coffee-fund-money-box-500x500This morning, the Corporate Essentials Blog feels a little more like a local police blotter, but we thought it was a good opportunity to point out just how important a good relationship with your Office Coffee Service provider could be.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a South Florida man was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison for his role in a national coffee-vending machine business fraud. The crime: misleading victims about how much money they would make from a business proposal to buy coffee machines in high-traffic locations. Victims testified they lost between $15,000 and $192,000 because the machines were placed in poor sales area or never arrived at all.

Now, let us be totally clear, we’re not accusing anyone of fraud, but as a customer, you should know that you always have the best equipment to suit your needs. If your office has downsized to fewer than 20 employees over the past few years, and you’re still using the same equipment you used when you had more than 40 employees, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your office coffee service. The same can be said if your company has doubled in size in the last year or two – can your coffee equipment even accomodate the increased volume?

At Corporate Essentials, we value our relationship with our customers over everything else, and understanding each and every one of our customers needs. We understand just how important great office coffee is to your office, and we want to make sure your investment in your office coffee service is being maximized.

If you think your office coffee program is in need of change, or would just like one of our Office Coffee Professionals to take a look and make sure things are set up as efficiently as possible, please fill out a contact form at and we’ll be more than happy to sit down and discuss.

Joe Simonovich

About Joe Simonovich

Joe has a strong background in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The start to his career as a customer service representative has given him a unique foundation and different perspective on almost all business-related situations. Joe is now the Chief Growth Officer (and Director of Creating Awesomeness) at Corporate Essentials. He brings a unique skill set and a hands-on approach to any leadership role and believes that hustle is simply a way of life.