Just a brief history of coffee vending machine. It was invented in 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States by the company named Rudd-Melikian they named the machine Kwik Kafe, the machine would drop a paper cup through a funnel onto a platform and it will the cup with hot coffee. It only took only five seconds to prepare a one cup of coffee. The Kwik Kafe machines were placed in different U.S locations through franchising. A year later in a convention, Lloyd K Rudd, president of Rudd-Melikian announced that the Kwik Kafe machine sell 250,000 cups of coffee every day.
Some machines on the same year Kwik Kafe invented, used liquid coffee instead of instant coffee to easily mixed with hot water. Also, one machine charged a nickel in exchange of wooden spoon to mix the condiments. Year 1955, over 60,000 coffee vending machines existed in USA. Other than Rudd-Melikian Company, Manning & Lewis company, Knapway Devices and the Bert Mills Corporation also manufactured coffee vending machines.