We’ve all know that coffee is a commodity traded on the open market with prices fluctuating according to demand and supply, but how come the cost of an espresso from a coffee shop always increases – but never decreases?

Well, if you think you’re paying too much for a cup of coffee, then what about renting or buying a workplace coffee maker?  For the perfect home brew or for the office coffee round – going in-house does make good ‘cents’.

But just how do the costs stack up?

Firstly, the size of the workplace coffee maker will influence the unit cost as larger equipment will obviously cost more.

But to give you an idea, a cafe quality espresso from Nespresso’s newest and cheapest office coffee machine costs under 70c – while an espresso made in a Woolworths’ Caffitaly System S14 coffee machine using the Woolies select capsule costs a meagre 37c.  Compare that to the $4.00 or so that you pay at your local coffee shop every day!

And even when you include the extras, such as sugar and artificial sweeteners, workplace espresso machines still deliver quality brews at a fraction of the retail price.

Talking of delivery….that’s another area where a supplier of workplace coffee machines can add even more value.  You should be able to negotiate things like free delivery of coffee supplies, affordable servicing and maintenance of the machine – even free coffee machine rental depending on the amount of coffee you use.

Buying or renting from one of the leading providers of workplace coffee machines could help your business to ‘cash in on caffeine’.