For many who need to run an office the office coffee machine and/or the office vending machine can be a godsend. Whether it is a small office or a large one, the need to serve refreshment to personnel and guests is common to all offices. Depending on the number of hours that people usually need to stay in the office and the policy followed by the management, staff would need to be served hot drinks at least twice a day. In many instances it is necessary to serve them food too.
The office vending machine would make running a kitchen or placing orders on a nearby cafe or restaurant unnecessary, thus eliminating avoidable expense in these difficult times. Depending on the size and model of the office vending machine, it can dispense food and drinks to people. It all depends on official practice whether the refreshments are to be served gratis or against tokens or have to be paid for in cash. The kind of model will also determine whether only cold/frozen foods can be dispensed or whether there are options for serving food hot. So people who have to come in early or from far off places don't need to make do with cold cuts, sandwiches, chocolate bars and traditional crisps when they are hungry.
An office coffee machine where people can periodically get their preferred kind of hot drink, even if they have to pay for it, is actually a great morale booster. People don't need to spend any extra time and effort to go out, place an order and hastily gulp down a hot cup of tea or coffee if they can just walk down to the office coffee machine, draw their cup and carry it to their desk. Saving time and not getting distracted by trivia when one just needs a cup of coffee to clear the cobwebs in the mind certainly adds to productivity. Add to that the fact that many of these office vending machines offer fairly healthy stocking options too and it means that health does not have to be sacrificed to productivity.