Staff rooms are a great location for housing coffee machines, allowing staff a well deserved break from the days stresses. Reports have suggested that teaching can be one of the most stressful professions, with the long hours spent marking and planning we can't say we’re surprised. This is why we believe every staff room should facilitate a coffee machine for schools, with research suggesting this can reap many potential benefits for any workforce. Coffee has been proven to help reduce stress, encourage feelings of positivity and improve productivity - all of which are beneficial to helping teachers make it through the working day. Providing the teachers in your facility with hot beverages allows them to step away from the working day and socialise with colleagues, encouraging them to build positive relationships with one another. By facilitating this you will be viewed positively by your employees, as you are seen to be rewarding them for their hard work and dedication. We understand that offering free drinks might not always be cost-effective for your educational facility, however the psychological benefits for employees are worth taking note of.
Typically in staff rooms, bean to cup machines are a great option if you’re looking to provide coffee solutions which offer a variety of beverages. Ensuring you have something that caters for all taste palettes is something of great importance to employees, whilst some employees may not be coffee drinkers it is important to provide an alternative to ensure they are catered for. There are a variety of commercial coffee machines that offer specialities like hot chocolate or separate hot water dispensers for tea drinks amongst the staff, with others offering traditional espresso based beverages. It’s not just its ability to provide a variety of beverages that make the best coffee machines for schools: their speed, ability to provide consistently high quality beverages and optional add ons mean that these machines can cater to any staff room - whether it be a nursery, primary school, secondary school or college facility.
It's not just staff that can benefit from the psychological effects of hot drinks, with sixth form students finding these beneficial as well. Whilst the school day can be stressful for teachers, trying to balance multiple subjects and large quantities of information can sometimes be overwhelming for students, with coffee being a great motivator and energy boost for individuals this age bracket. With the age of coffee drinkers decreasing, caffeine based beverages are becoming highly popular amongst post-millenials.
Similar to staff rooms, sixth room common rooms are great locations to place school coffee machines. With the ability to incorporate proxy card/cash based payments systems, it enables you to create a simple self serve machines offering high quality beverages at an affordable cost. One great feature that makes these machines incredibly easy to use is the simplicity of the user interface, with many models incorporating one-touch technology meaning a selection of drinks are available at the touch of a button. Other models incorporate touch screen interfaces, allowing you to browse the specialities quickly and easy with visual aids to increase user interactivity. Their ease of use extends from usability to cleaning programmes, with many products using automated cleaning systems requiring little maintenance, perfect for the sixth form common room. Optional add-ons including cup dispensers and extra product holders can also be selected to create the perfect hot drinks station, ideal for students looking to relax in their free period.