Nackle Senior Member Joined: 8 Sep 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Slovenia EU Expertise: Pro Barista
Posted Sat Sep 8, 2012, 1:13am Subject: New Zealand coffee market
I'm looking into business importing premium brand coffee into New Zealand and I am trying to understand the local market. In Europe, it is customary for the distributer to provide and service the espresso machine provided the end user (i.e. a coffee place) sells enough coffee. When the end user decides to switch to another distributer, the old one takes its machine and new one brings its own. Is the system in New Zealand similar, or do the coffee shop owners actually own their own espresso machines?
pstam Senior Member Joined: 27 Jan 2004 Posts: 2,348 Location: Beijing Expertise: Professional
Espresso: ECM, SAN MARCO, EURO 2000 Grinder: MAZZER Vac Pot: YES Drip: YES Roaster: YES, HOME STYLE
Posted Sun Sep 30, 2012, 9:14pm Subject: Re: New Zealand coffee market
It works this way in Italy, but I never think this is good. In Italy, they can always get good beans and almost never change the supplier. But in China and most other countries, the coffee bean suppliers are hardly good enough so people may have to transfer from this supplier to another from time to time. This is not good for both sides. Eventially, the cost of the machine is from the difference between the cost and the price of the beans. If one can afford the cost of the machine, better to buy it. The problem is only to pay it at once or in a long period. You can always get loan, any way.
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Zeno Senior Member Joined: 10 Jun 2006 Posts: 20 Location: NZ Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: La Marzocco FB 70 Grinder: Mazzer Roaster: Toper 5kg
Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 6:46pm Subject: Re: New Zealand coffee market
New Zealand has so many great coffee roasters why would you want to import coffee into NZ. Most Cafes have free on loan machines provided to them from their (usually Local & Fresh coffee supplier) Although when I owned a Cafe I had my own machine and roasted my own coffee.
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