When you’re in charge of a coffee shop (or own the place) you realize just how important having a good blender is. Getting any blender just to get it over with will eventually need to unnecessary messes, chunky drinks, and unsatisfied customers.
Your blender might not be a vital player when it comes to coffee, but it still is very important for making about one-third of your drink menu.
You don’t have to go through all the tedious work of researching what blender is the right choice for you, we’ve compiled a short, practical guide to some of our best
The reason we like Öster, despite it not being the usual choice for coffee shop owners, is that their blenders have been around for decades. You still see some blenders older than your parents that still work perfectly. Their prices are affordable, and you know you’re getting a machine that will be with you for years and years if you take good care of it. Let’s look at two of their machines:
Oster Blender Pro 1200 with Glass Jar, 24-Ounce Smoothie Cup and Food Processor Attachment
Overall Rating: 7/10
This machine is a great do-it-all for your shop. It’s a very potent machine, too, so you don’t really need to worry when you’re making smoothies or protein shakes: It will always eliminate any sort of clump or chunks, giving you a smooth drink in the end.
The metal finish is quite stylish and makes it a perfect fit, aesthetically, with espresso machines and other coffee gear.
For a machine that combines high-potency blending with food processing, the price is a real bargain, too. Definitely a top pick, highly recommended; especially if you’re on a budget.
Oster Classic Series Blender
Overall Rating: 6/10
A retro design, with the trusty blender. This blender is affordable and will just do its job.
It’s really a little disappointing: It’s a little boring to look at (retro is cool… just for a few days) and some leaking problems have been reported. Despite all of this, the classic öster is always a blender you can trust will do its job perfectly.
A little noisy, and a little underwhelming. Does its job and nothing more. Perfect for small places and tight spaces.
Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base
Overall rating: 9/10
This one is a true juggernaut of a blender. Designed with intelligent blending programs that make the work easy for you, it’s really easy to use and does a superb job at blending. It has a 64 oz. capacity, which is more than enough for us.
This is the most powerful and versatile machine you can get. The only con that we can think for this one is that it’s a little too big for just blending.
Nutri Ninja Pro BL456 Blender 900 Watts
Overall Rating: 9/10
We love this one because it’s incredibly practical. You can easily move it around if you need the space cleared, and it will fit anywhere you want it to.
In terms of power, it is technically as powerful as 1200 watt blender, but if you’re just making coffee drinks there is no noticeable difference.
For a machine so small, it might seem a little pricey. If you need a convenient machine that you don’t want to commit to just yet, this is a very good option.
The Fresh and Furious 5-Speed 1100-Watt Quiet Blender
Overall Rating: 8/10
A familiar name in the coffee scene, Breville is almost a synonym of good quality coffee.
This machine is the perfect one for blending iced drinks because it does its work quietly and efficiently. It has a very nice design and is easy to take apart and clean.
On the more expensive end of the spectrum. It feels like a nerfed version of other Breville blenders.
The Super Q Commercial Grade Quiet Quick Super Blender with Noise Suppression
Overall Rating: 10/10
The Hummer of blenders. This beauty is the best machine you could ever buy for your coffee shop. It makes reasonably little noise and you don’t have to blend for a long time because it’s so powerful that just a few seconds leave your drinks well blended, smooth, and foamy.
For such a high-end machine its size is relatively small, making it a good addition for tight working spaces.
Expensive… But truly worth it if you have the funds available! If you don’t like high-maintenance machines, buy this blender and never worry about a blender ever again.
Best Blender for Your Coffee Business
Depending on the scale of your coffee operation, we guarantee that you can find the right choice for you in this list.
Be mindful of the space you have, and whether you’re planning to add more machines in the future: If you have plans to expand but don’t take the blender into account (which is a reasonable lapse, but be warned) you might be forced to replace a bigger blender with another, much smaller one.
What is the best blender for your coffee business? Let us know in the comments below!
Brand My Cafe helps small & medium-sized businesses, cafes and food service brands grow their identity through custom coffee cups, coffee sleeves & more. Check us out on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration.