Originally Posted by poison
Well, not all 50 people drink coffee, but many would drink more than 1 cup per day, so I figure ~50 cups per day (especially once you get really good coffee in there). Imo, you need a commercial rated machine, which will cost over $1k.
This would be the top choice, and way above your stated budget, but...it will outlast and outperform other options. Yes, it's $2700 or something, but it's a beast, and would likely require very little care and maintainance for some time.
A more typical option would be this:
And I can see if Astra can give me a deal for you, but I think theirs are significantly more than the above two options. I will ask tomorrow.
Thanks Poison. There are 50 coffee drinking engineers on the floor, more like 250 people. I will check out the options. I'm thinking I will ease them into this with a grinder purchase and some good beans.
Originally Posted by Indocti Discant
As for the grind, I was told you could go better, if you were happy with the machine breaking down every other month. As it stood it was a once a year maintenance. .....
I think my point was more to the effect of more commercial is better if you are doing the 50 cups a day.
Good info. This needs to be maintenance free.