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  • Necta Korinto | Coffee Vending Machine

    Necta is one of the most recognised coffee vending machine brands around the world made in Italy. The Necta range has been a staple over the years for its reliability, easy functions and low maintenance and now Necta have taken this concept and created a Fresh Milk version the Necta Korinto, enjoy all the ease of use functions and low maintenance while having a true barista coffee with fresh milk including a hot chocolate option.

    Necta Coffee Vending Machines

    The modern features and touchscreen interface suit every workplace, car dealership or where self-service is required and offers a large capacity, this suits customers who require a high output and have limited people dedicated to looking after the machine during the day.

    Necta Korinto Coffee Vending Machine

    The Necta Korinto is built with soft contoured lines and side panel illuminated lights along with a large digital front display gives it a modern stylish finish fit for any office or showroom.

    Enjoy all your favourite drinks using fresh beans:

    • Espresso’s
    • Coffee
    • Milk coffees such as cappuccino, lattes, flat-whites and more..
    • Added bonus - Hot chocolate!

    Learn more about Necta Korinto

    As with others in the Necta range, there are always optional extras depending on your requirements and where you wish to place the coffee machine.

    Necta Korinto Extras:

    • Base cabinet
    • Payment system
    • 20-litre water self-feeding tank (for those who don’t want to or can’t plumb into the mains water)

    The dimensions will allow you to place the machine in almost any location from workplace kitchens to showrooms, conference centres, hotels and more..

    • Dimensions: (HxWxD) (71.5 x 33.1 x 53cm)
    • Weight: 33kg

    Summary:

    At Cafe Corporate we have been selling the Necta range for many years, our customers love the quality and reliability of these machines along with ease of use and low maintenance, having only offered the Necta range in a powder milk version in the past we are excited to add this fresh milk coffee machine to the range. Get in touch with one of our team to discuss the features and why this might be the best option for you.

     

  • Coffee Pod Alternative | Fresh Bean Machines

    Looking for coffee pod alternatives?

    If you rocked up to a café and asked for your usual espresso or latte you wouldn’t expect the barista to pop a capsule or pod into a machine and extract your coffee for you right? We don’t think you should have to put up with this at home or at work either. Ever thought to try a fresh bean espresso machine?

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    By moving away from the Nespresso Pod system and looking at a fresh bean machine you can save money, enjoy real café quality coffee and know you are drinking a healthier, natural option that’s also better on the environment Wow what could be better.

    Many people in the past have opted for a Pod or Capsule machine because they are often cheap to set up,, however, there is a hidden cost that you or your business may not be aware of and that is a Pod or capsule per coffee, costs up to 70% more than a fresh bean coffee.

    Fresh Bean Coffee Machines

    Take some time researching all your options before purchasing but most of all test and trial first, taste the difference and smell the difference between fresh coffee vs Pod coffee for yourself.

    Cafe Corporate Coffee Machines

    Fresh bean coffee machine suppliers are not just equipment specialist they are true coffee connoisseurs who really know what it is to make the best coffee, from the coffee extraction process as you find with a barista to coffee bean types.

    At Café Corporate we not only install and provide training for you and or your staff we know all there is to know about the best coffee and how to make it.

  • 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 80 cups 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 3 year 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 supplies

    Here at Cafe Corporate, we know our coffee, not only the equipment you need but the process of coffee roasting, which is why we work with some of the best, Little Owl Coffee Roasters, roast many of our blends which have become favorites with our customers and businesses around Perth.

    With over 20 years experience in the coffee business, we know what it takes to make great coffee, from roasting the beans to extracting the best flavour from your equipment.

    Getting the best coffee and equipment for optimum flavour.

    Knowing the art of coffee roasting is the beginning of great coffee, that's why we work with Little Owl developing blends that work with our various coffee machines as each machine type will extract differently, this means the roasting process is adjusted suit.

    The results are the best full bodied taste from your particular equipment whether that be an espresso barista machine for the hospitality industry or an automatic coffee machine at your workplace or home.

    P.s I can recommend the Bosses Blend or Nocturnal for those of you with automatic machines these are two of our most popular.

    Read below to find out more about the art of coffee roasting, or click Shop for a full list of coffee and equipment, we can supply directly to you.

    The roasting process and making great coffee.

    If you simply have a curiosity for the art of great coffee one thing is for sure, anyone I have ever meet with a passion for making coffee is always striving for that perfect extraction and flavour.

    To perfect coffee roasting you need to have a strong knowledge of green bean profiles, as it is the bean variety that will play a large factor in determining the desired coffee flavour, not just the roasting process. A coffee’s taste is determined by the region or country in which it is grown, once you understand the type of green beans you need to help achieve a particular tasting profile, then you can look to the roasting process to complete the flavour.

    Keeping notes is like a good recipe book.

    Coffee Roasters are always asking questions such as: In which part? How? And to what extent? Keeping their focus narrow so as not to confuse one experiment with another, each test must be refined, and notes are written down.

    During a roast, hundreds of reactions occur due to amino acids and sugar molecules breaking down. These reactions take place at different times during the roasting cycle depending on temperature and the different structures in coffee beans. The process of roasting beans requires constant attention to the physical signs of the bean, not only the appearance and colour of the bean but the aroma, much like a good chef will always be aware of timing, temperature and visually checking every stage in his or her food preparation.

    Leading up to the first crack as beans go through an endothermic reaction you will recognise a toast or popcorn-like aroma. This is when the beans are turning from green, to yellow and finally brown, learning to use your sense of smell is important at this time so as not to over or under roast the beans.
    Below is a diagram of the roasting cycle by Anne Cooper, she divides her roast into 3 key points during the cycle, Prep, Millard and Acids, this is like a recipe book or roasting log book, with detailed notes of each tweak and adjustment for different bean types and flavour profiles.

    coffee roasting guide Chart by Anne Cooper

    Chart by Anne Cooper Website: www.eqmr.com.au

    It is not just passion but a mathematical approach that is required to become a good Roaster, you should always be asking questions and be methodical. Successful Roasters have an open mind, enjoy analysing and have a genuine love for the process and results.

    If you are ready to give a go, whether it be at home or as a professional, make sure you are well-educated in green bean profiles and the roasting process before you invest in the equipment, as each roaster is like a different oven, you get to understand it and moving from a small roaster to a larger roaster will present changes in the roasting process, your note taking will be paramount to success as you grow.

    Written by: Letitia Pearcy

    Café Corporate.

  • Best Coffee Machines for Schools

    Schools seeing the benefit in providing great coffee

    We have seen a spike in coffee machine enquiries from schools, as many teachers and parents alike demand barista quality coffee during their working day or at school events.

    Rather than making do with instant or going out to buy a coffee, schools are changing focus and are now seeing the benefits and profits in keeping teachers and parents within the school gates.

    Schools are taking advantage of new coffee machine innovations

    Utilising payment systems help to raise funds..

    Many college Bursars are taking advantage of coffee machines with payment systems either coin or cashless operations, to pay off the equipment which remains in place to become a fundraising investment, by paying off the machine in just a few months it is then used to raise profits and fund school projects.

    Coffee Machines for Schools Jura X8 Coffee Machine for Schools

    Similarly to sports clubs I am also approached by schools stating they have short intervals requiring high demand coffee output, Whitford Junior Football Club are an example they decided to purchase two machines allowing them to produce twice as fast and by selling their coffee they can pay off their investment within a few short months. So stop letting the coffee van operator take all the profits let your members and teachers invest back into the school and their students instead.

    What are the costs to run a profitable coffee machine in schools?

    • Let’s say you invest in equipment costing between $4,400.00 and $5,500.00 RRP
    • If you have 40-50 staff, you might find they make between 1-2 cups a day this would average out to be 60-70 cups of coffee each day. You charge $2.00 - $3.00 for each coffee.
    • Total $120.00 – $210.00 each day, 5 days a week = between $600.00 - $1,050.00.00.
    • Each cup will cost you between 45-55cents depending on if it is a milk or black coffee, so within a few months you can pay off the equipment and the rest is contributed to raising funds.

    Not every school chooses to charge for coffee

    The health benefits of fresh bean machines..

    Many schools simply want to provide their teachers with quality real coffee as a healthier choice, it is good to know in this case that pods work out around 70% more expensive than fresh bean coffee, so being healthy is also cheaper not to mention the obvious environmental benefits.

    Some schools are starting to adopt the “naturally smart program” connecting schools world wide with training and support for teachers and students in creating local projects which provide a healthier global footprint, by selling coffee to raise funds for sustainability projects. Rolled out in some South Australian schools, the program is set to grow in private and public schools from 2018 onwards across the country.

    Fresh Bean Coffee Machines Health Benefit Of Fresh Bean Coffee Machines in Schools

    We have been servicing Perth and WA for over 20years and helped many customers find the right solution such as: Bunbury Cathedral Grammar, TAFE, Curtin University, UWA and many more..

    If you would like to discuss the options and find which is best for your school or education centre please give us a call: 08 93301577

    Written by: Letitia Pearcy

    Café Corporate.

  • 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.

  • Jura x8 coffee machine compact in size, big in technology

    The Jura X8 professional self-serve coffee maker,

    It has never been easier to afford, barista style coffee at work or in your hospitality business.

    Designed to suit a medium size office or those making 60-80 cups a day the Jura X8 has all the features of a commercial machine at a mid-range price.

    Jura X8 Platinum

    At the press of a button you have a perfectly extracted coffee, it’s simple features make it easy to use and maintain while behind the scene you have a machine with expert barista technology; designed by Jura one of the world’s leading Swiss coffee makers.

    Jura X8 Coffee Machine

    Jura X8 Coffee Machine

    Enjoy the versatility of the coffee App

    This has gained huge popularity in the office market over the past year

    Users can download the Jura coffee app to their smartphones and program drinks to their own personal requirements on their ipad or tablet. Simply Bluetooth, to the machine as you place your cup and prepare your perfect coffee by pressing your app setting, avoiding the pre-set programme on the machine. Compatible with Android or iOS.

    Utilize the new Jura X8 lock feature and users can not change the pre-set functions on the machine but still get to enjoy their own setting via Bluetooth.

    Jura X8 Commercial Coffee Machine

    Let's take a closer look at the Jura X8 Features

    The ultimate coffee machine for businesses.

    • 21 programmable specialty drinks, and special technology allowing for a classic pot of coffee.
      Latte, cappuccino, flat white, espresso, coffee, a pot of coffee, macchiato, and ristretto, along with hot water for tea and hot chocolate drinkers, the Jura X8 covers all your drink options, and the new technology allows it to create long blacks by way of by-pass, this means the coffee is not over extracted when pouring a large cup.
    • The bean container and water tank can be locked along with the maintenance buttons to prevent unwanted re-programming by users.
      Ideal in the workplace, you can control who has access, to clean and maintain the machine.
    • Perfect for self-service with 6 large selector buttons on the front panel.
      Choose the coffee’s you want on the main screen, easy self-serve design. Those using the machine only need to push an easily displayed button, all the convenience of a vending machine with the quality of a true barista.
    • Innovative Aroma (G3) grinder, designed for speed and preserving coffee aroma along with Jura’s (P.E.P.®) Pulse Extraction Process for optimum extraction.
      Jura design every piece of technology to ensure the best extraction of coffee from fresh beans, with grinding precision and the P.E.P.® technology to pulse the water through the grinds, extracting the best possible flavour. This can be seen in the crema after coffee is poured, a rich creamy texture with a beautiful coffee aroma.
    • One step preparation technology – fine milk foam and milk foam.
      The fine foam and foam technology pour automatically, frothing the milk as a barista would do. Simply pop your cup in place, press a button and watch your perfectly extracted coffee pour combined with the perfect milk for your drink of choice.
    • TUV- certified hygiene guarantee. 
    • Integrated rinsing and cleaning cycles reduce the effort involved to keep the machine hygienic, and easy to follow instructions are displayed on the screen. The TUV Certification makes it an excellent choice for premises which operate HACCP*
    • The milk system cleaning is automated and runs at the touch of a button.
      Hassle free easy cleaning cycles, the machine not only prompts you when it needs a clean, it displays images on the front screen showing you what to do step by step.
    • Large 5 Litre water tank or plumb into the mains.
      Enjoy both options with this machine, having a water tank allows for portability all you need is a standard power point where you place your machine. Jura's new feature allows you to lift the water tank forward rather than up, so the machine fits under overhead cupboards.
    • If filling the water tank is too labour intensive you can opt for the plumbed version attaching directly to your water supply for automatic fill.
    • Coffee container 500g capacity, with the optional extender it will take a full 1kg of beans.
    • Compact in size it fits most spaces, dimensions.
    • (WxHxD) 37.3 x 47 x 46.1cm. Height increases to 52.4cm with bean extender.

    Best Office Coffee Machine

    Specs:

    • Set coffee strength in 10 levels
    • Set milk temperature in 10 levels
    • Brewing Temperature can be set in 2 levels
    • Hot water temperature and be set at 3 levels
    • High-performance pump, 15 bar 1
    • Thermoblock heating system 2

    Jura X8 Coffee Machine

    Summary:

    Jura only make coffee machines, putting all their resources into the best automatic machines you can buy, it is no wonder they have Roger Federer as an ambassador, he too puts all his energy into perfecting his game.

    The Jura X8 has all the features you could want with a sleek interface that is simple to use yet packed with commercial grade functions. All this technology wrapped up in an affordable package for under $3,960.00 and you can enjoy the beautiful coffee aroma and great tasting coffee with ease.

    Written by: Letitia Pearcy

    Café Corporate.

  • Commercial Coffee Machines for Hospitality

    Finding the best coffee machine for your hospitality business depends on many factors, getting it right will lead to increased profits, efficiency and most importunately your customers coming back for more.

    Deciding between an automatic machine, vending or manual coffee machine depends on whether you have a trained barista dedicated to making coffee, a self-service environment or limited staff to manage the coffee delivery and monitor the machine.

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    What is the right coffee machine for your hospitality business?

    Automatic coffee machines

    An automatic coffee machine is ideal for self-service in a canteen, clubrooms or a breakfast bar area. Many hotel chains use automatic coffee machines in their buffet areas or as a secondary machine after hours, once their barista has gone for the day, allowing guests to grab a coffee 24/7.

    WMF coffee machines are high capacity, quality machines made in Germany. They grind fresh beans into each cup, along with using fresh milk to provide a quality coffee all in a one-step operation. WMF machines also make hot chocolate, providing a total hot drink solution.

    An automatic machine can make from 50 up to 250 cups a day, with high capacity fast grinders and quality milk foam technology. The one-step operation makes them simple to use, untrained employees can prepare drinks easily or customers can make their own if in a self-serve area.

    Depending on usage you can have the machine plumbed into the water mains, this means less maintenance, as you are not having to refill the water tank. A tanked machine gives you the advantage of being portable.

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    WMF - Automatic Commercial Coffee Machine

    Commercial vending machines

    Powder or freeze-dried milk options are a good fit if your hospitality business is in a remote area or left unattended for long periods of time, and there is no staff to re-fill the fresh milk or monitor the machine.

    Brands such as Necta specialize in vending operations with floor standing to bench top models available depending on the capacity you require. The Necta brand uses powder milk and vending chocolate and grinds fresh beans ensuring a great tasting coffee.

    Floor models will dispense cups, sugar, hot chocolate and coffee while benchtop models dispense drinks only. Capacity ranges from 120 drinks per day up to 600, to suit every organization.

    Choose between a water tank or plumbed model for limited maintenance.

    Vending machines offer a coin or pay-pass option should you wish to charge for your coffee.

    Semi-Automatic Espresso Machines

    Coffee Machines have come a long way in the past 5 years, manufacturers are now understanding the various business needs and designing technology to suit.

    The WMF Espresso Machine, closes the gap between a traditional espresso machine and an automatic, by measuring the brewing parameters, the coffee grind and automatically tampering the coffee. These superautomatic machines monitor when the ground coffee requires adjusting with 100% consistency.

    They look and act like a true barista machine, giving your business a professional look while allowing you flexibility, as staff do not need to be trained as a barista, or understand coffee grind, to use the machine.

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    Commercial Espresso Machines

    If you have a trained barista an espresso machine is best, allowing you to extract fast and pour the very best espresso and offer every type of coffee imaginable for your discerning customers.

    If you are investigating espresso machines, first ask your preferred coffee roaster. Roasters such as Little Owl can arrange free on loan machines based on purchasing a certain number of coffee beans per week. A good coffee roaster will also offer to train your staff, it is in their best interests to ensure you are delivering great coffee and coming back for more.

    You may prefer to purchase your equipment, the most common machine brands in the industry are; Wega, Sab, and La Marzocco, along with coffee grinder brands Mazzer and Quamar.

    There are finance companies dedicated to the hospitality industry, check out Silver Chef they offer rent to own packages and will finance your coffee machine over a 3-year period.

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    Take the time to investigate all the options open to you, ask questions about the support each supplier offers you. You want to know there is someone to call, should your machine breakdown, who has an expert team to resolve issues quickly and carries parts for fast servicing.

     

  • Commercial coffee machine Buying Guide

    Buying Guide for commercial coffee machines

    Knowing what to look out for and the right questions to ask, this buying guide will help answer them when you are given the responsibility of sourcing a coffee machine for work, here’s a few pointers of the most common questions I get asked and those you need to be aware of when looking for a commercial coffee machine.

    We need easy one-touch operation

    Automatic machines take the hassle out of coffee preparation by foaming the milk for you and extracting coffee in a similar way to a barista, simply by pressing a button. Some coffee machines may use what is called a milk dial, this is moved while the milk pours to go from fine foam to froth milk.

    Easy Programming & One Touch Operation Easy Programming & One-Touch Operation

    Fresh bean coffee machines vs pod

    Automatic machines such as: Jura, Frankie, and WMF all take fresh beans, and grind around 16 grams of coffee, as the machine prepares each cup. The brands I have listed above all use fresh beans and fresh milk.

    If you are in a remote area or not near the machine frequently, you may wish to use fresh beans with powdered milk, take a look at the: Necta Krea vending machine

    Pod machines while a popular choice due to price, are much like purchasing a colour printer, the equipment might seem cheap but refilling it will cost up to 70% more than fresh beans. Some prefer the taste of a Pod and in an office like they can choose their own flavours or purchased their own Pods for the machine.

    Which ever you choose, make sure you look at total ongoing costs when purchasing or leasing a Nespresso or coffee machine

    How good is the coffee from an automatic machine?

    When considering the quality of coffee, a fresh bean coffee machine, that grinds the coffee into each cup will produce a much better and healthier coffee than a pod machine.

    For fresh bean machines, make sure you can program different coffee strengths, along with 2-3 heat levels and desired milk volume, this allows you to refine your drinks. For those extra fussy coffee lovers, ask if the machine comes equipped with a Coffee App for individual programming on your phone.

    Essentially if the coffee is extracted well and you are using fresh milk along with quality beans then you will have a coffee that is pretty close to a barista’s coffee. Finally, I suggest asking to either trial the machine for a few days or visiting a showroom and asking to have taste tests from the various options before you commit.

    The Giga range by Jura comes highly recommended for its quality coffee, setting options and coffee App!

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    Are they easy to clean?

    Most automatic coffee machines have rinse cycles that push water through the coffee spouts when not in use, however there is always some manual cleaning involved to clear the milk line at the end of each day.

    Other cleaning requirements will be prompted by the machine for you to follow up, these however are not daily, such as: a full machine clean much like cleaning your dishwasher and at times you will be asked to descale or replace the filter. Here is an in-depth cleaning guide.

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    Know the capacity you require

    Make sure you get the right capacity, 20-30 cups a day is different to 20-30 staff that maybe enjoying 2 coffees each, you don’t want to be re-filling the coffee beans or water tank too often, and you don't want to over use a machine that was built for 20 cups a day by making 50+ coffees instead.

    Should we have a water tank or plumbed in machine?

    Consider if you need a plumbed model, these are attached directly to your mains water supply so refilling the tank is no longer required, however the advantage of a tanked machine is portability, being able to place it where you like as all you need is power supply.

    If you are making large numbers of coffee a plumbed unit is worth asking about, as it will save you time having to re-fill, many machines will also convert and allow you to expel the waste ie: coffee grinds and water into a waste bin under the bench. WMF Commercial Machines allow for this and are ideal for high capacity areas.

    Bean hopper Capacity

    Bean hopper size is also important for example: 500g or 1kg?  (1kg will make 80-100 cups of coffee) most coffee you buy is in 1kg bags so being able to empty the whole bag into the beans container is helpful. Some smaller capacity machines only allow for 500g and domestic machines much less again.

    Keep these questions in mind as a buying guide when enquiring about the coffee machine to best fit your workplace, for more information call: 08 9330 1577 or send us a message.

  • Coffee solutions that don't break the office budget

    Do you know how much your team relies on coffee?

    With more people relying on a coffee to jump start their day, more employers are realising the need for a coffee solution, to keep staff motivated and increase productivity.

    Studies have shown 70% of employee’s drink coffee and an average of 65% of people drink 3 or more coffees a day, so keeping staff at work while supplying their favourite latte or espresso is worthwhile.

    What coffee solution is right for you?

    There are so many coffee machines to choose from but by far an automatic coffee maker is the best. They are easy to use and most brands will run automated rinse cycles too.

    Small to Medium Offices might find purchasing a coffee machine more cost efficient than renting, when it comes to fresh bean coffee machines. Larger offices might prefer the tax benefits of renting or leasing a machine, check out Silverchefs "rent to own" program.

    If you decide to purchase prices start from around $2,000.00 up to $15,000.00 for a larger office or canteen type space. click here to view which options are best for you: Office Coffee Machines

    Fresh bean to cup coffee at work, with your very own individual drink settings:

    Did you know, you can save up to 70% purchasing fresh beans over Pods! not to mention saving the environment and the health benefits.

    A fresh bean coffee machine like Jura's Giga X3 combines freshly ground coffee in each cup. Modern technology allowing individual drink settings straight from your smartphone, has proven a great success in many offices, employees no longer need to argue over the way they set the coffee machine, as they can program drink settings on their phone.

    In our increasingly mobile working environment, Jura's Coffee App for smartphones, is putting coffee at the tip of your fingers, literally.

    Coffee technology for the office Coffee solutions at work

    What ever you decide one thing is certain, employees are well aware of coffee quality and the standard instant cuppa is becoming a thing of the past. Freshly ground automatic coffee machines will add a touch of class for clients and keep staff happy.

     

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