Active Standard ASTM F2990 | Developed by Subcommittee: F26.06
Book of Standards Volume: 15.12
Significance and Use
5.2 If applicable and accessible, the boiler or internal tank temperature is measured to ensure that the water is maintained at a ready-to-brew temperature. This can also be used later to normalize coffee brewer energy consumption to a standard temperature.
5.5 Heavy-use energy consumption can be used to estimate how much energy is consumed by the coffee brewer when brewing coffee. Along with preheat and ready-to-brew (standby) energy, this value can be used by end users to model their machine energy use.
5.6 Production capacity is a calculated measure, determined through testing, to define the performance of the coffee brewer. End users can use this value to specify a brewer that matches their production needs.
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.
1.3 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.
ICS Number Code 67.140.20 (Coffee and coffee substitutes); 97.040.50 (Small kitchen appliances)