La Cimbali S30 Coffee Machine Review


Quick Summary

The La Cimbali S30 is a fully automatic espresso machine known for its flexibility and high-performance capabilities. It has a large 10.4-inch touchscreen display, can be configured with a milk line, and even has an optional soluble chocolate powder system for ease of use.

The S30 is capable of producing up to 300 cups per day. This makes it ideal for large cafes, office spaces, bakeries, hotels, and any other types of self-service environment.

One of the neat things about the S30 is that it can be set up for self-service environments. Each drink can be configured with a specific price, and it is even possible to create a hands-free QR code that can be scanned by your phone to pay for each drink. The 10.4-inch touchscreen display enhances this experience by providing different ways of viewing the drinks selection, such as customizable images on the machine display (screen savers, during beverage delivery) and films/sounds to help the customer choose their drink better.

For added control, you can communicate with the S30 remotely via the CUP4YOU app. This uses the machine's integrated bidirectional Wi-Fi, allowing for quick and easy software upgrades, as well as recipe adjustments and personalised interface images.

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Top Features of the La Cimbali S30


Large Touchscreen Display

The large touchscreen display makes it easy to navigate the menu and customise your drinks.

Superautomatic espresso machines offer various operational methods, each catering to different user preferences. While some machines feature programmable buttons that provide a tactile sensation when pressed, the La Cimbali S30 stands apart with its intuitive touchscreen display. The S30 boasts a generously-sized 10.4-inch touchscreen that ensures ease of navigation and comfortable interaction.

The inclusion of a touchscreen display on the La Cimbali S30 brings added benefits to both tech-savvy businesses and beginners alike. With its familiar interface reminiscent of a tablet, the S30 simplifies the learning curve for those already accustomed to using touchscreen devices. If you are proficient in operating a tablet or smartphone, you will find controlling the S30 to be a seamless experience.

For tech-savvy businesses, the touchscreen display of the S30 aligns with their digital-oriented operations and modern aesthetic. It seamlessly integrates into the contemporary working environment, enabling baristas to interact with the machine using an interface they are familiar with, ultimately enhancing efficiency and workflow. See our La Cimbali Coffee Machines


A Customisable Interface

The La Cimbali S30 has a fully customisable interface, which means that you can change the look and feel of the menu display to match your business's branding. You can change the colour of the built-in lighting, the background of the menu, and the way the menu is laid out. This allows you to create a machine that is tailored to your business's needs and that will make a great impression on your customers.

For example, if you have a coffee shop with a modern, minimalist aesthetic, you could choose to have a white background with black text on the menu display. Or, if you have a bakery with a more rustic, traditional feel, you could choose to have a wood-panelled background with brown text. The possibilities are endless!

In addition to changing the appearance of the menu display, you can also customise the drinks that are available on the menu. You can add or remove drinks, and even create custom drinks that are specific to your business. 

This gives you complete control over the way that the S30 functions, which is essential for businesses that want to create a unique and memorable coffee experience for their customers.


Up to 24 Customisable Drink Options

The La Cimbali S30 has 24 drink selections, which can be customised to your liking. Here is a list of the available drinks:

  • Espresso
  • Ristretto
  • Lungo
  • Doppio
  • Americano
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte Macchiato
  • Flat White
  • Mocha
  • Macchiato
  • Affogato
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Water
  • Steamed Milk
  • Foamed Milk
  • Hot Chocolate with Foamed Milk
  • Latte Macchiato with Foamed Milk
  • Cappuccino with Foamed Milk
  • Flat White with Foamed Milk
  • Mocha with Foamed Milk
  • Macchiato with Foamed Milk
  • Affogato with Foamed Milk

You can also create custom drinks by combining different ingredients. For example, you could create a "chocolate latte" by combining a latte with hot chocolate. Or, you could create a "caramel macchiato" by combining a macchiato with steamed milk and caramel syrup.

The 24 drink selections of the La Cimbali S30 are a great starting point for creating delicious and customised coffee drinks. With a little creativity, you can create a wide variety of drinks that will satisfy even the most discerning coffee drinker.

Dual Boiler System

The La Cimbali S30 has a dual boiler system, which means that it has two separate boilers for brewing coffee and steaming milk. This allows the machine to maintain the optimal temperature for each task, resulting in better-tasting coffee and milk.

The coffee boiler is made of stainless steel and has a capacity of 1.8 litres. The steam boiler is also made of stainless steel and has a capacity of 1.2 litres. The two boilers are connected by a heat exchanger, which allows the heat from the coffee boiler to be used to heat the steam boiler.

The dual boiler system of the La Cimbali S30 is a major advantage over machines with a single boiler. Single boiler machines have to switch between brewing coffee and steaming milk, which can cause the temperature of the water to fluctuate. This can result in inconsistent coffee and milk.

Integrated WiFi

The La Cimbali S30 has an integrated Wi-Fi system, which allows you to connect the machine to your home or business network. This allows you to do several things, including:

  • Remotely monitor and control the machine: You can use the CUP4YOU app to check on the machine's status, make adjustments to the settings, and even start brewing a coffee from your phone.
  • Download software updates: The La Cimbali S30 is constantly being updated with new software features and bug fixes. You can easily download these updates to your machine over Wi-Fi.
  • Personalise the interface: You can use the CUP4YOU app to change the look and feel of the machine's interface, including the colour scheme, the font, and the icons.
  • Create custom drinks: You can create custom drinks and save them to the machine's memory. This way, you can easily order your favourite drink with a single touch.

The integrated Wi-Fi system of the La Cimbali S30 is a great way to keep your machine up-to-date and make it more user-friendly. It is also a great way to personalize the machine to your own needs.


Soluble Chocolate Powder System

The La Cimbali S30 has an optional soluble chocolate powder system, which allows you to add a touch of sweetness to your drinks. The system is made up of a powder container, a dispensing nozzle, and a control panel.

To use the soluble chocolate powder system, you simply fill the powder container with your favourite chocolate powder and then select the desired chocolate setting on the control panel. The chocolate powder will then be dispensed into your drink.

The soluble chocolate powder system of the La Cimbali S30 is a great way to add a touch of sweetness to your drinks. It is easy to use and it produces consistently good results. The chocolate powder is always evenly distributed in the drink and it always tastes fresh.


Milk Precision System (MilkPS)

The La Cimbali S30 has a Milk Precision System (MilkPS), which is a patented system that produces perfect microfoam for lattes and cappuccinos. The MilkPS system uses a combination of air and steam to create the perfect foam, and it can adjust the temperature and consistency of the foam to perfection.

The MilkPS system is a major advantage over traditional milk frothers. Traditional frothers often produce inconsistent results, and they can be difficult to use. The MilkPS system is easy to use and it produces consistently good results.


Perfect Grinding System (PGS) 

The La Cimbali S30 is equipped with an innovative feature called the Perfect Grinding System (PGS), a patented technology that revolutionises the grinding process and ensures optimal coffee consistency for every type of drink. Unlike traditional grinders, the PGS system utilises a combination of advanced sensors and intelligent software to closely monitor and adjust the grinding process in real-time.

Traditional grinders have long been associated with inconsistent results, making it challenging for baristas to achieve the desired grind size and quality consistently. In contrast, the La Cimbali S30's PGS system eliminates these concerns by providing baristas with a user-friendly and reliable solution.


Cold Touch System

The La Cimbali S30 is equipped with an innovative safety feature known as the Cold Touch system. This unique system is designed to ensure the steam wand remains at a safe temperature during operation, minimising the risk of accidental burns or injuries.

The Cold Touch system is specifically engineered to address a common concern in commercial espresso machines—the excessive heat generated by the steam wand during steaming and frothing. Traditionally, steam wands can become extremely hot, posing a potential hazard for baristas or anyone who comes into contact with the machine.

To mitigate this risk, the La Cimbali S30 incorporates advanced thermal insulation and heat management techniques in its design. This technology significantly reduces the heat transfer from the internal components to the outer surface of the steam wand, ensuring that it remains cool to the touch even during prolonged use.


Turbo Milk System

This coffee machine comes with a unique feature called the Turbo Milk system, a patented technology that revolutionises the milk frothing process to produce impeccable microfoam for lattes and cappuccinos. Unlike traditional milk frothers, the Turbo Milk system sets a new standard by achieving exceptional results in a significantly shorter amount of time.

The Turbo Milk system on the La Cimbali S30 combines the power of air and steam to create the perfect microfoam for milk-based beverages. This dynamic combination ensures a swift and efficient frothing process, resulting in silky-smooth textured milk with fine, velvety bubbles.

These are just some of the top features of the La Cimbali S30. If you are looking for a high-end espresso machine that can produce consistently excellent coffee, the La Cimbali S30 is a great option.

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