Regardless of the size of your staffroom business, it is highly likely that there will be a considerable 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 business is crucial.
Whether this is about cutting down on overheads, the amount of staff your machine is required to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique requirements.
With over 50 years of acquired knowledge in providing hot drinks machines for your staffroom, at Nexus we are aware of the key factors that are important when choosing a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to hot drinks machines for staffrooms, the two most popular types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When it comes to picking which is best for your workplace there are three crucial factors that should be thought about– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your staffroom 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 frequency of cleaning will naturally vary from model-to-model, in companies with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This problem can, however, be avoided to some degree if your business is willing to train staff properly on how and when to clean the staffroom coffee machine. Due to their capsule brewing method, purchasing a single serve machine can be another, more convenient, way to avoid this issue.
The hot drink selection that suits your staffroom
The second important element to bear in mind when deciding 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 all tastes 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 perfect for staffrooms people have a wide selection of favourites.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to picking a coffee machine for your staffroom, 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 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 staffrooms 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 more difficult to recycle and also make sure that we supply sustainably packaged options in every area that we can.