A table top coffee machine is a system that sits on a cabinet or work surface rather being a floor standing unit. Table top coffee machines are becoming more and more popular in offices where traditionally a floor standing coffee vending machine may have been provided. Machines used in coffee shops, restaurants and hotels also typically fall into this category.
These machines fall into several categories: those using fresh beans, soluble coffee, pre- ground coffee or coffee pods or capsules. There are pros and cons to all of these choices and the decision as to which machine to decide upon will rest on what quality of drink you wish to serve, how much time you are prepared to devote to cleaning and maintaining the machine, physical size of the unit, volumes of drinks to be dispensed, the desired speed of drink delivery and, of course, budget.