Opening a Cafe? How to invest in a High-Quality Bean to Cup Machine Commercial 

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There was once a widespread belief that a skilled barista could make better coffee than a coffee machine, but that is no longer the case.

Most Starbucks and Costa Coffee establishments now are using commercial bean to cup coffee machines that are hidden from the public. This is supposed to be a secret for most coffee business owners. However, people are exposing it on social media.

Also, a supposedly beautiful sip of coffee ruined by common barista mistakes is a horrible experience. 

The commercial bean-to-cup machines step in when you don’t have dedicated baristas who go through regular training, such as principles of perfect extraction, dialing in grinders, cleaning schedules, and water filtration.

Is it still worthwhile to try to open a cafe during a pandemic?

If you’re still considering whether to go ahead with your plan, here are some reasons why investing in the coffee industry and high-quality bean to cup machine commercials will greatly benefit you in 2022!

1. Working and recreational environments spawned at home are still good markets for coffee sessions.

For most people whether doing work, cramming, or just starting a regular day, there’s always a cup of coffee needed first. 

People who are doing more work, more transactions, or simply in a daily rush and multitasking at home can still buy coffee online.

2. Technology makes it easy to purchase coffee.

Beverages can easily become popular thanks to social media. It is now easier to market your product and business online, especially if you have the right connections. 

During the pandemic, apps that offer courier deliveries, particularly food, aided many people in growing their food businesses.

3. High-end commercial bean-to-cup coffee is a win for both quality and quantity. 

Quality assets help your company handle more orders. More deliveries can be made as coffee supplies grow. Investing in quality while creating more quantity means to fully satisfy your customers while saving both of you time. 

While the machines do the magic, you as the owner can do more transactions and research on how to improve your business.

So, how can you invest in high-end commercial bean-to-cup coffee machines?

A commercial bean-to-cup machine can be divided into two categories: 

those designed for up to 100 cups per day in self-service office kitchens or light commercial environments, and those designed for less. There are also commercial models with capacities of up to 300 cups per day.

There are many different variations of bean-to-cup coffee machine commercials available, but if you allow yourself to be oriented, you will be able to assess them more effectively.

Know What You Need

Make a list of the essentials for growing your coffee business. The first step is to research and canvass the assets. Take note of the following:

1. Research what coffee machines are best and what is best for your coffee machine choice.  

    • If a machine’s daily service volume is pushed too far, mechanical issues and service disruptions are likely.
      • .It must be durable to produce a high quantity of coffee every day.
      • Must be quick enough to produce big batches of coffee.
    • Know whether fresh milk or powdered milk.
      • Fresh milk makes a better cup, but it has traditionally increased the operational complexity of cleaning. 
      • The new machines are easy to clean, but a busy service will require frequent milk replenishment. It can still make a decent coffee with powdered milk.
    • Research maintenance contract too
      • Contracting protects your coffee business. Costly contracts provide peace of mind by providing backup machines while yours are repaired.
    • Consider whether the model is plumbed in.
      • Others need an inline water filter. Others have a water tank that needs to be refilled. Based on service volume and access to public water.
    • Look for 3-4 blends of automatic drip coffee makers
      • Many coffee shops have multiple coffee makers making different blends at the same time, but don’t overdo it. Most cafes recommend 3-4.
    • Invest in a high-quality espresso machine
      • Many coffee drinks contain espresso, so you’ll need a good one. Sadly, the industrial espresso machine market is vast, and some of the higher-end machines may be pricey. Know the right machine.
    • Invest in a burr grinder
      • Burr grinders also have different settings for different brewing methods. It costs more than blade grinders but is worth the money if you want a more balanced brew and a better cup.
    • Invest in Industrial blenders
      • Investors should consider how industrial blenders are to clean. It can be huge, and residue from mixing can stick to the walls, bearings, or even the paddles. 

To avoid contamination, choose a blender that is easy to disassemble and clean. However, it must be strong enough not to disassemble itself to pieces.

  • Consider how the machine looks if you plan to open a physical cafe soon (especially for opening in dine-in after pandemic restrictions are alleviated).
    • Although quality is the number one consideration, you might as well consider its appearance points once you finally open your cafe. 

In many cafes, we may see how the barista works and what machines may be exposed from the counter view. Your cafe design is also important for customer comfortability. 

  • Consider the total cost
    • Buying a coffee machine is an ongoing cost. 

The cost of the bean to cup pods and capsules can range differently per package. A drip machine also requires new filters and grounds or beans.

Consider your options and what is best for you — and your budget.

2. Research more assets to use for storage and other add-ons to your coffee

    • Refrigerator and freezers
    • Ovens and toaster (if you will offer dishes that require these, which is highly recommended) 
    • Measurement Tools such as weighing scale.
    • Containers, pumps, and storage

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So after you’ve decided on your coffee shop equipment, you can focus on hiring and investing on quality cashiers and baristas. 

After all, button-pressing on an espresso machine is not all a barista does. Recipe development and troubleshooting are skills they possess. They are in charge of cleaning and maintaining equipment. They also pour latte art with steamed milk.

Furthermore, after securing your machines and employees, you may also start designing your store’s layout and merchandise, and building a brand. 

Your coffee shop will be successful if you have the right and best quality for tools and for those that supervise it, including yourself.

Make sure to not settle for any less!