A coffee capsule machine at work gives you access to consistently good espresso coffee to fuel employees, and will help you save money and save time.
Every morning the queues run out the doors of cafés across Australia. As our passion and our palate for rich coffee grows we are shifting away from the traditionally popular instant coffees for freshly brewed concoctions. Even during the work day we’ll head out for a cuppa for ourselves or for our visitors, wasting precious time from our already busy schedule and spending in excess of $3 just for a regular size cup. Instead, for a very small outlay, our workplace could supply a coffee capsule machine, providing us with the lifeblood we need to function, keeping staff in the office, and impressing visitors with an inexpensive quality coffee.
Instant vs Fresh Coffee
While the convenience of instant coffee makes it a popular choice (it currently enjoys a market-share of about 75% in Australia), we all know that it isn’t quite the same as a freshly brewed cup, and certainly doesn’t pack the same caffeine punch. Instant coffee is a reconstitution of already brewed coffee. To make it, the beans are roasted, ground and brewed similarly to a fresh coffee. The water is then removed by either freeze-drying or spray drying, creating the powder or granules we’ve all come to recognise. Simply add hot water to reconstitute and you’ve got a quick cup of coffee. If you store it in a cool, dry place, instant coffee can live in the kitchen for extended stints without going bad, making it a handy option for the workplace.
Clearly instant coffee is a winner in the convenience stakes. But if convenience is what you’re seeking you can still enjoy a freshly brewed coffee at work thanks to the innovation of coffee capsule machines. Capsule machines work by popping a precision measured, pre-packed capsule of ground coffee into the machine along with some water into its tank. Then with one push of a button the water is heated to the perfect temperature and pumped through the capsule to release the flavour in a no-mess, no-fuss way. Machines can even come equipped with a milk frother/steamer to make your own cappuccino or flat white.
Any coffee connoisseur knows that you need freshly ground beans to make a quality fresh brew. Once ground, coffee starts to go stale and loses its flavour and intensity, especially when exposed to the oxidising effects of air. Of course, if stored properly in an airtight container, your ground coffee will stay fresh for longer. Coffee capsules do exactly this. The pre-measured single scoops are individually packaged in airtight capsules, sealing in the freshness. Each time you use one you’re not exposing the rest of your coffee to the elements, ensuring longer-lasting freshness and consistent results.
The name synonymous with capsule coffee around the world is Nespresso®. The pioneers of capsule or pod coffee and the compact machines that allow anyone to create barista-quality espresso sparked a worldwide trend that has seen capsule coffee machines become the bulk of espresso machines sold in Australia. When choosing a machine for the workplace, you need something that is compatible with the original, like Australia’s Smart Coffee capsule machine, to access the broadest variety of flavours and strengths with the highest quality. A compatible machine will also ensure that you always have access to your favourite flavours unlike non-compatible machines and capsules that may be discontinued.
A coffee capsule machine offers an affordable alternative to barista made coffee with a low price tag of about 60 cents per cup. The machines are also supremely more economical than traditional espresso machines or filter systems. Add in the time saved by staff no longer heading out the door to queue up at a café and the savings compound.
By offering a convenient and cost-effective single-serve coffee that rivals the local café, workplaces can satisfy the needs of their staff and save them money. In a country powered by more than 3 million capsules a day, it’s time to add a coffee capsule machine to the other business machines you need for success.