Friday, December 27, 2013

Service Is Actually Very Important

An aspect often overlooked when people negotiate coffee machine rental is what kind of service you should expect from those you are renting your machine. Initially you may not realize it, but as the days wear on, so do machines. That is the time when issues of maintenance can assume gargantuan proportions. Net result is that without a proper maintenance contract in place, you might end up paying much more for maintaining the machine than you would have paid for a new one or at least a refurbished one. If it is a question of repair which might take a while, you should ask your supplier to provide a replacement for the period it will take to get your machine repaired. 

You need to double-check that the company you have chosen actually can repair the type of machine you have, as some companies will only repair specific makes. Whatever you do, don’t try and tinker with your rented machine yourself. Apart from the fact that you can end up doing far more damage than good and can cause the repairs to take even longer than they would have done; the rental company might charge you the price of the machine itself since they will claim that they gave you a machine which was fully functional and you have damaged it. So, whether it is a coffee vending machine or any other kind of vending machine, you need to cross check that the machine you have been delivered is completely functional when you opt for vending machine rental.
You should also check whether the machine you have taken on rental is within the warranty period. Most machines come with a warranty — 12 or 36 months is typical — and this will usually cover any repairs that need to be carried out within the warranty period, so you won’t have to shell out extra cash to get your machine fixed. Buying a machine is not easy, but you need to be wary that when you take any kind of vending machine on rental, it should be one that services your requirements. You will not be offered a new machine on rental and sometimes manufacturers offer slow moving lines on lease or rental to earn back the production cost. As far as they are concerned, it is a win-win situation. You get your machine to get your business started and they get a model line operative to lower inventory costs.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Choices for Quenching One’s Thirst
If you are thirsty, then there is nothing you would be willing to pay an arm and a leg for than something appropriate to quench that thirst. Depending on age and to a certain extent sex, what would really help you to quench that thirst would be different. A small child might just want a fruity drink or some milk. On the other hand, someone working hard to meet a deadline might prefer a steaming cup of his/her favorite coffee. It is this which has led to the rising popularity of drinks vending machines. The one drink you must have in your drinks vending machine is water. 

You might like to offer your customers or office personnel a range of sparkling and still water. There are some who will demand only flavored Drench Water, Fruit Shoot or J2O. On the other hand, there are those who want only the popular brands of soft drinks like Coca Cola and Pepsi. When you source your products from people like Kenco, you know that they will give as much choice for the kinds of soft drinks on offer as they do with the models. Choose the model of drinks vending machine on the basis of available space, how many product selections you want to offer as well as whether you want to dispense only bottles or cans too.
The same principle applies to coffee vending machines too. Before you choose any, check what is the kind of daily demand you foresee and how much space you have to dedicate to your machine. These machines can vend different varieties of beverages offering different flavors like cappuccino, espresso, latte etc. Do you want to offer only full cups or would it be necessary to offer an option for half cup fillings too? Look at the display and security features too when you are checking the energy saving and efficiency.

A multi-function coffee machine will cost you less in the long run. The secret is to look for a machine that has a grinder with an integrated burr grinding technology which can evenly grind coffee beans to specific settings. Consider getting a unit that includes space to stack cups, creamer and other commonly needed condiments when making a cup of coffee. Reliable coffee vending machines can brew a cup of any brand of delicious beverage in an instant. They also guarantee that you have a fresh tasting brew each time you want coffee.

Begin a Bright, Sunny Day with Coffee
All those who love having a cup of coffee at any time of the day or night, but hate the hassle, especially cleaning up afterwards, would revel in the Kenco singles machine. Whether you set it up at the office or in the home, it has the advantage of brewing each cup separately. It is a stylish and reliable table top system which offers a great choice of freshly filtered hot drinks. Its ease of maintenance and tremendous reliability, make it perfect for offices, meeting rooms and reception areas. Since it has a small footprint, you can fit it into spaces you wouldn’t have dreamt was possible.

This versatile coffee machine has proven highly successful wherever there is need for a self-service machine. Even in pubs, where you would think that there would be relatively few people who desire a high quality cup of filter coffee, it has been a hit. Those who had the foresight to realize that there are often people accompanying a drinker/s who might prefer something softer and more soothing than a glass of alcohol. Kenco actually offers you such a wide range of roasts and flavors that there is always something for every taste.
The other great advantage of the Kenco singles brewers is that you don’t need to be restricted to coffee in your choice of hot drinks. You can indulge yourself with some rich Suchard’s hot chocolate or Twinings tea too. Every drink is freshly prepared and filtered to deliver great tasting, high quality drinks, time and time again. The secret lies in the capsule, which has its own special filter system and contains just the right amount of coffee, tea or hot chocolate which is foil sealed for freshness. The temperature is just perfect for that freshly brewed taste in every drink thanks to the intelligent programming in the system.

The cup/disc contains both the coffee and the filter. When the machine has finished brewing, you simply remove the spent brewer and throw it in the trash. Since the coffee or other hot drink option does not touch any part of the machine, you can brew separate cups of different flavors and tastes one after another without the taste or flavor of any getting affected. Just keep in mind that you pay more for coffee/ tea/ soup/ chocolate when you buy capsules, cups, pods or discs for single brewers since you generally have to order it through the machine’s manufacturer.

Monday, November 25, 2013

No More Staggering Around First Thing in the Morning to Get Coffee
Students, housewives, office goers all have one thing in common — the need for a fragrant, steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning before you have even awoken properly. You are assured of an excellent cup of coffee, even if you need only one cup at a time, when you invest in a Kenco singles brewer. With this machine every drink is freshly prepared and filtered to deliver great tasting, high quality drinks, time and time again. The secret lies in the capsule which tells the system to make sure the temperature is just perfect for that freshly brewed taste in every drink. 

Apart from the marvelous features of the coffee machine, you have a splendid choice of different kinds of beans roasted to the strength you desire most. These include the Kenco Light Roast which is a lightly roasted ground coffee with a mild, light Kenco taste. There are also the Kenco Medium Roast which is a medium roasted ground coffee ideal for everyday drinking; the Kenco Dark Roast which is a dark roasted ground coffee with a rich continental taste; the Kenco Decaffeinated which boasts of a smooth, balanced taste of decaffeinated Kenco ground coffee. You can also get a sweet and frothy instant cappuccino with the Kenco Cappio. 

Add to that, the Kenco singles machines don’t give you only coffee. They will give you a refreshing cup of Twinings Earl Grey which is a light black tea flavored by bergamot; a steaming cup of Suchard Regular — that rich, indulgent hot chocolate flavour drink from the famous Swiss chocolate makers as well as a nourishing cup of Knorr soup when you need it most. Why just at home? The Kenco Singles machine is perfect for offices, meeting rooms and reception areas. It is a stylish and reliable table top system which offers a great choice of freshly filtered hot drinks. It is very easy to maintain, making it tremendously reliable.

You can plumb it to the mains or fill it manually, making it easier for you set it up even in a pub which would typically require fewer cups to be dispensed on a regular basis. The self-service feature makes it useful when you set it up in the conference room for people to refresh themselves with their favorite hot beverage during a meeting. Best of all, the taste is not impacted even if two people brew two different drinks consecutively.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bring Out the Flavor of the Coffee with Ease

Everyone wants to be able to brew the kind of coffee that others drool over. With a bean to cup machine you’ve got it made. It will coax every bit of flavor and rich taste from the freshly ground beans into your cup. Breakfast or evening break, you will never need to settle for a cup of indifferent coffee again. Remember there are several kinds of models available in the market which can brew a cup of coffee from the beans. Size, color, design, sophistication, even price vary depending on the manufacturer as well as the quantum of coffee you need to get brewed at any given time. 

Even the total number of cups that you need to brew on an average during a day will define whether you choose a simple, domestic use model or a highly sophisticated commercial one. If you only want to use your machine to brew coffee for yourself and your family or the occasional guest, then you would do well to limit yourself to a standard espresso machine. Unless you are a coffee aficionado who needs specialty coffee at all times, investing in a high end beans to cup machine might not make sense. 

For one, they are rather pricey. For another, a rule of thumb with all equipment is that the more sophisticated it is, the more easily will it break down at the psychological moment. Of course, makers like Necta and Jura take pride in using exceptionally high quality and sturdy components. In fact, Jura coffee machines are a by-word for sophisticated technology. If you use fine ingredients, you are assured of getting various kinds of specialty coffees like mochas, café latte, cappuccinos, espressos and Americanos just at the push of a button. It is as easy as ringing the bell of your home! 

At home, in office, at a café or restaurant – anywhere you need to serve several cups of coffee at all times, using a Jura coffee machine makes life easier for all concerned. Most of them will allow you to brew coffee in variations including with or without milk, cream and sugar. You will also be able to draw hot water to make yourself a cup of hot chocolate or tea. It will allow for different cup and corresponding volume sizes, varying levels of cream and sugar, or even let the

Monday, November 18, 2013

Strategize the Placement of Your Vending Machines
You can mint money when you own a coffee shop or even have a strategically placed coffee machine in London. This is due to the fact that there is a demand for coffee regardless of the weather. Most people realize that placing a coffee machine just outside restrooms or in the lounge of a hotel ensures regular off take. However, few enough realize the business potential of placing one in the lobby of a large residential society or of a multi-storied building where you have offices, commercial outlets and private residences. 

There would be all kinds of people visiting them and quite a few of them would be appreciative of a steaming, fragrant cup of coffee. Depending on the prospective customer profile, you would need to decide whether to set up the kind of machine which brews a fresh cup of coffee from beans or the kind which uses instant products. Your best bet is to opt for the kind of vending machine in London which will dispense a variety of products. Depending upon your location, you would want to take a call on whether you want to stock only snacks and various kinds of candies and confectionery or which kinds of drinks and beverages you want to stock.
Of course, your budget would dictate the kind of vending machine you would want. This is because there is a significant price differential in a vending machine which can dispense only 5-6 kinds of products and the kind of machine which can vend up to as many as 30 products. The machines which dispense only snacks or only cold drinks will be more affordable than the combo ones which will vend both snacks and drinks. If you are placing your vending machine in an educational institution, a combo machine would be your preferred option, since the probability of it recovering its initial outlay quickly will be high. Teachers and students alike need refreshments. 

You could also look at options like rental or leasing, if you are uncertain of how much this business will recover initial costs or how fast. Your location will dictate the product mix which fetch you the maximum returns. For example, if you are placing it in or near a gym, then you should stock only healthy snack and/or drink options. Energy drinks, fruit juices, fruit chunks or slices, vegetable juices, yogurt, trail mixes would be some of the preferred options.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Trust is an Essential Ingredient of Any Business Relationship

Ensuring that your customers and staff get excellent coffee round the clock is a piece of cake when you install coffee vending machines like the Darenth Refresh 1400, N&W Astro or Kenco’s K Bar. They are durable, flexible, easy to use and offer a wide range of hot drinks. You can assure yourself that the most complete range of hot drinks ingredient solutions in the industry when you have one of these. You can stock them with the full range of Kenco branded drinks including Kenco Really Rich, Kenco Really Smooth, Suchard Hot Chocolate, Cappio Cappuccino, PG Tips and Knorr Soups amongst others.

High capacity automatic bean to cup coffee machines such as the Zion and the N&W Kobalto are useful for businesses of all sizes, in all industries; even schools, offices, factories, hospitals and coffee shops. Since they are very easy to maintain, with minimal cleaning required, they are perfect for offices, meeting rooms and reception areas. They are stylish and boast a number of outstanding features. If you need to serve snacks as well, you could take a look at some of the combo models.

When you deal with vending machine suppliers, look for people who have tremendous experience and understanding of the market place. Since trust is key to the success of the venture, check with other people who have bought from them to know that you are on the right track.  No two vending machine suppliers are the same and service levels differ dramatically in the industry. There are some major brand name companies whose service is known to be exceptionally poor and there are smaller companies whose service is excellent. A good vending machine supplier will go through all payment options available to ensure you receive the most cost effective solution. 

When you find a good supplier who will help you save money and get the kind of quality vending machine you need you know half the battle is won. When you get the right machines from the best machines suppliers, your business is set to flow smoothly.  It’s also valuable to be aware how long it takes a supplier to administer an order for the consumables. Knowing this, you can make a firm plan for supply and demand. However, some suppliers require you to purchase a fixed quantity. In that case it’s a great idea to have a good store room. Some companies might offer a better price if you acquire a sure quantity at one time. For example, reductions can go up to 20%. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Affordable Food and Drink at the Press of a Button

Food and beverages are basic human needs which take on special connotations, especially when you are outside the home. For those who need to spend long hours outside the home, it is vital to be able to get something to eat and at affordable prices without posing health hazards. Street food is popular in some countries, but most western countries prefer their food and drink to be properly packaged and served under hygienic conditions. Vending machines which serve various kinds of snacks and drinks are a godsend for such people. 

So whether you are looking for a new avenue of business or need to provide food and beverages for your staff, vending machine rental is actually an excellent option. The biggest advantage of rental of any high cost product is obviously the lower outlay required initially. Vending machines are frequently stocked by the company that makes them available for vending machine rental, such as the soft drink giants like Pepsi and Coke. The products that are placed in the vending machines change from time to time because all products may not be available. The companies that provide vending machine rental frequently maintain relevant statistics such as the popularity of the items at a specific location or time of the year. They may change the items from time to time in the vending machines to match the need of the customers. Just remember that the key to being successful in vending machine rental is choosing the best location for your machine. 

In case of offices, if you are holding seminars or conferences it would not be possible for your buy another machine and in that case coffee machine rental comes in handy. You can rent a coffee machine for the time period making coffee machine rental the best option for such needs. The purpose of providing the coffee machine on rent is that people could try it for whatever time period they would like to. It can be taken on rent at least for one month, while the maximum time period is unlimited. You can even have it on rent for months or years. If after having it on rent for long, if you intend to purchase it, you really get huge discounts on it. The best thing of having these machines on rent is that you don’t need to worry about its maintenance and wear and tear. All these things are well taken care of by the company or the one who provides the machine on rent.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It’s Time to Improve Your Coffee

All coffee lovers have their individual preferences as to just how it should taste. The smart thing to do would be to hire or buy a cappuccino coffee machine for your office or home wherever you really want it. A traditional cappuccino requires an espresso shot of coffee in the bottom third of the cup, a third of the cup of hot milk, then followed by the remaining third of froth and topped off with shaved chocolate. If you don’t use a good cappuccino machine for the job, then you run the risk of making a weak coffee or a flat white. To enjoy better control over the cappuccino making process, it is better to opt for a semi-automatic machine.

The Jura Impressa C9 is perfect for those who value fine taste as it is a super automatic coffee machine that packs in plenty of features to satisfy your coffee needs. Its unique auto cappuccino system option siphons milk from the thermal container and then combines it with hot steam to produce hot frothed milk for your cappuccino. What’s more, you don’t need to be restricted to only cappuccino. Should you desire it to be so; you can also enjoy coffee which is perfectly intense with a slight bitterness, without compromising on the quality. You can also add lots of cream on it as that is what the best part of an espresso is. It should taste better than other espressos that you have tasted.

If a small bean to cup system is what you are looking for, then the Jura Ena 9 One Touch coffee machine is the one for you. It is ideal for a domestic setting or even very small offices, reception areas and small meeting rooms. So, when you want a cracking espresso or coffee as well as milk based drinks such as latte and cappuccino, just press the relevant buttons and this fantastic looking machine will do it all for you. It will complement even the most modern and contemporary office setting. It is one of the best in class as far as office coffee machines go.

Ideally office coffee vending machines provide coffee for workers in an office environment by brewing a cup of any brand of delicious beverage in an instant. They also guarantee that you have a fresh tasting brew each time you want coffee. In addition to churning out fresh brew, a quality coffee vending machine will also ensure that the right quantity of sugar and cream are used per time to avoid inappropriate amount of sweetening or lightening substances.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Experiment With A Fantastic Range Of Coffees

There are many ways you can assure food and drink for your staff and customers. For many the simplest means have been to install a vending machine. If you are located in and around London, then you want to know more about the vending machine suppliers in London. You need to be specific when it comes to making choices for your vending business, be it the machine per se or the products you stock in it. You want people to buy from you, so you want what is going to sell. Most suppliers will discuss your needs and put a package together that matches what you require — don’t accept anything less if you want to save money. 

Usually the companies that sell the vending machines also sell the vending machine supplies or you may be able to work out a deal with a wholesaler in your area. When choosing your supplier it is best to first ask other businesses that you know if they use a supplier and find out what they are like to deal with. Recommendations from people you know are usually pretty trustworthy and a good place to start. 

Remember, the suppliers stand to gain from your success as it will mean more business for them. However, the dispensing machine that is most useful in an office is the professional office coffee machine.
If you happen to use a Tassimo professional coffee machine it will work with only its patented Tassimo professional T discs which are an integral part of its system. These are specially designed single servings which have a unique shape that fits in the machine, guiding the flow of water to prepare the beverage. 

Each beverage is prepared according to the bar code on the T disc label which tells the machine the size of the beverage, the brewing time and the optimum temperature required to prepare the perfect cup. Liquid flows from the T disc to the cup, allowing consumers to produce different beverages, one after the other, without impacting the beverage taste quality. 

The Tassimo professional is an intuitive system with an integrated LCD display to help guide you in making a perfect drink and personalizing it to suit individual taste. Espresso, cappuccino, hot chocolate, latte, tea — just choose what you want and get it at the press of a button. You can adjust the temperature, strength, quantity and even the time you want your preferred drink. What’s more you can choose from a fantastic range of coffees like the Carte Noire Expresso Intense, Carte Noire Expresso Decaffeinated, Kenco Medium Roast and Kenco Pure Colombian to get the taste you like.