Regardless of the size of your café business, it is most likely that there will be a sizeable portion of coffee lovers in your midst. Choosing a machine that is right, however, for not only the varied preferences of your team, but for your business is vital.
Whether this is about cutting down on overheads, the amount of people your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique needs.
With over 50 years experience supplying coffee machines for your café, at Nexus we have extensive knowledge of the elements that are important when picking a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to coffee machines for cafés, the two most common types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to deciding which is best for your workplace there are three important factors that should be thought about– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your café coffee machine
Bean to cup machines grind coffee internally, this means that they require taking apart after a certain amount of use for cleaning. Whilst the frequency of cleaning will naturally vary from model-to-model, in workplaces with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This issue can, however, be navigated to some degree if your business is happy to train staff properly on how and when to clean the café coffee machine. Due to their capsule brewing method, opting to go with a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to solve this issue.
The hot drink selection that suits your café
The second key element to bear in mind when picking between these two options is hot drink selection.
Despite coffee often being the preferred choice of hot drink in most workplaces, it is important to ensure that all tastes are accounted for. At Nexus Drinks, our single serve Flavia and Klix models serve some of the UK’s favourite hot drinks brands, such as Mars, Kenco, and Yorkshire Tea.
These machines are ideal for cafés coffee is not to everyone’s taste.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to picking a coffee machine for your café, it is also important to be aware of the expense of hot drinks. In smaller teams, providing free hot drinks can be an inexpensive booster of morale, but in larger teams this can quickly become very expensive. Our machines, such as the Flavia, can be fitted to charge for drinks if you think this would better suit your business.
Can using coffee machines in cafés be environmentally friendly?
At Nexus, we are knowledgeable of the environmental issues surrounding packaging. This is why we work closely with organisations such as Terracycle for packaging that is more difficult to recycle and also ensure that we supply sustainably packaged options everywhere possible.