Coffee systems brand Café du Monde is bidding to make it easier for customers to get their hands on its equipment if they aren’t able to source credit from leasing companies.
The firm has launched a ‘Coffee Partnership Plan’ that it claims will allow clients to obtain the equipment they need without the capital outlay that it normally entails.
Under the scheme, the equipment needed is essentially provided by Café du Monde free on loan and includes servicing of the equipment.
It is likely to suit higher volume coffee users that are content to commit to a minimum quantity of coffee per month.
Mike Osborne, director at Café du Monde, said: “My early background and that of my fellow director is in finance, so we are skilled at putting together equipment packages such as the Coffee Partnership Plan, to meet our customers’ needs. Rather than struggle on with outdated equipment, it gives our clients an alternative way to pay for equipment out of earnings and preserves valuable capital.”
Osbourne said the plan can include espresso machines, cafetieres, bulk brew coffee machines and water boilers and is regularly reviewed with the customer to assess coffee volumes and changing equipment requirements, according to the brand.
For customers with lower or uncertain coffee volumes, for whom the Coffee Partnership Plan would not be suitable, Café du Monde is offering a Rental Plan.
Here the equipment is supplied and serviced over a pre-defined term and the customer agrees to only use coffee supplied by Café du Monde with it.
The rental preserves capital and uniquely customers will be offered title to the equipment at the end of the rental period.