Regardless of the size of your meeting room business, it is very likely that there will be a sizeable portion of coffee lovers in your midst. Deciding which machine to purchase, however, for not only for your team’s tastes, but for your business 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 will have different requirements.
With over 50 years of acquired knowledge in providing coffee machines for your meeting room, at Nexus we are aware of the elements that go into picking a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to hot drinks dispensers for meeting rooms, the two most popular types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to deciding which is best for your company there are three crucial factors that should be considered– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your meeting room coffee machine
Bean to cup machines grind 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 companies with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This issue can, however, be solved to a certain degree if your business is happy to train staff properly on how and when to clean the meeting room coffee machine. As a result of their pod brewing method, purchasing a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to solve this problem.
The hot drink selection that suits your meeting room
The second important element to consider when deciding between these two options is hot drink selection.
Despite coffee often being the preferred 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 great for meeting rooms people have a wide selection of favourites.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to choosing a coffee machine for your meeting room, it is also crucial 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 very costly. 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 meeting rooms be environmentally friendly?
At Nexus, we are aware of the environmental issues surrounding packaging. This is why we work closely with organisations such as Terracycle for packaging that is hard to recycle and also make sure that we supply sustainably packaged options in every area that we can.