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    Hi Folks,

    Due to some persecution from the my local council in Melbourne, I am being forced into converting my retail store into a Cafe by the end of June or I will be taken to court.
    I have no experience in the hospitality industry so I will be going into this pretty blind. From the limited research and meeting with a local bean supplier, I'll be after a 2 group commercial machine. Budget is up to $10,000 which will need to include a grinder as well. I have been recommended to look at the Astoria range and the Mazzer Jolly. I don't mind spending a little extra if it really makes a huge difference to the end result, but don't want to be paying for a big brand name for the sake of a brand.

    I'd also like it to be reliable and easily maintained. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

  • #2
    First time I've ever heard of that.

    What happened? What are their grounds ;-) ?

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    • #3
      Maybe one of the strangest reasons to open a cafe ever!

      Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated


      1: Buy your coffee from BeanBay!
      http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/



      2: Get a range of machine quotes from the site sponsors by filling in the online quote form
      CoffeeSnobs Site Sponsors Quote

      Give them plenty of details (location, budget, timing, specs etc)
      Those that can offer equipment will get back to you with their best options.


      Easy!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chokkidog View Post
        First time I've ever heard of that.

        What happened? What are their grounds ;-) ?
        See pic (I don't want the text floating around on the net)
        http://i.imgur.com/M0mIcPe.png

        Originally posted by Andy View Post
        Maybe one of the strangest reasons to open a cafe ever!

        1: Buy your coffee from BeanBay!
        [/COLOR]http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/



        2: Get a range of machine quotes from the site sponsors by filling in the online quote form
        CoffeeSnobs Site Sponsors Quote

        Give them plenty of details (location, budget, timing, specs etc)
        Those that can offer equipment will get back to you with their best options.


        Easy!
        Will do Andy. With Beanbay, is there a different set of pricing for commercial purchases? I'm looking at starting with just 1 type of bean, which one has the most appeal to the masses?

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        • #5
          Crikey, that's taken them a while...

          pm sent.

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          • #6
            So it's not really the council's fault....it's your lawyer's and the lessor's. Hope it works out for you, and that you can still sell whatever it was that your original business model had in mind.

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