We don't drink coffee or tea so I'm a bit in the dark when it comes to the coffee and tea world. For those of you that supply coffee and tea is it popular? We're thinking about buying a coffee machine. Do we buy an espresso machine or a coffee capsule machine?
@Sonja Coffee and tea are two very popular drinks so I would advice to at least provide a drip coffee maker it isn't too expensive as compare to capsule coffee machines and you can buy powdered coffee at a relatively inexpensive cheap. Good luck!!!
I supply tea, coffee and sugar automatically. I also run chalets in Bansko, Bulgaria. Itdoesnt cost a lot to give this option and I personally find it makes the guests visit, that bit more comfortable.
If oyu dont mention it in your material then they cnat expect it, but it will gt you brownie points just by having it there for them. We also try to get a print of milk in the fridge for peoples arrival as most guests really appreciate a dirn kwhen they get somewhere. It just helps them unwind and settle in that easier.
I also offer non caffine tea bags........ herbal tea as you say not everyone drinks tea and coffee :-)
Its al ittle gesture but it goes a long way.
I'm a coffee drinker so at my place I have a Nespresso machine with capsules, a regular coffee maker and instant coffee and also some tea for guests to use.
I my self love to have the option of making coffee in the morning and those machines are cheap so I'd go ahead and buy one and have some tea also but it's not that guests require it but its so nice to have and it's really a small expense to the comfort it brings.
Think of the nationality of the majority of your guests and provide the most common/popular option. Some way of making coffee is usually a standard equipment in a holiday rental.
Personally I have a Nespresso as it is a non-messy option and the machine itself is small and take up little space. I also have a simple & inexpensive pour-over filter holder and matching jug just in case of different tastes. A french press would do as well.
Imo some of the cheap drip machines make awful coffee :)
At a minimum I'd have a nice electric kettle and a french press. At my place I have an electric kettle, a French press and a Keurig. A few tea bags and 4 k cups for the coffee maker for that first morning and they are set. I also leave a small creamer in the fridge and an assortment of sugar packets. Here in the states you can buy the sugar and sugar substitute packets in reasonable amounts and they will last on the shelf for quite a while. Keep in mind that coffee and tea will go stale, so don't buy a huge box thinking you can use those for a year. I don't leave ground coffee for the press as it's hard to keep it fresh, but real coffee lovers will bring their own if they see there is a press in the listing.
Considering you do not drink coffee/tea, I would suggest a for coffee either a Keurig or Nespresso and also some Instant. For tea, a couple tea bags each of black tea (Liptons), green tea, and caffeine-free herbal tea (peppermint or chamomile). Also an electric kettle is cheap and easy to use. You don't have to please everyone^^ Having just the basics is usually enough~~
I personally haven't seen/tried a drip maker that makes coffee the way I like, and keeping filters and relatively fresh ground coffee might be a bother as well. I think for your situation, some sort of capsule machine makes more sense.
@Sonja I love coffee. I have a setup for the guests that is similar to the one I use. A Kuerig-type coffeemaker, single serve. It is very clean (coffee grounds are so messy, no matter how hard you try. They just are.) and I use San Francisco Bay compostible inserts for the machine. I buy these in bulk from Amazon, and I use them myself. I also have an electric kettle and a decent selection of good teas in he guest area. I also put out small half-and-half creamers that don't need refrigeration. These are called Mini Moos, I think, and are popular with guests.
I provide a Keurig with pods, a kettle for tea (and tea) and also a french press with ground coffee. I'm a big coffee drinker so I make sure coffee maker or press is in every unit. It's pretty important to me as a guest. But you don't need a full on machine. A kettle for boiling water is sufficient if you have a french press. I got the french press in my home for $9 US and it provides 2 cups. I also provide sugar but not necessarily cream. I used to provide cream but it went bad so often and the powder kind gets clumpy. So, I just stopped doing the cream.
Hello all :)
Coffee and tea makes everyday more wonderful!
I supply assorted selection of teas, coffee, sugar and sweetener :)
Nesspresso and French press are my favorite.
Usually when I travel I take some delicious coffee and teas with me but I`m always happy to see that host has been thoughtful :)
Good luck with choosing your favorite coffee maker :)
Happy & Sunny Regards from Riga :)