Regardless of the size of your shop business, it is very likely that there will be a sizeable portion of coffee lovers in your midst. Choosing which hot drinks dispenser is right, however, for not only for your team’s tastes, but for your company is crucial.
Whether this is about trying to reduce outgoing costs, the amount of people your machine needs to serve or ease of maintenance, each business will have different requirements.
With over 50 years of acquired knowledge in supplying coffee machines for your shop, at Nexus we have extensive knowledge of the elements that are important when choosing a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to coffee machines for shops, the two most popular types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to picking which is best 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 shop coffee machine
Bean to cup machines grind 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 businesses with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This problem can, however, be navigated to some degree if your business is happy to train staff thoroughly on how and when to clean the shop 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 shop
The second key element to keep in mind when choosing between these two options is hot drink selection.
Despite coffee often being the go-to 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 perfect for shops people have a wide selection of favourites.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to picking a hot drinks machine for your shop, it is also crucial to consider the price of hot drinks. In smaller teams, providing 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 you think this would better suit your business.
Can using coffee machines in shops 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 ensure that we supply sustainably packaged options everywhere possible.