Office Coffee Makers
Some Office Coffee Makers to Consider:
Bunn Pourover Coffee Brewers: 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 Brewers: these have warmers and connect to a waterline. Available with 1 to 6 warmers. Some also have a pourover feature
Bunn Airpot Coffee Brewers: 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 Brewers: 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 Brewers: all Fetco brewers brew into thermal servers. Fetco has sizes from .5 to 6 gallon brewers, with single and dual available.
Curtis Pourover Coffee Brewers: available with 1 to 3 warmers
Curtis Automatic Coffee Brewers: available with 1 to 6 warmers. All feature Curtis G3 technology
Curtis Airpot and Thermal Brewers: Curtis has airpot and thermal brewers in pourover or automatic
Curtis ThermoPro Carafe Brewers: available in premium and economy, regular and decaf
Newco OCS Carafe Brewers: Newco actually makes many kinds of office coffee makers, but the OCS are great brewers for home or small offices
Grindmaster Pourover Coffee Makers: Grindmaster makes pourover brewers that brew into coffee pots or airpots
Grindmaster Automatic Coffee Brewers: available with 1 to 4 warmers; single or dual
Grindmaster Grindn Brew® Coffee Systems: these office coffee makers can grind and brew the coffee
What would an office be without a great office coffee maker? A great cup of coffee in a staple of the American work force - it gets us going in the mornings, it is a token of hospitality, it a something to chat over, discuss a deal over, hash out a plan over, celebrate a victory over. What would a business meeting be without a cup of coffee?
The first commercial coffee makers were made for offices. They were sturdy, commercial-grade machines that made lots of coffee and made it hot. Coffee services were formed to supply coffee makers and coffee to offices. Today, many offices are getting away from coffee services and opting to buy and own their own, higher-end commercial-grade coffee makers.
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 maker:
Do you have a waterline hook-up available
How much coffee do you need to brew in a day
If you want to buy a dual brewer, do you have 220V electric available
Do you want to brew into coffee pots that sit on a warmer, or do you want to brew into some type of thermal container, which can be carried to a meeting room
Do you want switch controls or touchpad controls