Where We Come From
At Cora our family has been a reliable source in café 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 service to the Chicagoland 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, Caffe D'Amore, Tazo, Numi, Oregon Chai, Pixie Mate, Two Leaves and a Bud, Novus, Aromitalia, PreGel, Bristot, Jet Tea, Pacific Soy, and Nikolas ~ 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, Illinois anytime Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. For qualified customers, we also offer free weekly truck delivery in the Chicagoland area. Please call to find out if you qualify for this reliable service - (check out our coverage map
Why Replace When We Can Fix It
In addition to installation, training and delivery of the finest products in the industry, we also offer a fully equipped service department. Specializing in espresso machine repair, we carry an extensive supply of parts on hand for most makes and models as well a loaner machine for qualified customers to minimize down time.
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 testing 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.
Now you have everything you need but don't know how to use it? We can show you and your staff how! In our classroom or in yours (within the Chicagoland area), we'll teach you, with professional hands on training, how to maintain consistent quality your customers will come back for time and time again. We host monthly sessions in our own "Cora's Workshop" with a specific focus on blended⁄hot drink creations, specialty desserts, and gelato. As a courtesy to our customers, there is no charge for monthly classes.
Navigate our website to learn more, or call and visit our training facility and showroom — we'd love to treat you to a memorable cup of espresso!