Commercial Coffee Machines from Liquidline

Liquidline is a leading supplier of commercial coffee machines in the UK and Ireland. We pride ourselves on our extensive range of equipment and accessories for the commercial environment, which is supported by a range of over 1,000 nation loved consumables and customer service that is second to none. 

Our core focus is providing incredible refreshment solutions that are tailored to your business, which is why we provide a premium personalised service, from first enquiry right through to the installation of your commercial coffee machine, as well as ongoing service and maintenance. 

With such a vast selection of commercial coffee machines, Liquidline is able to provide quality coffee solutions to a wide range of commercial and public service organisations. From providing bean to cup coffee machines for large corporate offices, to traditional espresso machines in restaurants and cafes, and even instant coffee machines for school staff rooms that keep the nation's teachers powered throughout the day. Whatever your requirement, Liquidline has a coffee solution that will fuel your team and delight your customers. 

Coffee requirements vary hugely from business to business, which is why our friendly and knowledgeable team will work closely with you to establish the best commercial coffee machine for your needs. We’re extremely proud of our matchmaking abilities and will recommend a series of suitable commercial coffee machines based on our conversations with your team, providing a free no-obligation with additional guidance to help you make an informed decision on which of our commercial coffee machines is best for your business. 

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur looking for a traditional espresso machine, or an office manager seeking a bean to cup coffee machine that offers ultimate convenience, not forgetting our high volume instant coffee machines, our team can provide a genuine coffee house experience for any commercial environment. Where needed, we can also aid you in selecting an appropriate coffee grinder and additional coffee making accessories to ensure you brew the perfect cup every time.

As a commercial supplier of coffee machines, we understand that cash flow can be an ongoing challenge for many businesses, which is why all our commercial coffee machines are available to lease, rent or purchase. 

All our commercial coffee machines come with free delivery, installation and onsite training. You’ll also receive full account and project management from day one, and should you choose to purchase your ongoing supply of coffee and other consumables for us, we’ll include free service and maintenance, with a potential saving of up to £1,000 per year. 

Our customer retention rates speak for themselves, with 97% of our customers taking out a new contract with us when their existing commercial coffee machine lease comes to an end. Not only are our coffee machines amongst the most loved in the commercial coffee industry, but our dedicated after-sales team ensures every detail is covered when it comes to operating and maintaining your machine. 

We offer free all-inclusive onsite training upon installation of your commercial coffee machine, which may include barista training should you choose an espresso machine. Our team of customer service operatives are also on hand during office hours should you have any queries on operating, cleaning or maintaining your commercial coffee machine. In the event of a breakdown, we provide an ongoing maintenance service with an 8-hour callout response time – meaning we often solve problems on the same working day.

Ethical Commercial Coffee Machines Supplier

As a company, we are very aware of the effect the coffee industry has on the environments and communities it operates in. For that reason, we take a responsible approach to business, embracing sustainability and ethical production wherever we can.

Unlike other commercial coffee machine suppliers, we believe that the perfect cup of coffee is created using beans sourced from eco-friendly supply chains, supporting environments in developing countries, as well as the farmers and communities that live in them. 

We are an accredited supplier of various Soil Association Organic, Fairtrade, UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee products. 

Whether you’re looking to purchase single-origin beans for your traditional espresso machine, pre-ground beans for your filter coffee machine or instant coffee for your hot drinks vending machine, Liquidline has an ethically and sustainably produced solution for your business.

Our approach not only applies to coffee farming but also to the commercial coffee machines themselves. Many of our office coffee machines feature energy-efficient technology and we have partnered with organisations such as Bio-Bean, Eco Roast and First Mile Recycling to help your business meet its own carbon footprint targets. 

Discover our full range of green credentials.

Commercial Coffee Machine Rental & Leasing

When running a business you need to make smart financial decisions when it comes to investing in new equipment. Rather than facing a one-time large outlay, many of our customers choose to lease or rent their commercial coffee machines rather than purchasing them outright. 

By renting a coffee machine you have access to the equipment you require when you need it, rather than having to wait until you have the budget available. Renting or leasing a coffee machine also provides tax breaks that you wouldn't benefit from if you purchased a machine. Furthermore, you can upgrade your machine to the latest model when your contract comes to an end if you choose.

Find out more about how investing in a commercial coffee machine could actually save you money

When you rent a coffee machine from Liquidline, you’ll sign up for a coffee machine lease, which will set out the terms of your agreement. Coffee machine leasing typically lasts for a fixed duration, either 3 or 5 years. At Liquildine our coffee machine rentals include free installation, on-site training and full account management. If you opt to purchase your consumables (coffee beans etc.) from us you’ll also receive free service and maintenance, giving you full peace of mind. 

Give your team and visitors their daily dose of delicious fresh coffee with a commercial coffee machine rental from Liquidline.

Choosing a Commercial Coffee Machine

There are many different considerations to make when choosing a commercial coffee machine for your business. A great starting point is to understand the different types of commercial coffee machines, how they work and the main benefits and possible limitations of each.

Types Of Commercial Coffee Machine

Bean To Cup Coffee Machines

The most popular choice of commercial coffee machine for workplaces big and small is an automatic bean to cup machine. A bean to cup machine delivers quality coffee that’s brewed using freshly ground coffee beans on demand.

The machines are exceptionally easy to use, are versatile, fast-working and easily maintained. They come in a variety of models and sizes, catering for between 30 and 300 beverages per day. They are also able to deliver a wide range of coffee shop favourites, including americano, cappuccino and latte, with some even offering fresh brew tea and hot chocolate. 

Traditional Espresso Machines

Traditional espresso machines are most commonly used in cafés or restaurants and are also known as barista or professional coffee machines. They’re the machines you’ll see in your local high street coffee shop, and whilst a traditional espresso machine manned by a trained barista will always produce the best cup of coffee available, they also require a lot more time, technical know-how, training and often additional equipment, such as a professional coffee grinder.

A traditional espresso machine works by forcing hot water through freshly ground coffee beans using pressure. This creates espresso which is then combined with other ingredients to create lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and more.

Filter Coffee Machines

Filter coffee machines are used to bulk brew coffee and are a popular choice for a quick turnaround of black coffee or simple coffee with milk. These machines are often used in cafés, canteens, hotel breakfast buffets, conference venues and small offices. 

Compact, reliable and easy to operate, a filter coffee machine works by dispersing hot water through coffee grounds using just gravity. Thanks to their simple setup they are often available in manual fill models, where water is added to a tank by hand, meaning they can be operated from almost anywhere. 

Instant Coffee Machines

Instant coffee machines provide coffee quickly and easily, and can be filled with a range of different drinks and flavours to enhance the drinking experience. They use instant powder which is combined with boiling water to create delicious hot drinks. They are fantastic value for money, easy to clean and maintain.

Instant machines are ideal for care homes, hospital waiting rooms, offices and garden centres looking to supply quick, delicious coffee to customers.

Coffee To Go Machines

Coffee to go machines are widely used in retail environments, such as convenience stores and petrol stations. They are designed to provide delicious self-service takeaway coffee on the go. Perfect for retail environments looking to offer greater incentives to customers.

Nitro Cold Brew

The latest development in coffee that’s becoming increasingly popular throughout the UK, from gyms to coffee shops, bars, hotels and even in some offices. Nitro Cold Brew is made by combining concentrated coffee with nitrous oxide to create beautiful iced coffee drinks with a smooth, silky white cap

Factors to Consider in a Commercial Coffee Machine

Now you have an understanding of the different types of coffee machines, and probably a better idea of the sort of machine that would work for your business, it’s time to consider the needs of your organisation and some of the factors we will explore when helping you choose the best commercial coffee machine for your workplace. 

When purchasing a commercial coffee machine, you may wish to consider:

  • Capacity – If you require an office coffee machine that can serve a high volume of employees, then it’s important you look for a model with a large water tank capacity of around 1.5 litres or more, so you don't have to wait for it to refill constantly throughout the day.
  • Maintenance – Regular cleaning and descaling your industrial coffee machine will help keep it working well for longer. Look for a machine with an automatic cleaning program to make it easier to maintain in the long term. If your machine needs to be cleaned manually, be sure to check whether the parts are easy to remove for cleaning and are dishwasher safe.
  • Smart controls – Some commercial coffee machines can connect to your smartphone, so you can monitor water levels, adjust temperatures, create your own coffee recipes and access troubleshooting advice or maintenance alerts.
  • Automatic grinding – Before coffee beans can be used to make espresso, they need to be finely ground. The benefit of a bean-to-cup coffee machine is that it grinds the coffee beans for you automatically and on-demand. You can also adjust the coarseness settings and grind fresh coffee for every cup.

Features to Consider in a Commercial Coffee Machine

Once you’ve decided the type of commercial coffee machine you would prefer, there is generally very little difference in the core functionality of each model and how they work. However, there are a series of additional features you may wish to consider that will improve the overall experience of operating your new coffee machine.

The features you may wish to consider when choosing a commercial coffee machine for your business are:

  • Control panel - Every commercial coffee machine features a control panel that allows you to adjust the settings and start/stop the coffee-making process with an easy-to-navigate menu and touchscreen functionality. You can have one-touch espresso in the office and adjust the temperature, coffee strength and timing within seconds. Beyond this, many touchscreen coffee machines can be utilised for the purpose of advertising (in B2C environments) or company updates (in office or working environments).
  • Milk frothing system – Most bean-to-cup machines come with their own built-in milk frothing systems, ideal for those who are a fan of milky drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes. Perfect for those wanting to have their drink ready-made, rather than having to be professionally trained to use a steam wand on a traditional espresso machine.
  • LED screen – Many bean-to-cup machines come with their own integrated LED touchscreen for self-service use. They are easy to navigate your way around, choose what type of coffee you prefer and what size you would like.
  • Touch-free operation - In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many workplaces are looking to reduce common touchpoints by introducing touchless coffee machines with contact-free ordering via smartphone apps or infrared sensors. 

Discover more in our full guide on choosing the best commercial coffee machine for your business.

Commercial Coffee Machine FAQs

What Drinks Can you Make with a Commercial Coffee Machine?

Our office coffee machines and commercial coffee machines offer a wide range of drink options including latte, cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate and more. We have our very own coffee bean brand, Café Bonté, which includes a huge range of sustainable blends that are Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified.

How Long Does a Commercial Coffee Machine Last?

Depending on the make and model, a professional coffee machine can last for up to 25 years. The lifespan of a commercial coffee machine is also determined by the level of maintenance and care. Much like a car, the more attention you give a commercial coffee machine, the longer it will last. Cleaning, boiler inspections and water filter changes can dramatically increase the lifespan of your machine. 

How Often Should I Clean my Commercial Coffee Machine?

All commercial coffee machines require a quick daily clean, followed by a deep clean once a week. This is especially important in machines that use fresh milk, as this can build up on the components. Low capacity coffee machines and filter coffee machines generally require manual cleaning, whilst more advanced instant or bean-to-cup commercial coffee machines will have automatic cleaning programmes built in. Traditional espresso machines generally come with an automated cleaning system to clean the inner components of the machine, but the steam wand and portafilter will require cleaning my hand. 

If you’re unsure, please check out our ultimate guide to cleaning a commercial coffee machine or contact our customer support team by calling 0800 849 9110.

How Much does a Commercial Coffee Machine Cost?

Low capacity office coffee machines generally cost between £500 and £2,000 to purchase outright, whilst advanced bean-to-cup machines start from £2,500, ranging up to £15,000 for a top of the range machine. Filter coffee machines are the cheapest starting from between £200 and £300. 

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