Due to the high capacity of people present in a waiting room at any given time, the hospital coffee machine must be capable of satisfying a high demand quickly and easily - with the most common type of machine used in this environment being bean to cup machines. Their ability to satisfy high levels of demand are impressive, with swift beverage dispensing and simple user interface allowing for easy navigation, these machines are a perfect choice for an area such as this. With the incorporation of payment systems and additional features, bean to cup machines are highly adaptable and can suit a wide variety of environments, which we will explore later. Espresso machines are uncommon in hospital waiting rooms, due to the requirement of trained baristas who can operate them.
Another recommended area is employee break rooms. Employees work strenuously to ensure that patients receive the best quality care possible whilst working long shifts with little breaks. Hot beverages are a great way to motivate your employees, with coffee being proven to increase drive, focus and positive thinking, which can be difficult to maintain during those 12-hour shifts. Working within the healthcare sector can be a particularly stressful role and alongside the long shifts, stress commonly accompanies the demands of the job. As mentioned earlier, a hospital coffee machine is a great way to help reduce stresses at work, as it provides employees with the opportunity to step away from the job for a minute and relax. As with A&E, the most appropriate models for employees break rooms are bean to cup machines, with a wide selection of beverages on offer, quick drink dispensing and high-quality coffee; machines of this nature cater for everyone and deliver a high-quality solution your employees deserve.
The final area we identified and deemed suitable to house a coffee machine is the hospital cafeteria. A place where both patients and staff can interact whilst enjoying a hot meal and a nice brew, ensuring demand can be met is essential. These types of environments are extremely high volume as the demand for both food and drinks stretches to all areas, with the cafeteria being under high pressure for food, selecting a hospital coffee machine that is quick, easy to use and can deal with large quantities is imperative. Whilst thermal brewers have been also been recommended for this type of environment, their inability to deliver a variety of beverages means that they are unable to cater for a variety of taste palettes, simply preparing black coffee with no variations. That is why it is common for environments such as cafeterias to choose to use bean to cup machines, with their ability to cater for a variety of beverages making them a superior choice. It is also important to consider the staff working within the cafeteria and the level of maintenance these machines require, with many models taking very little time to clean, with guided steps and automated cleaning making it quick and easy. Such commercial coffee machines can also be accompanied by various add ons including; syrup stations, cup warmers/dispensers and payments systems - making these machines highly adaptable with the ability to create self serve products with the use of card proxy or cash-operated systems.