Regardless of the size of your college business, it is highly likely that there will be a significant portion of coffee fans in your midst. Choosing a machine that is right, however, for not only the varied preferences of your team, but for your company is vital.
Whether this is about trying to reduce outgoing costs, the amount of staff your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique requirements.
With over 50 years experience providing hot drinks machines for your college, at Nexus we are aware of the elements that are important when picking a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to hot drinks dispensers for colleges, the two most common types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to deciding which is best for your company there are three important factors that should be considered– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your college coffee machine
With bean to cup machines grinding the coffee internally, this means that they will need to be disassembled 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 avoided to some degree if your business is willing to train staff thoroughly on how and when to clean the college coffee machine. As a result of their capsule brewing method, opting to go with a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to solve this problem.
The hot drink selection that suits your college
The second key element to bear in mind when deciding between these two options is hot drink selection.
Despite coffee often being the go-to choice of hot drink in most workplaces, it is important to ensure that everyone’s preferences 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 perfect for colleges people have a wide selection of favourites.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to selecting a hot drinks dispenser for your college, it is also important to consider the expense of hot drinks. In smaller teams, offering free hot drinks can be an inexpensive booster of morale, but in larger teams this can become pricey very quickly. 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 colleges be environmentally friendly?
At Nexus, we are knowledgeable of the environmental issues that come with packaging. This is why we work closely with organisations such as Terracycle for packaging that is hard to recycle and also guarantee that we supply sustainably packaged options in every area that we can.