What is Free On Loan Coffee Machine?  | Singapore

There are many terminology in the office coffee service world, and free on loan coffee machine is one of them. Rather than writing wall of words about it, let us bring you through it in a questions and answers format.

What is Free On Loan Coffee Machine?  

A coffee machine is termed to be “Free On Loan” when the coffee machine is not charging you for the machine. Depending on the office coffee service terms and conditions, usually it will entails a minimum order of coffee from this supplier. 

Who are the ones providing it? 

In Singapore, it is believe that Nestle Professional (previously known as Nestle Food Services) pioneer this scheme when they were pushing out their Lioness Nescafe machine. 

Since then, many coffee suppliers have adopted this model. 

For folks that prefers Roast and Ground coffee, there is Kaffa Kaldi, offering Bravilor Sego as a free on loan option (which we thought is a really cool machine)

It is Really Free? 

Yes. You do not have to pay for the machine. But, you do have to purchase ingredients from the company. And usually it includes, the coffee beans, the milk, chocolate mixes and even tea (in Singapore context, you can get Teh Tarik) 

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How does it works?

  1. You choose the coffee suppliers you like in Singapore 
  2. You choose the machine that is suitable for your office 
  3. You negotiate the minimum order amount 
  4. The machine will be set up in your office within a week 

Where can I get it? 

There are many companies offering it, a quick search in Google will show you: 

  • Nestle Professional 
  • Fuji Xerox (yes, interestingly they are selling Keurig) 
  • and many others… 

We are recommending Kaffa Kaldi Free on loan Coffee Machine - Bravilor Sego  based on the fact on it is good value for money. Almost the same amount of minimum order per month for a beans to cup espresso machine in your office. 

Drop us a line if you like to know more about office coffee services in Singapore. 

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