We provide help with deciding on an office coffee machine by offering honest advice on the many different models that are available and investing in office coffee machine showrooms in both central London and Falkirk – plus a range of coffee machine videos showing the Jura Giga X8, Franke A600FM (below) and 2 group espresso coffee machines.
When you are considering selecting a coffee machine for your office you can easily think ‘I could buy a car for the price of these things!’ There is so much variety and cost involved that it’s very important to have an understanding of the performance and workings of modern office coffee machines.
We offer a range of office coffee machines from a filter coffee brewer to a large bean-to-cup coffee machine and we’d be pleased to work with you. Call us on 0203 096 7233 to discuss any aspect, visit our showroom at 47 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 3RS or email us at: email@example.com
Filter Coffee Machines
These brewers work by percolating hot water over ground coffee of the correct mixture of grinds (finer than cafetiere, coarser than espresso grind) which normally passes through a filter paper into either a glass jug or a thermos flask. The resulting brew is pleasant and thin on ‘body’ (‘thickness’ if you will) due to the fineness of the filter paper; aromatic and very drinkable, filter coffee is very useful for office meetings, hotel breakfast and conferencing.
Commercial filter coffee machines or ‘brewers’ or ‘pour-overs’ start at the rugged Caffia CX-2 machine with 2 glass jugs and go up to the monster Bravilor B40 with twin 40 litre urns; these latter are known as bulk-brewers – for obvious reasons – and the sheer speed of brew means achieving a delicate and flavoursome brew is quite challenging with these machines.
Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines
The bean to cup is becoming one of the most popular office coffee machines and they are automatic robotic coffee shops. With a bean-to-cup you have either FRESH MILK or POWDER MILK integrated into the machine as well as fresh coffee beans.
From this combination these machines produce a full range of drinks at the touch of a button like espresso, americano (a diluted espresso), caffe latte, cappuccino and in some cases flat white, mocha (includes chocolate as well as coffee and milk) and espresso macchiato. The automation in bean-to-cup machines is extremely useful in offering a consistent drink and with zero skill on behalf of your staff or in an office or self-service situation maybe by you yourself.
A bean-to-cup using fresh milk does produce a better quality drink and the latest generation like the Jura Giga series (above) and Franke A600 are also easier to clean than previously. There are situations where a bean to cup with powder milk and often with hot chocolate powder as well offers a neat ‘vending’ type option that is ideal for offices or showrooms – like the Necta Koro Max Prime for example.
The Jura Giga X8 Bean To Cup Machine is increasingly popular in offices – please see our video here:
It should be noted that in recent years on the one hand, powder milk for touch button bean to cup machines has hugely improved, it is often 100% pure skimmed milk in agglomerated form and on the other hand, the myth that powder milk bean to cups are a lot easier to clean than fresh milk bean to cups is not really credible and often masks an attempt to merely gain your powdered milk sales.
The purchase prices on our range of bean-to-cup machines goes from £1250.00 to £15,000+ – there is a wide range and something for every site situation, volume and quality requirement. Have a look on our corporate website or call us to discuss on 01324 617618 or 0203 096 7233
Instant Coffee Machines
These are office coffee machines that use instant ingredients like freeze-dried instant coffee, cappuccino topping powder (around 70% milk) and powder hot chocolate.
Instant coffee machines are often called ‘dispensers’; they are compact machines which is generally plumbed to the mains water supply – the principle benefit is very high speed dispense or a very hot beverage (all powder, no fresh milk to cool the drink, or to go off either), low cost machines and low cost drinks in high volumes.
In a factory or office with a short coffee break these machines can be a real queue buster without breaking the bank but the fact is that generally people are more and more seeking better quality coffee such as a bean-to-cup machine would give. With instant coffee machines, the machine cost is generally lower than espresso machines or bean to cup in some ways with less to go wrong as well. See here for more information.
We hope this advice about office coffee machines has been a help with deciding on an office coffee machine, Caffia Coffee Group is a friendly family run coffee company and would be glad to discuss your needs. Our principle sales contacts are Ben Hardwick and Russell Hardwick
Our Coffees For Office Coffee Machines
Caffia Coffee Group stock a range of 16 different fresh coffees in both filter coffee ground form and espresso coffee beans in 1 kilo valve packs; there are Fairtrade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance coffees to choose from as well as a good range of quality teabags, hot chocolate, sugars, biscuits, crockery and coffee flasks.
We have 2 coffee machine showrooms – one at our Falkirk head office in central Scotland and one in central London; these are very useful for viewing equipment and trying coffees.
Caffia Coffee Group
Tel: 01324 617618 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caffia Coffee Group
Design Hub Clerkenwell
47 Gee Street
Tel: 0203 096 7233 | Email: email@example.com
Specialist suppliers of office coffee machines and commercial bean to cup coffee machines for offices.