The first modern day coffee vending machines were designed in Italy around 1540! These espresso making devices allowed for people to have delicious, fresh brewed espresso at their fingertips 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Since then, they’ve become one of the most popular drink vendors worldwide. They’re easy to use, highly efficient, and save time for both buyers and sellers (by eliminating the need to make drinks yourself).
However, something interesting happened along the way. As technology advanced, so did these old coffee makers.
They now offer many different types of beverages, not just espresso. Many add froth or cream to create what we know as cappuccino, latte, or macchiato. Others let you choose between milk or no milk at all to make what is known as “straight” coffee.
Some even give you the chance to mix your beverage with sweet things like sugar or cocoa powder! This article will talk about some cool features that newer model coffee venders have.
Types of coffee vending machines
Over the past few years, there have been many different types of automatic beverage dispensers or what people like to call “coffee makers”. Some make tea, some espresso, and some hot cocoa!
Mostly, these automated drink systems use technology to sense when products are running low and then automatically order more of them.
This seems pretty logical, right? If you run out of milk in your cereal, the machine will immediately go and get more for you. So why not do that for liquid beverages such as coffee?!
That is exactly what most modern day drip-style coffee makers do. They know if there isn’t enough water left, they’ll need to make more, so they take care of it for you.
But how did we get here? Why does everyone seem to have their own style of brewer now?
Conventional wisdom says that because everybody has one, it must be good! But what about all those old vacuum pot brewers that didn’t work very well? Or all of those stove top pots and kettles that needed constant supervision to ensure everything was boiling properly?
I mean, think about it – before automation, every barista had to learn how to operate each type of brewer individually! That took a lot of time, energy, and resources, which are things hard to come by at times during our busy daily lives.
How old coffee vending machines worked
A few years ago, there was a huge buzz about new ways to enjoy your morning cup of Joe. Companies have designed special equipment or systems that use cold water to make an espresso-like drink with whole ground beans. You simply add milk, and you’ve got yourself a nice breakfast beverage!
These so called “cold brew” systems typically take longer to prepare than using preground packets or bags, but their repeated use has some significant benefits. By extracting more flavor and nutrients from the bean as it sits for extended periods, these beverages are said to be more rich in antioxidants and other health promoting compounds.
Tips for cleaning old coffee vending machines
A few things can be tricky to clean, especially if there are leftover bits of drink in the machine. That is why it is important to take your time and do it correctly!
There are several types of soda or beverage dispensers used in public places like cafés. Some are more advanced than others but all work by using an internal pump and valve system to dispense liquid. This article will focus on how to properly maintain the most common type: The glass bottle with spout!
Video: How To Clean An Easy Drink Machine (aka Soda Bottle)
How to clean an easy drink machine
Removing dirt and grimes from the drinking tube is the first step towards restoring it to its original state. You should use a soft brush made of natural hair or use a plastic brush that is not too thick.
Never use steel brushes as they could damage the parts inside the machine. For the tubes that connect the bottles to the spouts, you can use cotton swabs or some sort of cleaner to remove excess residue.
Once everything is cleaned well, wash them separately and air dry. Make sure to never put any liquids into the mouth piece area at this stage! Doing so may cause water to enter the inner workings of the machine and possibly ruin it.
Selling your old coffee vending machines
A lot of people these days seem to have a money making scheme going or at least they’re trying hard to make it in this country. Some are buying a house, some are starting their own business, and many more are selling something else online.
One of the things that most people sell is leftover materials or waste products from past projects. People who work in creative fields like art and fashion can easily turn those scraps into new purchases by offering them as sale items.
Artists will often use discarded material for education or research in their craft, and boutiques purchase expensive trims and fabrics that they re-sell as clothing or accessories.
Other sellers offer used goods that they no longer need, which other individuals can pick up for a low cost or even free. Online shopping has made it easy to find almost anything, so why not take advantage of it?
Selling your old coffee vending machine
There are several ways to approach marketing your old coffee vending machine. You do not necessarily have to advertise it directly on social media sites or place full length advertisements in local newspapers, but instead you can put word out through various channels.
Some of these channels include talking with friends, posting pictures and descriptions on websites, and creating accounts on all types of platforms to promote it. By using all of these strategies, you increase your exposure quickly.
Coffee vending machine repair
A lot of people have never seen or used a classic coffee vending machine before, but they are fascinating! These machines take advantage of two important features most people do not know about when drinking water — thirst and sugar.
Thirst is your body’s natural signal to tell you that it needs more fluid. When you drink enough fluids, your body signals the market to make more saliva, which helps you swallow food more easily. This increase in swallowing makes sense because when you eat, your mouth waters as you consume foods, so you need liquid to taste better.
Your skin also becomes dry and flaky due to the lack of moisture, which can be uncomfortable and even harmful if you very seriously require lots of water for health. Therefore, we must constantly remind ourselves to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
But how does this relate to our coffee? During times of stress, our bodies tend to retain excess amounts of salt and glucose (a type of carbohydrate). Both of these components help us feel relaxed and calm, making us happier. However, if there isn’t much salt and glucose circulating in our blood, then we may become anxious or stressed.
Because caffeine is both a salivary secretagogue and a diuretic (it causes you to lose water through urination), adding some into your beverage could aid in your hydration and relaxation.
History of coffee vending machines
Over the past two centuries, there have been many different types of automatic beverage dispensers. Some make hot beverages (espresso or tea makers), while others are water only (cold drinks).
One of the most popular styles is what we refer to as a “coffee machine”. These typically feature a transparent container where dry roasted beans are stored along with milk and sugar. The user adds hot water to the mixture, which extracts both flavor and fluid from the beans.
Coffee making was once done manually, but now it has been mechanized and improved upon. Technology has allowed for better quality espresso, more customizable brews, and even self-service!
Here are some fun facts about old coffee vending machines. Check out this video to learn more:
This article will talk about some historical devices that made us love our morning caffeine fix.
Early 20th century coffee vending machines
A few years ago, while I was doing some research for my book, The Power of Positive Thinking, I spent some time looking into the history of mentalism, or using your mind to influence others. One area that people have studied extensively is the theory of emotional resonance. This theory suggests that when you share someone’s emotions, you pull their energy off of those emotions, creating a domino effect.
In other words, if you feel angry about something, then it can boost the anger level of someone else who sees you get angry about similar things. By being aware of this power, we can use our own emotions to help us!
I found several examples of early twentieth-century vendors offering health benefits by drinking various beverages. Obviously, most of these products were not particularly healthy, but some people did find them helpful in improving their overall wellness.
One such product was Dunkerton Coffee, which was sold in over 1,200 stores across America from 1908 until 1988. (That’s almost thirty years!) Although it cost around five dollars per cup back then, many people still claim that it helped improve their general health and wellness. Why? Because it contained taurine, an amino acid with known antioxidant properties.
Taurine has been linked to improved cardiovascular function, reduced risk of heart disease, and even protective effects against hyperglyceia, or elevated blood glucose levels.
Mid-20th century coffee vending machines
In the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, most large grocery stores had their own in-house espresso machine or system for making espressos and cappuccinos. Some even had dedicated equipment to make lattes!
These systems were built with high quality components that performed well during use. Because they’re used for drinking liquid, water doesn’t usually deplete the way it would if you used them for beverages like soup or soda, for example.
However, because they’re designed to dispense liquids, they’re not very energy efficient at rest — which is what matters when they are idle.