What should I buy? A single 4 group machine or two 2 groups machines???

4 GROUP PROS:

1) A single 4 group machine takes up less counter space. Each extra groups takes only about 6 inches.

2) There is a little less repair in the long run (as apposed to 2 machines).

4 GROUP CONS:

1) Even though you have a very lage machine and 4 brewing heads, you are restricted to 2 steaming pipes. ALL 4 group machines have only 2.

2) If the machine breaks down, you lose everything at once.

2 GROUP PROS:

1) If one machine should break down, the other machine would continue to operate. This would virtually eliminate any down time due to mechanical failures. You would always have a machine to produce your coffee.

2) Having two, 2 group machines, you would have 4 steaming pipes. Twice what a 4 group machine would have. This would allow more people to use the machines at once increasing beverage output.

3) Many times 2 machines can be placed in different locations, breaking the load on any particular station.

2 GROUP CONS:

1) There is a little more repair in the long run with 2 machines. (but well worth the advantages)


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