Workplace G.M. approached me a while back about purchasing are own coffee equipment with an emphasis an increasing the quality of coffee. Currently we were renting hardware and purchasing pre portioned ground coffee at what I thought was an exorbitant amount. Service from convenient one stop provider began to diminish along with the quality of coffee. Machine and dispenser were no longer being serviced on a regular basis unless we mentioned it. At one time they would swap the carafe with a clean one weekly. This coupled with rising costs prompted change.
Switched to a timed Bunn LPG grinder for simplicity for all staff. Plumbed in Bunn CWT15 brewer with metal funnel and Zojirushi S.S. lined airpot.
Everpure filtered water T'd off from water cooler supplies machine. (On left not seen in picture)
Hardware minus grinder via Green Beanery. LPG purchased used via Kijiji.
Coffee quality has improved immensely. Setup will pay for itself in less than 6 months.