Vending Solubles are consumable powders and dry mixes designed for use in commercial coffee vending machines. Coffee vending machines can be found in schools, hospitals, large offices and other institutions. By providing employees with a delicious option right in the office, less time is spent traveling to/from coffee shops, increasing productivity.
A variety of mixes are available, including cappuccino, hot chocolate, white hot chocolate, apple cider, and powdered creamer. Offering a range of different products allows the consumer a range of choice and attracts a wider market than a straight coffee machine.
Coffee Vending Machines
Coffee vending equipment comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, configurations and use-cases depending on the end-user's needs. Machines are available that are internet-connected for easy monitoring and re-ordering, touch-screen enabled for ease of use, coin-operated for revenue generation, leased as an employee benefit, counter-top or standalone and with any number of different coffee, espresso and powdered options for cappuccinos, lattes and hot drinks. Machines can be installed directly over garbages for easy dredge disposal, plumbed-in to waterlines to avoid having to refill water levels, self-cleaning or on contract, each with their own cost structure.
Depending on the number of hoppers and solubles containers, you might be able to offer a Light Roast Coffee, Medium Roast Coffee and Dark Roast Coffee depending on the consumer's needs. Some machines are even designed to extract Espresso, making more convincing lattes and cappuccinos with a bolder flavour.
Even more variety can be offered by placing a flavoured syrups on the counter beside the machine, offering a nearly limitless array of flavouring options from Vanilla, Hazelnut, Amaretto, Irish Cream, Salted Caramel and Pumpkin Spice.
By adding an ice machine, any drinks can be made into their "iced" counterpart (eg. "Iced Cappuccino") by pre-filling the cup with ice and dispensing directly into the cup. Most commercial vending equipment does not come with a built-in ice maker.