At Quaffee we only use Specialty grade shade grown coffee beans
One of the many things that make specialty grade coffee stand out, is that it can stand on its
own, not requiring blending to produce complex aromas and falvours. It is also relatively scarce with only
10% of the Arabica coffee market classified as specialty grade. What does this all mean? It means that you cannot
purchase Specialty Coffee in instant or camp style powder form. Almost world wide it is available from
mirco roasters and distributors. People who have a passion for coffee at their very heart, and are driven
to ensure that they only select the coffees they enjoy drinking.
So to compare our offering on price is difficult when comparing it to you standard powder based dispenser.
However if you compare our pricing to other respected blends or specialty grade suppliers, then you will see
that our cost per cup is significantly below the cost of other providers. As in indication, I have listed
3 comparable suppliers, with our cost
||Price per kilogram
|Brand A (Red)
|Pod Brand A
|Brand B (Black)
|Brand C (African Only)
Add to that, that we always list when we roasted our coffee, thereby you can check the
freshness, we only sell coffee that is less than a week old
Do you believe you have found someone that does specialty grade coffee at a price that competes? Then
Contact Us and I will add them here.
Quality Coffee Machine
We only use the Jura machines. They offer convience, reliability, dependability and quality of brew
When considering a coffee machine and coffee, time is
When it comes to coffee, before Quaffee, there were two models
- at the beginning of the month the coffee supplier drops of a pre agreed amount of coffew, with a
minimum order amount, with a use it or lose it mentality, this does not work for specialty coffee, since
we recommend coffee is consumed within 2 weeks, or a month if frozen withing 8 hrs
- An employee is allocated the role of ensuring that they go to the local shops and purhcas coffee, or it is
The second one is a little more time consuming, and you need to cost in the time shopping. The first
cause wastage, and eventual disposal of coffee that is off
At Quaffee we log all our visits and quantities delivered either weekly or fortnightly and then
we use you stock level and cup count to calculate when it is likely that you are about to run out,
we then give you 4-7 days notice that this is a possibility, which means that the coffee is fresh
The Jura coffee machines a quick on the draw, they heat up within 30 seconds, and can brew an
espresso in 20 seconds, and a cappuccino in 45 seconds.
With the X range you get large tanks, and larger grinds bins, which means less down time, and
all these are accessible from the from of the machine, so they are quick to get to.
For our regular corporate clients if anything does go wrong with the machine, or it just needs
a service, we will lend you a similar machine while we sort it out. In our experience the average
Jura machine that we have placed works 51.7 weeks year
When looking for a good quality and time saver cost is always a consideration. We are not claiming
to be the least expensive, however our service offering of a Jura machine and our unique tracking
and delivery system, we are comfortable in stating that we believe our offering is cost efficient
with no sacrifice on quality and some time gain
As described above we have listed the prices per kilogram. What does this mean per cup. Since the
Jura machines can brew a coffee with as little as 6 grams, and as much as 16 grams, the price does
vary. However the most common amount used is 8-10 grams. So we have averaged up to say that you
should pay no more than 1.40 per cup if you is our cheapest coffee.
One cost that is always ignored is the cost of machine maintenance. So let us put some money to what
we state. Here is a summary of a complete cost
||Rand / cup
The table above calculates for the X series machines, for the standard
Jura's the cost is 28.5 cents per cup.
If you want to cost in labour and a swop out machine then you can increase this amount by R2.21
per cup, but this assumes that you do 5,000 cups per year, which is the below average
consumption (typically a medium office consumes 10,000 cups per year)