I like to argue that coffee is one of the greatest joys in the world, and it’s an easy topic to argue while I type up this post, taking periodic breaks to sip on my third cup of the morning. For many, myself included, coffee is a morning ritual that sets the standard for each and every day. And today is shaping up to be a great day.
It comes as no surprise, then, that coffee is a constant on menus across the globe. From chic coffee houses to the hole-in-the-wall tavern on the corner of Sketchy and Main, every type of operation offers coffee. That’s why it’s important to make sure your coffee brewer is the right one for your needs.
Not every coffee brewer is created equal. They come in a variety of styles and features, and the right one for your type of operation may not be right for another. It’s important to ask yourself before committing to a certain type, how much coffee do you serve on a daily basis? If it’s a lot, consider an automatic brewer with a high capacity. Not so much? You may only need a small capacity pour over type.
What’s the difference between pour over and automatic? I’m glad you asked!
The main difference is a water connection. Pour over coffee brewers are great for serving coffee in low volume, requiring water to be poured in. Since they don’t require a water line, they are easy to transport. Automatic coffee brewers, on the other hand, are best if you’re serving up large quantities. They require a water connection that allows for a constant supply.
Now let’s talk vessels.
Decanters are great for individual serving, holding a smaller amount of coffee. They pair well with brewers that feature warming plates, retaining heat for extended periods of time.
Airpots are great for storing larger capacities that need to retain their heat for long periods of time. These require brewers capable of pouring directly into them, perfect for catering events or self-serving operations.
Thermal carafes do the job for individual serving as they hold coffee in smaller capacities. They’re durable and often aesthetically pleasing, fitting perfectly with the farm to table theme. They are great for temperature retention also, capable of sitting out for long durations without needing placed on a hot plate.
That’s the gist! Browse all of our coffee equipment and supplies here. If you still can’t decide which brewer is right for you, we’re always here to help! Give us a call at 800.215.9293 to speak with one of our knowledgeable product consultants to get the expert advice needed to make the right decision for your type of operation.
Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for a refill. Cheers.