Commercial coffee service is ideal for any business for various reasons. But, choosing a service for value doesn’t necessarily mean you always choose the lowest priced commercial coffee service. That may not make sense initially, but you must consider other factors besides price if you want to maximize the benefit for the money you spend on the service. As with purchasing anything, the quality of the item is extremely important. While you might find some more inexpensive services, for a small amount more, you might be able to get top of the line coffee and the best equipment, which makes that service a better bargain.
A good commercial coffee service won’t require your staff to exert much effort on the coffee. They’ll provide all the little extras such as stirrers, creamers and sugar. They’ll also schedule regular stops to check on the supply of coffee and rotate out old packets that are past the shelf life. If you choose, the service will have cups, plates and other service available also. A value-based decision also needs to consider the type of equipment the coffee service uses, whether you pay rent, purchase or simply use the equipment and if you have to sign a contract for a specific length of time or amount of coffee. If you have to sign a contract for a specific length of time, you’re stuck using them, even if they prove unworthy of your business.
If you get an inexpensive service that offers only no-name brand coffee, which can be quite iffy on flavor, you never know whether you, your staff or visitors will like the coffee. However, higher quality services offer popular coffee that may be well-known brands from coffee houses frequented by staff and visitors alike. You’ll get more for your money when you use a good commercial coffee service.
Many companies rent their equipment, some even simply loan them to their customers. However, not everyone carries the best type of coffee brewer and the way you brew the coffee makes a difference in the flavor. An air-pot coffee maker keeps the coffee fresh and warm without getting the burnt taste that occurs if a pot sits on the warmer for a while. You should also check to see if they have water filters, particularly if the water in your building is less than desirable.
You shouldn’t have to make someone responsible for stirrers, sugar, creamers or cups when you have a coffee service. The service should have them available. Neither should you have to assign someone to check the supply of coffee nor checking the coffee remaining to see if it’s past the expiration date, a quality coffee service should do that for you. The service should also supply other items besides coffee, such as several selections of tea, hot chocolate, cappuccino or even spiced cider.