Starbucks Vending Machines

Starbucks are taking over the world.

Recently they began their own record label (Hear Music). For some reason Paul McCartney decided to break off his 43 year partnership with EMI and go with the Starbucks label instead.

More Convenient Starbucks

Starbucks plan was to distribute their own vending machines for hot drinks.

With a simple swipe of a payment card (or with cash), a high-quality, hot latte or hot cocoa is served up in a ready-to-drink package in less than a minute. Utilizing proprietary packaging, each hot beverage will come in a convenient 9-fluid-ounce recyclable steel can with an insulating label, designed to keep the beverage warm, enjoyable, and still comfortable to the touch (source).

Hot beverage offerings were to include Caffe Latte, Vanilla Latte, Caffe Mocha, Caffe Mocha Light, and Hot Cocoa.

So, hot coffee in a can.

Convenient – but not quite as nice as having a chat to the barista about life, the universe, and the nature of coffee. Then again – I’m not even sure if you get that kind of service in a busy Starbucks outlet anyway.

Starbucks Fails Sometimes Too

Unfortunately, people will still have to head to the corner Starbucks for their coffee fix. This concept failed and is no longer being promoted.

Instead Starbucks is promoting their Seattle’s Best Coffee Station. It only serves brewed coffee and only their Seattle’s Best brand.

Even still, this is a tough sale since many offices are simply turing to Keurig, Nespresso, and even Starbucks’ own Verismo machines as their office coffee solutions.

Many folks just love to get out of the office for a few minutes to get their Starbucks, which is another reason Starbucks Vending Machines failed to catch on.

Would you buy Starbucks coffee from a vending machine?

  • DJ Greene

    Interesting. Though i don’t much like starbuck’s, that would be very convenient, since i no longer drink soft drinks.

  • JW

    Heck yeah! I stopped going to Starbucks here lately…no reason…but this would be awesome to have in colleges…I would drink one before every class.

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  • Ducky

    Eww. That’ll probably be overpriced too. $6 for a small hot chocolate? NO thanks, ‘bucks.

  • Gordie G

    Interesting concept. It would be good if you were in a pinch for a coffee. But Starbucks is more than just coffee, it’s an experience that can only be enjoyed in one of their stores.

  • cupcake´s fun

    it´s a excellent and fabolous idea!!!
    peace & love…

  • http://www.flagshipcinemas.com Enrique Falcon

    I for one think this is an excellent Idea. I would love to get them into the movie theater chain that I work for. Customers are always asking for coffee at the concession stands but we are ill equiped to deliver a good cup of joe. This would satisfy their need for a caffeine fix and take the quality control out of our hands. Who can I call to get a dozen of these machines?

    Email me, Please!

  • Trave916

    This would be awesome!! Though it would mean that I could satisfy my addiction only that much easier.

  • STEVE BRAWLEY

    I HAVE BEEN IN VENDING BIZ. FOR THIRTY ONE YEARS. I AM A EXPERT IN THIS
    FEILD ! I WOULD LIKE TO BE YOUR WORLD WIDE MARKETING DIRECTOR.

    FOOTHILL VENDING COMPANY
    1-209-770-5053

  • Bill Tracey

    Would like to get more info on STARBUCKS vending machines to start vending routes in the Orlando Fla. Mkt please respond.

Last Modified: May 29, 2014