Luckin coffee video screen, Bilibili hot search

A recent hot sale of new coffee marketing is an advertisement taken by Liluxiu for Luckin coffee. It has 100w views at station B and 100 million+ topic readings on Weibo, which have been carried by Tiktok and Xiaohongshu many times.

Luckin Coffee
Luckin Coffee

These 4 stories respectively represent 4 new postures for selling coffee: creating personal IP, creating brand IP, creating cartoon image IP, and using celebrity IP.

In the coffee business field a few years ago, the channel was king.

Cafes rely on store channels, and retail products rely on distribution channels. Later, when online channels rise, whoever has a Tmall store has an advantage.

In the past two years, rent and labor costs have become higher and higher, competition has become fierce, and consumers' demand for brands and products has continued to increase.

A new turning point in coffee marketing appears: channels are no longer the only advantage. Many brands rely on content and IP to attract their own consumer groups.

And this means that this industry is about to enter a more mature stage.

3

The new "bladder battle" has started
More consumers start with the product and are loyal to the character

Facing the rise of new coffee marketing forms, Kan Ouli analyzes:

The competition for coffee is shifting from channel competition to attention competition. The coffee war has risen from the "bladder battle" to the "lifestyle battle".

Brand building is no longer the only way to spend money on advertising. Although it is difficult to rely on content to drive, it is also very effective. You have to believe that consumers are human, and they can feel your sincerity.

In the retail field, there is a classic theory of "people and goods market", which can be borrowed to understand the current coffee.

Let me talk about the goods first. In essence, the food industry does not have leapfrog technology. "As far as the coffee industry is concerned, there have been only three major technological changes in the past 100 years. One was the birth of instant, the other was the capsule technology, and the other was the high-pressure extraction technology. In many cases, whether it is offline coffee shops or retail coffee , The blind test can't tell who is who." Kan Ouli said.

Let's talk about it. The entry barrier for e-commerce shelves is very low, and the channels themselves are becoming cheaper and cheaper, but they are fighting for the ability to promote and operate in the later stage.

And only people began to become more and more important. This "person" contains the consumer's attention, as well as the brand charm and personal charm of coffee practitioners.

Give an example of coffee big V:

In Shanghai, there is a coffee blogger named Niu Xiaoka, who has traveled to 1,000 coffee shops around the world for 5 years. He is the top-ranking owner of the coffee category at station B. On platforms such as station B, YouTube, Xiaohongshu, and Toutiao, etc.. Its video playback volume has exceeded 2000W.

Coffee marketing

Niu Xiaoka did not open a shop. He was a coffee trainer and trader, and now a professional "coffee V". The price of a single advertisement has reached tens of thousands. Many people follow him every day to evaluate coffee and buy coffee.

Many consumers, whether buying coffee online or offline, start with the product, but the continued repurchase in the later period comes from the "soul"-either the brand's core is interesting, or the personal IP is formed, which has a convincing personality.

Niu xiao ka coffee
Niu xiao ka coffee

Just like on Weibo, many people watched Liluxiu's video and couldn't help but order a cup of coffee.

4

Creating IP is another new force that breaks the circle of coffee

The lifestyle and cultural attributes of coffee are treasures of content.

Sophia told me: "I saw a lot of people leave messages, saying that it was because they watched my video and became a fan of freshly ground coffee. I feel very pleased."

In Sophia’s view, if coffee practitioners have the opportunity, they must do brand IP/personal IP, which will definitely help business. Even if the traffic is not much in the early stage, there is definitely no problem with small-scale radiation. "It is better than doing nothing. ".

In the new marketing era of coffee, whoever can better express themselves for consumers, who can lead the cultural trend, who can become a social currency, who can always attract the attention of consumers, has a chance to win.

Relying on content and IP, tearing a hole in a large number of gaps, creating a consumer group of its own, is a new force that breaks the circle of coffee.

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How to clean the capsule coffee machine.

In the afternoon, enjoying a cup of fragrant coffee is a great thing, but many people find it too troublesome to make coffee on the coffee machine. The birth of the capsule coffee machine has made coffee making very simple and convenient. So how is the capsule coffee machine used?

Since coffee was introduced to our country, it has become more and more popular with us. Nowadays, there are many large and small cafes on the streets and alleys, but many people still like to buy a coffee machine at home or in the company, so that they can enjoy it at any time. The aromatic coffee brings full of energy and vitality throughout the day.

1. When the capsule coffee machine is finished brewing, open the handle, the coffee pod will automatically fall into the trash box. The remaining water is cleaned in the water box and the remaining capsules are cleaned in the trash box, then put back in place.

2. The water tank of the capsule coffee machine should be wiped to dry. Make sure to dry it before using again.

3. Make sure that there are no capsules in the brewing chamber of the capsule coffee machine to avoid corrosion of the coffee machine.

4. If you do not use the capsule washing machine for a long time, you need to wipe it clean and put it back in the box.

The capsule coffee machine is very convenient to operate, can extract coffee with one button, and it is easier to operate than semi-automatic coffee machines and fully automatic coffee machines.

The capsule coffee machine does not need to be disassembled during use, and the used capsules can be directly recycled after being used up, which will not pollute the environment and make the production process healthier.

The capsule used in the capsule coffee machine is completely sealed and does not need to be disassembled during use. It effectively prevents oxidation, can maintain the freshness of the coffee and is automatically filled and pressed at one time. There is no uneven coffee filling and pressing powder, so the coffee that comes out is of higher quality.

How to use the capsule coffee machine

Before using the capsule coffee machine, you must first prepare the machine:

1. Add water: first remove the water tank, open the water tank cover to add water. Note: add up to 1700ML of water, then close the water tank cover and put the water tank back in place.

2. Put the coffee capsule: open the handle, put the coffee capsule into the brewing chamber, and then close the handle.

3. Connect the power cord: Before connecting the power cord, make sure that the switch is in the "0" position.

4. Produce coffee drink: Place the cup on the water tank, press the coffee button

Then you can enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee.

Turn the power switch of the capsule coffee machine to the "1" position. The power indicator light is on, and the coffee machine is heating up. After a minute or so, when the heating indicator light turns on, put the coffee cup on the lid of the water container, and you can make coffee.

Notes on the use of capsule coffee machine:

1. If the capsule coffee machine is brewing coffee for the first time, it is better to use clean water to brew it first.

2, the capsule coffee used must be purchased as specified.

Things with a sense of ritual are always more pleasing. Compared with instant coffee, the advantages of capsule coffee are obvious at a glance. It easily produce American espresso, cappuccino and many other styles. You can choose any flavors of coconut and nut. Everyone can make a cup of fragrant coffee like a coffee master.

  1. The capsule coffee machine makes coffee very fast. Compared with the series of grinding and extraction steps that traditional coffee machines go through, it only takes 5 seconds to preheat, and you can drink coffee in 1 minute, and the preparation is very simple. You only need to put the coffee capsule into the coffee machine and wait for it to complete, simple and convenient.
  2. The coffee capsule is vacuum packed, which is safe and hygienic. And the taste can be comparable to the professional production of coffee shops, and there are more than ten different flavors of coffee, so that your taste buds will not get bored.
  3. Cleaning is very convenient. We all know that it is very difficult to clean up the traditional coffee machine after making coffee, but after the capsule coffee machine is finished, you only need to throw away the capsule. It will not contaminate the inside of the coffee machine, so the cleaning is very simple.

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Features of capsule coffee

Capsule coffee is ground coffee beans into coffee powder, and then packed into aluminum capsules, which eliminates the problems of sourness and oxidation of ordinary coffee beans or coffee powder after contact with air.

The coffee made every time is very fragrant because the capsule preserves the freshness of the coffee very well. It can be said that each cup retains the freshness of the coffee beans within 4 hours after roasting and grinding, so the taste is better! And the oil foam is also very rich and smooth. In addition, the taste has become more and more perfect, the room for choice is becoming wider and wider.

Coffee has been around for many years, but it has not developed faster. The reason is its particularity: the preservation of coffee beans. Everyone who makes coffee knows that the shelf life of green coffee beans can be as long as one year. If it is roasted coffee beans, they can only be stored for 15 days at most after being in contact with air, and the coffee beans will have a bad taste. If it is ground coffee powder, it can only be left for 10 hours after being in contact with air, and the coffee powder will have a bad taste.

It is precise because of this characteristic that it is difficult for coffee to travel far away. It is precisely this way, only in the coffee-producing area can you drink truly fresh and delicious coffee.

Because: once the packaged coffee beans or coffee powder are opened, the same freshness problem still exists. This is because the packaging of coffee beans or coffee powder is mostly about 1KG. A pack of beans or powder can make more than 150 cups of coffee. Only when it is used up within 3 days is the freshest way to drink. From the first cup of drink, the taste has already started to change.

In other words: coffee beans or ground coffee can only guarantee the freshness of the first cup of coffee.

It is in this context that coffee capsules are another way of processing coffee.

Because this small package of coffee completely transcends the limitations of time and space. It can be drunk after 1 year, and the taste remains the same.

In this way, the quality of coffee can be kept fresh for up to 12 months. Every time you open a packet, it is equivalent to a cup of ground coffee to make coffee in a real sense. This must be the freshest, and the cups are fresh.

  1. The shell of the capsule is mostly made of PBT material, which has the characteristics of resistance to high temperature, hot water, and various oils. It is widely used in the manufacture of coffee utensils and daily necessities.
  2. At the back of the capsule, there are 3 to 6 holes, and the water flow enters in a rotating manner, which can more adequately extract the coffee inside.
  3. Easy to operate

Put a coffee capsule into the capsule coffee machine, and it will make a cup of espresso in 25 seconds. You can make all kinds of espresso dishes at will.

  1. High freshness

The key to good or bad coffee is freshness. A bag of coffee beans loses its aroma after 7 days after being opened. The coffee powder only maintains freshness for a few hours. Coffee capsules are high-quality selected coffee beans that are filled immediately after roasting and grinding. Each capsule can be made Produce freshly roasted coffee.

  1. Easy to store

The coffee capsule is sealed with aluminum foil oxygen-free using space capsule technology, which can keep the filled fresh coffee powder stable for two years.

  1. A variety of flavors

Some manufacturers specialize in blending and baking to form different flavors. Consumers can choose according to their own preferences, and the taste is stable.

  1. Professional standards

Because the latest generation of soft capsule coffee machine adopts Italian professional acupuncture technology and pressure system, it can extract the charming ocher red crema. The produced espresso is completely comparable to semi-automatic commercial coffee machines in professional cafes, and the effect is better than that of home automatic coffee machines Greatly improved.

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Coffee capsule production and use

 

The name of coffee capsule is completely translated from the English name. The English meaning of capsule is capsule. Although it is a drink, it has a name like medicine. However, the name does vividly reflect the characteristics of coffee capsules. Like medicinal capsules, the gum packaging contains powdery substances. The advantage of coffee capsules is that because the texture of the capsule wall is relatively hard, the prototype can be well maintained at high temperature, so high-pressure steam can be injected into the capsule, so that the coffee can completely precipitate the crema, that is, coffee fat, under the action of pressure. Strong espresso, this can better ensure the aroma of the coffee. The main brands that produce coffee capsules are: Nestlé’s Nespresso, JDE Zhenyin’s TASSIMO, K-cup, Italy’s Oro (Ovo, Lavazza, Monodor, Gaggia’s ecaffe, and Korean Allcream, etc.).

The concept of coffee capsules was born in 1976, dedicated to capsule coffee machines. Under the leadership of Eric Favre, Nestlé launched Nespresso, the world's first coffee capsule product. As a coffee connoisseur, Eric Favre visited countless cafes in Italy and tasted thousands of different flavors of espresso coffee. He found different ways for the boss to make espresso at a coffee shop in Rome called Sant' Eustachio. When he operated the espresso machine, he often pulled the handle because he thought the machine was malfunctioning, causing a large amount of compressed gas to enter the cup. Therefore, he was inspired to develop the coffee capsule products that people see nowadays. And in 1986, Nestlé officially independent of its coffee capsule division, Nespresso SA was formally established, and the inventor/founder Eric Favre became CEO. In 1989, Eric Favre left Nestlé and established his own independent coffee capsule company MONODOR, hoping to maximize his life-long work on coffee technology. In 2000, began to cooperate with LAVAZZA to promote its coffee capsule technology and products.

When making this kind of capsule, the coffee beans are specially processed to make coffee powder and then sealed in an aluminum foil space similar to "fruit jelly". At the same time, the capsule is filled with non-toxic inert gas to extend the shelf life and re-sterilize. When it is necessary to brew coffee, put the coffee capsule into the special capsule coffee machine and press the brewing button without other operations.

In addition to coffee capsules, there is another coffee powder pouch that is different from coffee capsules. English is coffee pod and French is dosette. Coffee machines are mostly made by small appliance manufacturers in Germany or the Netherlands, so coffee powder pods are sometimes It is also written as coffee pad, which comes from German writing. Chinese is sometimes translated as: coffee powder pods, coffee biscuits, coffee pods or coffee pods. The difference between capsules and capsules is that, generally speaking, capsules are entirely made of filter paper or plastic with special materials, much like tea bags. Therefore, it is easier in the production process, less material waste, and no excessive threat to the environment. However, due to the limitation of the powder bag material, water vapor cannot be injected into the powder bag, only hot water can be injected, so the preparation The coffee produced is not as pure as capsule coffee, but because of its relatively low price, it is also favored by many people. The main brands that produce coffee powder pouches are: Senseo, Tassimo, etc.

Coffee capsules can only be used with corresponding machines. This is greatly restricted in the choice of coffee, especially Nespresso capsules. Although their capsule coffee machines are provided by many brands, capsules can only be used by Nestle itself, not with other brands. Capsules are universal. The capsules of LAVAZZA, GAGGIA, and Caffitaly system are universal.

 

 

 

 

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