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anaqvi138
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 11:24am
Subject: Some help for my new coffee shop would be amazing
 

Hi everyone,

So my girlfriend and I decided to jump into the coffee shop business.  We have been carefully planning every aspect. Right now, we are trying to come up with a very good estimate of the startup cost so that we can get the funds from our investors. My girlfriend was a barista at another coffee shop so she has some experience and we will be hiring another barista with a few years under the belt. My question is, what would you guys recommend me getting for a regular grinder and a espresso grinder that would be for commercial use and serve 100-200 people daily. I have been searching everywhere online and i usually end up with answers like get Mazzer and get burr doserless grinder. I saw the Mazzer Mini was great but i'm not sure that can cut it for commercial use. I'm hoping the cost is under 2k because I would need 2 espressor grinders, one for regular and one for decaf. And then what would you recommend as a regular coffee bean grinder. Thank you!
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 1:27pm
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I don't necessarily have a suggestion for something that will work, but I'll say that the Mazzer Mini probably won't.  It's too slow, and it's only supposed to run for something like 20-30 seconds and then be off for 20-30 seconds (seems like that's not quite right on the numbers, but you get the idea).  It's not gonna be able to kick out the coffee at the pace needed during your peak times.

Good luck!
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 3:30pm
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For under $400 you could get a pre-owned Mazzer Super Jolly (SJ). Figure $350 fir the grinder, $50 for new burrs.
For lighter duty for your drip, try the Baratza Preciso, or the more expensive Baratza Vario with the metal burr option.
Or you can look around and get one of the big square Bunn (and other manufacturers) commercial bulk grinder if you're doing the big airpots. I hope not. The newest (and best) trend in coffee now is to do custom 12oz Hand pour coffee, using either a Hario, Beehouse, or Chemex brewer.
In that case, either baratza would be a better (IMO) choice.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 5:23pm
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Baratza just announced their commercial grade grinder which seems to be targeted for non espresso use. it's coming out over the summer.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 5:55pm
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Besides serving espresso, do you have any other lines of business? Will you be serving drip for take-out service? Catering? Will you be selling beans and grinding to order for your customers (in which case, you will want two bulk grinders, the Bunn box grinders or if you want bling, the Mahlkonig's. The latter needs 220v. IIRC.) Custom brews like with Clover might be the trend, but it won't pay the bills.

I second the idea of a refurb/used Jolly or Mazzer Major, with new burrs.
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 6:50pm
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anaqvi138 Said:

Hi everyone,

So my girlfriend and I decided to jump into the coffee shop business.  We have been carefully planning every aspect. Right now, we are trying to come up with a very good estimate of the startup cost so that we can get the funds from our investors. My girlfriend was a barista at another coffee shop so she has some experience and we will be hiring another barista with a few years under the belt. My question is, what would you guys recommend me getting for a regular grinder and a espresso grinder that would be for commercial use and serve 100-200 people daily. I have been searching everywhere online and i usually end up with answers like get Mazzer and get burr doserless grinder. I saw the Mazzer Mini was great but i'm not sure that can cut it for commercial use. I'm hoping the cost is under 2k because I would need 2 espressor grinders, one for regular and one for decaf. And then what would you recommend as a regular coffee bean grinder. Thank you!

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