• Effortless coffee machine maintenance planning

    By Vending International on July 29, 2023
    Preventative maintenance can offer a range of benefits that can impact the reliability, efficiency and cost-effectives of coffee machines, allowing them to operate flawlessly and continuously, producing drinks of high and consistent quality. Modern solutions to assist with this allow users to schedule maintenance either after a certain number/cups of dispensed products, a particular time period, a certain level of […]
  • Food robotics and vending operators forge a new alliance

    By Vending International on July 29, 2023
    The hardware solutions of food robotics and the operational excellence of vending operators are converging, creating a new playground for innovation in the food industry. This convergence marks a significant shift as two previously distinct domains find common ground to bring fresh and tasty culinary experiences to consumers on the go. Leading the charge in this marriage of technology and […]
  • WMF Professional Coffee Machines marks 170 years

    By Vending International on July 14, 2023
    Coffee machine specialist WMF is celebrating 170 years since it was founded in Geislingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The company has stood for metal craftsmanship, quality, sophisticated design and has decades of experience with professional tools. From pure metal processing at its beginning, a comprehensive portfolio has developed into three business areas of consumer products, coffee machines for the professional sector, and hotel […]
  • Caffeine Limited gives Beigel Bake great coffee 24/7

    By Vending International on June 30, 2023
    Schaerer Coffee Art has given a “London institution” the ability to offer high quality coffee day in day out London is a true 24 hour city, no matter the time of day there’s a demand for food and drink. Few companies know this better than Beigel Bake.  Since 1974 it’s been serving hungry Londoners with its famous bagels, as well […]
  • Rhea wins Good Design Award

    By Vending International on May 15, 2023
    Coffee machine specialist Rhea’s futuristic AI operated Monolite, the concept machine designed by opera artist Davide Livermore and environmental photograph Simona Ghizzoni, has received the Good Design Award 2022. Selected among more than 900 design and graphic projects nominated from 47 countries, Monolite was included in the Retail Fittings category as an example of good design for the hospitality sector, […]
  • Kairos, can I have an espresso?

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    QuestIT, a spin-off of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group of the University of Siena, and Rhea, producer of customized vending machines, took part in WAICF, a global event dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in Cannes, where its coffee machine virtual assistant was showcased. Rhea introduced its Kairos automatic coffee machine where a virtual assistant interacts with the consumer and serves a coffee at […]
  • Eco-friendly, cash-free vending machines installed at 51 train stations in the North

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    Train operator, Northern has teamed-up with Decorum Vending to install 79 new vending machines at 51 locations across its network, offering customers a choice of top-quality, well-known brands. The new vending machines offer a range of products, including low-sugar and healthy alternatives for customers who want to grab a snack ‘on the go’ whilst travelling across the North of England. […]
  • Shaping the future of vegan coffee speciality culture

    By Vending International on October 17, 2022
    WMF Professional Coffee Machines and vly have entered into a partnership said to underscore sustainable development. Coffee specialities with plant-based alternatives to milk have become an important sales driver in the coffee industry. With their combined expertise in the areas of machine technology, coffee excellence, plant-based beverage trends and forward-thinking food development, the two partners aim to actively promote a […]
  • Covid test vending machines installed at US university

    By Vending International on September 26, 2022
    Vending machines stocked with more than 300 of saliva-based, PCR tests for COVID-19 are being installed at the University of Illinois in America. Students activate the machines with their smartphones, by scanning a QR code, at no cost to the student. The machines come with a dropbox, so a user can collect a sample and submit his or her test […]
  • Azkoyen Group acquires espresso machine manufacturer

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    The Azkoyen Group, the Spanish technology multinational, offering automated products and services has acquired Ascaso, a manufacturer of traditional premium coffee machines. Ascaso is a family business, based in Barcelona, that manufactures high quality traditional espresso machines. The company’s products feature a technology based on their 100% stainless steel composition, which allows significant energy savings compared with competitor machines. Azkoyen Group aims […]