Does anyone know where I can rent espresso machine from NY?

nancylee

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Hi all,
I was planning on buying a machine, but ran into cash flow problems. The company told me originally that I could rent a machine, but now that I am not buying, they are annoyed, and refuse to rent a machine. Since I am opening in 3 weeks, I am in trouble. :cry:

Does anyone know of an upstate NY or any other coffee company that can rent me an espresso machine? A company in Albany, NY, that says it will rent won''t, so they are not a possibility for me. Any info is greatly appreciated - thanks!
 

steve

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Re: Does anyone know where I can rent espresso machine from

nancylee said:
Hi all,
I was planning on buying a machine, but ran into cash flow problems. The company told me originally that I could rent a machine, but now that I am not buying, they are annoyed, and refuse to rent a machine. Since I am opening in 3 weeks, I am in trouble. :cry:

Does anyone know of an upstate NY or any other coffee company that can rent me an espresso machine? A company in Albany, NY, that says it will rent won''''t, so they are not a possibility for me. Any info is greatly appreciated - thanks!
you can rent from [address removed by Moderator - see poster's WWW button]
 

cafemakers

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Re: Does anyone know where I can rent espresso machine from

nancylee said:
Hi all,
I was planning on buying a machine, but ran into cash flow problems. The company told me originally that I could rent a machine, but now that I am not buying, they are annoyed, and refuse to rent a machine. Since I am opening in 3 weeks, I am in trouble. :cry:

Yes, it appears that you are in serious trouble.

If you do not have $5-$10k available to purchase the main income producing component of your business (assuming that this is for a coffee shop) how do you expect to have sufficient funds to operate your business while you build a customer base? You should obtain bank financing or funds from a private investor before moving forward. Starting a business with insufficient capital will ensure your failure even before you begin: http://www.cafemakers.com/coffee-business/budget.html

It is better that you STOP NOW and reorganize your approach now before taking this path.
 

BaristaTrainer

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Andrew makes some good points. Having sufficient working capital while building a customer base is imperative during your start-up phases. Have you selected a coffee roaster, I hope?

Instead of renting you may want to discuss a lease option on a machine. Your espresso machine is THE most important piece of equipment (and your grinders) in a coffee bar environment. It is also the biggest profit generator, and should be thought as an investment. I would contact a few roasters that also work with equipment ...

- Matt
 
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