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  • Best Coffee Machines for the Office

    How to select the right coffee machine for you.

    Have you been asked to source a coffee machine for the workplace or perhaps your own business and want to supply coffee for the staff and clients? No matter the reason there are various circumstances that will determine your final choice and which machine is best for you.

    Capacity.

    The first step is to determine how many coffees will you be making per day, smaller workplaces might make from 20 to 80cups while large corporate offices make from 90 up to 150+ coffee per day. The capacity will determine your options and price range.

    Coffee Machines for the Office

    Best Office Coffee Machines

    Something people often don’t consider is looking at two machines to manage coffee volumes rather than one, the advantage of this is being able to make more coffees faster during busy periods like lunch breaks or if you are hosting a conference. The other advantage of this is the ability to always have one running while the other is being serviced or for some reason needs repair.

    Important components to consider are:

    • Size of the water tank or maybe it is better to plumb into the water mains with commercial filtration.
    • Bean container – how many beans can the machine hold at one time.
    • Size of the machine - how much room do you have in the area you wish to use the machine
    • Can you drain the drip tray and coffee grinds?

    Coffee selection & features

    The features between machines can vary a lot, from the choice of coffees you make with some machines offering hot-chocolate, along with steam wands for frothing your own milk and much more..

    If hot-chocolate is not a requirement don’t be swayed unnecessarily, not all machines making hot-chocolate make great coffee too, the best thing to do is test the coffees first. Many suppliers offer a free trial or you can taste test at their premises before you decide.

    The WE8 has the coffee selection you need the way you like it! Fresh Beans and Fresh Milk Coffees

    Below download our pick of the best coffee machines for 2018 and their features

    Download: Best Office Coffee Machines

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    Do you purchase, rent or finance your coffee machine?

    Coffee machines are tax deductible, what you can claim depends on if you are registered for GST or not and if you are running your business from home. I recommend seeking advise from your tax agent to find out what your business is entitled to.

    Purchasing.

    If you would rather purchase and you have the money to purchase outright a new machine this is cheaper over time, or you might be selling coffee and in this case, by purchasing your coffee machine it is paid off in a few short months.

    Leasing.

    This suits some companies who don’t want to outlay the full purchase cost and they can extend it out over a 12-36month rental contract this also provides them with reassurance, as most rental plans will include servicing costs and replacements if something should go wrong. Some suppliers will even offer free on loan machines if ordering their coffee, be sure to read reviews first as some suppliers limit you to one type of bean which is not always the best tasting.

    Rent to own finance.

    There are finance companies that offer 3year rent to own programmes, such as SilverChef. They provide your rental at a higher rate in the first year but drop by 30% in the 2nd and 3rd years at this time you become the proud owner, with this option they will also allow you to upgrade in the first 12months with no penalty.

    Whichever you choose the most important thing you can do is taste the coffee and be sure you not only have all the features, capacity and payment structure to suit your requirements, you are happy with the coffee and the service providers ongoing support.

  • Coffee Machines for sports clubs

    Coffee machines supporting fundraising for sports clubs

    Fundraising through coffee sales in sports clubs is on the rise, with many clubs becoming aware of the need to keep their members and parents at the club grounds during the season. It is not enough to simply serve coffee it needs to be good quality coffee if you want to keep your customers at the club supporting your fundraising efforts.

    I have spoken with several Junior football clubs recently who were offering coffee previously but losing out on the sales due to poor quality coffee. Their members simply went elsewhere, and many coffee van operators started to poach their sales.

    Take a way coffees for sports clubs

    What are the best coffee machines for sports clubs?

    Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions and concerns clubs have and how they have overcome them.

    Issue: The coffee quality needs to be good for our members to purchase from our club canteen

    Solution: Fresh bean machines are a must, find a local roaster like Little Owl they can support your club and discuss wholesale prices.

    Issue: We have volunteers who are not trained baristas and they can change during the season.

    Solution: A manual Espresso machine can make great coffee but only if the person running it is experienced. Automatic machines have come a long way in the last 5 years producing barista quality coffee at the touch of a button, limiting the need for training. A machine that lets you push a button next to your selected drink and then does the work for you is a good solution. Many clubs have gone with Jura’s Giga range of coffee machines.

    Coffee Machines for Sports Clubs

    Issue: A common issue is a demand for up to 200 cups a day at short intervals, keeping up during these periods is paramount to profits.

    Solution: While a manual Espresso 2 group machine can produce 2-4 cups at one time, the speed with which the drinks are completed comes down to a highly trained barista who can juggle many coffee requests at one time.

    An automatic machine will produce 1-2 coffees by simply pushing a button and can take from 40 seconds to 1min depending on the type and size of the coffee. I recommend 8oz cups for optimum flavour and profits. A bonus with an automatic machine is that you can be preparing food and other customer requests at the same time, as the machine prepares coffee for you.

    Sports Clubs and Coffee Fundraising

    Sports clubs making coffee fundraising a success

    Several clubs in Perth and WA have overcome the capacity for large volumes at once by purchasing or leasing two machines during the season. While this may seem excessive they have done their homework and realised the costs of equipment are outweighed by the revenue they will earn especially if they can pay off the machine over several months.

    For example, a machine might cost from $3,950.00 to $5,500.00 + to purchase, if you are charging $3.50 per cup and making: $2.80 to $3.00 each time you sell a coffee that equals $560.00 - $1,200.00 dollars each weekend if producing 200 cups a day.

    An example of how successful clubs have made selling coffee is (BZFC) Brunswick Zebras Football Club, the President has opted for a manual machine and keeps their volunteers The trained, in his own words “Coffee is our biggest fundraiser.” as mentioned in an interview with the Funding Centre

    If you want advice or to discuss and sample the best options for your club whether it be an Espresso machine or Automatic, get in touch with us. We can supply all your coffee needs as a one stop solution.

    Café Corporate supplying WA for over 20 Years.

    Written by: Letitia Pearcy

    Café Corporate.

  • WMF1100s Automatic Coffee Machine Ideal for Office Use

    The WMF1100s automatic coffee machine has all the coffee drink settings and versatility packed into a compact space, the Hot Chocolate function and steam wand are just a bonus!

    Office Automatic Coffee Machine

    Packed with Features

    Perfect for 80 cups a day making all your favourite coffee drinks along with hot chocolate and a milk steam arm which allows you the option of frothing your own milk should you want an alternative to standard milk.

    WMF1100s automatic coffee machine

    Coffee App

    You can customise your drink settings to suit at the coffee machine, and for those with individual tastes and likes, which let’s face it is most us. You can download the “my coffee app” and program your own drink settings on your phone, so you don’t need to drink the standard pre-programmed coffee drinks on the machine.

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    WMF1100s Compact Design

    Fits almost any office or workplace kitchen

    The WMF1100s will fit almost any office kitchen and runs on 10amp, plugging into a standard switch. It’s sleek design, makes it perfect for clients in a showroom or boardroom situation. Dimensions: W32.5cm x H50cm x D56.1cm

    WMF1100s Office coffee machine

    Automatic & Easy to Use

    With Versatile Optional Extras

    With the option of both tanked or plumbed, you can enjoy the ease of having a coffee machine that can be mobile or plumbed in to save your staff time filling the water tank. The tank holds 4.5 Litres which will make a considerable amount of hot drinks, if a larger hopper is required there is an extension taking the hopper capacity from 550 grams to 1.5kg

    Combine this with a milk fridge specially designed to connect directly with the coffee machine for ease of use, and to keep your milk refrigerated at all times, along with a grounds bin kit that allows grinds to drop into a bin under the bench and you have minimal maintenance throughout the day.

    Cafe Corporate Office Coffee Machines

    WMF1100s Coffee Machine Features:

    • Freshly ground beans in each cup
    • Fresh milk
    • Chocolate dispenser (optional)
    • Can be plumbed
    • Easy click&clean maintenance
    • Hot water spout
    • WMF Filter (or plumbed in optional)
    • Basic milk system
    • Steam jet cup preparation
    • Steam arm (optional)

    WMF1100s Capactiy:

    • 4.5 Litre Water Tank
    • 550gram Hopper
    • 1.5kg Hopper extensions (optional)
    • 450gram Chocolate Hopper (optional)
    • 7 Inch touch display
    • 25.5kg Weight + extras
    • 10Amp
    • Dimensions: W32.5cm x H50cm x D56.1cm
    • Dimensions with hopper extensions: W32.5cm x H60cm x D56.1cm

    Take a closer look by clicking the link: WMF1100s Coffee MachineWMF1100s coffee machine

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Written by: Letitia Pearcy

    Café Corporate.

  • Jura Z8 the latest technology in coffee perfection 2017

    Jura Z8

    Best Automatic Coffee Machine at home 2017

    Touchscreen features, fast preparation and more..

    Jura Z8 Coffee Machine

    The Jura Z8 is a step above the Z6 model and just when you thought nothing more could be invented, Jura have brought out new features and technologies to dazzle even the hardest coffee critic.

    The new large 4.3” touch screen interface makes using the Z8 so easy with 16 speciality coffees programmed to the home screen, no more scrolling! There are 21 beverages in total which can be accessed via the rotary switch, for those not saved on the front panel.

    Impressive new extracting technology allows for superior preparation with two thermos blocks and two pumps, along with a feature Jura call “Lungo Barista” for programming larger drinks without losing flavour such as long blacks and double espresso’s.

    Jura Z8 Coffee machine Touch Screen

    PEP ® Perfect Extraction

    Optimize Flavour

    with Jura’s pulse extraction technology

    They haven’t forgotten to keep the Pep technology for superior crema and flavour by way of pulsing the water through the coffee grinds and of course the much-loved coffee App to keep everyone happy by allowing individual drink settings via their smartphones.

    The verdict is? With the added Lungo feature this makes amazing coffee! if you like a long black then you won't find better in an automatic machine than the Jura Z8, It's by pass system means there is no over extraction while allowing for a larger cup.

    Jura Z8 Features:

    • Hot water function in 3 levels
    • PEP ® technology
    • Coffee App compatible
    • Claris smart filter
    • Lungo Barista (new drink feature)
    • Thermal block heating system x 2
    • Programmable coffee strengths in 10 levels
    • Milk and Milk Foam temperature in 10 levels
    • Brewing temperature in 3 levels

     Z8 Capacity:

    • 2.4L Litre Water Tank
    • 280g Bean Container
    • 13Kg Weight
    • Width 32cm x Height 38cm and Depth 45cm

    Drink Options:

    •  Latte Macchiato
    • Flat White
    • Cappuccino
    • Caffe Latte
    • Espresso Macchiato
    • Coffees
    • Espresso
    • Ristretto
    • Milk Foam
    • Milk
    • Lungo Barista
    • Caffe Barista
    • Pot of Coffee

    Smart Connect Device

    App technology.

    Personalising your coffee, just as you like it!

     Jura App Technology

    Jura App Technology

    Written by: Letitia Pearcy

    Café Corporate.

  • The amazing coffee app, every office wants!

    If you haven’t heard about this App by Jura yet, you most likely will in the near future. It is having a big impact on office staff, both their happiness and their productivity. So what is all this hype about? Let me explain.

    Jura Coffee App,

    Technology above the rest.

    You might already have a coffee machine in the workplace, a commercial dinosaur that churns out average coffee after average coffee. If this is true, it is most likely you go outside the office to purchase your daily fix. New fresh bean to cup technology and the coffee App are changing offices around Perth. No more having to put up with standard settings, no more having to have your coffee too weak or too strong because that’s how the machine is set.

    See below just some of the testimonials from happy employees getting their coffee fix at work.

    “Everyone scores it 8/10people are loving the new app”

    “I can just say, that it has been a huge hit with the staff”

    So how does it work?

    Simply download to your smartphone or tablet and blue tooth to your coffee machine. Program your drink setting on your phone or tablet, ready to make your coffee. The machine picks up your settings making you the perfect cup as you programmed it!

    If you are in a medium to large office and want the flexibility to program your own coffee the Jura App is for you.

    Is it affordable for small and large office spaces?

    In short Yes

    Jura have a number of coffee machine options and price points that use the App technology.

    I recommend checking out the WE8 for small to Medium offices producing 10-45cups a day on average or the Jura Giga range for Medium to large businesses making 50+ coffees per day.

    Coffee App for the Office Coffee App for the Office people can't live without

    Get in touch for more information on how we can get your coffee solution at work, set up and running in no time with the perfect cup of coffee.

    Written by: Letitia Pearcy

    Café Corporate.

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