What's the best coffee machine for your office we hear you shout?
It's a tricky decision with so many options out there and one you need to get right, otherwise it could be an expensive disaster. The main choice's are between bean-to-cup or filter coffee machines.
We've narrowed it down to our top 5 favourite machines. We've looked at price, reliability, quality and volume.
1) WMF 1500S+ Commercial Bean To Cup Coffee Machine
This puppy is easily capable of producing 180-200 cups daily. Volume is no issue with this machine.
It produces a far superior quality coffee than many other machines on the market We can vouch for this as we have one for our coffee bar.
Looked after and this machine will go on and on. It also has an easy cleaning function so you will not spend ages at the end of the office day maintaining it.
The only downside, this machine comes at a price. Leasing expect to pay from around £20 a week. To buy outright, price starts around £4300. It's a hefty price and really only for the larger offices. You have a self serve payment option along with milk fridge, extra grinders and hot chocolate, not forgetting a hot water spout.
The 1500 S+ is a versatile machine, with modular components, excelling in a multitude of environments from hotels to corporate office blocks.
Dynamic Coffee Assist
Plug&Clean fully automated cleaning system
10″ touch display, individual menu’s and instructed cleaning
Full service functions
Data backup via usb
2) WMF 1100S Commercial Bean To Cup Coffee Machine
The smaller brother to the WMF1500S+ but still pacts a punch.
The 1100 S coffee machine serves coffee using gastro approved professional technology via it’s nifty touch screen interface. Often referred to as the "office all star" it has a recommended daily output of 80 cups.
Amazing technology comes hand in hand with amazing levels of taste thanks to a wide range of colour choices available for the 1100 S. Choose from five different eye catching colours to excite your environment.
The WMF 1100 S has a vast hot beverage variety including all of the favourites and can supply hot chocolate on demand
Perfect for shops, offices and small business use looking for a commercial coffee machine. Despite the 1100’s compact size, this machine can completely match it’s larger brothers in terms of features and quality coffee delivery.
Central hot water outlet is designed to be perfect in making tea drinks
Two integrated LED’s
Illuminated dispensing captures beverages in the perfect light
Optional chocolate hopper
Fresh milk delivery via Basic Milk System
Mains or hands fed water supply
3) Jura WE8 Commercial Bean To Cup Coffee Machine
Amazing machine for the smaller office - recommenced output around 30 coffees a day.
Lease from £9 per week or buy for around £1400.
The One-Touch function creates trend specialities like latte macchiato, flat white or cappuccino very simply at the touch of a button.
Buttons on the front of the machine and a modern TFT display make operation incredibly simple even for inexperienced users. The clean, linear design, accentuated by sections in the elegant Chrome, make the WE8 the highlight in any kitchen.
A water tank with a 3L holding capacity, a bean container for 500 g of coffee beans and a coffee grounds container with a capacity of 25 portions make the elegant professional coffee machine the ideal solution for locations where around 30 speciality coffees are consumed per day. Innovative technologies revolutionise the enjoyment of coffee.
Dimensions 419(H) x 295(W) x 444(D)mm
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labour
Recommended maximum daily output 30 cups
Manual fill and plug-in power – no plumbing or installation required
16 drink specialities including espresso, latte and capppuccino
TUV certified hygiene certification
Innovative Pulse Extraction Process (PEP) optimises extraction time and quality
4) Franke A400 Commercial Bean To Cup Coffee Machine
Franke A400 is a super smart coffee machine which utilises advancements in touch screen technology, so that drink adjustments are easily done on the fly. This brings huge advantages to service personnel who can serve a variety of drink sizes quickly and easily.
With a recommended daily output of 100 cups, it's an office big boy, but comes at a price. Lease from around £35 a week and buy from £4500.
The Franke A400 has been designed from the ground up to serve with ease, complying with everything a quick service environment or office could need. Hygiene is a top priority for most and the A400 excels here boasting an advanced cleaning system that minimises workload running through it’s entire clean without any additional input and then automatically switching to standby mode once complete.
Hose-free docking system for the milk container
Integrated sensor for measurements
Integrated cleaning cartridge
Conforms to HACCP
Easy clean system
The Franke A400 FoamMaster edition can deliver perfect milk with consistency and texture even the best barista would be proud of and a 5 litre milk container has everything you need to deliver time and time again. If this is not enough for you there is always the optional 12 litre fridge to keep you serving milk based coffee specialities all day long.
5) Bravilor Bonamat Mondo Filter Coffee Machine
Finally a filter coffee machine!
Capable of brewing a jug of coffee in 5 minutes and up to 18L of coffee in an hour, this commercial filter coffee machine is fantastic value for money. Though very simple and straightforward, the Bravilor Bonamat Mondo offers a lot more than it really has to considering its price, and it also has a number of optional features that can be added upon demand. These additional extras include a stainless steel filter pan for brewing tea and a cup heater for keeping cups warm.
Lease from around £2 per week or buy from £300. Recommend for 100 cups daily. Filter machines are definitely the cheaper alternative than bean to cup however you can't produce the coffee shop favourites.
The Bravilor Bonamat Mondo filter coffee machine offers a practical yet low-cost hot drink solution for offices, communal workspaces, and other professional environments. Designed with a sleek, modern aesthetic, the Bravilor Bonamat Mondo is a tank-fed coffee machine that incorporates many helpful features. These features include – but are in no way limited to – a water-level indicator that warns when the machine’s reservoir is running low and needs topping up, a signal that lets users know when their coffee is ready, and a warning light that comes on when descaling is required.
Built for efficiency and reliability, Mondo filter coffee machine has one brewing system and two hot plates so that there can always be a consistent supply of hot freshly brewed coffee. All users have to do is swap the jugs around when one becomes empty, and fill it up while the other still has some left. Best of all, because this filter coffee machine doesn’t have to be plumbed into the water mains, the Bravilor Bonamat Mondo can be placed absolutely anywhere its owners want it to be. Great cheaper alternative.