When you’re in charge of a coffee business (or own the place), you realize just how important having a good blender is. Getting any blender to get it over with will eventually lead to unnecessary messes, chunky drinks, and unsatisfied customers.
Your blender might not be a vital player when it comes to coffee, but it is still essential to make about one-third of your drink menu.
So 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 favorite blenders so that you can make an easy choice.
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The reason we like Öster, despite it not being the usual choice for coffee business owners, is that their blenders have been around for decades. You’ll 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 blender is an excellent do-it-all for your coffee business. It’s a 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 loose 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.
Öster Classic Series Blender
Overall Rating: 6/10
A throw-back design with the trusty blender. An affordable blender that gets the job done.
Let’s be upfront. The Oster Classic Series is nothing fancy. No shiny chrome or metal here to speak of, but this little guy is asking for your attention if you want function over form. For those of you willing to rock a classic look, you should be aware that some leaking problems have been reported. Despite this, the classic Öster is always a blender you can trust to do its job perfectly.
It’s a little noisy and a little underwhelming. It does its job and nothing more. Perfect for its price-range and tight spaces.
Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base
Overall rating: 9/10
This one is a real juggernaut of a blender. Designed with intelligent blending programs that make the work easy for you, it’s straightforward 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 blender you can get for your coffee business. The only con that we can think of for this one is that it’s a little too big for just blending. Though, at roughly $100, we’ll take that bang for your buck!
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.
It is technically as powerful as a 1200 watt blender, but there is no noticeable difference if you’re making coffee drinks.
It might seem a little pricey (at just about $160) as it is small in size. If you need a small, easily portable machine, and you don’t want to commit to all the blender of the bigger brother just yet, this is a perfect 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 for good quality coffee.
This machine is the perfect one for blending iced drinks because it does its work quietly and efficiently. It has a lovely design and is easy to take apart and clean.
It’s on the more expensive end of the spectrum. It feels like a nerfed version of other Breville blenders.
Breville the Super Q Commercial Grade Quiet Quick Super Blender w/Noise Suppression
Overall Rating: 10/10
The Hummer of blenders. This beauty is the best blender you could ever buy for your coffee business. 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.
Its size is relatively small for such a high-end machine, making it a good addition for tight working spaces.
Expensive, but truly worth it. If you don’t like high-maintenance machines, buy this blender and never worry about a blender ever again.
Depending on your coffee operation scale, 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.