Beverage Equipment

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Typically reserved for the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., when customer traffic tends to be slowest at restaurants and bars, happy hour helps bring in extra business with events, discounts and/or promotions.

Coffee brewers typically last from 7 to 12 years, or even as long as 25 years, depending on a variety of factors including how well the operator cares for the equipment and the water quality. In fact, the type of unit and water quality will determine the necessary amount of maintenance.

“It’s not only comforting to see a beautiful bar on display before being escorted to a table, but it also puts having a cocktail in customers’ minds prior to eating,” says Brian Van Flandern, owner of Creative Cocktail Consultants, which has offices in Las Vegas and New York City.

To properly design a coffee station, operators need to think about how cups flow into the space, serving of beverages, disposal of trash, water connections and the grinder/brewer.