When coffee shops started out, they only offered a handful of coffee varieties. With time, several brands emerged and unique blends were invented. Coffee is no more just a beverage. Its social status has elevated in the last few decades. It has now become more of a way of living. In the last few years, there has been a major increase in the people’s love for coffee, especially in America.
Brands and companies have taken cognizance of this trend and are trying every possible trick in their books to differentiate themselves from competitors. And this has resulted in coffee taking shapes in different colors, forms, textures, etc. In other words, when people step into a coffee shop today, they are no longer restricted to filter coffee or other traditional varieties. And commercial coffee machines have had a major role to play in this diversity.
Things to Know About Commercial Coffee Machines
Commercial coffee machines come in multiple types. Not all types are standard; therefore, choosing the one ideal for your needs could be a bit confusing and time-consuming. Usually, these coffee machines are bought based on one’s requirements and business scope. For example, a coffee machine that’s good enough for an office with several employees would fit well into a café or restaurant’s scheme of things.
Another important question that must be answered is how many cups of coffee you would require the machine to dispense each day. Some coffee machines may have a hard time coping up with large volumes. And there are other machines that may breakdown if not used to a certain capacity. So do your homework before buying.
If you’d like to have 50 cups of coffee each day, a small machine would do good. Medium- and high-volume coffee machines are ideal for making 150-200 and 200-500 cups each day, respectively.
A commercial coffee machine can grind, steam, brew beans and also add flavor syrups to the decoction. These machines usually start at $1000 and could go up to $40,000 or more for the more powerful and versatile machines. Generally, the price you pay is in line with the machine’s capability and power. The more expensive machines have a bigger output range and also bring several modern features to the table.
In case you have the requirements for a high-end machine but don’t have the budget to back them up, you may take a coffee machine on lease. The leasing agreement typically comprises servicing, maintenance and options to upgrade the machine during lease period and/or own the equipment once the contract is over.
The lease costs are based on the machine type and range. The payments could be made weekly or monthly.