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Are you looking for the best coffee machines for small and home offices? Then read on to discover the top options for your business.

Whether you’re running your own business with just a few employees or whether you’re working from home, if you’re looking for the best solution to make sure you can get your caffeine fix whenever you and your workers need it most, you’re going to need to invest in a coffee machine. However, it can be difficult to choose a model that suits your specific needs.

After all, you don’t need a large commercial coffee machine that is designed to cater to the requirements of a major corporation or office block! A smaller machine that can still produce a delicious, steaming cup of Java is what you’re looking for, and we’ve got the ideal answer to your problem – a prosumer coffee machine!

What Is A Prosumer Machine?

If you’ve never heard of a prosumer coffee machine you certainly aren’t alone. These machines are designed for a specific purpose – to provide higher volumes of truly impressive coffee on a scale that is one step up from a domestic home coffee machine.

When you need a coffee machine that’s long-lasting and reliable, you’ll find one of these models ticks all your boxes. This makes them the ideal choice for anyone running a small or home office. When you need to make amazing coffee to impress your clients and satisfy your workforce, but you don’t need a fully-automatic, large-scale commercial machine, a prosumer model is precisely what you’ve been searching for.

What Type Of Prosumer Machine?

So, you’ve determined that a prosumer model is exactly what you’ve been looking for as a coffee-making solution for your office. The next decision is what type of prosumer machine to invest in. There is no shortage of options here, so let’s look at some of the pros and cons of each one.

You can choose between:

  • Traditional espresso machines
  • Bean-to-cup machines
  • Filter coffee machines
  • Capsule machines

Each one of these comes in different brands and styles, so doing your research is key.

Traditional Espresso Machines – The Pros And Cons

Do you like your coffee the traditional way – strong, simple and delicious? Then a traditional espresso machine could be just right for you. Designed to give you a perfect shot of caffeine every time, a prosumer espresso machine will produce cup after cup of wonderful, rich coffee with the perfect crema while the integrated milk frother will enable you to whip up a cappuccino, or flat white at a moment’s notice. The advantage of these machines is that you can make traditional, strong coffee that will knock your socks off. But on the downside, there’s some skill to master when it comes to getting each cup right the first time. It can be a challenge to get those barista skills perfected. Also, although they’re relatively simple to clean, some maintenance is required to keep them in good, hygienic working order.

Bean-To-Cup Machines – The Pros And Cons

If your idea of the ideal cup of the dark stuff is one that involves zero effort on your behalf, a bean to cup machine could be right up your street. The integrated grinder allows you to add your beans directly into the machine itself and at the press of a button, it’ll do all the hard work for you, freshly grinding the beans and turning them into a wonderfully frothy cappuccino or delightfully strong espresso in minutes.

Some of these machines are capable of producing all your favourite drinks, even complex ones like latte macchiatos, while thanks to their surprisingly quiet grinding process they won’t disturb everyone in the office. These machines do require some cleaning and that means ongoing maintenance is imperative. But with easy to follow instructions and the right cleaning tablets you won’t find it too onerous.

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Filter Coffee Machines – The Pros And Cons

Chances are, if you were in the workplace a couple of decades ago, a filter coffee machine would have been the standard. While they may seem old-fashioned, rest assured that the latest models are far from old hat. You’re sure to be impressed by the pure coffee tastes that these modern machines can produce thanks to cutting-edge technology that has been integrated into their designs. If you like to come back again and again for a refill, or if you need to make coffee for several people simultaneously, for example for the morning meeting, a filter machine is just what you’re looking for. On the downside, though, you’re stuck with just traditional coffee – black or with milk – there’s no fancy lattes or macchiatos here. That said, filter coffee machines provide an easy way to really explore the variety of coffee beans available and the myriad of flavours they offer. To enjoy your filter coffee at its best, consider grinding beans for every brew, and absolutely no stewing. Make less coffee, more frequently.

Capsule Machines – The Pros And Cons

Do you love your coffee but hate the hassle of cleaning and maintaining your machine? Then a capsule machine is sure to fit the bill. Designed for simplicity, hygiene and low-maintenance, these convenient, slimline machines can make an enormous variety of different types of coffee all at the touch of a button.

Just load up the capsule, make sure there’s water in the reservoir and you’re good to go. Even better, opt for our biodegradable capsules and there’ll be absolutely no excess waste. On the downside, though, you can only make one cup of coffee at a time – not ideal if there’s a few of you in the office all needing caffeine at the same moment!

Choosing The Best Brands

Whichever type of coffee machine will suit your micro-office or home office needs best, we can help you with all your requirements here at Roast & Ground Direct. We offer top makes and models such as the Fracino Piccino, Classico or Cherub, the Melitta Purista Series 300 or Barista TS Smart, the Melitta Aromafresh or Aroma Signature, or the SGL Flexy, all designed to make getting your daily coffee a pleasure and not a chore.

Perhaps you need a coffee machine designed for a larger office? A coffee-making solution for 50 or more cups daily? Then visit us at Roast & Ground to learn more about our range of commercial coffee machines for larger businesses.