Office Coffee Solutions – What are the options?
With Café Culture booming and around 100 million cups of coffee drank each day in the UK, it’s no longer seen as acceptable to serve poor quality coffee in the office; rather than providing a much needed caffeine boost, poor office coffee selection can be seen as a bugbear for employees. Once the standard offering, a tin of Nescafe Original can signal to staff that you really are penny pinching!
A well thought out coffee offering doesn’t need to be expensive or complex and will ultimately depend on the needs and size of your individual office. However it can be a minefield just trying to research your options as a quick search on Google will show; you’ll find yourself bombarded with ‘sponsored ad’ after ‘sponsored ad’ claiming they have the perfect ‘one size fits all’ solution, which ultimately doesn’t exist.
Whilst every business would love to have an on-site Starbucks, Costa or Caffe Nero, for businesses with less than 1000 people on that individual site this just isn’t feasible or cost effective.
Beyond an on-site coffee shop, here we will look at the different options, which include:
• Instant Coffee
• Instant Coffee Vending
• Bean-to-cup Machines
• Coffee Pod Machines
• Thermal Pot Filtered Ground Coffee
There are up and down sides to each business / office coffee solution, and we’ll try to give an honest opinion on these below…