Are Nespresso Coffee Machines for Business Good Value?

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Are Nespresso Coffee Machines for Business Good Value?

I am often asked how our range compares with the equivalent office coffee machines offered by Nespresso Business Solutions. I have posted a fuller comparison of quality, choice and value here, but at the end of the day, all of our buyers are up against the bottom line - so in this post we'll go straight to value - and review how our Flavia coffee machines could save you 50% compared to Nespresso.

As with the hot drinks machines we sell, Nespresso Aguila, Zenius and Gemini CS Pro machines are available under a variety of purchase models.

For simplicity, I’ll assume you are buying the machine outright in which case the prices are likely to be as follows:

Drink Size (Max) Grams of Coffee  Price Price / Gram Price / Cup (220ml)
Flavia Sachet 266ml 7g 29p 4.1p/gram 29p
Nespresso Pod 110ml 6g 29p 4.8p/gram 58p

 As you can see, whilst the headline price for a Nespresso pod is competitive, once you take into account the smaller amount of coffee in the pod, and the fact that the largest drink is only 110ml, your coffee cup quickly gets expensive:

  • The reality is that hardly anyone considers 110ml ‘a drink’.
  • The smallest drink sold in a high street cafe is usually 240ml, with a ‘regular’ coming in at 360ml.
  • If you put a Nespresso machine in your office, your staff will probably use at least 2 pods each time.
  • 2 Nespresso pods is still only 220ml - at a cup cost of 58p.
  • This compares very badly to a 266ml of Flavia coffee at 29p.


If you take into account the prices that Nespresso charge for ancilliaries such as disposable paper coffee cups, milk, sugar and stirrers, the price differential is likely to be even greater.

Verdict: Nespresso is likely to cost you roughly twice the price of  Flavia drinks

If you prefer to pay a more competitive price for your office hot drinks, and offer your staff and guests a wider choice of coffees, teas and hot chocolate from Brands such as Twinings, please do get in touch to discuss the best alternatives to Nespresso and traditional coffee vending machines

All the best, 

Jamie Gardener
Business Development Manager
Office Barista

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