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    Need a machine

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a youth worker in Wollongong and want to start a barista course for the kids here to do to give them some skills.

    The only problem is i have no idea what i'm doing when it comes to what machine to buy. I've heard a lot of information and am a little overwhelmed.

    The project has a budget of $2000 but can go a little over.

    Can you guys please give me a few suggestions on what machines would be good for me to use?

    Cheers everyone.


    ps. if this isn't the right thread to post into, my bad.

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    Hi there,
    I'm here for a good cause !!
    I'll send you a package at 100% genuine cost price as long as you agree to parts only warranty
    Take a look at my Packages
    100% genuine - I'll open my books for you
    Cheers, Paul
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    Hi Mate, my name is Renzo I own a small business in Bondi Junction where we specialize in espresso machines and others things like coffee, barista training, You are welcome to drop by the shop an I can explain the different machines and get the one is more suitable for your needs and budget. The concept is try before you buy it.

    By the way we do packages as well.....I had a laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Hi there,
    I'm here for a good cause !!
    I'll send you a package at 100% genuine cost price as long as you agree to parts only warranty
    Take a look at my Packages
    100% genuine - I'll open my books for you
    Cheers, Paul
    K Bean - Dream Machines

    Nice work Paul!

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    Another thought.
    For youth training, a big solid machine might be a good idea.
    Check the "pre-loved" machines section.
    Cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerkeleyYouth View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I'm a youth worker in Wollongong and want to start a barista course for the kids here to do to give them some skills.

    The only problem is i have no idea what i'm doing when it comes to what machine to buy. I've heard a lot of information and am a little overwhelmed.

    The project has a budget of $2000 but can go a little over.

    Can you guys please give me a few suggestions on what machines would be good for me to use?

    Cheers everyone.


    ps. if this isn't the right thread to post into, my bad.
    Go local, Bondi is probably a good option.
    A cost price machine might sound attractive but parts only warranty probably won't include shipping back to base (Melbourne) for repairs =$$$$$$$ and you risk having your machine trashed in the process as well as a substantial time delay.

    Going more local will help your networking and give you a growing support community as well as potentially opening doors for the people you're trying to help.

    Don't buy an old cheap machine from the bay or anywhere else..... it may only corrupt the learning curve.
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    I'm sure Charlie at Jet Black Espresso (site sponsor) will look after you
    Web: http://www.jetblackespresso.com.au
    Cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Hi there,
    I'm here for a good cause !!
    I'll send you a package at 100% genuine cost price as long as you agree to parts only warranty
    Take a look at my Packages
    100% genuine - I'll open my books for you
    Cheers, Paul
    K Bean - Dream Machines

    Cheers mate, i'll have a look.

    I will admit i have no idea what parts only warranty means, however.

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    Thanks for the help everyone.

    Renzo do you know anyone that could help me that is a little closer than bondi? Thank you for the offer though.

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    Hi BerkeleyYouth

    It sounds like a good idea worth developing and thinking through details to see if worth pursuing.

    I'm just wondering who you have lined up to train the young people?

    There are plenty of TAFE cert courses and training places offering this training already.

    One thing I've been thinking through lately as well is that employers almost always want staff with plenty of experience and so the cert alone won't give people an opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerkeleyYouth View Post
    Cheers mate, i'll have a look.
    I will admit i have no idea what parts only warranty means, however.
    No worries at all.
    Parts only means if you have a breakdown I'll cover the parts but not the labour, which makes sense seeing as I won't make even first crack on the sale.
    I love the idea and if I can help let me know. However, it may make more sense to buy locally so you can get hands on and decide on the gear that best suits your needs, and get yourself some local advice and training.
    Cheers, Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerkeleyYouth View Post
    I'm a youth worker in Wollongong and want to start a barista course for the kids here to do to give them some skills.
    Such a great idea and good on the community for rallying to the cause. Youth worker = Salt of the earth
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