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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 2, 2013

Best coffee vending machine for a startup company

At CrazyEngineers, we're looking to buy a coffee / tea / soup vending machine. We're aiming for a smaller machine that'd serve < 10 people for a day on a single fill. I'm sure many of you have used vending machines in your respective offices. Please post your recommendations of brands and any machines you'd like to recommend to us.

I've been looking at vending machines offered by Cafe Coffee Day and it seems to fit the bill. We'd however want to have your recommendations.

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Our group being an old Tamil Brahmin one we follow the age old tradition of a large filter to produce the coffee infusion at the group HQ. A lot of visitors 'manage' to come at coffee time for the traditional South Indian 'filter coffee'.

Cafe Coffee Day were using their vending machines at their own coffee powder sales outlets. I have used it often. The brew was good. However, I have no info on the service life, maintenance and such.
I would recommend No coffee machine, but if you insist on one then cafe coffee day will do.

But have these with the machine, a steam blower ( not sure how to call this) which can heat the coffee in the cup.

This helps people for having very hot coffee.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 2, 2013
@Saandeep Sreerambatla - I know coffee is addictive. Whats the reason you are not in favor of not installing coffee machine?
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Dec 2, 2013
I personally don't use much of coffee, prefer only home made Nescafe. Machine coffee taste like roasted tea.👀
But I will suggest to use Wagh Bakri Tea , they don't use metal staple on bag and taste is better than any other brand.

PS: If you are installing coffee machine then there will a Wally near by😁
@Kaustubh Katdare - Read this link, you may get some idea.
https://www.coffeemakermachines.in/
Personally, We are using Butterfly coffee vending machine, which has approximately produced 50cups/hour. I hope this is not suit for your needs
Kaustubh Katdare
@Saandeep Sreerambatla - I know coffee is addictive. Whats the reason you are not in favor of not installing coffee machine?
As i see in my office, coffee machines are of minimal use. The demand for tea outside office and at the cafeteria is more compared to the breakout area where in we have the coffee machine.

I think it has to do with taste, coffee machines donot use milk they instead use some powder which makes tea and coffee which is not so good to have or not a strong one.

But if you are installing a coffee machine, I would suggest you have a steam outlet to heat it again. I saw those machines in my first company they taste good 😀
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Dec 3, 2013
coffee machines donot use milk
In my office machines use packet milk so people mostly do Cornflecks Breakfast 😁.
They don't generate much heat also.
Megha S
Megha S • Dec 20, 2013
True, coffee machine coffee is a constant source of complains at most offices I have seen.. Plus the disposable cups are a load on the environment and washing ones coffee mug seems like a task. Let providing coffee be with another entrepreneur 😉
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 20, 2013
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True, coffee machine coffee is a constant source of complains at most offices I have seen.. Plus the disposable cups are a load on the environment and washing ones coffee mug seems like a task. Let providing coffee be with another entrepreneur 😉
Well, that's true. We're still to decide whether to buy a machine or just order coffee/tea from across the street.

The prices of most of the machines I've reviewed online are totally exorbitant!

Chaikapi services offer double selection, three-lane, four-lane tea and coffee vending machine for office, home and the cafe use in reasonable price. We also manufacture and supply instant tea and coffee premixes in india and all over the world. 

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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 8, 2018

@Rakesh Jadhav - What exactly is special about this machine? How much does it cost? 

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