It's a great idea to have regular coffee breaks in the office!
Many businesses consider a coffee maker to be an essential piece of equipment.
Excellent corporate coffee solutions is a necessary prerequisite.
For those who are in charge of setting up their office's pantry, picking the right coffee machine might be a daunting undertaking.
What kind of office coffee machine you have, what kind and strength of beans you use, how often you drink coffee, and what brewing methods you have to choose from are just a few of the many considerations you have to make.
What's the best office machine?
In a sense, they are the most widely used (best) office coffee machines, and this article explains the four most common and popular models of these machines so that you may make an informed decision.
Bean to Cup Coffee Machines
One of the most popular bean to cup coffee machines is the Franke system.
They're the most adaptable and convenient office coffee makers because they can create a cup of joe at the press of a button and don't require any special training to use.
Fresh beans are ground and brewed in the coffee brewer on demand. To meet a wide range of needs, these coffee makers are available in a variety of footprints and production capabilities.
You can choose a machine with a smaller or larger footprint and output capacity depending on the amount of coffee drunk in your office.
Single serve coffee machines like the Nespresso machine
Single serve coffee machines work by using coffee pods or coffee capsules, depending on the brand. Each coffee pod or capsule can only be used once. It's good for one single cup of coffee.
With these machines, the brewing system usually lets you make either an espresso or a long black coffee. There are some more advanced machines that can also mix in milk to make milk-based coffees like a latte or a cappuccino.
Semi-automatic espresso machines, such as the La Marzocco.
We're referring to the semi-automatic commercial espresso machines that are commonly found in specialty coffee shops.
These machines are powerful and high-quality, and they're widely considered to be the best sort of coffee machine out there. However, in order to accomplish so, the system will necessitate the use of skilled operators and a separate coffee bean grinder. Large, sophisticated offices like Facebook and Google, which employ more than 300 employees, typically make use of these equipment.
A full espresso machine can be a great option for your workplace if you have the space and budget for an office pantry, possibly even one that is run by a skilled barista. Because of the machine's presence and the superior beverage quality it produces, it may be the best office coffee solution available out there.
Nescafe Milano Duo Instant Coffee Maker
When using an instant coffee machine, rather than a bean-to-cup machine, you'll use a blend of instant coffee powder and water instead of freshly ground beans. As a result, using this machine to make a typical espresso is impossible.
On the other hand, because of the several hoppers included in most instant coffee machines, it's possible to make a much wider range of drinks. A non dairy creamer and hot chocolate powder are common additions to instant coffee. However, matcha powder and milk tea powder are becoming more popular options in the workplace.
Learn more brewing methods in our free coffee brewing class.
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).