The vending business has become very diversified. The days of a vending machine dispensing candy or vending Coke only are long gone. All sorts of beverages and food types are available.
In addition, a variety of services are offered by vending machine as well, such as the printing of business cards or the dispensing of small automotive spare parts.
Coffee vending machines are popular as well. As a rule they are able to dispense filter coffee only. This might change. Nestle have introduced a machine to the vending market which is able to dispense up to eight different drink selections.
V60 Coffee Dripper - A popular method of brewing without a coffee machine.
Traditional Coffee Pot - learn how S.E. Asian folks make great coffee (Kopi) using this.
Learn about the above methods and more in our free coffee brewing course.
Included in this is a good cappuccino and a espresso latte. This implies that an espresso vending machine is “lurking in there” somewhere.
As all coffee lovers know, the espresso is the basic ingredient of any cappuccino. If a vending machine is able to place cappuccino in its list of offered products, then it must be able to produce a coffee similar in quality to an espresso.
Hence an espresso from a vending machine becomes possible and it becomes an espresso vending machine. This particular machine by Nestle is able to dispense 25 cups per refill.
It features five hoppers which allow for the variety of products on offer. The machine itself is not that large and will comfortably sit on a counter. The “vending” aspect comes in the form of a coin operated door which then allows access to the vending dispenser appliance.
All in all I am not sure that it will produce an espresso Illy. But it is the closest thing we at the current moment have that resembles an espresso vending machine.
The difficulty in creating a pure bred espresso from a vending machine is in all likelihood the need to have a high pressure steam unit operate for long periods of time without “supervision.”
The commercial units available for coffee shops and restaurants still require a human operator to “watch” over the process. A vending machine does not cater for this.
However, with out any doubt it is only a matter of time before this is resolved and a wide range of espresso based beverages are available in a variety of places. Excellent beverages will then be available night and day.
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).
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