In recent years we have all become a lot more educated in what makes a good cup of coffee. In Ireland, sales of fresh coffee are on an upward spiral, with sales increasing year on year, while there’s been a noticeable decline in the sales of instant coffee.
According to the Irish Food Board, there has also been continuing growth in the popularity of coffee. A survey from 2016 revealed that 75% of Irish consumers said they drink coffee, and 70% stated that they drink more than one cup per day.
This love of quality coffee is becoming apparent in Irish workplaces too. No longer are staff satisfied with a kettle and a jar of supermarket brand instant coffee. These days people expect something better.
The problem is that traditional espresso and filter machines are too messy and inconvenient for everyday use in the office or workplace. This is where the convenience afforded by a bean to cup coffee machine has changed the game.
It offers all the advantages of an espresso machine without any of the associated mess, maintenance, and the necessity of a barista to make it all happen!
Simplicity is one benefit bean to cup machines offer, but it is only one of a host of benefits:
Quality without inconvenience
As any barista will tell you, one of the secrets of a great cup of coffee is using freshly ground beans. From the moment a coffee bean is ground, it begins to lose its flavour. The aroma and rich taste locked into the bean begins to seep away as soon as it is ground.
Unfortunately, freshly ground coffee is normally inconvenient, time-consuming, messy, and requires expensive coffee grinders.
Not so with a bean-to-cup coffee machine. These engineering marvels grind the beans on demand. Simply press a button to select your preferred drink, and in under 30 seconds, a beautifully brewed cup of coffee made with freshly ground beans is ready for drinking!
Sheer Simplicity, Sleekly Designed
Pod machines are commonly used in the workplace because they are seen as the simplest way of producing “reasonable quality” coffee. But bean-to-cup machines are even simpler to operate, and the quality of the coffee they produce is far superior.
Most models offer touchscreen control to simplify the selection process, and with no pods to load and no trays overflowing with discarded pods, the operation couldn’t be simpler.
They also look fantastic in any environment, sleek and simple lines, with a small footprint means they are suitable for any workplace.
There is little doubt that what was once seen as a looming climate crisis is now well and truly upon us. We all have to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint and the amount of waste we produce.
It is a staggering statistic that worldwide 39,000 coffee pods are manufactured each minute – 24 hrs a day. Of these, 29,000 are destined to end up in landfill sites; that’s nearly 42 million per day.
Bean-to-cup machines use no pods, no paper filters and can be filled with organically grown coffee beans for true sustainability. When it comes to the environment, every little change we can make is going to pay dividends.
You may have to pay a little more upfront to purchase your bean-to-cup coffee machine, but compare the cost of a bag of quality coffee beans to the cost of a pack of coffee pods or ground coffee, and the savings are plain to see.
Providing your staff with high-quality coffee also boosts productivity, which makes it even more cost-effective. Coffee has been proven to improve cognitive function and memory, functions that are associated with improved performance in the workplace.
Easy to Maintain
Jura coffee machines are engineered to be simple to clean and maintain. Most of the time, this simply involves rinsing out the milk container daily. They also feature simple self-cleaning cycles that minimise the amount of manual cleaning required.
Coffee Source – Specialists in Jura Bean-to-cup Coffee Machines
There are huge benefits to providing your staff with the quality of coffee that only a bean-to-cup coffee machine can provide. From convenience to improved staff morale to providing that mid-morning caffeine boost, bean-to-cup coffee machines increase productivity and cuts costs at the same time.
Here at Coffee Source, we stock a wide range of Jura Office bean-to-cup coffee machines. Our team of friendly staff is always on hand to offer advice on which machine is best to suit your needs.
Why not give us a call and bring barista-quality coffee into the heart of your workplace.