In addition, Bevi machines, which offer flavored sparkling still water, are available through Quench. While the model is a little pricier than other options, it's a great solution for small and midsize businesses looking for extra flair in their water choices. The machine provides flavored and sparkling water, which can be a nice perk for employees or customers. Each of these dispensers holds four flavors of water, which you can choose from over 14 flavors, such as blackberry lime, coconut and watermelon.
The Bevi costs $299 a month for a 36-month term. The machine's installation costs $500, and CO2, which is used to create sparkling water, costs $30 initially and $70 for refills. For a 50-person business with average sparkling water consumption, the CO2 should last a few months before you need a refill, according to Quench. This smart water cooler does need internet access to monitor your CO2 levels. If your office doesn't have internet access, Quench can install OptConnect for $20 per month.
The $500 installation fee covers setup for the software and installation of the CO2 and the four flavors. Flavor refills cost $90 each. According to a conversation we had with the Quench team, a 50-employee business generally needs one flavor refill per month.
Quench also offers the Q7, which features dual-action foot pedals. The machine, which is a top water cooler option for small businesses, costs $45 a month for a 36-month term, with a $49 installation. Annual filter changes and unscheduled maintenance are included in the flat monthly rate of $45. For the machine to work, there needs to be a water source within 200 feet and an electrical source within 6 feet.
In terms of pricing, a small business will likely prefer the Q7 to the Bevi. It doesn't offer sparkling water or assorted flavors, but the model is affordable, provides both hot and cold water, and doesn't require plastic bottles.
In addition, Quench has also launched its Q8 water cooler, a touchless, sensor-activated machine that dispenses hot and cold quenchWATER+. The Q8 is available as a freestanding or countertop cooler. For larger businesses, Quench offers the high-capacity Quench 810, which features paddle dispensing, hot and cold water, and is available with either reverse osmosis or advanced carbon filtration. Contact Quench directly for pricing information on both the Q8 and Quench 810.
Quench separates itself from competitors by offering small machines that don't require individual bottle delivery. This helps Quench remain an environmentally friendly option while providing businesses with quality water options.
Quench also offers quality customer support. The company doesn't post much of its pricing online, which can make the decision process more difficult; fortunately, in our experience, the online customer service representatives respond quickly and thoroughly with pricing and product information. It's not so easy to reach the customer service team by phone, though.