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In Part 2 of this blog series, we’re looking at bean-to-cup coffee machines and explain why they’re a popular choice for many businesses. Bean-to-cup coffee brewers are commonly found in professional settings like office buildings, car dealerships, doctor’s offices or hospitality, but they are a viable option for just about any location. 

If you missed Part 1, check it out!

What Is It?

Bean-to-cup coffee machines are an all-purpose, versatile coffee solution that can make your favorite drinks quickly and easily. Unlike traditional machines that brew coffee into a large pot, bean-to-cup machines are geared toward single-serve drinks. Its focus on individual use means that coffee is brewed faster in a smaller portion.

How Does it Work?

Every bean-to-cup brewer is designed to be a simple and convenient coffee solution. With the help of our service technicians, each machine is installed to a water line for instant access to its supply. After that, all you need are coffee beans! If you own a coffee machine and plan on switching it out for something new, your existing beans can be used to brew from a bean-to-cup machine. Don’t hesitate to use your favorite flavors in a new gadget.

At the touch of a button, the brewer will do all of the hard work for you. Shortly after start-up, the coffee beans are ground, the water is heated, and your drink is dispensed in front of you. Although these are single-serve brewers, the size of the cup can be chosen so that a smaller or larger amount of coffee is poured. You can also customize the strength of your coffee for the perfect cup each time.

Modern Utility

Many bean-to-cup machines are controlled using an onboard or accompanying touch screen display. Just one example of this can be seen in the Excellenza Touch, a device that features a 10.1” LCD touchscreen for easy drink selection. Navigating the screen is simple, efficient, and gives users a look at what to expect from their next order. The same is true of TopBrewer, another fantastic bean-to-cup coffee solution. Each TopBrewer unit is controlled via the onboard iPad, making for an intuitive experience in coffee selection. 

Essential Bonuses

Many bean-to-cup machines sport extra features that upgrade everyday use into a cafe-style experience. One example is the VKI bean-to-cup unit which adds milk and hot chocolate options to the menu. Similarly, the TopBrewer can dispense hot chocolate and contains a compartment for fresh milk storage. 

Corporate Essentials Recommends…

Corporate Essentials has several fantastic bean-to-cup machines to offer our customers. Just a few premium brands we offer include TopBrewer, VKI Technologies, and Cafection Enterprises, but there’s plenty where that came from. Visit our website to view more!

If you’re not sure where to start, you can find a few recommendations below. All of them feature plenty of drink customizability and energy-saving options. Or if you want an even more personalized recommendation, check out our Office Coffee Matchmaker to find the perfect solution for your office’s unique needs!

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VKI Excellenza Touch – Offers coffee, hot chocolate, mocha, french vanilla, latte, and more. It contains two bean dispensers and three powder dispensers. Serves anywhere from 50-150 people. TopBrewer – Makes everything from coffee, macchiato, cappuccino, espresso, and more. The unit’s award-winning design makes it a natural fit for any setting. It can serve over 300 cups of coffee per day. Bravilor Bonamat Sego – Brews up to 30 different drink choices from coffee, americano, espresso, mocha and more. A great choice for offices with 50 people or more. Using the touch screen display makes choosing your order a breeze.  De Jong Duke Nio – Holds two containers for coffee beans. It has options for milk, hot chocolate, vanilla, and powdered milk for when the regular milk container is empty. Can brew over 150 drinks per day, making it great in offices of 50 people or more.


Choosing the perfect coffee machine for your team and guests can be tricky. We hope that this look at bean-to-cup coffee options will help narrow down your list! Next week, we’ll take a look at pod machines and the pre-packaged single cup. 

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Judson Kleinman

About Judson Kleinman

As the founder and CEO of Corporate Essentials, Judson set out with every intention of bringing a new meaning to the words "office culture". As leaders in the industry, his company constantly sets the bar by investing in, and improving their product offerings, technology, people and training. 20 years and 1500 clients later, Judson can proudly say that Corporate Essentials continues to positively fuel culture and allow over 150,000 employees to work happy.