Research suggests that small amounts of caffeine (about one to two cups of coffee worth) aid alertness and mental performance, especially in individuals who are feeling tired. Another study claims that coffee can reduce workplace accidents. And there’s a link between improved memory and caffeine consumption. It seems coffee isn’t just a workplace luxury — it’s a necessity.
Thus, a good coffee maker should be the cornerstone of any office kitchen. Though some may be okay downing copious amounts of mediocre brew, others — like us — want a little more substance in our morning cup of Joe. Ideally, an office coffee machine should brew top-notch coffee without sacrificing quantity and user friendliness. These seven fit that bill.
Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741
Best Drip Machine: Technivorm’s handmade coffee makers not only look fantastic, they also make some of the best drip coffee around (and, impressively, Technivorm is one of only six brewers to be certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America). What’s more, the Moccamaster puts out 10 cups of high-quality coffee in six minutes, so coffee should not be in short supply, even in larger offices. The thermal carafe, though it may be less stylish than the glass version, keeps coffee warm for six hours without scorching it with a hotplate.