FAQ

      MELBOURNE COFFEE MACHINE HIRE  –  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      • HOW MUCH MILK WILL I NEED?
        You will use approx 150ml per cup for milk based coffee. Therefore, for 150 cups (assuming some will be milk-free) you will need around 20 litres of milk.

      • HOW MUCH WATER WILL I NEED?
        You will use around 60mls of water per cup of coffee. Therefore, for 150 cups, you will need up to 10 litres of water.

      • HOW BIG ARE THE CUPS?
        Cups hold 225ml (8oz) – the machine has been programmed to fit this size. People normally sell this size for around $4.50/$5. 

      • WHAT ABOUT SUGAR & STIRRERS?
        Tubes of white sugar and wooden stirrers are provided. 

      • CAN I MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE?
        Yes – Hot Chocolate powder is provided.  Best results are achieved by putting 2 heaped teaspoons into a cup, adding a small amount of Hot Water and stirring, before dispensing the Milk from the coffee machine. 

      • CAN I SERVE LIGHT & HEAVY MILK COFFEE?
        Yes – but it can be tedious switching the milk tubes in the milk bottles in the fridge to the alternate milk.  Most people just serve Light Milk, with a UHT carton of Almond Milk on hand if required.

      • HOW BIG IS THE FRIDGE?
        The fridge is designed to sit next to the machine on the table/bench – you can get up to 3 x 3L containers of milk in there.

      • DO YOU HAVE LIDS?
        Yes – some lids are provided, but as they are not environmentally friendly, we encourage you to only supply them when asked. 

      • DO I HAVE TO HEAT THE MILK?
        The milk is heated automatically – the machine is fully automatic with push buttons for all types of coffee – no additional frothing of the milk is required.  However, if you are wanting to serve coffee and manually froth the milk, the machine provides that option.

      • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A CUP OF COFFEE TO BE MADE?
        The machine takes about 1 minute to make a coffee. You can expect to make
        around 40-50 cups per hour if required.