How Much Does a Coffee Vending Machine Cost?

how much does a coffee vending machine cost

By Lucy Crossfield | Editor

America’s love affair with coffee has grown over 300 years thanks to Dorothy Jones of Boston, Massachusetts who became America’s first licensed coffee trader in 1670.

Coffee beans

Today coffee is the second largest trading commodity in the world after oil, and according to the National Coffee Association of the USA, statistics prove the extent to which America is addicted to the power of coffee.

How Much Does a Coffee Vending Machine Cost?

Prices for larger coffee vending machines (giving up to 15 selections) start at around $6,700 new, with some companies offering re-manufactured condition or clean and tested units of this size for less than $3,000.

Smaller vending machines with 4 selections can cost as little as $280, while mid-range vending machines can start around $500 rising to around $5,000.

Vending machines offering a selection of products (including quick snacks and canned drinks with coffee) can be priced between $2,000 and $25,000, making them quite expensive to buy and maintain.

However, the majority of vending companies do lease their machines and will service and maintain them as part of the contract, thereby ensuring your workforce needn’t go without their cup of coffee.

Size Matters

There are many coffee vending machine companies across the US offering efficient and reliable coffee services from state of the art brewers and thermal single cup servers, to heavyweight workhorse products providing hot beverage vending on a daily basis.

The demand for coffee vending machines is so great in America that coffee vending products are manufactured in their thousands and come in all sizes. Their capabilities range from supplying the home single servings of coffee, thru catering for small business requirements, to larger business demands which are often so great the vending machine is in constant use.

A Matter of Taste

All coffee vending machines are designed to serve the customer the brand of coffee they love, be it in a cup or a can. And for the conscientious buyer, companies offering good environmental ethics are now reaping the rewards of this multi-billion dollar industry.

2013 National Coffee Association Statistics

  • 80% of Americans drink coffee.
  • Americans drink a combined average of 400 million cups a day.
  • US coffee drinkers consume at least three 9 ounce cups on average per day.
  • Besides water, it is the nation’s most popular drink.
  • Coffee drinkers spend 45 hours to one full working week each year waiting to purchase a cup of coffee.
  • The average price of a cup of coffee is $2.98.

America’s passionate obsession with coffee is a $30 billion industry, so it’s no surprise coffee vending machines are needed to satisfy the nation’s enormous thirst.

Lucy Crossfield Editor

Lucy heads up the team on Expert Market, helping to deliver industry-leading expertise on business topics for nearly four years.

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