Office Coffee Machines
Some Office Coffee Machines to Consider:
Bunn Pourover Coffee Machines: commercial grade brewers with warmers and a pourover feature. These are less-expensive than the models that connect to a waterline. Available with 1 to 3 warmers
Bunn Automatic Coffee Machines: these have warmers and connect to a waterline. Available with 1 to 6 warmers. Some also have a pourover feature
Bunn Airpot Coffee Machines: these brew directly into airpots so that the coffee does not sit on a heated warmer and continue to cook. Available in pourover and automatic; single and dual
Bunn Thermal Coffee Machines: these brew directly into either thermal carafes or thermal servers so that the coffee does not sit on a heated warmer and continue to cook. Available in pourover and automatic; single and dual
Fetco Extractor Coffee Machines: all Fetco brewers brew into thermal servers. Fetco has sizes from .5 to 6 gallon brewers, with single and dual available.
Curtis Pourover Coffee Machines: available with 1 to 3 warmers
Curtis Automatic Coffee Machines: available with 1 to 6 warmers. All feature Curtis G3 technology
Curtis Airpot and Thermal Machines: Curtis has airpot and thermal brewers in pourover or automatic
Curtis ThermoPro Carafe Machines: available in premium and economy, regular and decaf
Newco OCS Carafe Machines: Newco actually makes many kinds of office coffee makers, but the OCS are great brewers for home or small offices
Grindmaster Pourover Coffee Machines: Grindmaster makes pourover brewers that brew into coffee pots or airpots
Grindmaster Automatic Coffee Machines: available with 1 to 4 warmers; single or dual
Grindmaster Grindn Brew® Coffee Machines: these office coffee makers can grind and brew the coffee
What would an office be without a great office coffee machine? Coffee is the drink for getting business done. It wakes us up in the morning and gives us the extra energy we need to get through the afternoon. Work get done with coffee. Deals get done with coffee. Coffee is overlooked in many offices, but bad or no coffee makes for a bad work environment.
Maybe coffee is for closers, but coffee is for every step of the process, as well. Ideas get hatched over coffee, alliances and friendships are formed over coffee. Plans are brainstorming are fueled by coffee. Problems are hashed out over coffee. Good deals are celebrated over coffee.
These days, the coffee must be good. Hot is not good enough. With a Starbucks on every corner, people have come to expect good coffee. Good coffee requires a good office coffee machine. If you don't have good coffee, you competitor may.
The choices available have increased significantly in the last few years. With the advent recently of thermal servers and airpots that can keep the coffee hot a long time, many offices are trending toward purchasing airpot brewer, thermal carafe brewers and thermal server brewers. These brewers can often be the same brewers that are found in high-end coffee shops. They come with computerized touch-pad controls that can tweet many aspects of the brewing process, such as temperature, volume, pre-infusion and water pressure controls.
On the other hand, many offices still like the old easy-to-operate, push-button brewers that have warmers for the coffee pots.
Some things to consider when purchasing an office coffee machine:
Pourover or Automatic (hooks up to a waterline)
110V or 220V - more power means more coffee
Do you want to brew into a traditional coffee pot that sits on warmers, or an airpot, thermal carafe or thermal server
Switch controls or touchpad controls