Hôtel Chocolat: Reasons to Modernize Your Office Coffee Machine


Keep your team energized and happy with a premium desktop coffee machine

From mid-morning breaks to feeding those long planning meetings, coffee is a staple in office culture. Although it may seem a bit of a luxury, did you know that investing in good coffee could actually benefit the workplace? Here are some great reasons to upgrade your office coffee maker and treat your employees to delicious drinks.


How can a great office coffee machine improve the workplace?

If you’re lucky enough to work in an office with a kitchen or a coffee maker, you’ll know that employees and coworkers love the ability to brew a quick brew.

But maybe your colleagues have become a little disappointed with the options available. Instant coffee can be quick and convenient, but it often doesn’t have the luxurious satisfaction of a barista-grade cup. Those in a coworking space or shared office environment may also be fed up with queuing for the kettle.

Having a dedicated coffee machine, just for your business, can help keep employees happy and even increase productivity. You might already have a filter coffee maker for your team, but you’ve noticed that a lot of coffee is going to be wasted.

Here are some reasons to invest in a truly spectacular desktop coffee machine.

Coffee is a great benefit at work

Who doesn’t like having the opportunity to have a good cup of coffee? Especially when it comes to business. Potential employees will definitely be impressed if you provide them with free coffee. After all, lattes, mokas, and coffee Americanos add up quickly. Thus, access to coffee in the workplace may well tip the balance when it comes to interviewees who accept a job offer.

Does this mean that it is costly for companies to supply? In fact, buying coffee beans or pods in bulk can be very affordable. Even though it seems like an additional cost, it can be worth it in the long run.

But it’s not all about the money either. Bigger coffee packs reduce the amount of packaging, while a desktop coffee machine means fewer cups to go. Providing treats like coffee and snacks also shows that you care about the happiness and well-being of your employees. Plus, you can express your business values ​​by making sure you buy ethically sourced coffee.

Regular breaks can improve employee well-being

Having an office coffee machine is as much about the experience as it is about the drink itself. We all need time to reset and refuel. Long working days can be exhausting, and making sure your coworkers take regular breaks will help reduce the risk of burnout.

Chatting around the coffee machine provides an opportunity to bond in the workplace and can help your team support each other. Many people find it helpful to structure their day with shorter, more frequent breaks rather than a long lunch break. Installing a desktop coffee machine gives them the ability to stretch their legs, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Plus, coffee makes us happy! A rich, full-bodied cup can be an enjoyable experience, boosting happiness and motivation.


It can impress customers

Along with giving employees a delicious treat, having your own premium coffee machine can wow customers. Rather than taking them out for drinks or waiting in line in the common kettle area, you can make customer visits smooth and smooth by brewing quick barista-quality coffee from the comfort of your own office. It’s a quick and economical way to add a special touch to meetings. In addition, it shows that you have thought about the comfort of your customer.

Less off-site trips

Your workplace might be surrounded by coffee shops and cafes, however, all of that off-site commuting for a “quick” coffee can add up. Putting on coats, going to and from coffee, and standing in line at peak times can eat into the workday, leading to lower productivity. While it is good for employees to have regular breaks, they may find that offsite trips end up taking longer than expected. It becomes even more prevalent if your office doesn’t have convenient cafes around the corner.

And what about the weather? No matter how intense that craving for caffeine is, looking out the window and seeing the pouring rain can be overwhelming. An on-site coffee machine allows your team to enjoy a break and stay in the comfort of the building.

What Kind of Desktop Coffee Machine Should You Buy?

When it comes to choosing a great coffee machine for your office, there are several options available to you.

It’s worth considering the size of your team. A large coffee maker can be handy for small teams taking their coffee breaks together, as you can brew six to eight cups at a time. If your coworkers all like their coffee with black or a little milk, this is a good option.

Filter coffee

However, you might find that your team members all like to have coffee at different times. In this case, a coffee maker can become a waste. You might consider getting a drip filter machine. These tend to be very affordable. You can brew larger portions of coffee, and many have a ‘keep warm’ feature to keep the coffee hot for up to an hour. Again, a filter machine is really for those who like black coffee or a drop of milk.

Coffee beans machines

For a little more variety, you might want to consider a bean machine. At a higher price point (usually between £ 300 and £ 1,000), these offer a range of drinks, from espresso and Americanos to hot chocolate. They have a built-in grinder, so you can add coffee beans into the hopper and enjoy fresh coffee at the touch of a button. They are ideal for latte and cappuccino drinkers as they have a built-in milk frother. However, some people find that these machines can burn espresso.

The downside of a bean machine is maintenance. You will need to clean the machine daily and descale it regularly.


Coffee pod machine

A pod machine is ideal for teams who drink coffee at different times. Each coffee pod contains the perfect serving of freshly ground coffee for a single serving. These coffee machines are ideal for coffee connoisseurs who appreciate a robust and balanced espresso or Americano. All you have to do is pop the pod into the chamber, press the button, and watch the machine brew the perfect coffee.

Coffee pod machines usually produce espresso or Americano. However, you can also make barista-quality lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos by pairing them with a milk frother or our revolutionary Velvetiser. The velvety heats and mixes milk into an irresistible cloud-like texture in just 2.5 minutes. Adding one of these smart gadgets to your desk will give the team a bit of opulence. In addition, it is perfect for creating decadent hot chocolates if you don’t drink coffee.

The Podster

If you are looking for a great new desktop coffee machine, the Podster just might be the perfect choice. Imagined by Hotel Chocolat, designed by Dualit, the Podster is a new stylish pod machine for your home or office. Compatible with any of our five Rabot Estate coffee blends (or full-size Nespresso® pods), it delivers a dose of coffee-grade caffeine and depth of flavor that connoisseurs expect.

It is a stylish and impressive addition to any office. In addition, each is accompanied by a Podcycler. This eco-friendly innovation squeezes used pods, removing coffee grounds from the capsules and allowing effortless recycling.

Improve your coffee game at work with a desktop coffee machine that the whole team will love.


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