Regardless of the size of your university business, it is very likely that there will be a considerable portion of coffee lovers in your midst. Choosing a machine that is right, however, for not only the preferences of your team, but for your company is vital.
Whether this is about cutting down on overheads, the amount of staff your machine needs to serve or ease of maintenance, each business has unique needs.
With over 50 years of acquired knowledge in supplying hot drinks machines for your university, at Nexus we are aware of the key factors that go into picking a hot drinks dispenser.
When it comes to hot drinks machines for universities, the two most common types of machines are bean to cup and single serve. When making a decision about which is right for your company there are three important factors that should be thought about– machine maintenance, hot drink selection, and whether you will charge.
Maintaining your university 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 businesses with larger teams, this can mean fairly frequent maintenance.
This issue can, however, be solved to a certain degree if your business is happy to train staff thoroughly on how and when to clean the university 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 university
The second important 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 offices, 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 university as coffee is not to everyone’s taste.
Charging for drinks
When it comes to selecting a hot drinks dispenser for your university, it is also important to consider the expense of hot drinks. In smaller teams, offering free hot drinks can be simple and cheap way to boost 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 universities 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 in every area that we can.