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June 13, 2011

Going down the Commercial Route

Filed under: Coffee Machine Articles — auctiondesigns @ 9:20 am

Here are a few things to bear in mind when choosing your Commercial Coffee Machine:

Your budget is one of the first things that you will probably decide upon.  You should be willing to pay for quality but don’t get carried away and pay for more than you actually need.  A machine for a catering environment needs to be able to keep up with the high demand and offer a quicker dispense time – of course this will come at a price.  If you end up paying a bargain basement price, you can’t expect your commercial coffee machine to work wonders – it’s very true that you get what you pay for.

You will need to ask yourself how much usage the machine will get.  If you are in the market for a commercial coffee machine, this suggests that it is intended for a professional environment, used by many people to produce different varieties of drink.  If a machine is available in an office environment, people will tend to choose the machine over a trip to the local coffee shop – never more so than if the office coffee machine is free of charge.  Because of this you should slightly over-estimate the amount of cups that will be needed per day, rather than underestimating it.  The golden rule is that doesn’t matter if a machine isn’t used to its fullest capacity but it will matter if a machine cannot keep up with demand.

Do you need all the additional extras on your commercial coffee machine or require it to be as simple as possible?  The most expensive machines will look fantastic and create the right professional look, but do you really need to spend more on all of those ‘extras’?  If you really do need a refrigeration unit, matching cups and frothers and grinders galore then go for the best machine that you can afford.  If you can do without those things then save your money!
The look of your machine is another important factor to consider.  If it is on display in a catering environment or set out in a visitor’s area, you don’t want it to look threatening and out people off using it.  A machine which is user-friendly and sleek in its design will make people more likely to use it and enjoy the beverages it can produce.

Once you have decided on these basics, it is worth going online to look at the various commercial coffee machines which are currently available.  Large department stores will stock a specific range but it may be worth looking at a store which specifically deals in coffee machines such as  You can find lots of information and tips online about choosing the right machine for your needs and there is a dedicated customer service line should you wish to speak to someone.  They will be able to guide you through every step of your purchase and match you with the machine right for your needs.