You woke up very early in the morning, prepared the kids’ snacks and got them ready for the school, went through the rush traffic and finally you got to work, and then you realized that you forgot to get coffee! Oh no! How are you going to function without coffee?!
We’ve put together a list of the best office coffee machines for your small business, so you won’t have to be without your dose of caffeine in the morning. Whether you want a budget-friendly pick or a specialized cold brew machine, you’ll find a coffee maker on this list that’ll keep your employees (and yourself!) happily caffeinated.
FOR THOSE THAT NEED A LARGE DOSE OF CAFFEINE
When it comes to selecting the best coffee maker for your office, the first thing to consider is how many people actually drink coffee within the office. Smaller offices which just have a few coffee drinkers can easily settle for opting for a conventional home coffee maker, whereas larger offices or corporate buildings may want to invest in a heavy duty commercial grade coffee machine to keep up with the caffeine supply and demand throughout the workday.
Coffee is an essential part of any small or large business kitchen or break-room, and here are 3 different options for those with a high-traffic area:
Bunn has long been one of the leading names in coffee machines, renown for their high quality products and their ubiquity just about everywhere coffee is made. This Bunn coffee maker brews 3.8 gallons (14.4 liters) of perfect coffee per hour. It is completely portable, and it includes two glass decanters. Office coffee should relieve headaches, not create them-simply pour cold water in the top and coffee brews immediately.
If you need a coffee maker that can handle a large volume and has a few more advanced features, then the Cuisinart model is for you. Brew strength control allows you to select regular or bold coffee flavour. Fully automatic with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting and auto shutoff (0-4 hours). This model has a 14 cup glass carafe with decorative stainless steel handle.
Now you can have the best of both worlds with the De’Longhi Combination Pump Espresso/Drip Coffee Machine. There’s no need to have a separate machine for each. This all-in-one machine prepares coffee, cappuccino, espresso and even lattes or hot chocolate! This beautiful coffee machine can brew two kind of drinks at once, with a full cappuccino system on one side and a 10-cup drip coffee machine on the other. For drip coffee, it also features a frontal loading system, which allows you to load water and coffee from the front of the machine without having to move it.
If you have few employees or people with different coffee preferences, a single serve coffee maker might be more in line with your needs. Using a system of pods, these machines boast easy clean-up and a straightforward user interface, as well as the ability to quickly brew up a dizzying assortment of beverages—from vanilla hazelnut coffee to Earl Grey tea, hot chocolate to apple cider—so that everyone gets just what their heart desires in single-serving quantities.
Nespresso offers an impeccable barista-style coffee every time, thanks to it’s simple one-touch operation. This Nespresso model integrates an aeroccino milk frother, which is perfect to prepare of hot and cold milk with just one click. It prepares milk froth for Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato and Iced Cappuccino.
This is the coffee machine that we have at our office and so far, it has been great. It’s small and easy to use. What we love is that you can prepare so many different flavours with just a small machine. And you only have to press the green button and your coffee will start to brew! Yes, that simple!
After getting your Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine, do not forget to get the Nespresso variety pack with 100 capsules!!! This box includes 10 sleeves which each have 10 capsules.
10x Ristretto – The most heavily bodies of the blends, with the highest possible intensity rating of 10.
10x Arpeggio – It is the best crus if you like a latte. A full bodied blend, it has an intensity rating of 9.
10x Roma – The best choice for pure espresso. With an intensity rating of 8, this blend has a full flavour.
10x Livanto – Has an intensity rating of 6, with a slight caramel flavour to it. Great for cappuccino, or latte.
10x Capriccio – An intensity of 5, this light bodied blend has notes of cereal and malt.
10x Volluto – Lighter blend, with an intensity rating of 4 it has fruity notes to it.
10x Cosi – The lightest of the espressos, its intensity is just 3 and has lemony undertones.
10x Fortissio Lungo -Intensity rating of 7, those who like a full bodied lungo will appreciate this blend.
10x Vivalto Lungo – A light and balanced blend, Vivalto has fruity notes with intensity rating of 4.
10x Decaffeinato Intenso – Has a stronger flavor and an intensity rating of 7.
If 100 capsules it’s too much for your office, they also offer a NESPRESSO VARIETY PACK WITH 50 CAPSULES. . The pack is coming with 5 different flavours, 10 capsules each. Includes their best seller flavours: Capriccio, Arpeggio, Livanto, Roma, and Ristretto.
The OfficePRO Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. Now everyone in your office can brew what they love. This Keurig model has 3 cup size options, 6, 8, and 10 ounces.
Our last suggestion but not least, the Bosh Tassimo coffee maker. This model is ready to brew drinks with virtually no cleaning and no taste transfer between different drinks. It has a Mavea MAXTRA water filtration system reduces limescale and chlorine. Like our other suggestions, this Tassimo is fully automatic and the drink preparation starts with pressing just one button. Also, there is an auto off feature that will allow after each brewing process, the appliance will automatically switch to standby mode. This will help reduce the power consumption of your Tassimo without any additional effort and make savings in your household budget.
What is awesome of Tassimo, is that you can get many many flavours! Many companies like McDonalds and Tim Hortons have their Tassimo version, so you can enjoy your favourite Timmies without leaving your office. They also have a huge variety of teas from Twinings.
This box includes 1 of each of Tassimo’s 36 flavours. Perfect for those with a new machine or those who want to trial all of Tassimo’s coffee, tea and chocolate varieties without buying full packs of each.
If you want to get a full pack, and like special flavours of coffee and tea, we would recommend:
We know that most offices run on coffee. Investing in a quality office coffee machine for your office does not only have benefits for employees, but it can improve the whole work environment and increase workers’ productivity. Sure, there’s the caffeine (and its effect on alertness), but coffee breaks also give people a structured way to step away from their monitors—which in turn boosts morale, team-building, and overall employee health.
Taking a coffee break with colleagues during the work day is nowadays a widespread and ingrained habit in office culture. Meeting or inviting co-workers to take a coffee is a perfect occasion to foster relationships, network and talk things over in a more relaxed way. The Swedes even have a word for it, ‘Fika’, and they believe that it’s during the coffee break that most work gets done.
Delight your team with the best office coffee and create an unique culture where employees and clients feel pampered with a true café experience right in the office. Afterall as some people say, better coffee makes for a better workplace. 😉
Hopefully this brief guide has set you on the course to finding the perfect coffee maker for your office.
DO YOU ALREADY HAVE A COFFEE MACHINE? WHICH COFFEE MAKER DO YOU GUYS USE AT YOUR OFFICE? LEAVE US A COMMENT WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS.
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