Choosing Commercial Coffee Machines For Your Business
International Coffee Day is a day dedicated to celebrating coffee and in honour of the occasion we have written a guide to help you choose the best commercial coffee machine for your business’ needs.
Coffee remains one of the world’s best loved drinks and some of us don’t feel quite human until we’ve had that first cup of the day. International Coffee Day is a day dedicated to celebrating coffee and in honour of the occasion we have written a guide to help you choose the best coffee machine for your business’ needs.
If you’ve ever looked into purchasing a coffee machine to use at home, you will no doubt have noticed that what sounds like it should be a simple task quickly becomes complicated because of the sheer amount of choice available. Choosing the perfect commercial coffee machine for your business brings its own special set of challenges and considerations, and it’s important to make sure you choose the one that is right for your business’ needs.
You may have searched high and low for the perfect coffee blends, but this is only half of the story - the other half being choosing a coffee machine that is up to task. A great coffee machine should allow your coffee to make an almost seamless transition from bean to cup and produce a brew that will delight your customers’ senses from the first sip to the very last drop.
The quality of the coffee equipment you choose can directly affect the success of your business and spending some time considering the different types available will help you choose a machine that will be a great asset to your company.
Which commercial coffee machines are right for my business?
Magrini coffee machines are used in restaurants, shops, leisure centres, hotels, and showrooms across the UK, and are known for their innovative features, quality design and construction. We take a personal approach and get to know the needs of your business; this helps us to ensure you choose the right machine for your business. When you’re choosing commercial coffee machines, there are a few considerations you will need to keep in mind to help you choose the best one for your needs.
1. Business volume
Bear in mind your customer volume. It could be said that this is the most important factor when picking a coffee machine for your business, as you will need a machine that can keep up with demand.
Commercial coffee machines are usually available with one, two, or three groups. A single group machine makes two drinks at once, and a machine with three groups will have the capacity to make six drinks simultaneously.
The commercial coffee machines with higher numbers of groups can be expected to cost more than their smaller capacity counterparts, so spending some time thinking about the size you need will help you choose a cost effective option.
An alternative to this style of commercial coffee machine that you may want to consider are our filter coffee urns. These high capacity urns are perfect for busy sites and outlets with a more limited menu, helping keep costs down. They are also perfect for a breakfast offering and “bottomless coffee” promotions.
When it comes to quality coffee, consistency is hugely important. Choosing a machine with programmable and automated features can help you ensure a consistently good cup of coffee is served every time. For example, Magrini coffee machines offer automated tamping which allows optimal extraction as well as programmable milk foaming, water temperature and shot length.
Coffee shops can have high numbers of part time staff, as well as a relatively high staff turnover in general so choosing a coffee machine which is easy to use and has all the benefits of automation will allow your teams to produce consistently good coffee, whoever is using the machine.
3. Ease of use
As we have touched on above, ease of use should feature highly when choosing your new commercial coffee machine. A coffee machine which allows baristas to take advantage of automation and easy to use features is going to reduce the time it takes to make a customer’s drink and also free the barista up to have some friendly conversation.
Another time saving feature that your baristas are sure to appreciate is a programmable self-cleaning cycle, helping to ensure that your machines are always clean, hygienic and well maintained. Every Magrini coffee machine comes fully equipped with a barista kit including jugs and everything you need to make a top class cup of coffee.
4. Professional installation and ongoing support
Once you have chosen your new coffee machine, the next step is to think about getting it installed set up and maintained. Magrini use a national network of engineers to carry out professional installation of their machines.
Support doesn’t end once your machine is installed, however. Magrini offer full in-house support, and have a UK based stock of spares. This means that should you need us, we are only a phone call or email away and can quickly issue you with any necessary replacement parts.
Contact Magrini for more on our commercial coffee machines
If you would like to discuss our range of coffee machines and how they can benefit your business then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always happy to help you decide which Magrini coffee machine is right for your needs.