As a considerate employer/manager you want to ensure certain facilities to your office personnel. So you are wondering whether you should install an office coffee machine or an office vending machine. For assuring a certain level of creature comforts to the employees, each has its points. There will be some points to take stock of first.
Ask yourself whether your office needs to function 24x7 or whether it is open for only a part of the day. That will help you decide which is more needful. In any case these days office coffee machines offer a number of vending options that were not there in the earlier models. Before closing the deal check to see whether your office coffee machine really has those options. Apart from models which serve a delicious bean to cup brewed steaming hot cup of coffee, there are those which will also dispense tea, chocolate and soup.
On the other hand, if you need to dispense snacks to your employees, then the office vending machine is your best bet. Before you hire or purchase it make sure that the manufacturer/supplier will offer you all the stocking options that you need. Do you want to offer only traditional potato and other crisps and chocolate bars or are you and your staff more health conscious? If the latter, then offering fruit juice, soups and sandwiches rich in raw vegetables via the office vending machine may be a good idea.
Your office coffee machine may require many accessories. Some of the accessories aren't needed with some of the models because they have built in knock out bars, milk frothing wands, filters, and bean grinders. Just in case you need some of these accessories, you might as well buy from the manufacturer of the machines. Whether you install an office vending machineor an office coffee machine check the warranty so as to be able to get the most out of it and ensure a free servicing in case of issues.