The ABC of the Industrial Coffee Maker
On the opposite side of the single serve coffee maker is the industrial coffee maker that, expectedly, is bigger, better and costlier in most instances.
And often, too, you have to purchase it with more thoughtful consideration since many more people will have use of it. Think large household or commercial establishment or office venues to get an idea of how many more people should have access to said coffee maker. Advantages
First off, it must be emphasized that the benefits from a commercial-sized coffee maker can only be had if it is used to its full capacity.
Otherwise, you are looking at the waste of resources ranging from the electricity for brewing to the coffee grounds used for coffee, which was subsequently thrown away because only one or two people in the office drink from it. A single serve coffee would have sufficed.
With that said, the industrial coffee machine offers many benefits that include:
- You have a durable kitchen appliance that can brew cups of coffee at a single time.
- You get the benefit of lengthy durability and high functionality with a commercial coffeemaker.
- You get advanced features that provide the benefits of a grinder, brewer and filter, amongst other things, with a commercial coffee maker.
As such, it is a great investment although you do have to pay 40 percent more on it.
Buying Steps to make the right decision
As previously mentioned, you have many more people to consider when choosing and purchasing an industrial coffee maker. As such, it is best to hold an informal meeting to determine exactly what kind of coffee maker the group wants.
Determine the coffee preference of your group members. Or if you are using it for commercial purposes, determine the needs of your clientele. When necessary, opt for the coffeemaker with the most settings for coffee type – cappuccinos, espresso, lattes, blacks, flavored and maybe even for tea and hot chocolate – so as to satisfy every taste possible.
And while you are at it, determine the capacity of the coffeemaker. Set the budget. This is a most important consideration especially in offices on tightened budgets. At the very least, you can narrow down the choices when the budget is set and all you need to do is balance the budget with the desired features.
Categories of industrial coffee makers
You can choose from four basic types of industrial coffee maker.
First, the double brewer coffee maker can brew 10-12 cups of coffee at a time with two carafes for the purpose. The Krups 324 Duothek Dual Thermal Coffee Machine is a good example of this type.
Second, the plumbed coffee makers can be hooked directly into the water supply, thus, doing away with much of the manual preparation of coffee making.
The Keurig B3000 exemplifies this kind of coffeemaker.
Third, coffee urns are simple large-sized percolators suitable for larger establishments and offices. For this type, we highly recommend Bunn’s Twin 3 Gallon Automatic Coffee Urn.
Fourth, specialty coffee machines are great for gourmet coffee connoisseurs, not to mention that you can spoil your officemates with it. Choose from brands like Nespresso and Flavia. We would have included coffee vending machines but we believe that these may not provide the best coffee in the office, which can boost morale during stressful times.