Whether your retail store is large or small, it is highly likely that there will be a significant portion of coffee fans in your midst. Deciding which machine to purchase, however, for not only the preferences of your team, but for your company is vital.
Whether this is about cutting costs, the size of team your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique requirements.
With over 50 years of acquired knowledge in providing coffee machines for your retail store, at Nexus we have extensive knowledge of the elements that are important when picking a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to hot drinks dispensers for retail stores, the two most common types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to deciding which is best for your business there are three crucial factors that should be thought about– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your retail store 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 time between cleaning will vary from model-to-model, in workplaces with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This issue can, however, be solved to a certain degree if your business is willing to train staff properly on how and when to clean the retail store coffee machine. As a result of their capsule brewing method, choosing a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to avoid this issue.
The hot drink selection that suits your retail store
The second important 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 workplaces, it is important to ensure that everyone’s preferences 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 retail stores coffee is not to everyone’s taste.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to selecting a hot drinks machine for your retail store, it is also important to be aware of the expense 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 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 retail stores 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.