Commercial Coffee Machine Buyer's Guide 2021

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Our informative buyer's guide will help you decide on the best commercial coffee machine for your Canadian foodservice business.

According to Coffee Business Intelligence (2019), Canadians drink approximately 7 kg of coffee per year, averaging 3.2 cups per day per person. For over 20 years, Canada has had the highest number of coffee drinkers per year worldwide. That's a lot of beans and a huge number of incredibly hardworking coffee machines.

In Canada, Tim Hortons and McDonald's have a large market share in the coffee business, so it's safe to say that, while Canadians like Starbucks and independent specialty coffee houses, they really love their drip coffee.

According to the Coffee Association of Canada, coffee is a $6.2 billion industry with $4.8 billion sales in foodservice (the remaining $1.4 billion sales in grocery/retail sales).

Whether you’re looking to open a cafe or restaurant, or you need to upgrade your commercial coffee machine, the model you select is a decision that's not to be taken lightly. Lattes and cappuccinos can be a key profit driver for your business, which means this coffee machine is perhaps the most important piece of equipment your venue will own. You need to make sure it’s fit for the purpose for which you intend it. And because drip coffee is also a big part of the coffee market share here in Canada, we’d be remiss if we didn’t delve into the most reliable and best 'bang for your buck' drip coffee makers too.

We have compiled this thorough guide to help you understand the difference between the various coffee machine models, features, and brands. Our goal is to help you figure out which is the best commercial coffee machine to buy for your business in Canada.

This buyer's guide will cover the important features to look out for in a commercial coffee maker, the model that's right for you, and when it makes sense to buy a used commercial coffee machine. We've drawn on information from our expert team, who get up close and personal with all the best commercial coffee machine brands daily.

 

Here’s what our commercial coffee machine guide covers

  1. Commercial coffee machine terminology
  2. Main things to consider when buying a commercial coffee machine
  3. Automatic vs semi-automatic or manual coffee machines
  4. Used vs new commercial coffee maker
  5. Cost of a commercial coffee machine
  6. Commercial coffee machine brands
  7. Top questions to ask before you buy
  8. Commercial coffee machine FAQs

1. Commercial coffee machine terminology

Before you look at what commercial coffee machines are best and why; it's important to know the language of your commercial coffee machine.

Here are some terms to help you get started:

Basket: Shaped like a small metal cup without handles, this is the metal filter the coffee is poured through. The shape of your coffee machine’s basket plays an essential part in the coffee brewing process and can impact the taste of your espresso.

Boiler: Your commercial coffee machine’s boiler stores water, heats, and maintains it at a set temperature. With a dual boiler, there is one boiler used for brewing coffee and another to create the steam that froths milk.

Brew basket: This is where the coffee grounds go and where the water flows through into the drip commercial coffee maker pot.

Brew head/shower head: The heated water from the reservoir comes through the brew (or shower) head, flowing into the filter basket filled with your coffee grounds, dripping into the commercial drip coffee maker and producing coffee.

Burrs: The grinder that comes with your professional coffee machine will include burrs - small blades that cut, pulverize, and grind coffee beans into consistently usable coffee grounds.

Coffee pot: This is usually glass or metal, and is where the drip coffee resides and stays warm on the commercial drip coffee maker. It’s used to pour the coffee into cups.

Dose: A dose is a single shot of coffee. Most conventional commercial coffee machines and/or coffee companies have predetermined doses, e.g., one package or bag of coffee will go into one batch or pot.

Doser: This is the part of the grinder on the professional coffee machine that takes the freshly ground coffee and distributes it into the portafilter on a commercial espresso machine for espresso or the filter, or basket for brewed coffee.

Double boiler: A double boiler has two boilers on a commercial espresso machine. One boiler is for brewing and set at temperature slightly lower than boiling so it doesn’t scorch the beans. The other is a steam boiler and set at much higher temperature so you can use the pressure to steam into froth milk. It usually has a hot waterspout, so you can pour a cup of hot water for tea or hot chocolate. By keeping the boilers separate, the professional espresso machine professional will have better control over which the beans are brewed, ultimately providing more consistent coffee in the extraction and enabling a greater diversity of the types of coffee that can be passed through the machine.

Flowmeter: Flowmeters are used for automatic commercial coffee machines with volume dosing buttons. Flowmeters measure the amount of water that you're going to deliver through the group head to brew and prepare your espresso coffee. When the programmed amount of water has passed through the meter, the pump turns off.

Gravimetric: This is fancy word for weight and is typically found on very high-end commercial espresso machines. When a machine uses gravimetrics, it measures coffee doses by weight instead of volume.

Grinder: This is the machine that breaks coffee beans into coffee grounds used to make any type of coffee beverage.

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Group: This refers to commercial espresso machines/brewers and the number of heads on the machines. A 2-group commercial coffee machine can deliver four doses of coffee at the same time. A 3-group commercial coffee maker can make six single-shot coffees, and a 4-group machine can pour eight doses simultaneously. SilverChef has a wide range of single group, 2 group, and 3 group commercial coffee machines.

Group head: The group head is where the specifically dosed portafilter is attached to the commercial espresso or coffee machine. This is where hot water meets coffee grinds, filters the grounds, and produces the coffee and/or espresso that’s the basis for all coffee beverages outside a drip or brew commercial coffee maker. Espresso machine professionals attach the portafilter to the group head, press a button for the required dose, the coffee flows through into the cup.

Heat exchange: In a single boiler commercial coffee machine, the water for brewing coffee or espresso extraction passes through a small tube in the steam boiler to heat the fresh water for the espresso extraction or to brew the coffee. The larger steam boiler in the heat exchanger is used to produce hot steam and pressure for milk frothing and/or hot water for tea and hot chocolate.

Heating element: The heating element sits inside the boiler. A controller measures the temperature of the boiler and uses this to turn the heater on and off to maintain a fixed water temperature inside the commercial coffee maker.

Portafilter: The portafilter is a mini coffee basket attached to a handle. This is used to measure specific single or double shots of espresso. The espresso machine professional fills the portafilter with coffee, then connects it to the machine, and water flows through it produce the espresso.

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Steam wand: This solid metal pipe is connected inside the boiler and allows the professional coffee maker to heat and froth milk.

Shot: A shot is a specific dose of prepared espresso, typically single or double.

Tamper: Tampers are tools used to pack (or tamp) espresso grounds into the portafilter basket. The tamper packs the grounds evenly for a quality shot.

Volumetrics: This term refers to the amount of water or pressure that’s put through each dose of coffee to produce a consistent flavour profile in each shot.

Water reservoir: In a commercial drip brewer, the water is heated inside the water reservoir.

 

2. Main things to consider when buying a commercial coffee machine

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With a huge variety of commercial coffee machines for sale, how do you choose the best one for your venue? Here are some of the factors to consider.

 

Type of coffee beverage

Selecting a coffee machine has an almost back-to-front process. With many other industries - transport, construction, beauty - the machine is bought first, with the service coming second. It's the opposite for coffee and it's as simple as this:

You need to know what type of coffee you want to produce, and then you need to find a machine that will achieve the result.

This means considering whether you wish to be top end, middle range, or for the masses. You will have already considered this well before opening your venue. For example, will you be running a boutique coffee shop with an emphasis on design, specialty coffee blends, and single origins; or a bustling commercial venue looking to churn out hundreds of coffees each morning?

What are you looking for in a cup? Something to appeal to customers with a discerning palette, or an economical cuppa java that will appeal to the masses? Asking these questions is crucial before choosing a machine.

 

Find a roaster or coffee bean supplier.

Once you've decided what type of coffee you wish to produce, you need to choose your bean roaster or supplier. As a discerning coffee drinker, chances are, you’ll have answered this question a long time ago, but if you’re heading to market with no clue, take time to do your research and visit a variety of local roasters or contact local suppliers. They’ll be able to fill in the gaps between what type of beverage you want to produce and what type of bean and machine will achieve the result you’re looking for. Your roaster will be making the best recommendation for the brand of commercial coffee maker that will attain your beverage vision.

 

Size of establishment, the volume of customers expected, and the number of staff

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The commercial coffee machine you choose may come down to practicality. If you don’t have a great deal of space to devote to your coffee machine, you’ll need to be more conservative in your choices and probably select a single group, 2 group, or 3 group coffee machines (typically a smaller size).

Customer volume is also a consideration. For a venue that doesn't have coffee as its focal point, it may not be necessary to invest in a large machine (which offers the ability to have multiple people preparing different coffee beverages at the same time).

Moving from a 2 group, 3 group, or larger depends on the number of customers you have per week as demand grows. As your customer base grows, you’ll want to ensure that customers aren't waiting too long for their order, and this may benchmark upgrades to produce the number of coffee beverages you want to produce per week.

Your decision will also come down to the staff you have working each shift. It’s not realistically possible for one person to operate a 4-group machine to its full capacity, so there’s no need to overspend if you won’t have people working both sides of a large machine daily. The number of staff and size of the machine is also dictated by the menu being served.

Historically, Canadians drink more coffee per capita than any other country in the world, and as recently as 2019, we were still in the top 10 coffee drinkers per capita worldwide.

 

Choosing the right commercial coffee machine for your venue

Choosing the best commercial coffee machine is a little like choosing a new car. Everyone will have an opinion about what’s right for you, but you need to consider the features you really need and the job that you want it to do.

A premium commercial coffee machine is like a Maserati or Mercedes Benz. These models look impressive and use high-end features that can deliver a premium, consistent result. If you’re serving highly discerning clientele, you’ll need a machine like this to impress, meet expectations when it comes to flavour, and keep up with a high number of orders with a commercial espresso machine that looks impressive.

That’s not to say your venue can’t make profits with a hardworking, reliable coffee machine. Middle-of-the-road models can still produce a quality cup of coffee, and you'll save money on the purchase.

Then there are less expensive or refurbished commercial coffee machines. Hotels, bars, or venues that don’t rely on coffee as their core competency can potentially get by with a lower-cost commercial coffee machine. But beware! When you choose a new machine, it will come with a warranty. When looking at refurbished commercial coffee machines, you need to do your research on serviceability, parts availability, and the possibility of obtaining a warranty on your machine.

Fortunately, SilverChef's Certified Used commercial coffee equipment comes with a warranty and full transparency over the origins of the machine. This means you can bring down the cost of your machine without sacrificing quality and durability.

 

Size and weight

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Commercial coffee machine dimensions are also important. It’s important to make sure you have the right commercial coffee machine for your workbench space and strength.

You don’t want a commercial coffee maker that’s perched precariously and puts people’s safety at risk. Similarly, you should avoid purchasing a machine that your workbench can’t hold. So be sure to check size, dimensions, and weight details before you buy a commercial coffee machine.

 

Settings, features, and functionality

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Understanding the coffee menu for your establishment will determine the best settings, features and functionality for your commercial coffee machine.

One thing you’ll discuss with your dealer is whether to go with a single or double boiler commercial coffee machine. The added benefit of upgrading to a double boiler coffee machine is that you have separate boilers for steam and brewing coffee. As a result, your coffees will be prepared at a temperature that doesn’t fluctuate. This reduces the risk of burnt beans and will result in happy customers because their coffee tastes the same every time.

Then there are all the additional features like portafilters, baskets, group heads, grinders, and steam wands (discussed above in commercial coffee machine terminology). Talk to your dealer about how these elements will work together to deliver a consistently high-quality cup of coffee.

Depending on your location in Canada, your commercial coffee machine's water filters may be a key component of the quality beverages you produce, so this is a feature you might also need to discuss with your dealer. For example, water in the mountains of British Columbia will be significantly different than those in Ontario and Quebec, so water filtration is a key aspect of choosing a machine.

Also, different provinces and municipalities have different water hardness, which refers to the presence of magnesium and calcium salts in the water. Hard water can scale or leave a residue that builds up on different parts inside your commercial coffee maker. With a good filter, you’ll be able to minimize the scale build-up, so speak to your dealer or plumber about the water in your area and the quality of the filter that comes with your machine.

 

Commercial coffee machine wattage

Many professional espresso machines require higher voltage and amperage power than a standard wall outlet provides.

Speak to your supplier about the wattage of the commercial coffee machine you want to purchase. You may need to check with an electrician to confirm your premises can handle it or to arrange an alternative solution.

Keep watts in mind if you are operating a food truck and want to use a commercial coffee machine. The one you choose may change the requirements of your generator.

 

Aesthetics

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Is your venue highly image-conscious and looking to attract the attention of higher-end clientele? If this is the case, a stylish coffee machine that really stands out can be an important part of your interior aesthetics.

A stunning copper finish, dazzling chrome, or sleek bright-coloured commercial espresso machine can be the centrepiece for your venue that sets it apart from the competition.

Some commercial coffee machine models come with the option for custom panels so you can really wow your crowds with your logo or artwork that matches your venue. Talk to your dealer about this option if you want your coffee machine to be a focal point that impresses your customers.

 

Insurance, warranty, repairs, and cost of parts

Your commercial coffee machine should be covered under your overall business insurance for incidents like theft or accidental damage. Make sure your commercial coffee machine is itemized on your policy so you can make a claim based on its true value.

A warranty on a new commercial coffee machine is essential. If you buy new, you will most likely have a 12-month warranty on commercial coffee machine parts but not on labour. Make sure you're clear on the warranty before you buy. If there isn’t one, consider this a red flag.

When you buy a commercial coffee maker, be sure to talk to your dealer about the servicing and repair schedule they recommend. At high volume, your commercial machine maker is likely to need attention even as often as three or four times per year. When you buy one, be sure to speak to your dealer about service and continuous maintenance. Base your servicing estimates on the volume you intend to see coming through your venue.

Ideally, there will be a service and repair specialist nearby who you can call on in an emergency. If not, this could influence your decision about the commercial coffee machine you buy. After all, how much income would you lose if your coffee machine stopped working for a few hours, a day, or more?

And remember, when you buy a commercial coffee machine, the cost of parts will factor into your ongoing expenses. A premium machine may have parts that are more expensive to replace, repair, or even source.

 

Usability and cleaning

Ensuring that your staff understand how to effectively use the machine you purchase is key to keeping it working well and in top-notch condition, with fewer service challenges, on a long-term basis. Before you buy your commercial coffee, machine look at how to clean it, the commercial coffee maker you choose should be easy for a staff member to backflush regularly with some simple training when they start to use the machine.

Look at the accessories like steam rods and parts. If they’re awkward to clean, it will be frustrating, and the job may not get done properly or as regularly as necessary. Cleaning your machine frequently and thoroughly will reduce the potential need for costly commercial coffee machine repairs.


3. Types of commercial coffee machines

The functionality of your commercial coffee machine will also come into play as you make your decision about what to buy.

If you are looking to make more than one beverage at a time, you would want a pour-over coffee brewer so you could make a pot – quantity - of coffee. If you’re looking to make a single coffee or specialty drink (espresso, cappuccino, latte), you would want an espresso type commercial coffee machine.

In both cases, you can choose between super-automatic, fully automatic, semi-automatic, or manual options, depending on the requirements of your venue.

Different commercial coffee machine suppliers have their own ways of categorizing machine functionality, but the following will give you a general idea of how to identify different types of machines.

Super-automatic coffee machines deliver coffee to order at the press of a button. There’s no need for espresso machine professionals to grind beans, tamp them into a portafilter, or steam milk.

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These machines tend to be purchased by venues that serve coffee as an add-on, not a feature. Places like Quick Serve Restaurants (QSR), fast food, hotels, motels, and convenience stores are more likely to choose super-automatic coffee machines as they bring an element of convenience. Purchase a good quality super automated coffee machine, and any staff member can serve a cup of coffee with almost no training that gives a consistent product each time.

Automatic commercial coffee machines allow you to deliver consistently good quality coffee from standardized volumes of water.

While the term automatic can be interchangeable with fully automatic or super-automatic, an automatic commercial coffee machine generally delivers coffee with the help of a flowmeter. This controls the water being poured through the coffee into the cup.

With most automatic commercial coffee machines, the barista still takes over operating the steam wand. Some commercial coffee machines come with a choice of fully or semi-automatic functionality.

Semi-automatic commercial coffee machines require more hands-on use than fully automatic versions.

These machines come with a separate coffee bean grinder and portafilters which your baristas will use to prepare the coffee. They also have a separate steam wand for heating milk. Most parts in a semi-automatic commercial coffee machine are removable for cleaning and repairs.

The semi-automatic functionality comes from the brewing process itself, which takes place at the press of a button. The barista presses ‘start’ and ‘stop’ to activate the flow of water through the ground coffee beans.

People recommend semi-automatic coffee machines as they still deliver a level of control over the brewing process. If you are looking at this type of machine, you will need a fully trained barista to operate it.

Manual coffee machines tend to only be used by extreme coffee enthusiasts because they are quite labour intensive. Every step of the production process requires effort with a machine like this, including pulling a lever to extract the flavour from the coffee beans.

These machines provide outstanding control of dosing and flavour but tend to be avoided in busy commercial environments due to the extra effort required to produce a latte, cappuccino, or long black.

 

4. Used commercial coffee machines versus new

Websites like Kijiji and eBay are filled with second-hand commercial coffee machines for sale, and buying one from these sites could be an option; however, there are some things to watch out for. One is the location of the machine. For example, in Eastern Ontario, the water is quite hard and can wear machines out sooner. If possible, you should find out as much as you can about the history of the machine. Ask about its age, if it has had any major repairs and if there is still a warranty on parts before you buy a used commercial coffee machine.

While you may have some luck finding a used commercial coffee machine for sale from a second-hand website, SilverChef’s Certified Used range of equipment, which is often less than 18 months old and comes with a warranty. Our Certified Used range can also be rented through our Rent-Try-Buy® finance product, allowing you to see how the equipment fits with your business before deciding whether to purchase it.

 

5. How much does a commercial coffee machine cost?

There are so many factors other than price to consider when you’re looking to buy a commercial coffee machine, but, of course, the cost will play an important role in your final decision.

For a commercial coffee machine, you’ll be looking at $1,500 to $2,000 for a smaller, entry-level machine. From there, prices vary, extending right up to $40,000 and more for a top-of-the-line machine. If you don't have the cash to invest this much upfront (or prefer not to tie up capital that you could use for something else), you can explore the financing options.

SilverChef offers flexible finance options, including Louer-Essayer-Acheterᴹᴰ, where you can choose your commercial coffee machine, rent it for the first year, and get flexible options during and at the end of 12 months. This includes being able to upgrade to a bigger and better model if demand for your coffee grows or purchase the machine if you know you want to keep it. At the end of 12 months, you also have the option to return the coffee machine to us if it no longer suits you.

As with everything you buy, you get what you pay for with a commercial coffee machine, but you don’t need to overspend on a machine that has features you don't need or can work at a capacity beyond your requirements.

 

6. Commercial Coffee Machine Brands

There are many brands on the market, and everyone has their favourite, but these are some of the leading models of commercial coffee makers available in Canada.

Franke: One of the largest coffee machine companies in the world, Franke is known for a wide range of commercial coffee machines, including pour-over, espresso, and specialty coffee machines in manual, semi-automatic, and fully and super-automatic configurations.


Bunn (Bunn-O-Matic Canada) has been around for decades and is one of the most popular pour-over machines and brewers built in Canada. While they do specialize in pour-over, they also offer a range of products including espresso and specialty coffee machines in manual, semi-automatic, and manual configurations. Their line also includes machines that produce cold coffee, frozen beverages, and specialty drinks.


Bloomfield (Middleby) is one of the most popular pour-over type machines and brewers in North America. As well as traditional auto and pour-over brewers, they also have their proprietary EBC™ (Electronic Brewer Control) technology - regular and thermal eco brewers that use a fresh water heat pump system that only consumes energy while being heated.


Crem Coffee International (Welbilt – Garland Canada) has some of the newest brands of commercial coffee machines. Crem manufactures manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic coffee machines in a variety of coffee machine categories. Their brands include Coffee Queen manual and automatic filter coffee brewers and instant coffee machines, Expobar professional espresso machines and Spengler fully automatic espresso and filter coffee equipment are the company’s high capacity free-free standing and table-top solutions.


Simonelli (Alfa Cappuccino) is one of the best-selling, best-known brands in the world. The Nuova Simonelli includes a line of semi-automatic and fully automatic espresso machines as well as super-automatic machines that deliver a range of hot beverages at the press of a button - ideal for coffee shops and restaurants as well as convenience stores. Their Victoria Arduino line boasts an array of high-end commercial espresso machines and stunning Venus Bar volumetric machine and Venus Bar semi-automatic machine.


Fetco pour-over machines have stainless steel thermal dispensers that come in a range of sizes, though mainly large capacity, and are perfect for a wide range of venues, including self-service, hotels, stadiums, cafeterias, coffee shops, and even cruise ships. They also sell a line of satellite dispensers that keep beverages hot for up to four hours and popular for hotel lobbies, breakrooms, office coffee service, convenience stores, and more.


Synesso (Middleby) sells commercial espresso machines in semi-automatic and fully automatic configurations in their S Series, MVP, and MVP Hyrda series. Their brand was built on bringing “the most temperature stable commercial espresso machine to market.”


Concordia (Middleby) offers fully automatic specialty beverage machines, including self-service.


Grindmaster-Cecilware specializes in pour-over machines but also has a line of espresso, specialty machines, semi-automatic, and fully automatic.


Gaggia is one of the best selling and top known brands in the world, specializing in commercial espresso machines in semi and fully automatic configurations. They also have their own espresso coffee brand line.


LaSpeziale commercial espresso machines come in a range of sleek semi and fully automatic models.


Curtis sells specialty super and fully automatic commercial coffee machines, including thermo, high-volume, airpot thermal coffee carafes, single-cup, decanter, and pour-over brewers.

According to Statisa.com, retail sales of coffee were forecast to reach around $3.8 billion Canadian by 2021 in Canada. This would be an increase of $1.2 billion since 2017 when retail sales amounted to $2.6 billion.

 

7. Top questions to ask before you buy a commercial coffee machine

Just like buying a car, when it comes to purchasing a commercial coffee machine, you’ll find everyone has a strong opinion. For this reason, if you talk to too many people, you’ll end up going in circles, so it’s best to limit your questions to a few people you can trust, including industry peers and reputable dealers. Online searches on ratings and reviews should also be part of your research.

To help you reach a conclusion, here are some things you can ask your industry peers:

  • Which commercial coffee machine brand do you use and why?
  • How often does your coffee machine break down or need repairs?
  • Is the provider reliable when you need their help?
  • Do your baristas find the machine easy to use?
  • What was your experience buying a used commercial coffee machine?
  • Would you recommend the coffee machine you have for others?


Questions to ask your dealer or supplier about the best espresso machine for your business:

  • Will this machine suit the needs of my venue?
  • What warranty is included?
  • How easy is it to get parts from the factory if they are needed?
  • What happens if I need an urgent repair? What are the costs and availability of repairs on weekends?
  • Do you provide training for my team and, if so, what type of training is provided?
  • Why do you recommend this machine?

 

8. Commercial coffee machine FAQ's

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What is the best commercial coffee machine?

The answer depends on your venue, your clients, your budget and your expectations. It’s essential to speak with a commercial coffee machine expert about your specific needs.

 

How often should you clean a commercial coffee machine?

Your commercial coffee machine should be regularly wiped down throughout every shift to maintain consistent standards. At the end of every shift, backflush will get rid of grounds and oils. Your coffee machine also needs a daily cleaning routine to keep it in good working order.

 

What is the normal lifecycle for a commercial coffee machine?

Your commercial coffee maker can last for as long as a decade, providing you take good care of it, use it in the recommended ways, and have it serviced regularly. Make sure you get a warranty on parts so if something does break, you can have your machine fixed quickly and without a great deal of expense.

 

How does a commercial coffee machine work?

A commercial coffee machine uses hot water and pressure to create shots of espresso from ground coffee beans and water. It should come with all the accessories you need to steam milk, grind beans, and control elements like temperature and volume. Every machine is different, and you should refer to your dealer and/or owner's manual and available training for your machine.

 

What should you consider when buying a commercial espresso machine?

Ensure the commercial espresso machine can handle the anticipated traffic at your venue and the volume of coffee that needs to be produced. It would be nice if your machine is able to handle at least two bean varieties, e.g., mild, bold, or caffeinated and decaffeinated. Try and choose a machine that's easy to maintain and clean, especially if you have a high volume of traffic in your restaurant.

 

What should I consider when buying a commercial drip coffee maker?

If regular coffee accounts for a large portion of your restaurant sales, you'll want a coffee maker that's up to the challenge. It should be durable enough to produce high-quality coffee day in and day out and quick enough to meet your demand. If you're offering more than one blend, you'll probably need to invest in several drip coffee makers. Speak to your supplier about the best type of drip coffee maker that will meet your venue's needs.

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Thanks for reading this commercial coffee machine Buyer's Guide

This guide has hopefully helped you understand what to look for so you can narrow down your decision about what really is the best commercial coffee machine for your venue.

If you'd like the advice and guidance of a professional, don't hesitate to reach out to the team at SilverChef. We have a dedicated restaurant and cafe industry experts available to support you.

Prefer to dive straight in and start looking at Certified Used? Shop the range available at SilverChef. If you want to find out more about finance options rental payments on a commercial fryer, use our Rent-Try-Buy calculator.

This Buyer's Guide was prepared using the expertise provided by Industry's Best Consulting Canada, an independent consulting firm with over 25 years' experience. Their team of professionals provide consulting services for every facet of the Foodservice and Hospitality Industry with a particular specialty in the choice and application of commercial restaurant equipment.