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    Default Any cafe owners? Commercial coffee machine experts?

    I'm after some information about coffee machines - for hire? to purchase? beans included? I have no idea where to start... It's research for a very small operation which will initially sell take away coffee only.. Any advice much appreciated!! TIA

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    Where are you based @babyla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molros View Post
    Where are you based @babyla
    I'm in regional Victoria

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    Ok my DF works for a company in Perth, he's out atm but I'll pick his brains when he gets back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molros View Post
    Ok my DF works for a company in Perth, he's out atm but I'll pick his brains when he gets back
    Thank you so much!!!

    I'm wanting to know about rent to buy, what I should look out for, do they all need plumbing, recs on where to buy consumables like cups etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Thank you so much!!!

    I'm wanting to know about rent to buy, what I should look out for, do they all need plumbing, recs on where to buy consumables like cups etc...
    I don't know much about coffee machine (vague recollection of how to drive one) but I do recall that for some coffee suppliers they will supply cups, lids, sugar sachets if you buy enough. That said if you are using a boutique roaster they would probably not be able to offer this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    I don't know much about coffee machine (vague recollection of how to drive one) but I do recall that for some coffee suppliers they will supply cups, lids, sugar sachets if you buy enough. That said if you are using a boutique roaster they would probably not be able to offer this.
    Thanks SPG! I'll look further into this.

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    Default Any cafe owners? Commercial coffee machine experts?

    We have machine rentals at work and we also get our beans through the same company (direct coffee supplies but it's a Perth based company)

    Places like Lombards sell cups and lids wholesale.

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    Hi @babyla you can buy second hand machines which might work better for you if you're just testing the water....
    You'd normally pay for beans and consumables such as cups, lids etc and should be able to get these from the same company you get the machine on. Depending on your useage you should be able to come to some kind of deal with your supplier.
    They don't all need to be connected to mains water as can run from a tank. ...depends on the kind of machine. Hope this helps a bit
    Good luck

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    Thanks everyone. I'm going to do a bit of research this week


 

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