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Bean to cup coffee machines; there better choice


If you speak to any self-confessed “coffee connoisseur” they will exclaim the virtues of bean to cup coffee machines to produce true barista style, coffee shop quality hot drinks. Many businesses will install a bean to cup coffee machine into their offices, believing they enhance the corporate image. However this is a fallacy! Find out the reality of bean to cup coffee.

 1 – “Bean to Cup produces the freshest quality coffee”

Reality – Coffee beans begin to go stale after just 3 days! Therefore if you fill up your bean hopper on Monday morning and don’t drink it all before Wednesday, your coffee will lose its freshness and subsequent drinks will taste bitter. Coffee beans themselves can also vary in quality reducing the consistency of the taste of coffee produced.

 2 – “Bean to Cup is the only way to get an authentic espresso and coffee shop style specialty drinks.”

Reality – True espresso needs to have water passed through the ground coffee at 9 bar pressure – this is what creates the crema. Most bean to cup coffee machines do not use 9 bar pressure, instead the water is drip fed through the coffee in much the same way a filter coffee machine does.

Most bean to cup machines are only able to use 2 types of beans max; therefore not offering a complete range to cover individual taste preferences. Even though they may use fresh milk to make Cappuccinos and other specialty drinks most don’t offer Tea and Chocolate

 3 – “Bean to Cup Coffee Machines are a stylish and cost effective addition to our office?”

Bean to cup machines are noisy due to many of moving parts inside including bean hopper, grinder, brewer etc.  The more moving parts a machine has the more chance there is of something going wrong. The average bean to cup machine breaks down 4 times a year. This unreliability increases the cost of service cover per machine and leaves your staff without drinks.

The number of service calls has a direct relationship to the overall maintenance of the machine. The moving parts within a bean to cup machine all require a weekly deep clean to remove the buildup of coffee grounds and residue. A leased machine should have the deep clean treatment incorporated into the rental costs as general maintenance. If not this cost is usually recouped through a lack of quality service and subsequent machine failures and service callouts.

Why not check your machine? Run a rinse cycle and the water should come out crystal clear! If not that water is going into your drinks!

Of course there will always be those who wish to have a bean to cup machine despite the realities and practicalities. However it is now possible to get the range and quality of coffee shop drinks, using freshly ground ingredients, from the Flavia Creation coffee machine designed for commercial environments.

Before investing in a coffee machine for your office, it’s worthwhile to have demonstration and even taste the great tasting drinks from the Flavia machine, find out how they compare to bean to cup?

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