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New Coffee Shop. Which Coffee machine & Grinder ?

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I hope I am posting this in the right forum!


We are setting up a New Coffee Shop, its quite small so I expect to sell anywhere between 40 and 100 coffees per day and would expect no more than say 20 in any 1 hour period.


I am thinking of a 2 group machine but have no idea of what boiler capacity to go for? I was thinking of spending around £4000 and hope to have it installed for this.


Any suggestions out there.


Oh and I also need a couple of grinders, regular and decaf!




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With that kind of budget, you should be able to get a decent 2 group machine and grinder (I have things in mind, but I don't want to advertise or push an agenda on here) - that'll give you the capacity you need now, and some room for expansion when you get really busy.

Whatever, don't think about a 3 group - anyone who tries to sell you one is just trying to scam you!

A 2 group (as opposed to a 1 group) will give you some (but not a huge capacity!) for hot water for tea and americanos. Otherwise, if you think you won't ever need to make more coffee than you said, go for a good one group and keep something in reserve for a dedicated hot water boiler.

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Go for a 2 Group. Single groups are useless and don't provide any flexibility for busier periods. On your estimated throughput I'd probably recommend a full sized 2 Group, OR a 2 Group compact (smaller boiler + footprint) and a 5-10L hot water boiler. This can be achieved easily within your budget.

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