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From the first energy boosting sip of coffee, to the mid-afternoon pick-me-up with colleagues, hot drinks have become a fundamental part of office culture. We know that caffeine keeps us alert. But, more than that, it’s an ingredient for creative spark, social opportunities and stress relief. For most of us, it’s crucial to the working day. And with advancements in office vending, a kettle no longer cuts it.
Now, it’s easier than ever to install a hot drinks vending machine in the heart of your workplace. And here’s why you should!
Boosted Energy Levels & Productivity
When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing on your mind?
Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant; present in both tea and coffee, it increases the circulation of cortisol and adrenaline to make us feel alert. This increased circulation of adrenaline also helps us to be more productive, particularly when a caffeine boost is topped up throughout the day.
Whether you’ve had a rough night’s sleep, need to meet a deadline or have a list of priorities the length of your arm, caffeine is the answer.
The key to innovative thinking and inspiration, caffeine stimulates the brain. When we’re alert, we’re likely to think outside-of-the-box. And in group environments, it can drive our focus to the key task at hand.
A Plethora Of Health Benefits
The health benefits of both coffee and tea have been studied for years. Tea, for example, can boost our immune system and fight off inflammation. While some brews, such as mint and fruit teas, provide more health advantages than others, the evidence is clear; a regular cup can have a lasting impact on our wellness.
Likewise, coffee can be beneficial to our health. It’s packed with a tonne of antioxidants, which contribute to healthy cell rejuvenation, can reduce pain in desk workers who experience posture issues and can increase our metabolic rate.
But, be careful! The sugary syrup we add to our tea and coffee can result in cavities, weight gain or even diabetes. If you’re enjoying a cup, try to avoid the sweeteners.
A Social Drink
Both tea and coffee are social drinks. They welcome new clients, can help to break down awkward social barriers and encourage new employees to socialise with their peers. With the right vending solution, they can even create a common space to mingle at work.
Perhaps the most important benefit of hot drinks in the workplace is boosted employee morale. Commercial vending solutions save time when it comes to making a brew. But, more than that, they can make our colleagues feel cared for and catered to.
In the workplace, our employees’ welfare should be at the forefront of our minds. It might seem like a small gesture, but investing in barista-style hot drinks is an investment in our colleagues’ health, wellbeing and the wider office environment.
(Image via Franke)
So, What Is The Best Vending Machine For My Workplace?
At Oasis Coffee & Vending, we’re somewhat connoisseurs. With 48 years of experience in the commercial coffee industry, we’ve already put together a step-by-step guide to help you find the best vending solution for your workplace. But, in short, it comes down to a few key factors;
Our Recommendation; Bean To Cup
Franke A100; for precise grinding, a unique programmable milk foam system and steam guarantee maximum output. Best for medium sized offices.
Our Recommendation; Filter Coffee
Moccaking Filter; for adjustable hot plates and locked-in technology. Best for medium sized offices.
Our Recommendation; Espresso Coffee
La Giusta Gaggia; for a customisable touch screen display, energy saver and maximum reliability. Best for medium to large sized offices.
Our Recommendation; Water Cooler
Borg & Overstrom B3 Water Cooler; for a direct chill cooling system, built-in cup dispenser and 30 L/hr of chilled and ambient filtered water.
Our Recommendation; Coffee Beans
Bambuco Coffee Beans; a blend of Colombia and Brazil, Bambuco Coffee Beans are smooth, intense and nutty. With a hint of chocolate, they’re perfect for the colder months.
Our Recommendation; Touch Free Technology
A new health and safety measure that can be added to existing coffee machines, touch free technology allows the user to obtain products via distance selection or an app. This is vital in keeping our colleagues safe against viruses.