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What to Consider When Buying an Office Coffee Machine?
Getting the right coffee machine for your office can be an intimidating task. With so many variables to consider, it’s important to choose the best option so that your staff, customers and visitors have access to barista-style coffee without ever leaving the office. To make the process easier, here is a list of things to consider when selecting the best machine:
- Number of Cups per Day: The first decision is how many cups of coffee you need your machine to make each day. If you anticipate a low demand for coffee, a small bean-to-cup or filter coffee machine may be the best option. However, if you have a high demand, you’ll need to consider a fully automatic espresso machine that can keep up. Most coffee machines, including domestic ones, usually have a recommended maximum output of cups per day. It is important to ensure the capacity of the machine is sufficient to provide enough coffee for all of your employees. Therefore, the number of cups the machine can make daily should be a crucial factor when making your decision.
- Who will be using the Coffee Machine: The type of people using the machine will also make a difference. If most of your drinkers are experienced coffee lovers who know their way around an espresso machine, you may opt for a state-of-the-art commercial espresso machine. If, however, your users are only occasional coffee drinkers and you don’t want to invest in barista-level training, a touch screen bean to cup coffee machine might be a more suitable option.
- Where is the Machine Going to be Installed: In recent years, we have encountered numerous office customers who have limited kitchen space, making the size of the coffee machine their primary deciding factor. Most commercial office bean-to-cup machines have to be plumbed in, and can require a water filter system that may be bigger than expected.
- Who will be looking after the Coffee Machine: Maintenance and cleaning play an important role in prolonging the life of an office coffee machine. Ideally you should find someone who will be looking after the machine on a regular basis, whether it’s someone from your team or a professional.
- Purchase Options: When it comes to purchasing the right coffee machine, you have a number of options available. You can buy a machine outright or rent it. The cost of the machine, any additional equipment, as well as any related warranties and service contracts, should all be factored into your decision.
- Servicing: An annual service by us or another servicing company is also an important factor to consider.
- Extra Costs: Most machines require a water filter system, which needs to be factored into your costings.
Different Types of Office Coffee Machines
Bean to Cup Coffee Machines
A bean to cup coffee machine is an ideal choice for any office due to its convenience and freshness. These machines grind and brew beans in each cup - meaning the coffee produced is always as fresh as possible.
Touch Screen Coffee Machines
Placing easy-to-use, touch-screen coffee machines in a large office or reception can offer a convenient and user-friendly option for employees and guests alike. The machines allow users to quickly and easily make their own hot beverage with just the touch of a button.
Filter Coffee Machines
A filter coffee machine is perfect for conferences and meetings that need to provide coffee for a sizeable group quickly and easily. It produces hot, fresh coffee in large batches, making it especially convenient for larger gatherings. Plus, it's mess-free and easy to clean.
Instant Coffee & Hot Chocolate
These machines are popular in large offices and office reception areas as a show of hospitality for guests and clients visiting the premises. With filtered hot water at the press of a button these robustly dependable devices provide instant coffees or hot chocolate in next to no time - ideal if time is short but refreshments are needed in a hurry!
Should I Purchase Office Coffee Machine, Lease or Hire?
This decision really depends on the size of your office and your budget.
Leasing a Coffee Machine
Leasing commercial coffee machines can provide several advantages over renting one for a short term. When you lease a commercial coffee machine, you are essentially buying the machine, with the full ownership of the machine transferring from the leasing company to you at the end of the lease period.
Renting a Coffee Machine
On the other hand, with rentals, you won't own the machine. You will work with the finance company to determine the monthly rental payments, and there is usually no option for ownership at the end of the rental period.
Hiring a Coffee Machine
We also offer short term rentals - hiring. These are typically 12 months period. You can opt for either a straight rental (machine only) or a blended rental that includes consumables such as our Redber coffee beans.
Stock Up Your Office Kitchen Cupboard
Start your morning break off right with our extensive selection of office coffee supplies. From rich coffee beans to premium syrups, from decadent hot chocolate to a variety of teas, we have everything you need to make the perfect cup!
Hand-roasted to Your Order
Free coffee to get your started!
At our coffee roastery, we roast our beans with the utmost care and attention to ensure that they are of the highest quality. Your coffee is always roasted to order and dispatched quickly.
Cafe Francais blend is the perfect choice for any bean-to-cup coffee machine, making it a current favourite for offices. To get your office started on the best note, we include a box of freshly roasted coffee beans with your office coffee machine!
The benefits of a coffee machine in the workplace
- Increased efficiency
Coffee machines in the workplace provide a quick and easy way to make coffee, saving time and effort that would otherwise be spent waiting in line at the local coffee shop or making coffee at home.
- Improved morale
Coffee machines in the workplace can improve employee morale by providing a convenient way to have their favourite coffee drinks throughout the day.
- Cost savings
Coffee machines in the workplace can help save money by allowing employers to provide free coffee for employees, which can be a significant savings over buying coffee from a café.