When deciding to lease or purchase an office coffee machine, selecting a machine that’s easy to use is something that is of strong importance to consumers. Nobody wants a coffee machine that requires the same level of nurturing as a newborn baby, particularly in a busy office, which is exactly why bean to cup coffee machines have become so popular in workplaces all around the UK. With bean to cup coffee machines being used in all sorts of professional environments, we believe that accessibility, use, and maintenance should be as efficient as possible for users. This is why we’ve compiled a list of top 10 easy-to-use bean to cup office coffee machines, based on authenticated user-generated reviews from novices and aficionados alike. We've highlighted the ease of use scores for each machine but took into consideration other scores received when compiling the list.
10 | Score: 4.8/5
This machine has an undeniably pleasing aesthetic and would fit perfectly within any business setting. When looking at reviews of this particular machine, it achieved a ranking of 4.8/5 for its ease of use, but how has it achieved this rating? This machine’s ease of use is heightened with the incorporation of a touchscreen user interface, making drink selection a more interactive process. But don’t be frightened, technophobes, its simple layout makes this process far easier through the use of visual alerts and images which help guide you through cleaning duties and coffee making process. For those who look to achieve their perfect brew, new software has allowed users to customise every aspect of the drink delivering original recipe drinks. With this machine offering both fresh and powdered milk models, it caters for those looking for a more authentic taste as well as those wishing to avoid a stricter cleaning regime. Cleaning a machine can become a tiresome chore, but should not be avoided if you wish to get the most out of your machine. However, if you are looking for a model with lower maintenance, a powdered milk machine might be a great option to consider. For those that may not be as familiar with the upkeep necessary for a bean to cup coffee machines, the Bravilor Esprecious helps by prompting cleaning duties through a series of notifications shown on the machine’s touchscreen.
9 | Score: 5/5
If the Coffetek Neo bean to cup coffee machine is one thing it’s undoubtedly easy to use, and with reviews on its ease of use scoring 5/5 it is clear that Coffetek is doing something right. But why did it achieve a rating this high from over 100 reviews? One thing to note with the Coffetek Neo is the simplicity of its user interface, with a touchscreen displaying coffee options making selection quick and easy. If individuals prefer individual recipe beverages, the Coffetek Neo’s quick code function allows the swift dispense of their personalised brew. With the Coffetek Neo supporting various payment add-ons, any worries of forgetting cash but craving a cup of Joe is no longer an issue.
8 | Score: 4.9/5
Another brilliant & easy to use bean to cup coffee machine is the Coffetek Vitale. Independent reviews rate this machine 4.9/5, establishing it as another strong contender on this list. One key selling point of this particular machine is the easy installation and maintenance, with its simple button layout making drink selection quick and easy, and a graphic interface indicating low levels of water and coffee. The internals of the Coffetek Vitale makes replenishing products quick and easy for those coffee machine novices. With this machine you get a Brita anti-limescale AquaAroma filter included, promising high quality beverages. But what are people saying about this machine? Below you can see a quote from one review:
‘Great little work-horse, easy to use and requires very little maintenance thanks to its powdered milk. Love being able to make hot chocolates too!’
7 | Score: 4.8/5
The Franke A800 is a beautifully crafted machine with high rated customers reviews, with ease of use averaging at 4.8/5. This is thanks to its interactive user interface that displays high-resolution images, allowing users to swipe through the wide selection of drink choices with ease. In terms of dispensing beverages, the Franke A800’s ability to operate multiple functions at one time is as a result of its impressive internals, with a triple boiler making it easy to dispense hot water, produce milk foam and brew coffee all at one time. The Franke A800’s cleaning system is a strong feature of this model, with a HACCP approved procedure and onboard milk cleaner fluid tank ensuring a thorough and easy clean. This coffee machine’s sophisticated cleaning regime coupled with its multitasking ability makes it a perfect choice for those looking to satisfy a high demand. But what are people saying about the Franke A800 bean to cup coffee machine? Below are some quotes taken from a few different reviews:
‘Drinks quality of the Franke A800 is excellent. And it is easy to operate. Cleaning process is also very easy’
‘Franke A800 is a very simple machine to use . Anybody can use it. And it gives consistent coffee at busy times . Easy to clean.’
6 | Score: 4.8/5
The Jura WE8 is an increasingly popular machine and we can see why, with a customer ease of use rating of 4.8, this machine is a great option for smaller offices. With espresso and milk based coffee drinks available at the touch of a button, using this machine couldn’t be simpler. The Jura WE8 offers coffee strength adjustment allowing users to customize beverages based on individual preferences, with this customisation being far from complicated. In terms of cleaning, this machine is very efficient with it taking only 5 minutes a day to clean itself, with an incorporated automatic milk rinse making cleaning an easy task. But what are people saying about this versatile office coffee machine? Below are some quotes taken from a few different reviews:
‘We love our WE8 machine, quick and easy to use, excellent results!’
‘The coffee machine is very easy to use, intuitive, looks after itself and makes amazing coffee’
5 | Score: 4.6/5
The WMF 1500s is a beautifully designed machine, which incorporates the latest technology and is one of the more expensive machines on our list. With customer reviews rating this machine’s ease of use at 4.6, it is a great machine for those in larger offices with its capability of producing 150-180 cups per day. This machine is a great example of a bean to cup coffee machine for the office, with it being able to satisfy a high demand with ease. With an average speed of an espresso drink taking just 17 seconds whilst a milk-based coffee drink takes just 30 seconds. So if you’re looking for a speedy machine this is a great option for you. With a larger screen than previous models, its clear touchscreen display makes drink selection an easy process. We know coffee machine installations can be stressful, but WMF ease these feelings by providing free installations making the process swift with less financial pressure. Alongside free installations WMF machines are a great choice for those who require an easy upkeep machine, with reminders prompting daily cleaning, making problems with this machine extremely rare. However, if problems do occur the user will be quickly notified, with incorporated LED illumination providing an indication of any issues, allowing the user to solve them quickly and easily. But what are people saying about this machine, below are some quotes taken from a few different reviews:
‘The WMF 1500S is user friendly – whether it be for staff or guests in our London office, everyone is guaranteed a great quality cup of coffee.’
‘This machine is really good, easy and simple to use and clean. it makes really nice coffee and hot chocolate (my favourite). I love how you can add extra milk to the drinks. would definitely recommend to all.'
4 | 4.8/5
The WMF 5000S is a great example of a high quality, high speed and well-rounded coffee machine, and is an example of quality German engineering. Many features of this machine make it easy to use, with this being reflected in its review rating of 4.8/5. One great feature of this bean to cup coffee machine is the hassle-free cleaning process, with removable product hoppers being suitable for dishwasher-proof making them an easy clean. However, it is not just the product hoppers that are an easy clean, machine alerts help remind of the daily cleaning tasks which will reduce the possibility of a visit from maintenance. As mentioned previously with the WMF 1500s, any problems or notifications will be indicated by the LED illumination surrounding the touch display. The WMF 5000S touch display allows the selection process to be made as simple as possible with a wide variety of customisable drink specialities. With WMF machines being made to order, customisation is not only available for the drink specialities but the machine as well, with add-ons allowing you to make the WMF suited to all your business needs. WMF’s intuitive design places the consumer at the centre, with all machines exemplifying the beautifully designed exterior coupled with quality internal engineering. Below are some quotes taken from independent reviews:
‘Quick, easy to use, and works well with an office of over 100 people’
‘The machine looks good and is a doddle to use. It’s fully programmable, so one could tweak the recipes for one’s ideal drink. If I could justify a domestic version of this machine I’d buy one in a snap.’
3 | Score: 4.5/5
The La Cimbali M1 is a great compact bean to cup coffee machine for those looking to supply great quality coffee and is suitable for smaller business venues with a cup capacity of 150 cups per day. With its compact size, fitting the machine into your space should not pose any problems. Looking at consumer ratings for the ease of use of this machine, the La Cimbali M1 scores well with a rating of 4.5/5 and it’s no surprise why. This machine requires very low maintenance with a gear pump that empties the milk at the end of each cycle, alongside this the La Cimbali M1 offers automatic programmable wash cycles removing the need to do a manual clean. So if you’re looking for a machine that makes a variety of coffee beverages with minimal manual maintenance the La Cimbali M1 is a great choice.
2 | Score: 4.8/5
The Jura JX8 is an extremely popular bean to cup coffee machine that is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to operate. Jura has ensured that the JX8’s user interface remains simple and retains the sleek design that Jura coffee machines have become known for. The drink selection incorporates simple touch controls, allowing the selection of the beverages to remain a swift and easy process. Particular features of the Jura JX8 ensure that the cleaning process is as simple as possible, with an integrated rinsing and cleaning programme adhering to TÜV-certified hygiene and cleanliness. Another feature of this coffee machine is the automated milk system cleaning, providing a deep clean at the push of a button. The dual spout can also be easily dismantled, allowing easy access if blockages occur. If you’re looking for a bean to cup coffee machine that is easy to use and even easier to clean the Jura JX8 is a great option. But what are people saying about this machine, below are some quotes taken from a few different reviews:
‘Very clean and easy to use user interface – you can’t get confused’
‘Quick to use with nice strong coffee to wake you up’
1 | Score: 5/5
The Schaerer Coffee Art Plus is a prime example of Swiss-made machinery and adheres to the highest industry standards. This bean to cup coffee machine is a great option for those business looking to supply a self-service machine, but various add-ons make this a machine that can easily suit the demands of any business. The ease of this machine is reflected in its review rating, obtaining a perfect score of 5/5. The touchscreen on this machine makes drink selection an easy process, with an intelligent cleaning system providing the user with a set of animations and instructions making cleaning a simple and hassle-free process. The cleaning system on the Schaerer Coffee Art Plus coffee is automated, with any aspect in contact with milk or coffee being rinsed automatically. This is why all Schaerer coffee and milk systems meet HACCP hygiene analysis. Below are some quotes taken from different reviews on the ease of use of this machine:
‘It’s great for anyone to be able to use, very clearly displayed buttons that are well spaced out.’
‘Great for consistently running well. Any member of staff can use it, so that’s really handy. Never had any issues with breakdowns, so I highly rate this’
‘This machine doesn’t cause much chaos cleaning wise like some others do. It’s so easy to use, very practical for our use’
Using a coffee machine is easy enough but getting one in your workplace is even easier. If any of the models above caught your eye, simply get in touch to receive a free quote – the first step towards top quality coffee on tap at work.