Regardless of the size of your farm shop business, it is highly likely that there will be a considerable portion of coffee fans in your midst. Choosing a machine that is right, however, for not only the preferences of your team, but for your company is vital.
Whether this is about cutting costs, the amount of staff your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique requirements.
With over 50 years of acquired knowledge in providing hot drinks machines for your farm shop, at Nexus we are aware of the elements that go into picking a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to coffee machines for farm shops, the two most popular types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When making a decision about which is right for your business there are three important factors that should be considered– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your farm shop coffee machine
With bean to cup machines grinding the 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 companies with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This problem can, however, be solved to a certain degree if your business is willing to train staff thoroughly on how and when to clean the farm shop coffee machine. As a result of their pod brewing method, purchasing a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to avoid this issue.
The hot drink selection that suits your farm shop
The second important factor to keep in mind when choosing between these two options is hot drink selection.
Despite coffee often being the preferred choice of hot drink in most offices, it is important to ensure that everyone’s preferences are thought of. 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 farm shops coffee is not to everyone’s taste.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to selecting a coffee machine for your farm shop, it is also important to be aware of the price of hot drinks. In smaller teams, offering free hot drinks can be simple and cheap way to boost 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 farm shops be environmentally friendly?
At Nexus, we are knowledgeable of the environmental issues that come with packaging. It is because of this that we work with organisations such as Terracycle for packaging that is hard to recycle and also guarantee that we supply sustainably packaged options everywhere possible.