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Bean to cup machines are a popular choice for showrooms - stylish machines serving impressive milk drinks. I tend to recommend the Bravilor Esprecious as an affordable, easy to clean option. For clients who really want fresh milk in the machine, the Franke A600 is a good choice as Franke’s unique automated cleaning cycle is by far the easiest fresh milk system on the market. However, all bean to cup machines require a significant capital outlay or lease commitment, and if your customer opts for a cup of tea you’ll be squeezing the bag yourself….. So it’s well worth considering the Flavia Barista - excellent espressos, cappuccinos and lattes and Flavia’s full range of real leaf and herbal teas. The machine itself costs a fraction of what you pay for the bean to cup alternatives and is much easier to clean. For small showrooms you may also want to look at my recommendations for meeting rooms.
The Keurig and Flavia ranges are ideal for meeting rooms: A great variety of high quality teas, coffees and hot chocolates; Easy for unfamilar users to operate; No mess; Suitable for intermittent use; Back-to-back brewing - get down to business quickly. The Keurig K150P is my top recommendation - a compact footprint, a colour touchscreen and a larger tank than the K140, plus the option to plumb, the small extra outlay is more than justified. The K140 is a good alternative where space is really at a premium, or if you intend to move the machine frequently. Either way, Keurig’s range of premium K Cup drinks, including Starbucks & Green Mountain coffees and Twinings teas are sure to impress your visitors. Whilst the Flavia Creation 500 is a little more expensive, it’s a great option for larger meeting and seminar rooms, or for clients who want a latte or cappuccino option.
In a small office, the most important thing your hot drinks machine can do is look after itself! Both the Keurig and Flavia ranges are extremely low maintenance and yet offer a brilliant range of high quality ground coffees, real leaf teas and hot chocolates. Opt for the Keurig K150P if you want large drinks and premium brands including Starbucks & Green Mountain coffees and Twinings teas, and don’t mind binning the used pods yourselves. Go for the Flavia C500 if you want lattes and cappuccinos, a wider range of teas including herbal teas, and an automated, integrated bin. If espressos are important or you want something extra stylish for an open-plan office, consider the Flavia Barista.
In a medium office, you will find yourself getting through a reasonable volume of hot drinks, but may not have dedicated facilities staff with time to manage a machine. The Flavia Creation 500 is hugely reliable, with a great range of high quality yet affordable drinks and useful business features including a cup sensor and integrated, automated bin, which keep mess and spills to an absolute minimum. It’s very hard to get past this machine for a medium-sized office but if you have multiple break-out areas you may want to consider the Keurig K150P. I personally wouldn’t go for a bean-to-cup machine as they don’t do tea, which is likely to be the drink of choice for up to 40% of your staff and visitors but if you are happy to let the tea-drinkers serve themselves, the Bravilor Esprecious would be my pick of the bean-to-cups for affordability and ease of cleaning.
Depending on the size and layout of your large office, you may be best served by more than one hot drinks machine. If ease, value and variety are priorities I recommend the Flavia Barista - highly robust, this workhorse will brew back-to-back and the huge range of drinks will stop anyone from getting bored. At a very reasonable capital cost, you can have a Barista on each floor or pair a Barista with some Flavia C500s, which use the same drinks sachets. The Keurig K150P is well worth considering if you have multiple break-out areas - dot these machines throughout your office to create an informal atmosphere. You may also want to consider a bean to cup machine - the higher volume of drinks in a large office allows a bean to cup machine to begin to compete with pod machines on true cup cost, and you may have dedicated facilities staff to manage the machine. Even so, I’d recommend the Franke A600 as the best bean to cup machine for a large office, on the basis of its automated cleaning cycle. Don’t forget to check out our recommendations for meeting rooms, to compliment your main machine(s).
Better coffee makes good business sense, whatever your business. The right office coffee machine delivers increased engagement with staff and customers, reduces staff downtime and improves productivity.
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