Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, so it makes good sense to have a coffee machine in the workplace. Some of these companies don’t even charge you for the machine rental. You basically pay for the coffee and other deliveries like water, cream, milk sugar or other items. That’s a pretty sweet deal. Many people need their office coffee to get going and there are others who have several cups a day. There are many coffee makers available, so in order to get the right one, you need to analyze a few things about your office and the employees before you choose one. Here are 3 tips to help you on your way.
1. Just Ask Everyone
The simplest thing to do is to just ask everyone at the office about their coffee drinking habits and if they’d like to have a coffee maker in the office. If you don’t find out, what will happen is, the moment the coffee is ready, it will all be gone in the blink of an eye. On the other hand, there may be only a couple of people interested and so for most of the day, that coffee is just going to sit there getting stale. One way around this though, is to get a stainless steel carafe pot that’s insulated. These coffee pots are pretty amazing. It’s also a good investment. They keep the coffee warm for hours. You don’t have to throw coffee out to make a new pot. This wastes electricity, coffee, water, money and time. An insulated vacuum pot keeps the coffee drinkable even after hours.
2. Office Size
Before getting a coffee machine, consider the size of the office as well. If it is a small office with a couple of coffee drinkers, you can get a machine that is of a single serve variety. If you have a few who will drink coffee, then a standard machine should be fine. Some machines are able to do both. In other words, you can have a single serve option but you could also make several cups like a normal standard machine in case you have unexpected guests walk into the office.
If it is a large office, you can bet there are going to be some serious coffee drinkers in the mix. If this is the case, your best option would be to go with a commercial machine. These can make gallons of coffee and can store and keep it nice and warm as well.
3. Consider Diversity With Several Smaller Units
If you have a large office with lots of coffee drinkers, instead of getting one large unit, it might be better to have several smaller units in the coffee station. Surprisingly, it may also be more economical. You could also set up several coffee stations if the area is large. In fact, if it’s just one station with one large machine, everyone will be lining up and wasting time. With several units, not only will it be faster, but you could also have different flavours, thereby satisfying those who prefer a different coffee while at the same time, distributing a crowd during break time.
Some coffee makers also have a freshness timer. There are also water filtration options in some machines. Keep your staff happy and they’ll be productive. Just lock your doors though, because if word gets out that you have the best coffee and system around, neighbouring offices will want in on some of that!