Students have long relied on coffee to get them through their studies, but where coffee was once merely a source of caffeine, nowadays students are favouring a top-quality beverage, and instant coffees no longer make the cut. In recent years, we have become a nation of coffee connoisseurs, and students are no different. They know their lattes from flat whites, and they expect a barista-quality coffee wherever they are, whether that’s at home, in a coffee shop or at university/college. With 20 years of consecutive market growth for the UK coffee scene, current and future students are exposed to an ever-increasing variety of premium-quality hot beverages, and a sub-par offering will no longer suffice if operators wish to keep students on campus rather than venturing to High Street coffee chains.
With a wide range of coffee machines on offer, it can be difficult to know where to start when finding the perfect one for your campus. To ensure you make the right choice, there are some important things to consider.