Many cafes leave their coffee machines on overnight so they are ready to go first thing in the morning. This means they’re able to deliver that vital burst of early morning energy to customers, but it also wastes lots of electricity.
We thought there must be a smarter way to morning coffee so (with support from Moreland City Council) we undertook a trial to explore the potential energy and cost savings of coffee machine timers. We installed timers to six coffee machines along Lygon Street.
The process was simple and quick. Our qualified electrician installed most timers in 15 minutes. Cafe staff were shown how to adjust the timer and after that, it was back to business as usual.