Whether your public area is large or small, 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 the preferences of your team, but for your business is crucial.
Whether this is about cutting costs, the size of team your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business will have different requirements.
With over 50 years experience supplying hot drinks machines for your public area, at Nexus we are aware of the elements that go into picking a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to hot drinks dispensers for public areas, the two most popular types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to deciding which is best for your workplace there are three key factors that should be considered– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your public area 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 businesses 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 properly on how and when to clean the public area 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 problem.
The hot drink selection that suits your public area
The second important factor to bear in mind when choosing 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 everyone’s preferences are thought of. At Nexus Drinks, our single serve Flavia and Klix models serve some of the UK’s most popular hot drinks brands, such as Mars, Kenco, and Yorkshire Tea.
These machines are great for public areas people have a wide selection of favourites.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to choosing a coffee machine for your public area, it is also important to consider 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 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 public areas 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 not as easy to recycle and also make sure that we supply sustainably packaged options in every area that we can.