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    Good Evening All,
    Can you please assist me with a dilemma. I will be providing my services as a Barista to a mate for an event he is holding. He has hired a machine but the package he has selected does not include cups.
    We have decided that we can get our cups, sugar and stirring sticks cheaper from the local wholesale packaging supplier. The trouble I am having is I am unsure what size cups to purchase for Small, Medium and Large. If anyone could be of assistance that would be appreciated.
    Regards,
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    Cup Sizes of Small, Medium & Large takeaway cups

    Of the top of my head I think I use at work 8oz, 12oz and 16oz for small, medium and large respectively. For milk drinks, single shot in the small, double riz in the medium and double shot in the large. The large and small offer the standard ratio of 1:8 for espresso to milk.
    Hope this helps!
    Mike

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    • #3
      Cup Sizes of Small, Medium & Large takeaway cups

      Oh and bringing out my inner greenie, could it be easier (and maybe cost effective??) to have a jar of sugar and just add the sugar before the shots and then stir before you add milk? Just my 2 cents.

      Mike

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      • #4
        Thankyou Mike.
        Yeah I thought the usual size for the cups was 8, 12, 16oz but I thought I would ask.
        I usually do have a jar of sugar that I add to the shot prior to pouring the milk but I like to have spare sugar sticks on hand.

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        • #5
          Mike you may be able to assist further, when adding flavouring to a coffee how much do you use for each cup size?

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          • #6
            Cup Sizes of Small, Medium & Large takeaway cups

            I don't use any syrups at my current job but going back to my mcafe days, we used the shot heads with the marbles in it. One for a small and medium and 2 for a large I think (gee that's going back haha).

            Mike

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            • #7
              Mike-

              your coffee is too good to add anything except a little milk maybe.

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              • #8
                An alternative suggestion..........

                If the oz. measure is fluid oz then 8oz=236.5ml, 12oz=354.8ml, 16oz=473ml, or almost half a litre!!!
                A 'standard' latte in Aus is generally 210-220 ml depending on the glass being used.

                Just purchase the small and medium, call the small 'regular' and the medium, 'large'.

                It'll cut down costs, provide better milk coffee and no-one but your good selves will be any the wiser! 8-D

                Just a thought..........

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                • #9
                  Korrekt. Just offer "regular" (8oz) and "large" (12oz). Adjust your pricing for easiest / most convenient handling (for yourself) of the cash float. Anything more just makes it unnecessarily hard on those that are offering the service at the event, and more likely that some part of the service will suffer as a result. KISS please.

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                  • #10
                    If it were my event I'd only be offering one size.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Thundergod View Post
                      If it were my event I'd only be offering one size.
                      Yep, I'm with him.

                      When I get sucked into doing events I only take 8oz cups (and a few dozen espresso paper cups or even pottery ones for use at the machine).

                      You will need Soy and maybe decaf too, not much of it but I always seem to get asked for them in the first hour.

                      I'm guessing that if you don't know the cup sizes then this isnt your "normal gig" and you will be slow on the machine and in the process flow. Keep the drink orders simple and make them all great will be better than giving the customers too much choice.

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                      • #12
                        At my coffee shop or at my event....... yep, one size. Soy maybe, decaf, no.
                        At my mate's event............................whatever he wants. Except 1/2 litre buckets..... I'd rather stay mates!;-)

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                        • #13
                          8 oz when you are refering to events.

                          They are not likely to take a large sized cup to an office somewhere and drink it slowly.

                          At events normally they just need some good quality coffee as an accompaniment to an activity or with food, anything more than 8 oz is too much.

                          Consider also when you use 8oz cups, the work flow speed increases.

                          With a 1 litre milk jug, you can fill 2 8oz cups at same time, whereas with larger cups you need to steam for one cup at a time. A 1 litre milk jug holds 500ml if you fill to bottom marker of the spout.
                          The steaming of milk is the slowest part of the coffee making process.
                          When you got a queue happening you have to maintain speed, as well as quality, if you want your event and thus your reputation to be a success.

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                          • #14
                            Thankyou everyone for your assistance

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