Where We Come From:
At Cora our family has been a reliable source in cafe equipment and supplies since 1960 when Peter Cora opened a coffee house in Chicago. It wasn’t long before people would come to know Peter Cora as the coffee connoisseur and he would advise them in their coffee inspired endeavors.+
Today, the third generation Cora Family continues to partner with their customers providing local delivery, installation, training and repair services to the Chicago land area, while shipping products and equipment to customers nationwide.
We Have it All:
We have just about anything your café needs. Cora stocks extensive product lines for coffee, syrup, tea, chai, gelato, chocolate, smoothies, wines (licensed resellers only please) and quick energy for people on the go like offerings from Umpqua Oats, ProBars and Zola. We offer high quality, imported and domestic equipment like pasta cookers, coffee roaster, panini grills, espresso machines, grinders, hot chocolate machines, frozen dessert cases, blenders, gelato and soft serve machines.
From humble beginnings, we’ve expanded our client base to include cafés, caterers, restaurants, hospitality centers and home users. With over eleven hundred products in our 15,000 square foot warehouse, we can be sure to satisfy a wide range of taste buds and boost sales for business – even at the last minute.
To offer the best service, value and choices, we offer a large array of products come from high quality suppliers like DaVinci, Guittard, Monin, Mocafe, Ghirardelli, Cafe D’Amore, Two leaves, Oregon Chai, Pacific, PreGel, Bristot, Jet Tea, Pacific Varieties. Just to name a few, most likely, when you need it, we’ll have it and that’s a valuable attribute these days.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards. Credit terms can also be established for eligible business owners – to fill out the form, please click here. For your convenience, orders can be picked up at our facility in Countryside, IL anytime Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. For qualified customers, we also offer free weekly truck delivery in the Chicago land area. Please call to find out if you qualify for this reliable service.
Why Replace When We Can Fix It:
Cora strives to provide customers with parts for its machines. Feel free to browse our wide selection of parts and accessories for espresso machines, pasta cooker and cafe equipment.
Our service department has been the back bone of the company since the early 1960′s. We now offer routine maintenance, service plans, and emergency repair on a variety of domestic and imported specialty equipment.
We service on site, offering emergency response as well, loaner machines for qualified customers to minimize down time. We will also repair equipment in our shop (home users welcome).
Our trained technicians are fully equipped with a large variety of parts in stock to repair a wide variety of makes and models of espresso machines, pasta equipment and gelato machines.
Some of the equipment we service and provide parts for include Astoria, Brasilia, Bravo, Carpigiani, Cimbali, Desco, Faema, La Marzocco, La Spaziale, Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, Rex Royal, Schaerer, Sirman, Wega, WMF. If you don’t see the name of the equipment you need serviced listed here, please contact our service department. We will do everything possible to help
Tasting is Believing:
Not sure which brand will please your customer’s palate? By appointment, we offer personalized demos with a consultant that will guide you through a taste session, tailored to fit your goals. We will assist you with developing your menu in addition to providing recipes, POS materials, rebates, cost analysis and explore food trends that will fit into your business.