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5 Benefits of Having Coffee Service in Your Office

5 Benefits of Having Coffee Service in Your Office

There is a significant difference between having a coffee machine in your office and providing staff with professional coffee service from a company like Galaxie Coffee. A coffee service provides the equipment you need, along with regular deliveries of all your beverage products and supplies. When you choose Galaxie Coffee as your provider, you get more than just coffee. We also offer a selection of teas, cocoas, bottled beverages, and breakroom and janitorial supplies. Additionally, you get a level of service that is hard to match.

If you’re not thrilled with your coffee service provider or you’re doing the work yourself, we encourage you to consider professional service. Below are some of the benefits of teaming up with Galaxie Coffee:

1. No Equipment Hassles

There are absolutely no equipment hassles when you have coffee service through us. We provide late-model equipment that is meticulously maintained to the highest standards. If anything goes wrong, one phone call dispatches a technician to your office to either fix your equipment or replace it.

2. Plenty of Variety

Our full list of beverage products is too extensive to show here. Needless to say, we offer you and your staff plenty of variety. From the finest specialty coffees to single serve options, we have it all. Just take a look at the ‘Our Products’ heading here on our website. You’ll be amazed at the sheer volume of products we carry.

3. Save Time and Money

You and your staff will save time and money by getting all of your break room needs from one source. We deliver them on a regular schedule, based on your needs. We have many office coffee solutions that vary according to your budget. After a brief meeting, we will provide a proposal that offers excellent choices within your financial parameters. There are some new single cup products that are less expensive than you think. The meeting will be worth your time!!

4. No More ‘Coffee Person’

Since a professional coffee service handles everything for you, your office will no longer need a designated ‘coffee person’. There will be no more disputes about who did it last week and whose turn it is to do it this week. Everyone in your office will have access to great coffee and other beverages without having to worry about assigning responsibility, blame, or both.

5. Create a Better Office Environment

There is something about sharing a cup of coffee, tea, espresso or cold brew that boosts office morale and promotes collaboration. Having a professional coffee service makes it better by guaranteeing you always have what you need on hand to keep staff happy. When they are happy, they are more productive. When they have great coffee, they spend more time talking and collaborating.

Scientific studies have proven that regular, moderate coffee consumption boosts productivity at work. This suggests that having a coffee machine in your office is a great idea. As long as you’re going to provide coffee, why not do it through professional coffee service like Galaxie Coffee? We save you time, money, and all the hassle that comes with serving beverages in the office.

What Are the Most Prominent Trends in the Coffee Industry?

What Are the Most Prominent Trends in the Coffee IndustryNothing seems to deter dedicated coffee drinkers from enjoying their favorite morning habit. Not higher prices, not long lines, not anything. Therefore, it’s always interesting to keep an eye on what’s happening in our industry as a means of forecasting what might be in the future. For 2015, we are paying close attention to a few significant trends.

Keep in mind that the office coffee environment is but one small portion of the overall picture. The trends we are seeing also apply to independent coffee shops, large commercial chains, and even home brewing.

The Single Cup Revolution Is Slowing Down

Single cup brewer systems have been experiencing an explosive growth rate for the past 10+ years.  This has occurred despite the fact that people are aware of the significant price differential when compared with using an automatic drip machine or a bean-to-cup brewer. One particular coffee system has dominated the office and home single cup market with their wide choice of beverages and brewing equipment.  In the office, there are now some excellent single cup options that offer a more eco-friendly approach.  We are beginning to see these options gain momentum, even though there are fewer choices.  Office managers aren’t running coffee shops and they know it.  They can now offer a great cup of coffee at a more reasonable price, and still no clean up.  Most importantly, they feel better about the environment and their employees are demanding more eco-friendly alternatives.

Furthermore, we are seeing a comeback in traditional coffee brewing methods using the “old school” three burner or a more updated version with a thermal carafe brewer.  While there is some waste and coffee spilled out, the overall cost per cup is lower and the coffee options are totally up to the user.  We are working with a small batch roaster in Brooklyn who uses Brazilian beans in a medium roast and the coffee is excellent.  The coffee is sold in 5 lb. craft bags – you can’t get more eco-friendly than that!!

Greater Demand for Fair Trade Products

A fascinating survey conducted by PLOS ONE in 2014 clearly demonstrates a preference for fair trade products among individual consumers. The survey enlisted dozens of coffee drinkers in a blind taste test in which participants were told one brand was fair trade and the other was not. Despite both coffees being identical, 61% chose the brand they thought was fair trade as tasting better. The research also concluded that consumers are willing to pay extra to purchase fair trade products.

We expect the results of that survey to play out in sales numbers over the next few years. A rising political consciousness among young people is making free trade coffee more popular with this demographic; their numbers will only continue to grow as the numbers of older coffee drinkers gradually declines.

Office Support for Coffee Service

While workers generally prefer single cup coffee service, there are now lots of good options to consider.  It is now possible to reduce your break room expenses and increase employee satisfaction.  The key is to listen to your employees.  It will be interesting to see where the industry goes over the next 12 to 18 months. At Galaxie Coffee, we are ready for anything.

 

Coffees of the World – Part 2

Coffees of the World – Part 2There really is nothing like a good cup of coffee, is there not? Perhaps that is one of the reasons coffee is one of the most popular hot beverages in the world. How popular is it? The latest estimates suggests as many as 10 million tons of coffee are consumed every year.

The wonderful thing about coffee is the variety available to consumers. In the first part of this four-part series, we talked about some of the varieties cultivated on the African continent. In part two, we will discuss coffees from Indonesia and the Caribbean. Needless to say, there is no shortage of choices for coffee lovers.

Coffees of Indonesia

Indonesia is both a country and an archipelago consisting of more than 13,400 islands stretching from the eastern Indian Ocean to the Western Pacific, located in Southeast Asia. Its 33 provinces are incredibly diverse thanks to its rich trading history and hundreds of years of colonialism. Some of Indonesia’s most loved coffees are:

Sulawesi – The island of Sulawesi is a mountainous island in the Malay Archipelago off the coast of Borneo. Their coffee is smooth, full-bodied, lightly acidic and with a very earthy flavor. Some people describe it as being ‘bright’.

Sumatra – Coffee from Sumatra is a truly unique experience. You will notice it is different right away, due to its syrupy consistency and unusually dark, blue-green color. As for the flavor, Sumatran coffee tastes slightly chocolate-like. The flavor is very smooth, rich, and deep.

Timor – Timor is an island at the eastern edge of the archipelago divided into eastern and western regions. The western region is part of Indonesia while the eastern region is independent. Regardless, their coffee is one of the best-kept secrets of Indonesia. Timorese coffee is grown organically and dry processed. Moreover, although it has an earthy taste, it is slightly sweet. It can be musty, however.

Javanese – Among all of the cultural groups in Indonesia, the Javanese are the most popular. Their coffee is also the most popular in the region. It is wet processed for a less earthy taste; the flavor is less acidic and smoother.

That about sums up coffee from Indonesia. You might consider trying them if you are looking for something unique.

Coffees of the Caribbean

The islands of the Caribbean are mostly known for sugarcane and rum. Yet they actually have some very exciting coffees. Here are two of our favorites:

Jamaica – The most well known coffee from the Caribbean is Jamaican Blue Mountain. Genuine Blue Mountain is mild, smooth, and well balanced. It is the most expensive coffee in the world with a price that can be as much as 20 times higher than other coffees.

Puerto Rico – The Yauco variety from Puerto Rico is said to be as good as Blue Mountain. Nevertheless, since Yauco is not nearly as well known as Blue Mountain, the price is considerably lower. This is a great option if you want to try Caribbean coffee without paying an arm and a leg. Yauco is rich, smooth, and slightly sweet and fruity.

This concludes our tour of coffees from Indonesia and the Caribbean. The third part in this series will take a look at coffees from Central and South America. Coffees from these regions are what we consume most of here in the United States.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll consider Galaxie Coffee for your office coffee service. We have been proudly serving businesses and organizations in the New York Metro region with the best coffee, water and beverage service since 1969.