21 03 2013 - 01:10:37 PM
We all love it when the sun emerges from behind the clouds but after a while the hot rays beating down on your back can take their toll!
If your work requires you to be outside more often than in the office, you’d probably much rather come back to a chilled drink than a hot one on days like these.
A refreshed employee is certain to be much more productive than a tired, dehydrated one. So has there ever been a better idea than a vending machine that makes this refreshment so easily accessible to your tired and stressed employees?
Your vending machine can accommodate a large variety of chilled drinks.
- Chilled water – as we all know, sometimes when you’re really thirsty only water will do. It is important that your vending machine provides a good and trusted brand of chilled mineral water.
- Fruit flavoured thirst quenchers – plain water doesn’t always hit the mark if you are in the mood for something different. The tangy addition of lemon or lime makes for a really refreshing treat.
- Fresh orange juice – orange juices have always been a healthy choice. Packed full of Vitamin C, oranges are one of those rare foodstuffs that are tasty as well as healthy! An orange juice at your disposal whenever you fancy is sure to help employees enjoy their time in the office.
- Exotic fruit juices – exotic fruit juices are not the exclusive domain of health food shops any longer. If you are in the mood for something different, exotic fruit juices could be just what you’re looking for. Your vending machine can come to your rescue. You can enjoy fresh juices like passion fruit, papaya and pineapple as and when you feel like it, and you don’t even have to make that trip to the store!
As an employer, if you go that extra mile by providing something extra to your employees you’ll be surprised by the productivity increase at the end of the year. No prizes for guessing that it was the vending machine that made them want to stay back and work - and more importantly, enjoy working!
Toni O'Sullivan is a writer for KLIX, the vending machine division of Mars Inc.
20 02 2013 - 02:02:00 PM
What a marvel a vending machine is. A wondrous machine filled with all your favourite treats at the touch of a button! What do you normally expect from a vending machine service? Coffee, food, DVDs, snacks or cold drinks? In 2013, we are asking you to add a little twist to your normal vending habits. And how do you do that you ask? Well, let’s have a look.
You have probably been served tea or coffee from a drinks vending machine before. But do you know that a drinks vending machine houses not only tea and coffee, but a variety of other drinks that you can choose from? You can select the perfect beverage depending on the weather, the time of the day, the health benefits or simply your tastes and preferences. All those prospects inside one little machine!
So why don’t you resolve to try a new drink every day with a drinks vending machine? There’s a whole lot of goodness packed inside a tiny vending machine just waiting to be explored. The choice is so huge that you can try something new every day!
To beat the winter blues
Nothing warms you up more than a hot cup of cappuccino, coffee, or even a delicious cup of steaming hot chocolate. From the moment it first touches your lips you will feel the winter blues drifting away.
To cool off after strenuous activity
There is nothing better than a chilled refreshing beverage after hours in the heat or a long period of stressful activity. Just as a cool shower can help you to calm down after exercise or stress, a cold beverage helps to reenergise your mind and body and replace the fluids you have lost.
As a healthy alternative
If losing weight was one of your New Year resolutions for 2013, then eating healthily will surely be at the top of your agenda. A lovely warming cup of healthy soup with gorgeous vegetable chunks could be just what you need for lunchtime or just as an afternoon snack to fill you up until dinner. So why not try one from the vending machine today?
If you need something cold and refreshing yet healthy then why not opt for one of the range of fresh juices available to cool off and hydrate.
So don’t simply settle for a cup of coffee or tea every time you nip to the machine - resolve to keep your taste buds happy and satisfied with a hot drinks vending machine!
24 01 2013 - 11:19:00 AM
A tiny little place where magic takes place and provides you with all your favourite drinks at your fingertips – sound too good to be true? With a little help from drinks vending machines, you can have access to the most delicious coffees, freshly brewed tea, hot aromatic soups, refreshing chilled drinks and irresistible cappuccinos, lattes and chocolate drinks. So much inside one tiny machine!
If you have made the decision to invest in a drinks vending machine for your office, you have made a pretty wise choice. Instead of a kitchen or counter where different brews are manually prepared for different people, a drinks vending machine saves a large amount of time, effort and money.
Different people like to indulge in different drinks and their needs and requirements for beverages vary at different times of the day. So the best way to ensure that your staff are satisfied and enjoy a healthy break from work with a refreshing drink is by saying yes to the magic of a drinks vending machine.
Below are a few of the drinks you can enjoy in the comfort of your own office with the convenience of a drinks vending machine:
Coffee acts as a stimulant to boost energy levels. With the simple input of a refreshing cup of coffee, your employee output will increase in terms of performance, productivity and morale.
We understand that when it comes to coffee, people have different preferences. For example, those who want to avoid excessive consumption of caffeine can opt for decaff and enjoy the true flavour and aroma of the coffee minus the caffeine.
For those who prefer tea over coffee there is plenty of choice available. You can opt for delicious and fresh tea made with a tea bag or choose from a range of flavoured tea if that is more to your liking.
A steaming hot bowl of soup is perfect choice to beat the winter blues. Soups can be a healthy lunch packed with nutritious vegetables to give it extra bite. Vending machines make soup a quick and easy option for those cold winter days when you don’t want to leave the office.
5. Hot Cafe Brews
It is perfectly alright to indulge in those higher calorie drinks once in a while - your staff deserve a treat from time to time for all the work they do! Our vending machines cater for the more decadent taste with delicious frothy cappuccinos, chocolate flavoured coffee, hot chocolate and vanilla lattes.
6. Chilling Refreshers
Chilled beverages come as a welcome break to thirsty souls on hot or strenuous days. Our drinks vending machines can offer you clean chilled water, lemon and lime flavoured thirst quenchers, fresh orange juice and even fresh juices made from more exotic fruits like pineapples, papayas and passion fruit.
No other drinks system can offer you so much and give you such increased productivity in return. It is true that what you give is what you get, so if you can offer your staff refreshing breaks with delicious drinks, you are sure to be rewarded with dedication and hard work.
27 12 2012 - 11:14:00 AM
Coffee is one of the favourite hot beverages of the world. Many of us start our day with a steaming cup of coffee and continue to drink it regularly throughout the working day. Many even like to sip a hot and milky cup of coffee before going to bed, regardless of the possibility of it causing disruption to their sleep. Belief overcomes fact!
Coffee vending machines are a great addition to the office environment and they can become hugely valuable and convenient to staff members. Being able to have a delicious cappuccino or latte at the press of a button is a privilege employees won’t want to lose!
Choosing the Perfect Vending Machine
Choosing the right type of coffee vending machine for your specific purpose is very important. There are different types of vending machines on the market and selecting the right one might be a little confusing at first.
But if you give time and thought to this important decision you will arrive at the perfect machine to meet all your requirements and prove economical in the long run.
Different Types of Coffee Vending Machines
Many kinds of coffee vending machines are available and they all have their own features and benefits to offer. A few of the most prominent machines are:
- In-Cup vending machines
- Bean-To-Cup vending machines
- Ingredient vending machines
- Fresh Brew vending machines
- POD vending machines, etc.
We will focus on the first two varieties in this article and look a little deeper into the differences between their workings, features and benefits.
In-Cup Vending Machines
As the name suggests, these vending machines use cups to serve you coffee. You just have to insert the cup in the machine and your cup-ful of coffee will almost instantly pop back out of the machine for you to enjoy. The main features of In-cup vending machines are:
- Fairly simple to use and require no special training or a trained barista to operate them.
- Easy to clean and maintain and therefore more hygienic.
- Moderately priced compared with the bean-to-cup variety and therefore economical.
Bean-To-Cup Vending Machines
Bean-To-Cup coffee vending machines are one of the most efficient and popular types of vending machines used in an office setting. They are also called Bean2Cup and B2C vending machines. They create the original taste and aroma of a real coffee house and thus bring an authentic and enjoyable experience to the workplace. Following are a few features of these machines:
- Easy to operate - just press a button and the machine processes the coffee for you. The coin mechanism can be combined with some bean-to-cup vending machines for self-service vending.
- Cleaning and maintaining the machine is somewhat more difficult and time-consuming and therefore needs some training be provided to the staff.
Keeping these differences between a Bean-to-Cup and an In-cup vending machine in mind will help you make the perfect choice for your own needs.
This article was written by Richard Woods, a writer for KLIX UK.
20 11 2012 - 12:36:00 PM
Soup is a quick meal that is both filling and nutritious, and since there are several varieties it doesn’t grow old in the palate. Soup is traditionally a hearty meal that you would cook at home, due to the time involved in preparing it. This is the reason why we are unable to enjoy a bowl of hot soup as often as we’d like. That is, until an automatic dispenser of fresh hot soup came along – the vending machine soup.
How does it work?
A vending machine is actually a robot. It does not look like the robots we are used to seeing on TV and in movies but a vending machine is a robot that has been programmed to perform set tasks at the touch of a button. KLIX vending machines have evolved through time and can accept all types of payment like coins, bills, and cards or a combination of two or all three payment modes. Some vending machines can give out change too. There are several types and sizes of vending machines and it would serve the businessman best if his robot vendor offers a variety of choice especially when it comes to soup.
Advantages of a vending machine soup
The primary benefit of the vending machine of any variety is convenience. This hot drink vending machine fits perfectly into modern person’s busy lifestyle where most of his meals in a day are grab and go. People in the office, at school, or in any public place often take advantage of the ease and convenience that a vending machine offers. Vending machine soups offers a convenient alternative to junk food. Moreover you can be sure that the soup you are buying is always hot and tasty. If you are thinking of setting up a business a vending machine either for soup or other beverages has proven to be a lucrative venture. The machine has minimal to none maintenance requirement as the robot operates itself. At the end of the day the owner will just collect the money, clean the machine, then fill it up so it’s ready for the next day’s sales.
The Benefits of Soups
Soup is a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is perfect for someone who is on a diet or for someone who is looking for a fulfilling hot snack on a quick break. A hot soup is also the perfect concoction on a cold day. With a robot who can whip up a hot soup for you in minutes you don’t have to wait until you reach home to prepare soup yourself. When you have this dispenser at the office, school, or any public place you can conveniently enjoy a delicious, nutritious, fresh, hot soup at just the touch of a button. Now who wouldn’t love having the best of both worlds with vending machine soups?