Here we are talking about 3 beverage vending machine that you can install in your office and be less than 10 paces from the delicious hot cuppa. We are not talking about the full vending machine which would requires you to walk to some corner in your office building.
All the machine featured here is less than the size of 2 A4 size papers and can be fit into any pantry corner.
Update: This article was written a while back, and now if you are looking for table top coffee vending machine, you have the choice of a dual system (instant and R&G coffee beans). Check out the link to check out the newer solutions.
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When thinking about vending machine, what comes to our mind is usually the tall, big machines. Thus, it is usually housed in some corner of the building, and while it is not that far to get that cuppa, wouldn't you prefer the machine to be in your pantry?
And that is where this 3 beverage vending machine comes in, they are small enough, have a good enough range and each comes with the additional value add.
Currently, there 2 ways to get these beverage vending machine. One is to pay for the consumption at the end of the month, i.e. the folks in the office drink as much as they like and settled the bill with the supplier at the end of the month. Another way is the traditional coin slot, where drinks are dispensed when coins are drop in.
Happy line coffee vending machine is the cheapest type of machine you can find in the market. Make in china, it has most of the table top vending machine features, but at a quarter of the cost.
It can take in any granules or freeze dried format and can have up to 9 selections of drinks, it also come with a 4 liters reservoir so operationally, it can serve 40 cups without any topping up.
Regardless of the business model, if suppliers would to install coffee machines in your office, a cheaper machine translate to a lower cost structure for them. This would in turn be lower pricing for you.
The sleekest among the 3 beverage vending machine
Among the 3 beverage vending machine, Ultra 5 is the most "sexy" and better looking one. And it comes with extremely comprehensive functions.
You can controlled the gram throw for each individual drink, e.g. you can have 2 grams for coffee, 3 grams for tea and 1 gram of coffee for your cappuccino. So, Ultra 5 lets you have absolute control.
Being a customer, you might not need to clean the machine, but still the ease of maintenance and high self flushing power of this machine gives you a peace of mind.
For one, you know that this is almost pest free, the machine snug fitting means there is almost no extra room for the powder to drop, the easy flushing and maintenance would mean the technician would not skip the step just to save some time.
So, if you are looking for a pretty and ultra clean machine, ultra 5 would be the choice.
The famous among the 3 beverage vending machine
In terms of table top vending machine, Lioness 5 has to be the legend. They are among the first in the market and are found extensively in offices around the world.This is because the Lioness is exclusive for Nescafe and being the biggest roaster in the world, it is not difficult to grow this segment, right?
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So, among the 3 beverage vending machine, Lioness would be the more "famous" one. And, they have a good track record too.
They have can provide a wide variety of drinks (up to 8 types), are extremely durable and although not as easy to clean as an Ultra 5, the cleaning is simple compared to your usual espresso machines.
There you have it, forget about getting your suppliers to install those big bulky machines where you have to 100 over paces just to enjoy a hot cuppa.
Impress them, asked them if they have any of these 3 beverage vending machine, choose one that suits you needs the best and then 2-3 days later, you would have a coffee vending machine right in your pantry!
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