One thing is certain. Vending machines are here to stay. Just think – what would you do if there were no coffee vending machines? Getting to drink coffee at all odd hours of the day or night would have been a distant dream. In fact, many of the personnel in the offices that run 24x7 would have been leading a zombie existence. One of the leading reasons for the popularity, and even universality, of vending machines has been the growing need for supplying food and drink to people at reasonable rates at all hours of the day.
Lifestyle changes are as responsible as the change in work schedules and patterns. Floor space constraints are among the many reasons why some companies need to work round the clock. Services and utilities which require constant interface with customers and customer support/service are top of the list of companies which need to be functional all hours of the day every day. Therefore catering to the physical comfort of the personnel who work in such work environs is critical. Coffee vending machines usually cater to the hot drink needs of personnel and are required by many offices even if they do not work round the clock.
Apart from servicing the food and drink needs of offices, vending machines are a godsend for people who have to commute far to work or study. A generation which often needs to be on the go has found a solution to answer nutritional needs in the products supplied by vending machines. This is the reason why some vending machines dispense fresh fruit and vegetable based snacks and juices too.
The traditional vending machines dispensed various kinds of fast food and packaged crisps, chocolate bars, cookies and fizzy drinks. Now you can hope to appease your hunger without letting health take a back seat. Even the coffee vending machines dispense more than just coffee and you can get hot chocolate, tea and various kinds of health drinks like Bovril and Bournvita from them.