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Date: 07 Apr 2007 07:57:08
From: rasqual
Subject: superauto with dual hoppers?
Is there an economical superauto that's not designed so much for
espresso as for delivering Americanos or regularly brewed coffee?
Compounding the quest is the need for dual hoppers for both regular
and decaf.

Trying to find a machine for a church meeting room and a demographic
that could make good use of that basic feature set.





 
Date: 08 Apr 2007 09:00:28
From: daveb
Subject: Re: superauto with dual hoppers?
On Apr 8, 11:32 am, "Beanleaf" <hgriff...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Apr 7, 10:57 am, "rasqual" <scott.marqua...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Is there an economical superauto that's not designed so much for
> > espresso as for delivering Americanos or regularly brewed coffee?
> > Compounding the quest is the need for dual hoppers for both regular
> > and decaf.
>
> > Trying to find a machine for a church meeting room and a demographic
> > that could make good use of that basic feature set.
>
> We have been looking at brewers for our coffee shop for the past
> several weeks and just tried the new Bunn TF DBC Thermal Fresh brewer.
> While it isn't a super auto, the price is way lower and it makes a
> superior cup of coffee. You can get the double unit for around $1800-
> $1900 and two 1 gal servers for another $550 to $600. This would allow
> you to make regular and decaf. The other expense would be a decent
> grinder. Bunn makes those as well but we are going with a Ditting,
> more $$$$ but super high quality and consistancy. You would be far
> under the cost of a super auto and get raves for your coffee.
>
> Cheers,
> Hugh

uh, I don't think the OP was looking to spend THOUSANDS of $$$.

and even then -- there is a TON of used equipment to be had in nearly
every town of any size, or on line from reputable vendors.

Dave



 
Date: 08 Apr 2007 08:32:33
From: Beanleaf
Subject: Re: superauto with dual hoppers?
On Apr 7, 10:57 am, "rasqual" <scott.marqua...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Is there an economical superauto that's not designed so much for
> espresso as for delivering Americanos or regularly brewed coffee?
> Compounding the quest is the need for dual hoppers for both regular
> and decaf.
>
> Trying to find a machine for a church meeting room and a demographic
> that could make good use of that basic feature set.

We have been looking at brewers for our coffee shop for the past
several weeks and just tried the new Bunn TF DBC Thermal Fresh brewer.
While it isn't a super auto, the price is way lower and it makes a
superior cup of coffee. You can get the double unit for around $1800-
$1900 and two 1 gal servers for another $550 to $600. This would allow
you to make regular and decaf. The other expense would be a decent
grinder. Bunn makes those as well but we are going with a Ditting,
more $$$$ but super high quality and consistancy. You would be far
under the cost of a super auto and get raves for your coffee.

Cheers,
Hugh



 
Date: 07 Apr 2007 15:25:20
From: rasqual
Subject: Re: superauto with dual hoppers?
On Apr 7, 10:52 am, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:

> Get 2 super autos.

> the ones that have 2 hoppers start at about $10,000 each new

Good point.

> and these ARE espresso machines and are NOT drip coffee machines.
> ( get 2 drip machines and 1 grinder) way less money and complication

Yeah, I know. Unfortunately, in this particular application a grinder
and drip machines are, insanely enough, at least as much of a
complication.

I'll work on it. ;-)

Thanks,

S



 
Date: 07 Apr 2007 08:52:32
From: daveb
Subject: Re: superauto with dual hoppers?
On Apr 7, 10:57 am, "rasqual" <scott.marqua...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Is there an economical superauto that's not designed so much for
> espresso as for delivering Americanos or regularly brewed coffee?
> Compounding the quest is the need for dual hoppers for both regular
> and decaf.
>
> Trying to find a machine for a church meeting room and a demographic
> that could make good use of that basic feature set.

Get 2 super autos.

saeco vienna line.

the ones that have 2 hoppers start at about $10,000 each new

and these ARE espresso machines and are NOT drip coffee machines.
( get 2 drip machines and 1 grinder) way less money and complication

Dave



  
Date: 09 Apr 2007 13:25:43
From: Coffee Contact
Subject: Re: superauto with dual hoppers?

From: "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com >
Subject: Re: superauto with dual hoppers?


> On Apr 7, 10:57 am, "rasqual" <scott.marqua...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there an economical superauto that's not designed so much for
>> espresso as for delivering Americanos or regularly brewed coffee?
>> Compounding the quest is the need for dual hoppers for both regular
>> and decaf.

>
> the ones that have 2 hoppers start at about $10,000 each new
>
>
> Dave



Simonelli Microbar with dual hoppers about half that price - new.

Terry M