Gourmet Coffee - How To Choose The Right Office Coffee Services Vendor
By: Sarah Osborne
We proudly self anoint as the Coffee Nation, justified by the 3 billion cups of coffee consumed by Americans every year. Not only does coffee drinking become a daily habit, it has also become an overwhelmingly compelling and addictive one. And in order not lose cumulatively countless hours of down time at the workplace arising from coffee breaks, the demand for office coffee services have become a very lucrative business indeed.
The Coffee delivery services in the market include a few national companies with some smaller ones and yet some other mom and pop set ups. All provide a certain range of products, at different price points to suit different needs. Most coffee delivery services have a requirement of minimum headcount of 20.
Regardless of Signing up for an online Coffee Delivery Service or otherwise, you need to take note that building good rapport with the service department staff is insurance to prompt and efficient support service from them.
As the taste and quality of coffee is critical to your choice of office coffee services, you need to do extensive taste test with your shortlisted vendors. Have fun hosting coffee tasting sessions at your office pantries and get as many people to agree on the best preferred coffee taste so that you could narrow down to a particular common vendor choice.
Strike a balance between affordable pricing and your limited budget but never use a vendor of the lowest bid, as you are sure to suffer from the lack of quality of the service, coffee beans as well as customer support. Whenever possible, check with friends from other companies and get testimonials about potentially service oriented quality vendors. You should check on key issues like whether they offer a large variety of coffees, how quickly do they respond to problems, are orders delivered on time, do they offer both live and online customer service, are the delivery technicians friendly and helpful etc
The turnaround time for installation and set up could be critical to some who expects the office coffee service to be up by the next working day. Check if the vendor is capable of providing last minute service. In addition, you need make arrangements with the vendor to help you conduct sessions on how to use the coffee makers so that everybody is familiar with the functions. The more specific the training sessions, the longer the longevity of your coffee maker would be.