Coffee Vending Machines.


For more than 25 years, Connect have delivered bespoke commercial coffee machine solutions to organisations all over the UK. From the smallest tabletop coffee machines to the largest floor standing coffee machines, Connect has vast experience designing, installing and operating coffee vending machines.

Buying a commercial coffee machine from Connect means you’re getting access to a market leading team of vending machine operators and engineers, with our fully managed vending service giving you the all-in, premium coffee experience your organisation deserves. We’ll manage all your commercial coffee machine needs, from refilling, cleaning and maintaining your equipment, to sending an engineer out to you within hours, to fix any malfunctions.

From the minute you enquire, you’ll receive hands on support from our expert sales consultants, who will work with you to identify your biggest challenges and your food and drinks vending objectives. Following an in-depth discovery phase, we’ll talk you through our proposed commercial coffee machine solution and propose different options for procuring your equipment, including purchase and lease.

Once you’re onboarded as a Connect client, you’ll have access to a named account manager who will be your point of contact for any queries regarding your coffee vending machine and associated operations and servicing elements. As an independent vending operator, we truly value your coffee machine business, which is why you’ll always have a human available at the end of the phone, or on email to support you throughout your lifetime with us.


Depending on the financial situation of your business, you will have access to several options for purchasing a coffee vending machine. For established businesses that prefer to purchase their equipment on finance, we offer lease agreements which can help spread the capital investment of the commercial coffee machine asset across a period that is typically between one and seven years.

Opting to lease a commercial coffee machine works well for organisations who don’t want to take ownership of the asset on day one, and gives them the opportunity to purchase or return the equipment once the agreement comes to an end.

For new businesses, it’s more likely that you’ll need to purchase your commercial coffee machine up front. If cost is a major factor in your decision, our sales consultants will be able to help you prioritise functionality of your commercial coffee vending machine, to help minimise the capital outlay. Alternatively, we can put forward refurbished coffee machine options, which will substantially reduce the cost of the equipment but will come with a much shorter warranty.

If you’re unsure which approach is best for your specific requirements, speak to our friendly team who can guide you through the options and make a recommendation on the best route to take.

Which is the best commercial coffee machine?

Each workplace has different requirements and challenges that need to be taken into consideration when selecting the most appropriate coffee vending machine. Connect Vending’s sales consultants help build a solution that will fulfil an organisation’s requirements, overcome pain points and solve problems that exist.

For example, a workplace with fewer than 10 permanent staff on site will likely find a smaller, instant coffee vending machine ample for their needs, especially at a much lower price point than larger machines with greater functionality.

At the other end of the scale, multinational businesses operating a site with more than 250 permanent staff across vast premises, will need a different solution that can cope with intense usage and cover a broader employee demographic. The best commercial coffee machines in this instance are likely to be hardwearing floor standing coffee vending machines.

If you’re not sure which end of the spectrum your organisation sits, don’t worry! Our team are experts at building bespoke food and beverage vending machine services, and work alongside you throughout the entire solution building and sales process. Whatever your requirements are, we will always aim to get the best commercial coffee vending machine for your setup.

What consumables are suitable for commercial coffee machines?

Coffee beans, instant hot chocolate, GSM and other coffee machine consumables are specifically designed to work in coffee vending machines. Consumables purchased in the wider market that are not specific vending products may cause issues with your coffee machine, as they are not tested to work in the brewers of commercial coffee machines.

If you opt for a fully managed vending service, your vending supplier will take care of all the replenishment, cleaning and ongoing coffee machine maintenance, so you don’t need to worry about whether the products are suitable for your machine. This will all be scoped out and prepared for you ahead of buying your commercial coffee machine.

Some organisations prefer to purchase their coffee vending machine and operate it themselves. In this case, we can support you with product recommendations from our extensive wholesale range, so you can rest assured that the products you’re buying are designed for commercial coffee machines. For more information on the products we supply, call 01865 341011 or contact us.

Our coffee bean range includes products from leading coffee brands Change Please, Lavazza and Café Bonitas. Your sales consultant will work with you to establish which coffee beans are best for your site and can arrange for your team to taste test the products ahead of making a decision on buying a commercial coffee machine.

How to clean a commercial coffee machine

Keeping your coffee vending machine in good working order is crucial to maintaining the quality of drinks and efficiency of the equipment you have purchased. Each coffee machine has its own cleaning process, with some machines having self-cleaning capabilities that give businesses peace of mind that the machine is being regularly rinsed through.

For clients of Connect Vending who are in a fully managed services agreement, the whole cleaning and maintenance process is covered by our expert team – we regularly attend site to ensure that your coffee vending machines are cleaned, both internally and externally, and that all machine components are dispensing a great quality cup of coffee. This is undoubtedly the best way of keeping your machine running optimally across the lifespan of the equipment.

For clients that instead opt to clean and maintain their coffee vending machines themselves, we provide onboarding support upon machine installation so that staff feel comfortable and confident undertaking the cleaning and maintenance processes. Most commercial coffee machines have intuitive cleaning processes, though we will always recommend speaking with our team if you have particular requests or concerns about cleaning machinery.


We’re here and ready to help. With more than 25 years of vending experience, you can be sure that we’re equipped with the knowledge to build you the perfect coffee vending machine solution, whatever your circumstances.

Simply give our team a call on 01865 341011 or contact us to get the ball rolling. We’d love to hear from you!


How much does a commercial coffee machine cost?

Commercial coffee machines can vary in price considerably, depending on the specification of the equipment. If you're looking at purchasing a low capacity table top coffee machine for your office, you can expect to pay anywhere from £2,000 to £5,000. However, larger capacity floor standing coffee machines can be much more expensive as a result of their higher internal capacities, more advanced brewing technology and extra features, and can be anywhere up to £15,000.

These costs may look daunting, but the vast majority of businesses that implement commercial coffee solutions spread the cost across a lease agreement, helping distil costs into more manageable monthly chunks.

You can also supplement the cost of the machinery and any management and maintenance agreements by charging for drinks. This is common in businesses who want to invest in premium coffee solutions but don't feel the cost can be justified without some revenue returned per vend. Our sales team can help you identify the best commercial model for your investment.

How long do commercial coffee machines last?

Commercial coffee machines are designed to be robust and will be capable of running until the end of a five-year contract. Components in the machine will receive wear and tear over this period, particularly if the machine is in heavy use, and repairs or replacement parts may be needed throughout this period.

At Connect we only work with the most reputable, premium coffee machine manufacturers, so if you purchase equipment through us you can rest assured that your machine is well-designed and built from high quality materials and components.

Does a commercial coffee machine use a lot of electricity?

Most coffee machine manufacturers utilise their own energy efficiency systems to reduce the electricity consumption of their machines. This can include systems that only boil water on demand rather than keeping hot water stored in a tank, or automatically putting a machine into a standby mode when usage is low.

If you want to find out about the sustainability credentials of particular coffee machines, you can reach out to a vending operator or directly to a commercial coffee machine manufacturer for more details.