Vending machines are appearing all over the place as an easy alternative to making a cup of coffee when you are out on the go. Vending machines are popular in public places such as leisure centres, cinemas, museums as well as in the work place. Coffee is one of the world’s favourite beverages with millions of cups being drunk every day. Approximately a massive 7 million metric tonnes of coffee are produced annually to keep up with the worlds coffee hungry appetite.
Coffee can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways. Many add milk or cream to their desired coffee and some add sugar or sweetener. Coffee is usually served hot but can be served cold as an iced coffee. All around the world coffee is prepared in different ways, below is a list of the most common ways to drink coffee here in the UK, it may give you some ideas of what to choose from your vending machines.
Espresso – a small, strong shot of coffee served on its own, the perfect espresso should be very dark brown with a smooth yet thick texture.
Americano – a strong black coffee, attained when hot water is added to an espresso to create a slightly longer drink.
Café Latte – steamed milk is added to a shot of coffee to create a long milky drink. A café latte has a typical ratio of 2:1 milk to coffee.
Cappuccino – steamed milk and frothed milk is added to an espresso to create a cappuccino, a mochaccino is similar to a cappuccino however it also contains chocolate. A cappuccino is traditionally served in a porcelain cup and the froth on top is intended to keep the coffee below hotter for longer as the heat cannot escape.
Café Macchiato – an espresso is added to a dash of frothed milk, has a much stronger and aromatic taste than a cappuccino although looks similar aesthetically.
Café Mocha – similar to the café latte containing two parts steamed milk to one part coffee, however mocha contains a portion of chocolate, usually chocolate syrup.
At Nexus Drinks we stock a wide range of vending machines and coffee machines for you to choose from there is one to fit every situation whether you need one for your office, institution or organisation no matter how large or small. We have a variety of the top brands such as Flavia, Kenco and Klix so you are guaranteed the highest quality coffee available.