Office Coffee Vending Machines
Simple Solution to Coffee Urge or not?
So you are on your way to work and hear yourself saying "I need to stop by and get my coffee first, but again... I really don't have time to stay in the queue or look for another coffee shop". Also, you only have a few minutes in between meetings and you definitely cannot start the day without your coffee.
“Where is the coffee vending machine when you need one? I would really love having one in our office!“ – that’s what I would’ve probably said in this case. Maybe, you wouldn’t even say or think about that and you would probably go ahead without your precious coffee.
But, let’s presume that you’ve just seen a coffee vending machine somewhere placed into your office – then, I would say you wouldn’t ignore it either. From an employee point of view, this may sound like an easy and simple solution, but if you are the facilities or the office manager for that company, this can be a bigger task than originally thought.
How to Choose the Right Coffee Vending Machine
When thinking of purchasing a coffee vending machine, it is easy to be dazzled by the endless array of features and options. There are many varieties of office coffee machines out there, including single cup coffee solution or individual Pods. The advantage of the first option, for instance, is that they can offer freshly ground coffee solution. However, if the beans are exposed to air for too long before use it might reduce the freshness of the coffee served.
The easiest solution would be to have a coffee vending machine that can offer different tastes and preferences (espresso, latte, cappuccino etc) and that can meet changing needs throughout the day.
Coffee Vending Machines for Large Offices
Although it is good to know the options presented above, it is also important to know the size of your workplace. If the head office has other satellite offices, you need to make sure you have a number of machines that are easy to maintain from a management point of view to a customer point of view.
It is true that it is nice to have more than one coffee vending machine in large offices. However, these machines also require attention in order to be well-stocked or operational and may require a full-time job just to monitor a number of machines spread across several sites. So, always choose carefully in terms of how many machines your workplace actually needs and the range of options they can offer.
What is the Cost of a Coffee Vending Machine
Always pay attention to additional costs such as repairs or energy consumption. It is worth looking at the energy efficiency of the machines as this can help you keep the electricity bills down. In addition, while free vend can be attractive for employees, charging a small fee can also be beneficial.
So to answer to the initial question, coffee machine rental can be a simple solution for your workplace indeed, if you are taking into consideration the points highlighted above. As from an employee point of view, they can be very intriguing as well. For me, it is the technology.
With just a button push, after 30 seconds, out come a hot cup of coffee - and this could be a nice espresso, latte or cappuccino. From the granules to the preparation of the coffee, the entire process is really a piece of work.