Bean to Cup Coffee Machines are all the rage in offices today. They offer unrivalled convenience, hassle free operation and maintenance, and can provide drink variety in the form of good quality coffees and other drinks like hot chocolate.
With many high quality coffee solutions out there, can the consistency of an automatic espresso machine replace some of your trips to the coffee shop for that daily cup of joe. Here are 3 reasons to rent a bean to cup automatic coffee machine for the office pantry.
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Bean to Cup Coffee Machines Are Cheaper to Operate
When comparing the various types of coffee machines that you can place in your office, there are definitely cost considerations involved. Primarily, there will be two types of cost involved with having a coffee solution in your office.
First, there is the upfront cost of the coffee machine. Second, there is the cost of the consumables such as coffee beans, which you will use over the course of a few years. Although bean to cup automatic espresso machines can be more expensive to purchase upfront, the good news is that the cost per serve is actually cheaper than other formats such as coffee pods or other types of single serve coffee.
When we say it is cheaper, it can actually cost up to 50% less to use fresh coffee beans in a bean to cup espresso machine, as compared to single serve coffee machines. Assuming you have a large office, and intend to use the espresso machine for a few years, the cost savings that you get from the lower price per serving, will definitely yield significant savings in the long term when you consider the number of drinks per day that will go through this bean to cup machine. As for the upfront cost of the coffee maker itself, there are always cost efficient coffee machine rental or free on loan coffee machine packages out there that you can get from your local office coffee supplier.
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Bean to Cup Coffee Machines Are Extremely Convenient
Most of the time, bean to cup machines come in the form of fully automatic espresso machines, or as some call it, super automatic coffee machines. The key feature of such machines is convenience, and this is brought forward through the use of autonomous coffee brewing, single button operation, a water tank or water reservoir, and the ability to assimilate fresh milk into your drink repertoire.
With all these features working together, what you get is a high quality, hassle free coffee solution that can be operated without any skilled manpower, and at the simple touch of a button. With a bean to cup office coffee machine, there is simply no need to brew your coffee shot, froth your own milk, and add them in separately.
What would normally be a 5-minute process, now only takes 30 seconds. Once again, in an office setting, if you were to consider the total number of drinks per day, against the time saved per drink, it is a no brainer that bean to cup automatic espresso machines can also provide a real productivity boost to your office.
The convenience also extends to maintenance. Most of the bean to cup machines in the market are also made to carry out cleaning processes using preset functions on the user interface. After being prompted by a user, and after manually adding in the cleaning tablet, the machine will then carry out the rest of the cleaning process on its own.
More advanced coffee makers also have the ability to do this autonomously. After sensing a long period of non-activity, the coffee machine will automatically carry out a quick machine flush to clear out the brewing unit and delivery group.
This helps to save time on cleaning at the end of the day. As most machine parts on the bean to cup machine are modular in nature, any machine breakdown is also confined to a very small window of downtime, as the affected part can just be pulled out and replaced. No other type of coffee machine offers this level of convenience in a relatively small and simple package that fits easily into most office pantries.
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Bean to Cup Coffee Machines Provide Variety
In an office environment, there are bound to be different tastes and preferences when it comes to hot beverages. With a bean to cup coffee machine, it is not uncommon for them to come equipped with additional hoppers and containers to house instant powdered mixes that boost the product variety.
With some hot chocolate powder, you can create a mocha. If you are adventurous and include some hazelnut powder, a hazelnut latte is on the cards.
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Even the most basic milk functions when you hook up the coffee machine to a milk chiller or milk fridge can help to add variety to your black coffee by producing your favourite latte or cappuccino.
From previous office coffee surveys done, we have deduced that given a choice of beverage, about 70% of the office will go for a coffee related drink at least once a day, with the remaining 30% opting for drinks like hot chocolate or tea between 1 to 2 times a day.
What this office coffee survey essentially shows us is that drink variety is important to keep up morale in an office environment and to keep everyone happy.
If you agree with this, then you’ll be glad to know that a full fledged bean to cup automatic espresso machine could be a cost effective, convenient, and viable all in one solution to your office coffee needs.
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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).
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