Nola Osborne Coffee Machines September 19th, 2017 - 11:00:10
The first requirement that you must take into account when you decide to go in for a coffee machine is whether the machine must be large scale or small scale. Now, this choice depends on the kind of set up that you have in mind. Suppose you decide to go in for a book stall or a gaming plaza, then a small scale machine with a capacity for one cup of coffee at a time would be enough. But, in case, you have an idea of running a coffee shop with exclusive coffee options then it would be wise to invest in a large scale coffee machine that would have the capacity of about four to five cups at a time.
This generally will not be available for low volume domestic machines. If you are considering a Bean to Cup machine for your business it should be noted that they are manufactured to different volume categories. Machines have to be matched to daily cups/day requirements/estimates, drink size and how quickly they will be needed. All Manufacturers cups/day specifications are based upon an 8oz serving with numbers spread evenly throughout the day. Typically low volume bean to cup can produce up to 50 coffees per day. Medium volume machines range between 100 and 150 a day. Medium to High volume would be 150 - 200 a day.
Another advantage of this type of brewer is that everyone can brew the kind of coffee that they like. If someone in the house is a bold coffee drinker and another likes a milder type, they are not stuck drinking something that wasnt their choice. I have family gatherings at my home regularly, and coffee after dinner is commonplace. Everyone is very pleased with the fact that they can choose whatever they would like for their coffee.
If you work in a small office, a machine with a small carafe is sufficient. However, you work in a very large office, a machine that can fill a large coffee urn might be what is needed. Another feature that would be useful in this type of environment is a machine with a "time to clean" indicator coupled with a self clean feature. Often, calcium buildup can occur in these machines and an indicator of when the machine needs to be cleaned is important. In a shared environment, it is very likely that responsibilities like cleaning the coffee machine can be ignored due to the phenomenon known as the tragedy of the commons. By having a machine with simplified cleaning measures like an auto-clean, you can avoid the pitfall of nobody taking responsibility to clean.