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What office coffee service works best- Drip Brewing vs K-Cup?

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Drip Brewer (generally brews into and Airpot or glass decanter)versus a Keurig Brewer (K-Cup)?

The office coffee service that makes the most sense for your office really varies by your needs and desires. Let’s take a quick look at the key advantages of each type of brewing system.

Key Advantages for Drip Brewer (e.g. Airpot Brewer)

  • Lower cost of coffee – Keurig coffee can be 2.5 to 4 times more expensive per cup
  • A Large number of employees are served faster with one brew. This also works great for serving at employee gatherings or scheduled meetings.
  • After brewing into an airpot, coffee is conveniently standing by, ready to go for the individual need.
  • Much more sustainable than the K-Cup alternative


Key Advantages of Keurig Brewer

  • Coffee flavors available for individual choice. Many choices and varieties offered by several providers.
  • A simple way to brew and fast for one person having a cup of coffee. Serves one person at a time.
  • Easy to clean up – just throw away the empty pod.


It really is making a decision on the solution that makes more sense for your office!

You might consider with a drip brewer buying a higher quality of coffee. While more expensive than a lower priced brand, it is still a bargain compared to the K-Cup and will better satisfy your employees, keeping them productive in the office.

Gourmet Coffee Systems has an array of national, and locally roasted coffees to satisfy your need, as well as a variety of K-Cup coffees. We proudly offer some of the finest local coffee roasters including Caffe D’arte, Longbottom, and Portland Roasting.

We provide brewing equipment at no charge when meeting our very reasonable minimum monthly coffee purchase. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have or to set you up with coffee service for your office .

What Is Being Shared About The Potential Coffee Health Benefits?

As an office coffee service provider we have watched with interest the many headlines in the news over recent years that indicate moderate coffee consumption may have positive health benefits. On occasion we have also noticed reports of a concern with coffee related to health.

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So, here is the news we found when we did a quick online search that may be of interest to our Portland area office coffee customers and followers:

The first piece of good news we found was reported by the Wall Street Journal June 15, 2016 that the World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that there is no conclusive link between cancer and coffee and it is no longer classified as a possible carcinogen.

Next we came across a very interesting article posted September 25, 2017 on Harvard Health Publishing. From our view this is an excellent summary on coffee and it’s potential health benefits. In addition to mentioning the WHO change in coffee classification, they sited a November 2015 study posted on Circulation finding that coffee consumption was associated with a potential reduction in risk of death.

Harvard Health publishing went on to share that other studies have found that coffee may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, uterine and liver cancer and cirrhosis, and gout.

When doing a browser search on “coffee health benefits”, many of these potential benefits described above showed up in a long list of items discussing the health benefits of coffee. Also, in a separate search we found a number sites commenting about studies on the benefit of coffee and pain relief. Through out quick research we observed from a simple browser search that there is quite a bit of activity researching the benefits of coffee, so you can expect more news in the future!

In the meantime we continue to be available to fill your office coffee needs with a variety of local and national coffees. Here’s to a happy and healthy cup of your favorite coffee.

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