As the UK’s fastest-growing hydration specialist, we’re passionate about working with businesses to keep their team revitalised and their customers refreshed. At Liquidline we provide everything you need to provide quality beverages including your drinks machine, consumables and servicing.

Types of Commercial Drink Machines

Chance are you already have a rough idea of the sort of drinks machine you’d like to purchase, but there may be other types of drink machine that you hadn’t considered. Below is a rough rundown of the different types of commercial drinks machines available for your business, how they work and the benefits of each.

Commercial Coffee Machines

Bring great tasting coffee to your workplace, showroom, retail store or hospitality venue with a commercial coffee machine from Liquidline. Choose from our wide range of bean to cup, filter, instant and traditional espresso machines that will wow your team and customers with delicious coffee cup after cup. Our range includes some of the world’s best-loved drinks machine brands including Schaerer, Marco, Coffetek, Jura and more. 

Office Coffee Drinks Machines

For many people, the workplace and coffee already go hand in hand. It’s our first port of call in the morning, we use coffee breaks as a way to escape our desks for a few minutes each day and it’s that afternoon caffeine hit that spurs us on till home time. But gone are the days when a tub of instant and a kettle would suffice. Today’s coffee drinkers want a quality cup that matches the coffee shop experience. For that reason, a premium coffee drinks machine is now an essential part of office culture. 

At Liquidline, we have the largest commercial drinks machine range in the UK, spanning bean to cup coffee machines, instant coffee machines, traditional coffee machines and more. With nearly 20 years of experience providing exceptional coffee to offices, we understand that every workplace is unique and will work with you to ensure you have a hot drinks machine that will meet the demands of your business. 

Water Coolers

Drinking enough water each day is essential to keeping the body operating. Water helps maintain body temperature, flushes toxins out of the body and makes up 73% of our brain. Being well hydrated also improves sleep quality, enhances cognition and boosts mood.

Staying hydrated at work can be a challenge with busy schedules and high workloads, which is why it’s important to ensure your employees have access to unlimited clean drinking water.

Mains fed water dispensers, water coolers and water taps are relatively inexpensive drinks machines that provide delicious filtered drinking water. Some models include the ability to produce boiling water for your hot drinks, and even sparkling drinking water. 

Find out more about the importance of drinking plenty of water with our Ultimation Hydration Toolkit.

Water Boilers

With a mains fed water boiler there’s no need to wait for the kettle to boil. This drinks machine is ideal for organisations that need large volumes of instant boiling water on demand, whether for tea, coffee and other hot beverages, or in a commercial kitchen for cooking. 

Juice Dispensers

With a variety of delicious flavours from a single drinks machine, our Juicetouch dispensers offer delicious fresh chilled juice at the touch of a button. These compact drinks machines feature a bag-in-box system that combines concentrated juice with chilled filtered water to dispense a delicious glass of juice that contributes to one of your five a day. By eliminating the need for single-use plastic, a Juicetouch machine is also kinder on the environment, as well as your pocket, compared to traditional plastic bottles.

Hot Drinks Vending Machines

Maximum choice but with minimum fuss, our range of hot drinks vending machines provides quality speciality coffees, teas, hot chocolate and even soup at the touch of a button. From instant drinks machines using great value powdered ingredients in large volumes, to bean to cup drinks machines that grind fresh coffee beans for every cup, we have a machine that will suit your budget and needs.

Cold Drinks Vending Machines

Offer delicious and refreshing chilled drinks quickly and conveniently with a cold drink vending machine. Available to purchase or lease, our range of cold drinks machines are ideal for schools, transport hubs, healthcare facilities, gyms and anywhere else where you might seek instant refreshment. 

Leasing a Drinks Machine from Liquidline

We understand that cash flow is important when running a business and that purchasing a commercial drinks machine outright can be a significant expense, which is why all our commercial drinks machines are available to lease on either a three or five-year contract.

There are many different benefits to leasing a commercial drinks machine. Not only are you able to spread the payments over a longer period, but you can usually afford to invest in a better quality drinks machine, as a large one-off investment is no longer required. Furthermore, with technology changing so quickly you can ensure you have the best and latest drinks machine available, as you can swap it out for a new one at the end of your contract.

Choosing a Commercial Drinks Machine

Regardless of the type of commercial drinks machine you’re interested in, there are a number of factors you must consider when choosing the best make and model for your organisation.

How often will the drinks machine be used?

If your commercial drinks machine is going to be serving a large volume of people per day then it’s important you choose one with a larger capacity. For a coffee machine, this will involve choosing one with a large water tank, and for water machines, we’d advise choosing a mains fed model rather than one that uses a bottle. 

Who will be using the machine?

Will your team and customers be serving themselves, or will a member of staff be required to operate the drinks machine? If a self-serve option is required then it’s essential that your machine is extremely easy to use, you may also wish to consider a touchless drinks machine that helps to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.

Where will the drinks machine be located?

Location is everything, especially if you’re looking to make a profit from your new drinks machines. If you’re purchasing a hot or cold drinks vending machine it’s important to place it in an area of high footfall, or if you’re purchasing a juice machine for your canteen then you’ll want it to be in full view to attract customers. 

Even if you’re buying a drinks machine to provide complimentary refreshments to your team and visitors it’s still important to consider where you would like your machine to be located, especially if space is at a premium in your commercial premises. We have a range of coffee and water machines that are designed specifically for small spaces that will fit perfectly on a countertop in your workplace kitchenette or staff room. 

What’s your capacity for cleaning and maintenance?

Like any other appliance, commercial drinks machines will require regular cleaning and maintenance to keep them in good condition and delivering consistently fantastic refreshments. All drinks machines will require a daily clean, like any other food or drink equipment, as well as a more intense clean and descale on a regular basis. Some drink machines include helpful self-cleaning programmes, whilst others need to be manually taken apart, cleaned and put back together again. You’ll therefore need to consider who will be responsible for the regular maintenance of the machine and the time they have available to complete this.

How much does a drinks machine cost?

The price of commercial drinks appliances really varies depending on the type of machine you choose, the brand and the features included. Filter coffee machines and bottled water coolers can be leased from as little as a couple of pounds per week, whilst our top-of-the-range bean to cup or traditional espresso machines can cost as much as £65 per week. What’s important to us though is value for money, so we’ll always work closely with our clients to ensure they get the most appropriate machine for their requirements. 

To speak to one of our hydration experts who will be able to advise you on the best drinks machine for your business please get in touch today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as providing a free, no-obligation quote for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.

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