St Neots Coffee Company was founded in April 2011, after several years of experience in the vending and coffee machine industry, and after seeing first hand small businesses struggling with the contract terms and costs of their coffee machine rental or purchase, and also the poor levels of service and support offered to many customers.
A different approach to coffee machine rental
At the heart of the business is the rental of table top bean to cup coffee machines without any tie-in so that our customers can rent a machine with minimal risk and outlay. Providing coffee offers many businesses with an opportunity to attract new customers, and with the explosion of high street coffee chains, customers have developed a more discerning taste for coffee and expect more. Serving quality fresh coffee is now expected rather than a luxury, and the high margins that can be achieved from serving a premium product make good business sense.
Initially we offered many of our customers the option to pay-per-drink when using one of our machines, so there was no risk to them in trying a machine as they only paid us when they were selling coffee. And whilst we still offer this to businesses in our local area, we have found that most have been so successful that it makes better commercial sense for them to pay a fixed weekly rental. Renting a machine on very simple terms means our customers are only committed to it for as long as they are happy with it and how it is working for their business.
As the business has grown we have seen a demand from those wishing to buy rather than rent, and wanting to take advantage of our low prices on used machines which give them high value commercial equipment at an affordable price, but with the peace of mind of buying from a reputable company. And we have now also increased our offering to include competitive rates on new machines.
Where do we cover?
Based near the Cambridgeshire / Bedfordshire border, we supply machines on rental within mainly these and surrounding counties, but do cover areas further afield providing we are confident of offering a good level of service.
The hire of machines for events also extends through these counties into London and the Midlands to cover the main exhibition centers there.
If you are looking to buy a machine we can supply both new and used equipment to most areas of the UK, and offer a full delivery, installation and training service where possible.
We also work with partners North and South who may be able to supply machines, repairs and servicing in areas we can’t, so it is always worth contacting us to see if we can help.