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What’s Really In A Coffee Vending Machine?

December 21, 2009

When on the run, many of us do not have time to stop and get a real cup of coffee. When we are in those time crunches we often have no choice but to get a coffee from the infamous coffee vending machine. For as long as we can remember vending machines have been all over. The first vending machine was said to have been invented in 215BC. A Greek mathematician named Hero invented this astonishing item where if you put a coin into it would dispense holy water. I am sure coffee lovers today really think of Hero as a coffee Hero as he helped pave the way for us to have our caffeine anytime and anywhere in our beloved coffee vending machine. Vending machines were not introduced to the United States until some time in 1888.

It All Began In The Big Apple

New York city was the first to have them and they proudly displayed them in the subways dispensing gumballs. Today, you can find most anything in a vending machine but the most popular is still the coffee vending machine. They offer a full range of beverages including coffee, espresso, mocha chino, hot chocolate, tea and broths. Unlike the vending machines from way back when, a coffee vending machine today offers a cup of freshly ground coffee served with whatever condiments you like such as milk, skim milk, half and half or the ever popular sugar and artificial sweeteners.

A coffee vending machine usually offers a choice of cup sizes and will even dispense such items as stir sticks. Your choice of condiments is dispensed right into the cup along with the coffee. These types of vending machines can be customer ordered to meet any size facilities need. A coffee vending machine can dish out from five cups to one thousand cups per day. So no matter the size and demand or your coffee crowd, there is a coffee vending machine that is right one for your needs.

You still see them mainly in facilities near break rooms or the ever-famous spot of the hospital waiting rooms. Coffee is a necessity when in a waiting room of a hospital as one might need that extra dose of energy to get them through a long night. Whether your waiting in the waiting room for that bouncing baby to arrive or your awaiting the subway to get you to work, you can count on the coffee vending machine to get you through the day.

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