ASTM F2990-12

Standard Test Method for Commercial Coffee Brewers

1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the energy consumption, brewing, and holding performance of commercial coffee brewing machines (here after referred to as coffee brewers) used in commercial and institutional facilities. The operator can use this evaluation to select a coffee brewer and characterize its energy use and performance. This test method does not cover residential coffee brewers, “urn” coffee brewers (Type III), or espresso machines.

1.2 This test method applies to single cup (Type I) and batch (Type II) coffee brewers. The coffee brewer will be tested for the following (where applicable):

1.2.1 Maximum energy input rate,

1.2.2 Heavy use brewing energy consumption,

1.2.3 Production capacity,

1.2.4 “Ready-to-Brew” (Standby/Idle) energy rate, and

1.2.5 “Energy Save Mode” (Low power) energy rate.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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