Now that you’ve had a bit of an introduction to the best bean to cup coffee machines for smaller offices, here’s how they stack up along a variety of different attributes. Remember, these are based on independent reviews by users like yourself.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the Jura WE8 does very well here. It’s a smaller coffee machine that’s very easy to use, and it does its job well. There’s no plumbing to worry about either, which means there’s not much room for things going wrong.
The WMF 1500s and WMF 1100s are quicker to make milky coffee drinks (cappuccino, latte, flat white) than either the three Jura fresh milk machines or the soluble milk Coffetek Vitale. However, the WE8 comes out best of the rest with a cappuccino clocking in at 56 seconds. The WMF 1500s is a real workhorse with a capacity of over 200 espresso drinks per hour.
Machine Model | Espresso (seconds/drink) | Cappuccino (seconds/drink)
Coffetek Vitale | 40 | 65
Jura Giga X3 | 38 | 83
Jura JX8 | 48 | 78
Jura WE8 | 45 | 56
WMF 1500s | 17 | 30
WMF 1100s | 20 | 40
Ease of Use
Perhaps the most important factor for a good small office bean to cup coffee machine, the Jura WE8 and WMF 1500s take top prize again. Both feature one-touch drinks, but the WMF 1500s can make hot chocolate, while the WE8 can’t.
Value for Money
Important to any penny-pinching office manager, a new bean to cup coffee machine has to be great value for money. Every machine on this list ranges from 2.3p to 4.7p per drink made, so none of them are really bad value for money, but value for money is about more than just price — quality is a big factor as well. So unsurprisingly, the machines that rank highest are either the least expensive or offer something extra (the Jura Giga X3 includes a three-year warranty).
Based on the scores above, the Jura WE8 ranks highest overall among these six bean to cup coffee machines. However, that won’t do you much good if you need more than 30 drinks a day. So which machine is best for you?
...the Jura WE8 if you don’t need to make too much coffee;
...the WMF 1500s if you work in an office that is growing or you want to spend money for the best;
...the Jura Giga X3 if you don’t want to have to worry about extra service and maintenance agreements;
...the WMF 1100s if you want a premium machine at an affordable price;
...the Jura JX8 if you want a mid-range machine to make a good volume of drinks;
...the Coffetek Vitale if you just want something that makes a decent coffee and don’t want to spend a tonne.