Whether your school is large or small, it is very likely that there will be a sizeable portion of coffee fans in your midst. Choosing which hot drinks dispenser is right, however, for not only the preferences of your team, but for your company is of utmost importance.
Whether this is about trying to reduce outgoing 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 of acquired knowledge in providing hot drinks machines for your school, at Nexus we have extensive knowledge of the key factors that are important when choosing a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to hot drinks dispensers for schools, the two most common types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to picking which is right for your company there are three crucial factors that should be thought about– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your school 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 problem can, however, be navigated to some degree if your business is willing to train staff thoroughly on how and when to clean the school 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 school
The second important factor to bear in mind when picking between these two options is hot drink selection.
Despite coffee often being the go-to choice of hot drink in most offices, 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 perfect for schools coffee is not to everyone’s taste.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to choosing a hot drinks machine for your school, it is also crucial to consider the price of hot drinks. In smaller teams, offering free hot drinks can be an inexpensive booster of 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 you think this would better suit your business.
Can using coffee machines in schools be environmentally friendly?
At Nexus, we are knowledgeable 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 guarantee that we supply sustainably packaged options everywhere possible.