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Rental vs Lease of Coffee Machine Explained

If you're considering investing in a commercial coffee machine, you'll likely think of whether you should rent or lease the machine.

Leasing a Coffee Machine

Leasing commercial coffee machines can provide several advantages over renting one for a short term. When you lease a commercial coffee machine, you are essentially buying the machine, with the full ownership of the machine transferring from the leasing company to you at the end of the lease period. The payments that you make during the lease period can be treated as an expense, rather than a capital item, on your company taxes. Additionally, many leasing contracts will allow you to pay an optional final transfer fee to become the rightful owner of the machine and you'll end up with an asset that you can use for years to come.

Renting a Coffee Machine

On the other hand, with short term rentals, you won't own the machine. You will work with the finance company to determine the monthly rental payments, and there is usually no option for ownership at the end of the rental period.

Hiring a Coffee Machine

We also offer short term rentals - hiring. These are typically 12 months periods. You can opt for either a straight rental (machine only) or a blended rental that includes consumables such as our Redber coffee beans.

Additional Services: Coffee Machine Servicing and Maintenance

Regardless of how you choose to pay for your coffee machine, including regular servicing and maintenance is essential to ensure the long-term health and efficiency of the coffee machine.

It is possible to include servicing and maintenance in the lease or rental agreement. Alternatively, you may opt to sign a separate Service Agreement that details how maintenance and servicing will be handled.