If you are looking to acquire a commercial bean to cup coffee machine for your business, it can all get a bit confusing. You are probably asking yourself; how do I use the machine? Will it provide enough variety of coffee? And will it be well suited to my type of business? Throw into the mix the different models and payment options available and your head can soon be in a spin! Don’t worry, this useful guide to commercial bean to cup coffee machines will cut through the jargon and help you make an informed choice when it comes to acquiring a coffee machine which is the perfect fit for your business.
What is a bean to cup coffee machine?
Bean to cup machines use whole coffee beans and at the press of a button provide a barista-style coffee in an instant. They really are a versatile bit of machinery; here’s how they work…
With commercial bean to cup coffee machines, whole beans are poured into the machine. When you select the coffee that you want the beans go through a grinder before hot water is dispensed over the freshly ground beans. This process provides a freshly made, barista-style coffee at the touch of a button.
Most Bean to cup coffee machines use powdered milk which combines with the hot water to provide a creamy and velvety texture, perfect for combining with the ground coffee beans for a latte or cappuccino. You often have two main options when it comes to the hot water supply; plumbed-in or refillable-tank-fed.
Bean to cup coffee machines need to be cleaned and maintained properly to ensure they remain in good working order. If properly maintained, a commercial bean to cup coffee machine will provide consistently good coffee at the press of a button. They are designed to provide large quantities of coffee too with certain models able to produce as many as 80 cups a day.
In some cases, bean to cup coffee machines can be customised to meet your specific requirements. For example, certain machines have the capability of adding a coin operated unit. So, whether you want to make a profit from your commercial coffee machine or simply cover your costs, coin operated models provide you with that option.
Why choose a Commercial Bean to Cup Coffee Machine?
If convenience and ease-of-use is at the top of your list of priorities, then an automatic bean to cup coffee machine will be the one for you. Falling into this category are touch screen coffee machines and standard bean to cup coffee machines which operate via a press of a button. These machines provide coffee at the touch of a button, or screen, within around 30 seconds and do not require any staff training.
There are a wide range of automatic bean to cup coffee machines to choose from with various sizes available. Bean to cup machines all function in pretty much the same way so it’s mainly down to personal preference in terms of the size you require for your business as larger machines can provide a greater number of drinks before a refill is necessary in comparison to smaller models.
The drink selection tends to be extensive with automatic bean to cup coffee machines usually offering Espresso, Cappuccino, Mocha or Flat White, Hot Chocolate, Latte, White Coffee, Americano and hot water for making tea and soup. This means you are unlikely to have any disappointed staff members or customers who can’t get the drink they want! Decaffeinated varieties of coffee are also an option with certain machines.
You can rent, lease or buy commercial coffee machines which are brand new or alternatively choose an ex-demonstrator or approved used coffee machine for your business. Coffee machine rental is the most popular option among many business owners as it provides a great deal of flexibility with certain plans available on a rolling monthly contract.
Is a Bean to Cup Coffee Machine right for my Business?
These coffee machines are suitable for a wide range of businesses. If your business has an office, an automatic bean to cup machine is highly recommended. As they are so straightforward to use, your staff can make a cup of coffee quickly and easily at the touch of a button. The wide choice of drinks available is another reason why a bean to cup coffee machine will be so popular in your workplace.
If you are the owner or manager of a golf club, gym, leisure centre, hotel or self-service restaurant, you want a coffee machine which is reliable, easy-to-use and doesn’t take up too much space. This is why bean to cup coffee machines are the perfect option for these types of businesses. As they do not require any training to operate, members of the public tend to have no issues using bean to cup coffee machines.
If it is your intention to sell coffee over a counter in a bar, restaurant or café, bean to cup coffee machines have some advantages over traditional coffee machines. Okay, traditional machines might look better but it takes a lot longer to make coffee the traditional way and if you need to serve a large number of customers in a short period of time, bean to cup machines are the better choice.
Other places which can really benefit from the introduction of a bean to cup coffee machine are schools, colleges, hospitals, universities and business centres. We know that people live busy lives, and they don’t want to wait around forever making a cup of coffee, and this is why bean to cup coffee machines are such a fantastic option for all of the places mentioned above.
Bean to Cup Coffee Machine Options
Amore Coffee, based in the North East of England, has a wide range of Bean to Cup Coffee Machines ready and available to be transported to your workplace. Whether you are looking to rent, lease or buy a coffee machine, Amore will ensure you get the best coffee solution for your business. Here are some of the machines available:
Press Button Coffee Machines
With four different types of press button coffee machines to choose from, you are sure to find a one which is just right for your business. This range features the K1, K2, K3 and K5 models. These commercial bean to cup coffee machines offer a wide variety of drinks and each have a modern aesthetic provided by an Italian design. Each has its own unique features. The K1 is a perfect, no-nonsense bean to cup coffee machine, with its compact size ideal if you do not have a lot of space. The K2 offers two different cup sizes. With the K3, you have the option of having a coin operated unit fitted. The largest of Amore’s bean to cup coffee machines is the K5 which is capable of providing 80 drinks per hour.
Touch Screen Coffee Machine
Offering the latest touch-screen technology, the K4 bean to cup coffee machine is fully programmable with incredibly fast processing power, so it really is as smart as it looks! The range of drink it offers is extensive with decaffeinated coffee options available too. This machine has a state-of-the-art brewing system provided by a brand new Z4000 unit which offers maximum coffee extraction for an extremely good coffee drinking experience. With a height of 750mm, width of 410mm and depth of 564mm it is one of the larger models in our range and provides 160 drinks before a refill is necessary.
Approved Used Bean to Cup Coffee Machine
If you are looking for an affordable coffee solution for your business, an Approved Used coffee machine from Amore might just be the best option. These refurbished coffee machines are complete with a 12 month’s manufacturer’s guarantee. You can even try this machine out on an initial three-month trial, discover more about this by clicking here. Just like the other models in the Amore collection, this bean to cup coffee machine offers a wide selection of coffee and includes free installation, maintenance and servicing.