Before you decide which type of office coffee service you want to provide your hard working employees, you should consider the options available to you and which is the better fit.

K-Cups

The majoirty of people at home and in the office use k-cups for convience and It’s a plastic container with a small paper filter inside. Ground coffee is packed in the K-Cup and sealed air-tight with a combination plastic and foil lid. When the K-Cup is placed in a Keurig brewer, the brewer punctures both the foil lid and the bottom of the K-Cup and forces hot water under pressure through the K-Cup and into a mug.

The K-Cup is placed in a receptacle on the brewer. K-Cups have an outer ring or rim that stays dry during use, allowing for removal and disposal after use without getting the user’s hands wet or sticky. Most manually discarded pod machines require you to lift out the wet pod before your next brewing cycle. The pod is not really that wet nor is it too hot to handle. There may be an occasional drip of water from either one of the systems coffee device so be careful when discarding!

 

The link between coffee and high energy is obvious; as caffeine seeps into the wirings of our mind and body, increasing heart rate and stimulating the nervous system, those quintessential, caffeinated bursts of energy are undeniable – and rather exciting! You go from trudging and whining to dancing and laughing. From hazy to laser-focused. From a zombie to a mad scientist. And while there is a much more complicated process going on in your brain, the simple explanation seems to be: coffee makes us happy.

 

Coffee does amazing things to the work place- it triggers employees’ “on” mode, giving them the mental fuel to fly through their days. Office coffee services have become a staple because of this. Companies are realizing the major benefits of having coffee stocked in their office, at all times. So these full-service, office coffee carriers are taking a big leap in business – but many of them are overcharging their customers and under delivering on value.

 

So you think you know your audience; the people who frequent your store every morning? Do you notice what your guests put into their cup, what they prefer? What about the ones who leave because you don’t have what they prefer? Do you understand the coffee audience you’re serving, the ones you’re missing out on and the reasons why specific “types” come into your coffee bar?

There’s a lot that goes into the process of studying your customers. And most of the time, we’re too busy switching pots, filling pots, taking orders and punching numbers to recognize the kind of guest our store brings in. It’s not a means of putting your customers in a box; there are all different shades and hues of coffee drinkers. But through the years, we’ve seen enough outstanding factors to classify a certain “type” from another “type.

 

Our previous blog post discussed 4 surprising health benefits of coffee consumption. The Java Geniuses are back this week to pour some more useful health information into your pot of knowledge. Here are 4 more ways coffee doubles as a mental and physical treatment for your office.

 

People rely on their coffee to kick-start the work day, but they usually settle for whatever caffeine-generating machine is closest. If they had their choice of workplace perks, surely a coffee service carrying the sweetest scents of gourmet coffee would be at the top of their list.