1. Number of cup the machine will produce a day
Every machine has a maximum capacity that can produce per day to have a long working life and to keep the warranty valid. Making 100 cups a day on 20 a day machine will not give you money back if something goes wrong within the warranty period.
2. Coffee making skills
Espresso machines require training, ideally barista training on how to make cups of coffee and also how to clean the machine properly. Filter machines and bean to cup machines require very little training.
Perhaps the most important factor. Nowadays you can buy coffee machine for as little as £50. However, the quality might reflect that. If you buy cheap machine, don't expect great results.
4. Cleaning and maintenance of the machine
All machines require regular cleaning. If you are making milk drinks, you will need to clean the milk spout or milk pipe every day with milk cleaning agent in order to remove the milk residue.
Certain branded cleaning products can be quite expensive compared to generic cleaning products. Make sure you read the warranty before you use generic versions as the use of these can violate the warranty.
5. Size of the machine
Many office kitchens are small, hence relying on small, costly pod machines. Some machines will be visible to your customers; hence the design is important. We have many machines we are sure there will be one suited exactly to your colour scheme, design or / and size.