Choosing the best office coffee machine for your workplace is not always easy. There are several factors to consider, like how many people will it serve every day? how much space do you have for a coffee machine? what is your budget? and how do your staff like their tea and coffee?
In this guide, we aim to provide some clarity on the process and give you some tips about choosing the right machine for your business.
Choosing The Best Office Coffee Machine
According to a recent report, food and drinks are one of the best work perks you can offer your employees. Coffee machines at work are a great way to increase productivity and entice new employees.
I have been an account manager at The Vending People for over a decade. And the most popular coffee machines for offices are either bean to cup machines, table-top brewers, fresh milk machines, instant machines or single-serve brewers.
The differences between these machines go beyond their size and looks. Bean to cup machines for example, use fresh beans to deliver the coffee shop taste and quality. Single-serve machines however, use freshpacks for increased convenience, while delivering great taste.
Here are some more differences and how to choose the best coffee machines for your office.
Single Serve Coffee Machines
Average Vend Time: 40 Seconds
Single serve office coffee machines, like the Flavia Creation 500 and the Flavia Barista are extremely popular for offices.
This is because they offer convenience and choice. These machines use what is known as a freshpack. The freshpack is a sealed container which holds the ground coffee or tea and keep it fresh for long periods of time.
Making a drink using a single-serve coffee machine is extremely easy. Simply select your desired drink, insert the freshpack into the machine and watch your delicious drink being made in under 40 seconds.
You can choose from a range of coffees, tea and even hot chocolate to create indulgent drinks.
The Flavia machine range offers drinks from well-known brands like Mars, Galaxy and Yorkshire Tea.
Bean To Cup Coffee Machines
Avg. Vend Time: 60 – 80 Seconds
In my experience, bean to cup machines are perfect if you need to meet a certain taste profile of your staff and clients. These machines use fresh beans to deliver the perfect cappuccino, latte, espresso or americano.
They require a certain level of maintenance but it is worth the effort because of the great tasting coffee it delivers. If you want a hassle-free solution, you should consider our fully-managed vending service.
You can even opt for a fresh milk machine to enhance the taste of your drinks, deliver the right milk consistency and get the full coffee shop experience.
Table-top brewers are perfect for industry locations such as cafés, hotels and workplace canteens.
Portable table-top brewers like the Marco Jet 6 will deliver coffee directly into a portable urn, to allow for temperature accuracy and energy-efficiency.
It is ideal if you have a large workforce that takes breaks at the same time and need a capable refreshment solution to handle the volume.
How Much Does an Office Coffee Machine Cost?
The cost of an office coffee machine varies depending on the model you choose. You then have to factor in the cost of maintenance, beans, and cups. Without careful planning, these costs can rack up quickly. This is why It is important to work with a reliable company who can suggest the best machine.
At The Vending People, our account managers work with you to discuss the most suitable option based on your budget and offer finance options that make the machine affordable.
Get The Best Coffee Machine For Your Office
If you would like to find out more about how to pick the best machine for your office, get in touch with us to now to discuss your requirements.
Our friendly team are always on hand to answer any questions you have.