Regardless of the size of your reception area business, it is very likely that there will be a considerable 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 business is of utmost importance.
Whether this is about cutting costs, the amount of people your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique needs.
With over 50 years experience providing hot drinks machines for your reception area, 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 reception areas, 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 key factors that should be thought about– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your reception 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 frequency of cleaning will naturally vary from model-to-model, in workplaces with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This problem can, however, be solved to a certain degree if your business is happy to train staff thoroughly on how and when to clean the reception area coffee machine. As a result of their capsule brewing method, purchasing a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to solve this issue.
The hot drink selection that suits your reception area
The second key element to consider when choosing between these two options is hot drink selection.
Although coffee is often 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 most popular hot drinks brands, such as Mars, Kenco, and Yorkshire Tea.
These machines are ideal for reception areas people have a wide selection of favourites.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to choosing a hot drinks machine for your reception area, it is also important to be aware of the price of hot drinks. In smaller teams, providing 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 this is something that you think would be better suited for you business.
Can using coffee machines in reception areas be environmentally friendly?
At Nexus, we are aware 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.