If you’re tempted to buy pre-ground coffee beans to save you time and immediate cost, think again. This will compromise the flavour and is generally considered by café gurus as what NOT to do when starting out.
Check out one of our commercial kitchen auctions to see just how affordable a second-hand coffee grinder is – you’ll never have to skimp on pre-ground coffee beans again!
Water Filtration System
Having a water filtering system is a smart move for supplying tap water to customers – but did you know that using filtered water in your coffee machine is also a must?
Filtered water helps maintain your coffee machine’s longevity as well as reducing any flavour impact to the coffee – so don’t underestimate the importance of a filtration system – even if that means a water filter jug when you’re just getting started!
Commercial Grade Blenders and Juicers
In the hot summer months, customers go wild for refreshing smoothies and freshly pressed juices! Having a commercial grade blender or juicer on hand will speed up the production process as well as give you the chance to try out new and interesting flavours.
Find your café a second-hand commercial grade blender or juicer at a cheap price from one of Gregsons’ commercial kitchen auctions! You never know, smoothies and juices might even become your staple product offering if you do them well!
Never underestimate the power of a toasted sandwich. Even if it’s just a simple cheese toastie or a warm ham and cheese croissant, make sure your cafe has a small selection of food on the menu so your customers will never go hungry!
A sandwich press is a great way to go if you don’t want to invest money in a large kitchen area or extra staff, as toasted sandwiches require minimum prep, cooking and cleaning time!
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