What is the best coffee machine for my business? Above all: what is the best coffee machine for my company that has an eye towards design?
As the owner or contact person of a company, you know very well that the coffee break is one of the most appreciated moments by those who work in the office.
They are 10 crucial minutes to take a breath, interact with co-workers, and re-energize before returning to your duties.
One of the elements that makes a mid-morning break more pleasant is the taste of freshly brewed coffee.
Therefore, looking for the best coffee machine for your company can only be an attention to the people who work with you.
Creating a relaxing, visually pleasing, and liveable work environment for your staff can only boost productivity, which will benefit everyone.
What features should an espresso coffee machine have for your office?
The coffee break alternatives are many, ranging from the traditional company coffee machine to pod or capsule coffee machines, as well as multifunction vending machines.
Given the large number of coffee machines on the market, selecting the most appropriate system might be difficult.
However, if you don’t want to be caught up in the uncertainty, concentrate on the following points:
- the design of your company;
- the space available;
- the style of the furnishings;
- the presence of the relaxation area;
- the quality of the coffee you want to obtain.
Although this last point may appear insignificant, it is important to consider how deeply coffee consumption is rooted in Italian culture.
Over 38 million people in Italy consume coffee or coffee-based drinks and a huge slice (more than 80%) consider it one of the most pleasant moments in life.
In this article, we’ll show you how to select the best espresso machine for your work environment.
Why not choose a coffee vending machine in the office
Entering the relaxation area and feeling the aroma of coffee in the air is already pleasant in itself. It makes you feel cuddled, distracts you from commitments for a few moments and refreshes your body and mind.
A nice cup of coffee becomes a simple way to exchange ideas, have a conversation with co-workers, or relax.
In addition to being a legal requirement sanctioned by the Court of Cassation, giving employees a few minutes of relaxation has various advantages:
- creates a closer bond between employees;
- improves collaboration in the office;
- relaxes tensions;
- it is an opportunity to move for a few moments and restore vitality to the body.
All aspects that give a further sprint to the company’s performance.
But consider what might happen if the espresso was of poor quality or had been watered down?
You’d have unhappy employees, and a long break would be required to send them to the nearest bar, fuelling employee dissatisfaction.
The flavour of coffee is one of the most debated topics in every company’s break room.
For employees, it is one of the most visible demonstrations of the company’s interest in them.
As a result, while selecting a coffee machine, you must consider the quality of the drinks as well as the design.
In big corporations, coffee vending machines are highly popular. While it is obvious that they are quick and require low maintenance, this does not guarantee that the drinks served are pleasant and of a high quality.
In general, drinks made using an automatic coffee machine are nothing like those made with a professional coffee machine.
However, this would be a minor issue.
Unfortunately, the coffee vending machines brews a watered-down coffee, devoid of any scent related to the coffee blend.
Furthermore, the machine is completely impersonal and creates a detachment between management and staff.
Is this what you want to convey to your employees?
Choose a coffee machine based on the design conceived by your company
The espresso machine you need for your business cannot be bought on an impulse.
As we’ve seen, the first consideration is a top-quality espresso, which is a critical component in satisfying your employees and demonstrating the importance of their job in the organization.
Choosing a high-quality coffee machine, however, does not imply sacrificing aesthetics, on the contrary!
Pontevecchio has been involved for years in the design and production of coffee machines with an attractive design and attention to detail.
Each item we sell is handcrafted from high-quality materials in an artisanal way. We have three different models and various many colour variations in the inventory that are easily adaptable to companies with a classic aesthetic as well as those with a more modern style.
Coffee machine for an industrial-style company
The Industrial style is a characterized by the use of ferrous materials, wood and copper that marches perfectly with vintage objects and essential lines.
It is a style intended for the creative departments of companies, used a lot in open spaces or commercial spaces.
We have many proposals based on the materials chosen.
A red coffee machine is one of the most suitable for an industrial-style company.
Starting from the colour, it is possible to opt for all three of our models: Export, Lusso 1 and Lusso 2.
An excellent alternative is the polished stainless-steel version, which is easy to clean and practical even for those who do not know how the lever coffee machine works.
Coffee machine for a Scandinavian-style office
Bright and rich of wood elements, Nordic-style businesses are simple and free of unnecessary accessories.
The concept is to create a huge open space, and each feature must be carefully considered because it will be visible.
A coffee area in a Scandinavian-style office cannot betray the essence of this style, remaining sober and essential.
The linear design of the Pontevecchio lever coffee machines blends perfectly with any style of décor.
In this case, you can preserve the light tones with the one-group or two-group Luxury model in white or choose the Export model in black and white.
Coffee machine for a company with a minimal style
Companies with a lot of shared spaces with clean and functional lines are good candidates for the more colourful variants of our lever machines, which come in white, black, red, and stainless steel.
In companies with a high number of collaborators in immediate contact, is recommended a machine that can prepare up to four coffees at once, such as the Lusso lever coffee machine with two groups.
Equipped with two brewing groups, this espresso machine is quick and easy to use.
It can be left on for an extended period of time without risk of breaking due to a lack of water or overheating.
In fact, the power supply stops automatically when the pressure is in optimal conditions.
It also includes a warning light that illuminates when the boiler is empty.
Coffee machine for a classic style office
A professional and sober attitude pervades a classic style office. The furnishing pieces are precious and stylish, and the lines are solid and authoritative.
The best lever coffee machine for an office with leather couches and wooden furnishings is the Export model in golden colour.
Warm colours and high-quality furnishings go well with the gilding treatment and wood finishes.
This variant is compact and can be used on a designated coffee surface or on a break room cart.
Coffee machine for a company with a modern style
Bright spaces, multiple workstations and essential furnishings are the elements that characterize modern-style offices.
Modern design is most commonly employed in technology firms and coworking spaces, where they aim to improve any type of workplace.
The furniture intended for modern-style offices is light, white, or grey, with lacquered finishes and simple lines.
In this case, we can indulge ourselves with different solutions.
If you have a few employees, the Export model in white, black, or red with black finishes is the best coffee machine for your business.
Instead, you can choose the Lusso model with one or two groups if you want a machine that is more suited to heavy use. They are both ideal for a modern design and come in a variety of colours.
Our coffee machines give you an advantage over competitors
Consider the following scenario: a customer comes in, accepts your invitation to have a coffee, and you finish up talking in the corridor in front of the drinks vending machine.
What impression can the customer have of you?
Now consider the second scenario: let the customer sit in the office or relaxation area, have a cup of coffee with a variety of flavours and scents, and then continue with your business meeting.
What do you think is the most pleasant situation?
Of course, the second!
We sometimes make the mistake of selecting a coffee machine for the office without considering the finer details or the ritualistic nature of the gestures.
However, this is at the expense of other factors, such as the company’s image in the eyes of employees and visitors.
Pontevecchio lever coffee machines are practical, produce high-quality coffee, and help you make a good first impression on your employees and clients.
These are not ordinary coffee machines but real pieces of furniture and handcrafted.
All our models, Export, Lusso 1 and Lusso 2, are characterized by a resistant and linear design. The materials used are brass and stainless steel, chosen for their quality and strength.
The lever dispensing system ensures that every aromatic note of the coffee is preserved, resulting in a highly enjoyable coffee break for customers and collaborators.
Furthermore, they are equipped with a filter for pods and can be used as pod coffee machines.
Discover our models and all the colour variations: with just one stroke, you’ll be able to add a personal touch to your company’s design and make your business meetings more enjoyable!