Finding an office coffee machine for your business can be a long and complicated process without the right guidance. There are so many different types, models and makes of coffee machines with all sorts of features, so it can be quite overwhelming when you’re searching to find the best coffee machines for offices. We have been supplying all sorts of businesses and offices, whether you are a small back office, large coworking office, we can guarantee we have the solution for you.
A simple guide is all you need so we have put together just that to tell you why your office needs a coffee machine and help you find the best office coffee machine for you.
Which coffee machine is best for offices?
There are three main types of coffee machines; traditional, bean-to-cup and instant coffee machines for offices. To find the best office coffee machine for your business, you need to take into consideration your budget, office space and what you want to benefit from your coffee machine.
Traditional coffee machines are best suited for coffee shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and other businesses in the food industry. They consistently produce the best quality coffee because the beans are freshly ground, however without a dedicated barista to use it, it may not be the best type of coffee machine for your office.
A bean-to-cup coffee machine is simply the automatic version of a traditional coffee machine. One push of a button grinds the coffee beans just without the complex training. They produce a range of different types of hot beverages, so everyone in the office can make their favourite in virtually no time.
Instant coffee machines have the fastest production time when making coffee. If you have a large, busy office this could be the best office coffee machine for you. It is an efficient solution that will prevent your staff from wasting their time.
Deciding whether you are going to lease a coffee machine for your office or buy an office coffee machine is a big factor too. At Coffee Seller we offer both options, with flexible and bespoke packages available too to ensure no matter your business needs, you can have your own coffee machine for your office. Below, find a list of our top 5 coffee machines for offices, and discover our full range of office coffee machines here.
How to find a provider you can trust
Once you have decided on the type of office coffee machine is best for you, you need to find a provider to work with. Here at Coffee Seller, we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service thanks to 30 years worth of knowledge and experience in the coffee industry - we have all the expertise possible!
Another important factor is that the provider has national service cover, so if you have any issues with your machine, they’re happy to come and help you out with any service call-outs (like we do!).
Browsing our website will prove to you we are a trusted business within the coffee industry, as we work with a large number of well-established coffee machine brands, from Jura to Bravilor to Evoca.
Of course, every business' budget varies between companies so finding the right prices for you will require some research and price comparisons. Take note of how similar prices for the same machines are, to ensure you are not going to be overcharged for cheaper equipment and vice versa. Remember: office coffee machines are something you invest in as they are highly technical pieces of equipment, so if you see a price that looks too good to be true, it might be just that!
Benefits of having a coffee machine in an office
In case you haven't guessed, a coffee machine in your office will provide many benefits within the workplace.
Investing in a coffee machine for your office will improve your staff productivity. This is due to the caffeine within coffee that helps improve focus and alertness. They also provide an efficient and time-saving solution for your staff as the process is much quicker than brewing up with a kettle. Check out our blog post of coffee's effect on productivity here.
An office coffee machine will provide a base where your staff meet up and network. They are considered the modern water coolers, where staff members will catch up with each other, swap knowledge and skills which will improve the overall working atmosphere as staff will know each other on a more personal level too.
Lots of research has been carried out to find the effects on health from drinking coffee and more positive health benefits have been found than expected. Benefits such as reducing the risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s are just some of the reasons you should invest in an office coffee machine. Read more about this here.
The luxury of having an office coffee machine also means there is no need for your staff to pop to the local coffee shop on the way to work and pay for an over-priced coffee - they can enjoy a delicious cup at work! Not only will your staff be saving money (even if they are paying for it at work it will be nowhere near the price of popular chain cafes), they are less likely to be turning up late.
Create a lasting impression for visitors is super important too - everyone knows that every good meeting needs good coffee because the best ideas are made over a cup of coffee. Providing the best tasting coffee to your clients and visitors could help impress them as much as your business does!
Stocking up on ingredients from Coffee Seller is also more reasonable than buying supermarket coffee too. Better quality, eco-friendly ingredients are available to purchase in individual bags or boxes of 6-10 bags to suit your budget. Browse our selection of ingredients, from chocolate to milk to all types of coffee, here.
Having a coffee machine in a London office
London is, of course, one of the trendiest cities in the UK and as the market for coffee is continually increasing, an office coffee machine in London is a must-have. We have been serving London offices with their coffee machines for over 30 years, so we have expert knowledge of what works best for our London offices.
At Coffee Seller, we have a wide range of coffee machines for offices that use fresh milk (check them out here). If you have a fresh milk office coffee machine, this means you can provide dairy-free options for your customers and staff too. As veganism and dairy-free diets are increasing in popularity, especially in London, adapting to suit everyone’s tastes is essential to keep ahead of the game. You can add extra milk coolers and fridge units to offer a range of speciality drinks with your office coffee machine with different types of milk.
In London, the water is hard which means it contains a high level of calcium and magnesium compounds. Hard water is not a health hazard as drinking it simply adds to the amount of calcium and magnesium in your diet, however, it can cause problems to your skin and hair as well as causing limescale. Having a water filter on your office coffee machine will remove the coarse and fine particles in the water to reduce the build-up of limescale in the pipes. It can be the difference between having your office coffee machine for a couple of years to having it long-term! In addition to making it easier to keep clean and maintain, it improves the overall drinking quality and optimises water for coffee production. This is definitely something to consider when looking into a coffee machine for your London office.
We have many customers who have invested in a coffee machine for their office in London. Some of them who have taken full advantage of the benefits and are enjoying deliciously fresh coffee throughout the day, include Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP, LABS Coworking Space, Gentrack and Fruitful Office.
Take a look at a testimonial from Nancy at Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP:
"Coffee seller are very efficient, any problems/ queries we have they are always here to help. Orders of coffee beans always come within the next working day. They are very friendly and reliable. Any maintenance issues or repairs we have they always get back to us straight away and call someone out to come and help us. Or if they can’t get anyone to come out they always talk us through the problem and help.
I would highly recommend to buy one of their coffee machines, always amazing quality a great guarantee with them!" - Nancy Clark
Here is another great testimonial from Moses at Fruitful Office:
"The Coffee seller with their Jura coffee machine transformed the morning routine of many of my colleagues and I. Now we tend to come into work that bit earlier to get our coffee fix from a wide variety of quality bean to cup coffee options.
This has indeed turned the Jura coffee machine into our ‘water cooler collection point’ where greeting, ideas and gossip are all passed on before we all hit our desks. It has brought a touch of style to our canteen and with the discussions we are having with the coffee seller we are looking to add a bespoke snack machine from their range.
One other excellent point of using this vendor is that for the cost of these machines, companies are always sceptical about investing in them worrying that they won’t achieve value for money and indeed return on investment due to constant break downs and high repair bills. With the after-sales service that the Coffee Seller provides, these worries are a thing of the past. We were given ample training on how to maintain the machine and support is always just a call away.
I would highly recommend Coffee Seller."
We hope this simple guide helps you find a coffee machine for your office, to suit all of your business needs. Get in touch for any extra advice and any more questions and we will be happy to help you with anything and everything to do with coffee machines for offices!