How Much Does It Cost to Run a Bean to Cup Coffee Machine? (Answered)

Bean to cup coffee machines can cost anywhere between $7000 to $20,000 USD upfront. A 1kg bag of coffee beans typically costs around $19 USD, though prices can vary. This bag size can produce approximately 142 cups of coffee, which equates to a cost of about $0.13 USD per cup.

In terms of energy, bean-to-cup machines are generally efficient. A 1.45 kW machine will cost around $0.06 USD per hour of use based on an average energy price of $0.12 USD per kWh. This amount of energy can produce approximately 60 cups of coffee.

Although bean-to-cup machines are more expensive upfront than other types of coffee machines, they allow you to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home, office, restaurant, coffee shop or other commercial facility.

And the more coffee you buy in bulk, the cheaper it will get.

Cost Variables

The cost of running a bean to cup coffee machine can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of machine, the cost of the beans, and how often the machine is used. Here are a few factors to consider when estimating the cost of running a bean to cup coffee machine:

  1. Machine cost: The cost of the machine itself can vary widely, from a few hundred dollars for a basic model to several thousand dollars for a high-end machine with advanced features.

  2. Bean cost: The cost of the beans will depend on the type and quality of the beans you choose, as well as the quantity you purchase. Premium coffee beans can cost anywhere from $10 to $30 per pound, while lower quality beans may cost less.

  3. Electricity cost: Bean to cup machines require electricity to run, so the cost of running the machine will depend on how much electricity it uses and how often it's used.

  4. Maintenance cost: Like any machine, bean to cup coffee machines require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. This may include cleaning, descaling, and replacing parts as needed, which can add to the overall cost of ownership.

  5. Staff Cost: If you're running a commercial facility, you should consider the cost of your staff, but you won't have to hire expert baristas to run a bean to cup machine.

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Tony Barlow, with over a decade of experience in the coffee industry, is the go-to technical sales expert at Majesty Coffee. He's passionate about helping businesses find the right espresso equipment for their needs.