Hot Beverage Equipment Buying Guide

Flavorful, hot beverages are a cornerstone of the restaurant industry. From quaint street-side coffee shops to chain restaurants and even bars, everyone needs a fresh java or tea at one point (or several) throughout the day. By following this buying guide, you can find the best hot beverage equipment to make sure your business is serving the drinks that'll turn one-time customers into regulars.

Coffee Shop Equipment List

You have a business plan, a great location, and the perfect name with an awesome logo to go with it, but now that it's time to supply your coffee shop , you're unsure of where to start. Well, even though specific requirements will vary from business to business, we've developed a comprehensive coffee shop equipment list to get you started. To get an idea of the equipment needed when opening a coffee shop, take a look at the information below, or for a quick reference, check out our printable coffee shop equipment list !

How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Running hard water through your coffee equipment can lead to mineral buildup and calcification on your heating elements. If you’re looking to get the most out of your commercial coffee maker , then it’s important to make sure it’s properly cleaned. Cleaning your coffee maker will not only prolong its life span, but it will also improve the taste of your coffee. You should be cleaning and deliming your machine at least once every six months, however if the water you use is extremely hard, you may need to clean it every month. Follow our video and step-by-step instructions to get your coffee maker back in top shape, and don't forget to set up a water filtration system for your coffee equipment to cut down on mineral buildup in the future. Step-by-Step Instructions 1. Unplug the coffee maker. 2. Wipe down the machine with a damp towel. After you're finished wiping down your machine, you should plug it back in to begin the deliming process. 3. Mix 10 oz. of lemon juice with 32 oz. of water. 4. Pour the mixture into the water reservoir. 5. Turn your coffee machine on as if you are brewing a pot of coffee. 6. Once your coffee machine has finished its brewing cycle, remove the machine's spray head. 7. Remove any residue that may be blocking the holes on the spray head. 8. Insert a deliming spring into the opening where the spray head was. In a sawing motion, move the deliming spring back and forth about 5-6 times. Run two or three brewing cycles with plain water in order to remove any traces of lemon water solution. 9. Wash the coffee filter with warm, soapy water.

Offer Your Customers Hot and Fresh Coffee by Outfitting Your Establishment with a Commercial Coffee Maker

Supply your foodservice establishment with a commercial coffee maker, so you can offer your customers hot beverages and caffeine boosts any time of the day. Not only is coffee quick and easy to make, but it can also lead to increased profits. Plus, coffee is customizable, which means you’ll be able to accommodate almost anyone’s drink request. Read more

A commercial coffee brewer is a great addition to almost any establishment, from restaurants and cafes to office break rooms, convenience stores, and banquet halls. Our selection of coffee makers includes options that hook up to water lines for extremely fast brewing, as well as pourover models that offer portability and require no water line. We even carry styles that brew and dispense coffee in the same container.

You can choose your commercial coffee maker based on the type of container it brews into. You’ll find models that are compatible with everything from airpots and thermal servers to decanters and individual mugs. We carry accessories and replacement parts, as well, to use with your commercial coffee maker. Use grinders to produce fresh grounds, and stock up on warmers to keep extra pots of coffee hot.

Top Products

Automatic Commercial Coffee Machines

Automatic Commercial Coffee Machines

Automatic commercial coffee makers attach directly to a water line to simplify the brewing process. Simply measure the grounds and press start.

Commercial Pourover Coffee Makers

Commercial Pourover Coffee Makers

Commercial pourover coffee makers have no water lines, so they can be easily transported from back-of-house to front-of-house areas.

Airpot, Satellite, and Single Serve Machines

Airpot, Satellite, and Single Serve Machines

We offer airpot, satellite, and single serve coffee machines to meet your specific front- or back-of-house serving needs.

Coffee Urns

Coffee Urns

Coffee urns brew and dispense coffee in the same container, making them great for caterers, schools, office buildings, and cafeterias.

Cappuccino, Espresso, and Hot Chocolate Machines

Cappuccino, Espresso, and Hot Chocolate Machines

Offer your guests delicious hot beverages by setting up one of these cappuccino, espresso, and hot chocolate machines.

Coffee Dispensers

Coffee Dispensers

Coffee dispensers use bag-in-box systems or instant coffee for fast dispensing, so guests can have fresh, hot drinks instantly.

Coffee Warmers and Grinders

Coffee Warmers and Grinders

These coffee warmers and grinders help ensure that customers receive a great cup of coffee. Grinders create fresh grounds and warmers keep coffee hot.

Coffee Machine Parts and Accessories

Coffee Machine Parts and Accessories

Stock up on coffee machine parts and accessories, so you can instantly repair any broken or worn components of your brewer or dispenser.

By adding a commercial coffee maker to your establishment, you’ll be able to offer one of the most popular beverages to your customers. Whether you’re purchasing an espresso maker for your gourmet coffee shop, or you simply need an airpot for impulse sales in your gas station, we have you covered. Choose from makers and brewers of various capacities to find the best choice for your low- or high-volume establishment. For additional beverage service supplies, be sure to check out our paper hot cups, coffee stirrers, and coffee cup sleeves.  If you're wondering where to buy commercial coffee makers / brewers, we have a large selection available at the lowest prices.