So, you want a new coffee machine for your small office. Your team love a great coffee but don’t want to pay high street prices. You’re a bit annoyed at the time it takes your team to stand in a queue at your local high street chain. You like to encourage people to take a bit of time away from their desks to connect and collaborate, and you know great coffee can facilitate this – so it’s time to bring it inhouse.
The team all want a coffee machine and everyone’s first thought is to go for to a Nespresso machine… well we’re totally pro bean-to-cup machines at Harries Coffee and we’ve never been a fan of the pod machines (although the lovely colours of the pods are a bit of a draw!) … so we thought that an insight into the differences might help inform your decision…
- As mentioned above, Nespresso is a well-known brand and is seen by many as the only way to get a “real” coffee quickly… it isn’t! Jura, the Swiss Bean-to-Cup experts, have been making appliances since the 1930s, and have been the brand leader in bean to cup machines since the 80s – and now it’s all that they do!
- Nespresso is designed and built for the domestic market… Jura do both domestic and commercial machines – in an office, build quality and speed are priorities – both of which Jura trump Nespresso at.
- Commercial bean-to-cup machines are built for speed of use and for being ready immediately for the next cuppa!
- Nespresso pods might give you a variety of coffees but they are not freshly ground – only a bean to cup machine will grind the coffee beans for each cup – freshly – just as you make it!
- A bean-to-cup machine can create the full range of your coffee shop favourites, so everyone can be fussy! They do all the different styles of milk frothing, no experience required!
- No matter that some pods can be recycled, most of them aren’t and every time you use a pod machine, it creates a huge environmental paw print!
- Domestic grade Nespresso machines seldom create a cuppa that is the correct temperature!
- You can alter the strength of your coffee as your bean-to-cup machine is making it, thus creating a coffee that suits your tastes every time!
- Roger Federer is our brand ambassador!
- And finally – you can use the waste coffee grounds from your bean-to-cup machine to feed your roses and your veg patch!!
So – what are the cost differences……
Admittedly, a bean-to-cup machine is more expensive to buy than a Nespresso machine. But, if any of the above issues are important to you, then you need to consider them together with the fact that if your team of 5 has 2 coffees a day, then you’ll spend £2 more on your pod coffee every day…. That’s around £500 extra a year! Suddenly that bean-to-cup machine isn’t quite so expensive! And you get all those other benefits too!
If this resonates with you, do not hesitate to contact us for a tasting via phone on: 07715 003 552, or visit our website at: http://www.harries-coffee.com/