Bean-to-Cup Coffee in Augusta

Bean-to-Cup Coffee Can Make A Difference in Augusta

Bean-to-Cup Coffee in Augusta

Grabbing a cup of coffee during the workday shouldn’t have to be complicated. The whole process of going to the corner coffee shop, standing in line, waiting for your order, and going back to work is time-consuming. And time spent away from work isn’t the only cost. Lost productivity and fewer chances for spontaneous collaboration are two more.

An Easy Solution

Your Augusta break room doesn’t have to mirror a full-service cafe. One with baristas that create works of art to be the perfect location. A micro-market with everyone’s favorite fresh foods, snacks, and beverages plus coffee service or a bean-to-cup brewer will do the trick.

Not only will it help keep employees energized and hydrated, but it’s part of a good business strategy. Coffee and espresso-based beverages are a perk that everyone loves. Your company can choose to offer its beverages at no cost or charge per cup at the micro-market kiosk.

Mike Cochrane, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Cafection, explained, “With bean-to-cup, you get to experiment with new drinks while participating in a sustainable industry that produces less waste.”

A single bean-to-cup brewer offers a variety of hot beverages, is cost-effective, and can have a big impact. Including one in your micro-market keeps Augusta employees on-site during the workday, provides energy, and fuels creativity.

What Is a Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine?

A bean-to-cup machine is precisely what it sounds like. Several different kinds of whole beans are placed in the machine. They are left untouched until needed. When an employee wants a beverage, the machine grinds the beans to the correct fineness, brews them to order, and creates the desired drink. The short time between grinding and brewing makes sure the coffee grounds are as fresh as possible.

Bean-to-Cup Coffee in Augusta

The combination of different beans, grind settings, flavor additions, and cup sizes results in a diverse menu. Below are just a few of the options a bean-to-cup brewer can offer.

Traditional Coffee (available in light, medium, and dark roasts)

    • Bean Options 1, 2 and 3
    • Decaf
    • Combinations of the four options above

Hot Beverages

    • French Vanilla: coffee plus French vanilla flavoring
    • Vanilla Mocha: coffee plus vanilla flavoring and hot chocolate
    • Mochaccino: coffee plus hot chocolate or cocoa powder
    • Vanilla Mocha: hot chocolate plus vanilla flavoring
    • Chocolate Latte: hot chocolate with milk

Gourmet Options

    • Energy Shot: a shot of espresso plus vitamins that deliver energy
    • Hot Shot Blend: 2 shots of espresso for when you need a caffeine boost
    • Long Espresso: a shot of whipped espresso that is more bitter than a regular shot of espresso
    • Café Latte: espresso plus milk
    • Cappuccino: a shot of whipped milk topped with whipped espresso

It’s time to discover the effect that a single bean-to-cup machine in your micro-market can have on your Augusta employees. If a micro-market isn’t a good fit for your place of business, vending machines and one or more single-cup brewers are a great alternative.

For more information about our micro-market and bean-to-cup options as well as our other break room services, please contact Riverside Refreshments at 706-793-2723. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Micro-Market Meals in Augusta

A Micro-Market and Meal Times in Augusta

Micro-Market Meals in Augusta

A carefully planned and well-stocked micro-market is an employee benefit that isn’t fully appreciated until experienced. Employees have access to an inviting and relaxing space with a customizable menu full of delicious products, from fresh food, coffee, healthy alternatives, and cold beverages to everyone’s favorite snacks.

Augusta employers need to consider the types of refreshments and the overall physical space available when determining a break room’s design and menu. The reason is related to recent research performed by Packaged Facts, an expert in research and analysis.

According to David Sprinkle, research director for Packaged Facts, “There’s a surging fluidity to modern mealtimes. The reality is U.S. adults are increasingly eating differently.” The adults that Sprinkle is referring to are Gen Z (18- to 24-years-old) and Millennials (25- to 34-years-old).

Not only did the research show that fewer adults are eating “breakfast before 9 am, lunch before 1 pm, and dinner before 8 pm,” but more participants are eating several smaller meals throughout the day instead of the traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Getting back to Augusta break rooms and the micro-market, offering a wide selection of options has a higher chance of meeting the needs of employees who consume various meals at traditional and nontraditional times of the day.

Micro-Market Meals in Augusta

The first of several reasons why a micro-market is a great option is the break room’s overall look and feel. Each micro-market layout is custom designed to fit your unique space and offers an updated look and shopping experience. With open racks, shelves, and glass door coolers, employees can browse and pick up items and read labels before deciding.

Access to the micro-market 24/7 is the second benefit. With modern technology, employees can access snacks, beverages, and fresh food at any time of the day, whether it is 10:00 am or 10:00 pm. Self-checkout kiosks, mobile apps, and security systems remove the need for additional employees to monitor the break room and track product inventory levels.

The third benefit is that we take care of it all. With fully automated technology, we receive data about real-time product purchases. Using that information, we can rotate in more of the products your Augusta employees enjoy and add new products to keep things interesting.

A micro-market is truly a sought-after break room benefit. Access at any time of the day plus a variety of delicious refreshments equals happier employees and a boost in workplace morale. Are you ready to take the next step?

For more information about micro-markets or other break room refreshment options, including office coffee service, please contact Riverside Refreshments at 706-793-2723.

 

Healthy Refreshments in Augusta

Offer Healthy and Traditional Refreshments in Augusta

Healthy Refreshments in Atlanta

Making sure that Augusta essential employees have access to healthy and traditional snacks and beverages in the break room is important especially during this challenging time. Offering a variety of on-site options makes it easier for employees to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a hot beverage or take a few minutes to relax.

Combine the need for easily accessible refreshment options with the challenges that employees had locating better-for-you choices before the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s easy to understand why eating healthy can be a challenge.

A recent survey conducted by the American Heart Association and Aramark, a U.S. based food service company, found that participants were more likely to choose an unhealthy lunch because of convenience (60 percent), taste preference (54 percent), and lack of ability of healthy foods (43 percent). But that doesn’t mean things won’t or can’t change. “More than 4 in 5 (82%) agree that having healthy food options at work is important to them and more than 2 in 3 (68%) value help from their employer in becoming healthier.”

While choosing better-for-you is important, there is one caveat that should be considered. Given the unprecedented stress levels that Augusta employees are under, sometimes traditional or sweet snacks, beverages and fresh food can fulfill an emotional or mental need that wouldn’t arise in normal circumstances.

Rather than assuming which products employees would like to have available, employers should survey their employees to find out. Different individuals will have different preferences that develop from a number of factors including upbringing, genetics, culture, and individual experiences.

Healthy Refreshments in Atlanta

For those Augusta employees who are looking for a better-for-you snack, that usually means a snack that has a high nutritional value or one that is high in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber but low in calories, fat, sugar and sodium.

Ideally, a serving of a healthy snack will have between 150 and 200 calories, about 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein and no more than 12 grams of fat. Choosing fiber and protein will help create a feeling of fullness while avoiding saturated fats, which raise LDL or “bad” cholesterol, can help decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Whether Augusta employees are looking for better-for-you snacks and beverages, traditional options or delicious, freshly made meals, access to variety of refreshments at work is an appreciated benefit. It can also encourage essential employees to stay on-site during breaks and give them the necessary fuel and hydration to focus on their job.

Riverside Refreshments would like to help your local business, especially during this challenging time, by providing the refreshments your employees need. For more information about our micro-market and vending machine services, please contact us at 706-793-2723.