After 2 years in development, Nestlé Professional has launched the Nescafé & Go drinks machine.
The new appliance is designed to allow higher throughput sites within convenience stores, newsagents, bakeries and petrol forecourts, to capture revenues available within the hot drinks market.
The machine delivers a range of beverage options at the touch of a button. Up to 10 drinks can be selected, including Nescafé Gold Blend, Nescafé Cappuccino, Aero hot chocolate, Tetley tea, and three new Maggi soups – tomato, chicken and vegetable.
Lynn Little, standard ingredients lead at Nestlé Professional said: “As consumer demand for ‘on-the-go’ hot drinks options increases, retailers can benefit from providing customers with a time-saving beverage solution.
“Based on the assumption of 20-cups sold per day, the machine could pay for itself in 4 weeks – offering a huge profit potential to convenience stores and an approximate incremental turnover of £6,336. What’s more, its compact size means that counter space is not sacrificed.”
Priced at £99 (+VAT), the machine is designed with minimal maintenance in mind. With a 4.2litre water tank and no plumbing required, the Nescafé & Go machine can serve 15 drinks before needing to be refilled. It is said to have an initial heating time of less than 10 minutes, and then stays at a constant temperature, allowing hot drinks to be served throughout the day.