Table top coffee vending machine, why would anyone need that? Your office already has a full service vending machine in the lobby, it comes with coin slot and coffee are dispensed upon coin insertion. Or, your office is very comfortable with using instant coffee or 3 in 1 coffee sachets. So, you believe that you are well served when it comes to hot beverages. Perhaps. But, we believe nothing beats a hot coffee with a press of a button right in your pantry.
And the wide variety of beverages that it is able to dispense is another reason why offices can consider this. Imagine that this is a coffee machine that functions almost like a drink station, with its ability to dispense a variety of beverages on top of the black coffee, such as hot chocolate, tea and most gourmet coffee like cappuccino, latte, mocha etc.
In fact, this table top coffee vending machine has been called cappuccino vending machines on numerous occasions, due to the popular drink that it is able to dispense.
Below are some facts and information about this machine.
Who are the suppliers?
There are few companies that are doing this model of machines but only Nestle is doing it with much success. Their most popular model is Lioness H5 and their current innovation is ultra 6. (Trivia: Do you know that Nestle is the first office coffee service provider !)
Ease of Use
So, why would table top coffee vending machine be an easy way to drink coffee? Other than the single-serve coffee makers, which are able to dispense coffee with a press of a button, most espresso machine and coffee makers, required users to wait for the grind and brew, requiring some time and effort (not to mention the effort required to clean the bean to cup coffee machine).
A tabletop coffee vending machine can dispense coffee, cappuccino, lattes and even espresso in less than 30 seconds and they can do 50 serves of 6-ounces coffee or beverages without any top-up. So, if you are looking for convenience, would you not go for this?
If you have not used coffee machine in your office pantry, the two things that office workers do not like to do is cleaning of the machine and topping of the machine. And you do not need to worry about that with this genre of the machine.
Other than the number of drinks, you also get to enjoy a wider variety of beverages compared to a super-automatic bean to cup espresso machine. Most of these machines are able to dispense: cappuccino, long black, latte, espresso, mocha, cocoa, tea and milk tea. A variety that even the most sophisticated espresso machine would find it hard to match.
People also term it as cappuccino vending machines, underlining the fact that one can get a cappuccino from these machines, but do not hold high expectations. In the process of having a wide variety of beverages, and ease of use, something was sacrificed, and that element is perceived quality.
Earlier on, we shared that tabletop coffee vending machine has a high capacity and is very easy to use. By pressing a button and you are able to choose up to 8 beverages without changing or topping up your machine!
For the variety, you have to trade in perceived quality. The coffee and beverages served via these vending machines are granules (freeze-dried format) and they are processed with a special anti-caking agent to ensure that they do not harden inside so that you do not have to worry about changing and topping up the machine so often.
Although the granules inside the machines would unlikely to not be used for more than 24 hours (the thirsty folks in your office would ensure that), they are "make" to last more than 60 hours.
We think the taste as slightly better than your Nescafe Gold Blend bottles that you can get in the supermarket, but terms such as granules or freeze-dried to some people perceived it as low quality.
More Good News
Currently, there are many suppliers offering dual capability. So, offices can look forward to bean to cup coffee and a wide variety of beverages.
Two popular dual coffee machines are the Milano Dual from Nescafe and Bravilor Sego.
There you have it, easy to use, huge capacity and a wide variety of beverages to choose from. The table top coffee vending machine would save you the trouble of brewing, choosing (so many to choose from) and even cleaning. And with some new machine options offering bean to cup as well, don’t you agree that this is an easy way to drink coffee?
If you are looking to compare more office coffee machine options before deciding, scroll down for more resources, surveys and even listing of coffee machine suppliers. Or, if you prefer to have someone to talk you through your coffee needs, drop us a message below and we will do our best to assist you.
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