Last Updated: 13-07-2020

10 Best Office Coffee Machines 2020

Offices operate on a whole other level compared to homes up and down the country when it comes to coffee consumption.

Depending on how many people are in the office, you could need a machine which has to put out dozens of coffees every single day. But it isn’t only their output which you have to consider.

You will want something which can use the best cost-effective form of coffee, and which also doesn’t cost a ridiculous amount to run. Coffees will also need to be made quickly, and it is a good idea if there is minimal hassle when it comes to cleaning and looking after it.

So, without further ado, these are the best coffee machines for office use, whether you have a small team or a demanding rabble.

You may also want to check out our ordinary Bean To Cup coffee machines page if you don’t think you need something quite as quick and in-demand.

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Jura Giga X8
  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 200/Day
  • Drinks: 32 Specialities
  • Dimensions: W32 x H56.5 x D49.7 cm
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Nespresso Atelier Coffee Machine by KRUPS
  • Type: Pod
  • Number Of Coffees: 20/Day
  • Drinks: Espresso, Lungo, Ristretto
  • Dimensions: H27.9 x W3.87 x D43.4cm
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Marco Quikbrew Coffee Machine
  • Type: Filter
  • Number Of Coffees: 156/Hour
  • Drinks: Black Coffee
  • Dimensions: H76 x W36.2 x D57.5cm
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The Best Coffee Machines For Offices

1.
Jura Giga X8

Specifications

  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 200/Day
  • Drinks: 32 Specialities
  • Dimensions: W32 x H56.5 x D49.7 cm

A medium office is one with around 10-20 desks. But the bums on seats at those desks could, of course, all have very different tastes, and as things are still on a personal level, they will likely let you know if the coffee is not up to scratch.

So, this machine allows you to load up two different bean varieties, so those who want something light and fruity can be as happy as those who love a bitter dark roast. Or, you can use the same standard beans, and it will dispense two drinks at the same time.

The two ceramic disc grinders will keep things speedy and regular, and you can buy it in mains fill or manual fill versions, so it can be plumbed for continuous water supply if possible.

As a bonus, it can make ristretto, espresso, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, flat whites and more; just pick the choice from the LED touchscreen. So, everybody really can be happy, and it will even clean itself when prompted.

Reasons to Buy

  • Huge choice of drinks at touch of button
  • Two bean holders
  • Mains or manual fill

Reasons to Avoid

  • Quite big and bulky

2.
Nespresso Atelier Coffee Machine by KRUPS

Specifications

  • Type: Pod
  • Number Of Coffees: 20/Day
  • Drinks: Espresso, Lungo, Ristretto
  • Dimensions: H27.9 x W3.87 x D43.4cm

A pod machine is perfect for a small, intimate office of around 5-10 people. Everybody can help themselves, or even bring in their own choice of coffee pod, so you don’t have to load up a lot of beans and force everyone to drink the same thing.

This Nespresso machine will use branded pods or their compatible non-official equivalents, so people can buy these easily accessible capsules or use some from the supermarket if they want to personally keep costs down.

The great thing about this particular machine, however, is that it can allow the user to experiment and craft their own coffee. With technology that allows them to froth any type of milk (including mylks) directly into their cup, they can have that post-lunch treat without too much hassle.

It will even see your workforce through Summer with iced coffee possibilities, and there is a little booklet which gives recipe ideas. The slim shape will also fit in offices which are already feeling a bit cosy.

Reasons to Buy

  • Slimline
  • Great choice of pods

Reasons to Avoid

  • Lowest output of all featured

3.
Marco Quikbrew Coffee Machine

Specifications

  • Type: Filter
  • Number Of Coffees: 156/Hour
  • Drinks: Black Coffee
  • Dimensions: H76 x W36.2 x D57.5cm

A large office is seen as anything above 20 desks, but of course, this could go to an infinite number. 

Plus, you may have clients who also need coffees upon being welcomed, there may be shift workers, and you may even have a shared kitchen amongst a few different offices.

So this machine, which can make around 156 cups per hour, is ideal. You can brew and hold up to 6 litres of fresh coffee at a single time, which is about 50 cups, and you also have access to an additional 28 litres of hot water per hour for anyone who prefers tea or instant.

Two separate pouring taps for coffee and water means access is simple for both, and people can even make their coffee weaker or just opt for a single shot. When the coffee runs out, the last person to have a cup can brew up ready for the next lot – it is pretty quick to get things ready.

As a bonus, it is really cost-effective, so even if you have an office full of coffee guzzlers, you can let them have their breaks in peace.

Reasons to Buy

  • Huge cups output
  • Keeps coffee perfectly warmed

Reasons to Avoid

  • Only makes plain coffee

4.
Jura Giga X3C

Specifications

  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 200/Day
  • Drinks: Variety
  • Dimensions: H56.5 x W32 x D49.7cm

A touch screen interface which is nice and self-explanatory for even the least tech-savvy to get to grips with, and a strong build which should mean it is a good investment piece for years to come.

This machine can produce two cups of coffee simultaneously and give 200 cups of coffee per day making it ideal for busy offices or workplaces with visitors or clients. It makes proper Americano drinks, with just the right strength and length, or Latte Macchiatos and Cappuccinos for something a bit more luxurious.

It is mains powered and needs to be plumbed in for a constant refill of water.

Reasons to Buy

  • Two drinks at once
  • Great at Americanos

Reasons to Avoid

  • Bulky shape

5.
Bravilor Mondo Coffee Machine

Specifications

  • Type: Filter
  • Number Of Coffees: 144/Hour
  • Drinks: Black Coffee
  • Dimensions: H61.8 x W21.5 x D35.5cm

Filter coffee machines which can output this huge number of coffees per hour are great for really busy areas where grabbing a coffee has to be a quick affair. 

It can fill a 1.7L jug in just five minutes, so there will never be a long wait, and you can prepare well in advance if the first lot is running out. Dual hot plates mean that both jugs can be kept at the perfect temperature if filled. 

Each jug will hold around 24 coffees, so don’t worry if you don’t think you will need as many as it can actually serve in an hour. You get 50 filter papers with the purchase, so you are good to go but will have to ensure that there is a supply of these as well as coffee over time.

Reasons to Buy

  • Self regulating
  • Designed specifically for commercial environments

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not the prettiest design

6.
De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa

Specifications

  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 80/Day
  • Drinks: Variety
  • Dimensions: H40.5 x W46.8 x D16.8cm

This is a really great machine for an office full of people with different tastes.

Two bean containers allow the user to choose from different blends, so it is good for an office with mixed tastebuds or coffee wishes. They will have no trouble creating creamy milk foam with the automatic LatteCrema System either, and it can also make two milk-based beverages at the same time thanks to the double outlet of the milk carafe.

As well, the display and Coffee Link App allow the user to create new aromas or adjust strengths and aromas with the touch of a few buttons or prepare it from the comfort of their desk so it is ready to collect when they have a second.

The milk container can be taken out and stored in the fridge at the end of the day as well, and a nice 2.1L capacity water container means less fuss with filling. It also self-cleans after every use.

Reasons to Buy

  • Great for coffee choice
  • App compatibility

Reasons to Avoid

  • Will only make enough for small office

7.
Jura JX6 Manual Fill

Specifications

  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 100/Day
  • Drinks: Black Coffee Bases
  • Dimensions: H47 x W37.3 x D46.1cm

Great for black coffee drinks, this machine can make around 100 cups of coffee per day or just dispense hot water for teas and other hot drinks, which is ideal if you have no access to a sink or kettle.

It can dispense two drinks at the same time and is manual fill so you are flexible with placement. You get 10 drinks specialities with the touch of a button, which includes a good old black coffee, and the coffee temperature and hot water temperature are programmable to two levels.

The bean container and water tank can be locked for security, either when being cleaned or if the machine can’t be used and you’re not sure if the memo has got out. Large selector buttons with pictures on the display screen mean everything is pretty self-explanatory.

Reasons to Buy

  • Comes with training
  • 10 drinks at touch of button
  • Price

Reasons to Avoid

  • Small icons on screen

8.
Blue Ice Azzurri Grande Automatic

Specifications

  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 100/Day
  • Drinks: Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Americano
  • Dimensions: H60 x W40.3 x D51.cm

With four customisable speciality drinks option, this is a good machine if you want to please everyone across the board but don’t want things to be too complicated.

Auto self-cleaning reduces your workload and keeps everything well maintained. A one-touch dispensing system also means that people won’t spend ages trying to get it to work. The double output will also speed things up if there is a post-lunch rush for a caffeine kick.

Do note that it is only suitable for use with light to medium roast coffee beans, so while this will be fine in the majority of cases, it isn’t good for anyone who may sometimes want a dark roast. It does only use fresh milk for the best-tasting coffee, however.

Reasons to Buy

  • Ensures drinks are fresh
  • Can customise drinks

Reasons to Avoid

  • Can’t use dark beans

9.
JURA S8 Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine

Specifications

  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 100/Day
  • Drinks: Ristretto, espresso, coffee, latte macchiato, espresso macchiato, flat white, caffè latte, milk foam, hot water
  • Dimensions: H38.4cm x W28cm x D43.9cm

Sure to make a great statement in any office, this Jura machine is pretty brilliant if you want a bean to cup machine in there.

It will make Ristretto, espresso, coffee, latte macchiato, espresso macchiato, flat white, caffè latte, milk foam, and hot water, and holds 1.9L of water which can make 63 cups of espresso. 15 bar pressure gives you barista quality, and the milk is also automatic so Barbara won’t have to learn how to froth and add milk.

Reasons to Buy

  • Instructions are easy to follow
  • Option to purchase Bluetooth plugin for phone connectivity

Reasons to Avoid

  • Can be hard to maintain

10.
Blue Ice Azzurri Classico White

Specifications

  • Type: Bean To Cup
  • Number Of Coffees: 90/Day
  • Drinks: Variety
  • Dimensions: H60 x W31 x D45cm

This machine has a whole host of extras to help the entire workforce properly get to grips with coffee making.

These features include a milk frother to help perfect cappuccino, indicators for when the coffee is ground and when the drip tray is full, and a stand-alone milk chiller for milk-based drinks. This will give everyone a bit of a boost compared to plain black coffee.

Integrated auto cleaning means less work for everybody, and it will put out enough coffee for a medium office per day. There is also a warning system which will alert you if there is an issue on-screen.

Reasons to Buy

  • Slim, tall style
  • Generous water tank

Reasons to Avoid

  • Quite small icons for buttons

Office Coffee Machine Buying Guide

How To Choose The Best Coffee Machine For Your Office

There are a few big things to consider:

  • How many members of staff do you have (who will use it)?
  • How many cups will it need to make every day?
  • Where will it be situated?

But it is also important to take into account how easy the machine is to use – you don’t want people taking ages learning how to use the machine or getting it right. Nor do you want them to waste time preparing the coffee, which is why a machine such as an automatic bean to cup which does every single job is ideal.

Something like an espresso machine may be too complicated to get to grips with, and there is room for error, whereas a pod machine is relatively easy for all to learn about.

After all, everyone will probably be perfectly happy with a standard coffee and splash of milk and will not be expecting a frothy latte with chocolate sprinkles.

Not sure whether to just stick with the kettle? Check out our guide on why a bean to cup machine makes much more sense to use in your office.

Type

We think bean to cup machines are the best for offices. Just touch a few buttons and you have a coffee – no tamping or grinding.

But for those which need to make 100+ coffees per day or would perhaps just flow better with a constant supply ready as opposed to spending break times making it, a filter coffee machine is also a good plan. Pod machines are easy too, but best for under 10 people and those who maybe would rather buy their own coffee pods.

Number Of Coffees

Take how many people drink coffee every day, and multiply by 2 or 3 (depending on how many coffees they usually have on average). This should tell you how many coffees your machine needs to be able to make in a day.

Also think about whether you often have other people coming into the office, such as clients and guest workers, and if you’re looking at hiring extra people in the next few months. You’re better buying a machine which can make too many coffees than one which will struggle on busy days.

If you don’t think you will need anywhere near 80 or 90, take a look at our other pages, such as the ordinary Bean To Cup machines.

Drinks Variety

People will probably be very happy with a machine which can make plain black Americano coffee and they can then add milk if they wish. After all, they will be in a work environment so probably will not be bothered about frothy milk and chocolate sprinkles.

But if you do want to give everyone something a bit more special, there are plenty of machines out there now that make adding frothed milk to drinks automatically very easy. Look for one which can create a Cappuccino at the touch of a button.

Price

Your budget could vary wildly, but we will say that spending that bit more on a machine will likely be better in the long run.

Not only will it likely last longer and be better at making the coffee quickly and correctly, but it may also come with handy features such as self-cleaning cycles. 

Most of the machines we have included are over £1000, but models which can make less than 50 drinks per day for smaller offices can be bought for under £500.

FAQs

Are these machines only good for offices?

No! While they are simple for everyone to get to grips with and give people some choice, they would also work well in beauty salons or hairdressers, car showrooms, or anywhere else where there may need to be a high volume of coffee made.

Some are even fine for home use, if you simply want the best on the market.

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