Howdy. I’m looking for a fully automatic espresso machine to start serving drinks at a event I run every Sunday night. There are around 200 people that come every time. I don’t except that amount to order drinks, but still a good amount. My budget is up to $500. I use to work at starbucks for 2 years so I know how to make all the drinks just need help finding a good machine. If anyone knows of one please let me know! Thanks!
...And for the record, if any of you have trolled Craigslist for espresso equipment you know that machines show up for $500 and under all the time. What Andrew is looking for is not impossibe. Jeeezus. Get off yer high horse.
I don't want to get yelled at, but, I didn't for a moment think that he was looking for a used commercial machine at that price.
My assumption was that he was looking for a machine which would cost about $2,500.00 new, here in Canada, so a fraction of that in the States. Used for $500.00? Sure. Working...um, I'm not sure about that part. But, he certainly could buy a used home machine, or something like a Nespresso machine if that met his requirements for his event.
He's looking to make a few drinks after some event; he's not entering a regional barista competition.
Wow. First off I am proud that I worked at starbucks. I have as well worked at a little private owned coffee shop as well. The guy that wrote it is right. Without starbucks people would be still excepting to pay .95 cents for a cup of coffee. They opened the market in a huge way. I mostly go to small little private owned shops but I like going to starbucks some. I never said I was a professional and knew everything. If I did then i wouldn't have started this thread. While I worked at starbucks I took a hell of a lot of outside coffee training classes as well as taking a 8 month coffee master class. So yes I do feel like i know a thing or two. 2nd. I know that 200 is a lot of people but it will be in a span of a little over two hours so there won’t be a big rush at once. I wish I could up my budget but it’s just not possible right now. So that’s why I ask. Thank you to everyone that added real info to this.
Alright. You guys, Chris, Jared, Bry and and Kevin are being DOUCHE BAGS. Stop it. I am ashamed to be counted as a coffee industry profesional if your behavior is what it means to be such.
What Andrew is looking for is not impossible. Jeeezus. Get off yer high horse.