Before we start lets discuss what is a coffee vending machine. Here are facts about coffee vending machines. A coffee vending machine is a type of vending machine that dispenses hot coffee. Some of the machines, particularly older models, utilize powdered instant coffee mixed with hot water, and some of these offer condiments such as cream and sugar.Some newer models fresh-brew the coffee using hot water and ground coffee beans, and some also grind the coffee to order using coffee grinders installed in the machines, as well as providing various condiments. Some modern machines also provide other hot drinks such as tea, espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and hot chocolate. Some of the machines dispense canned coffee, and some dispense both hot coffee and iced coffee.
Public coffee vending machines typically require payment, functioning as coin-operated machines, and some also accept bills and credit cards. Some do not require payment; these are typically found at places of employment, whereby the company furnishes the beverage to employees free of charge.
Machines that purvey hot and iced coffee are common in Japan, and many of them are placed in street locations.In Italy, some of the machines purvey up to 18 coffee varieties.