Regardless of the size of your hospital business, it is most likely that there will be a significant portion of coffee lovers in your midst. Choosing which hot drinks dispenser is right, however, for not only the varied preferences of your team, but for your company is crucial.
Whether this is about cutting down on overheads, the amount of staff your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique needs.
With over 50 years of acquired knowledge in supplying hot drinks machines for your hospital, at Nexus we have extensive knowledge of the key factors that are important when choosing a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to coffee machines for hospitals, the two most common types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to deciding which is right for your business there are three key factors that should be considered– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your hospital 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 time between cleaning will vary from model-to-model, in workplaces with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This problem can, however, be navigated to some degree if your business is willing to train staff thoroughly on how and when to clean the hospital coffee machine. Due to their capsule brewing method, choosing a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to solve this issue.
The hot drink selection that suits your hospital
The second important element to keep 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 businesses, 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 hospitals people have varied tastes.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to selecting a coffee machine for your hospital, it is also crucial to consider the price 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 this is something that you think would be better suited for you business.
Can using coffee machines in hospitals be environmentally friendly?
At Nexus, we are aware of the environmental issues that are associated with packaging. This is why we work closely with organisations such as Terracycle for packaging that is hard to recycle and also ensure that we supply sustainably packaged options everywhere possible.