CCafe said:I've always thought that they were a neat product but I really think $11K is asking a tad much for it.
CCafe said:Here's the thing though. As more people start pinching their wallets a little more I can almost guarantee you that a $7.00 cup of Joe is out of the question. I don't care how you want to state potential profit. If people don't buy into it then you have a very expensive paper weight sitting on your counter.
Personally I think you might be able to purchase some swamp land in Texas or maybe sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo far easier then pushing a $7.00 cup of Joe that may only be marginally better then something brewed in a Bunn BrewWise or a Fetco Extractor series machine.
Brew on demand always take a little longer, Clover included. An efficient run 4 group brew per cup contraption can be faster than Clover. Most of the Clover operators think to get it right, it take a bit of trial and error, and tasting and adjusting. It's not set it and forget it yet, but I would think Starbucks would try for that direction. I had very good Clovered coffee and pretty average one, could be the bean, could be the roast and could be the man with the squeegee.Fresh Roaster said:But how long do they take and how much skill is required? That's the real problem. I still can't get the press just right but the Clover was pretty much a no brainer.
BTW, installed in New Haven two weeks ago.
ElPugDiablo said:Mark got his machine in? I have to go check it out.