FAQs2021-01-14T16:25:09+00:00
What are the advantages of having vending machines in a school?2022-03-01T19:02:06+00:00

Advantages of having vending machines in a school

  • Easy access to nutritious choices
  • Fills in nutritional gaps
  • Keep school children in school and safe
  • Encourages healthy eating and snacking habits
  • Improves employee morale
  • Helps fuels your students’ focus
  • No overheads to provide refreshments

Learn more about free vending machines here

Can drinking coffee cut your risk of dying from heart disease?2022-03-01T18:40:41+00:00

Drinking three cups of coffee a day cut your risk of dying from heart disease by up to 17%, study shows.

  • Semmelweis University experts explored how coffee might affect heart health
  • They grouped 468,629 UK adults by their level of daily coffee consumption
  • They found that drinking three cups of coffee a day lowered stroke risk by 21%
  • Higher coffee consumption was also not associated with negative outcomes

Cut your risk of dying from heart disease by up to 17 per cent by moderate consumption of coffee — up to three cups a day — a study has found. Researchers from the Semmelweis University in Budapest investigated the association between coffee habits and incidences of heart attack and stroke.They found that moderate coffee consumption can also reduce your risk of stroke by up to 21 per cent over people who don’t drink coffee at all.

This is the largest study to systematically assess the cardiovascular effects of regular coffee consumption in a population without diagnosed heart disease,‘ said paper author and cardiologist Judit Simon of Hungary’s Semmelweis University

Our results suggest that regular coffee consumption is safe, as even high daily intake was not associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality after a follow-up of 10 to 15 years’.

Moreover, 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee per day was independently associated with lower risks of stroke, death from cardiovascular disease and death from any cause.

In the study, Dr Simon and colleagues compared the health and coffee consumption habits of 468,629 adults over an average period of 11 years. Data for the study was collected from the UK Biobank — a large-scale database containing detailed genetic and health information on half-a-million participants.

The team divided the subjects into three groups based on their daily coffee intake, with 22 per cent reporting that they didn’t drink coffee regularly, 58.4 per cent drinking a half to three cups a day and 19.5 per cent having more than three cups.

At the start of the study, none of the participants had any sign of heart disease — and the cohort had an average age of around 56.2 years.  The researchers found that moderate coffee consumption — that is, up to three cups daily — was associated with a 12 per cent lower risk of death from any cause and a 17 per cent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Furthermore, the team found that moderate coffee drinkers appeared to have a 21 per cent lower risk of incident stroke than those who did not drink coffee at all.

To explore potential mechanisms that might explain these associations, the team then analysed the heart structure and function of 30,650 participants using data collected by magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans.

‘The imaging analysis indicated that compared with participants who did not drink coffee regularly, daily consumers had healthier sized and better functioning hearts,’ Dr Simon explained.

This was consistent with reversing the detrimental effects of ageing on the heart. Our findings suggest that coffee consumption of up to 3 cups per day is associated with favourable cardiovascular outcomes,’ Dr Simon concluded. While further studies are needed to explain the underlying mechanisms, the observed benefits might be partly explained by positive alterations in cardiac structure and function.’

The full findings of the study were presented at the 2021 congress of the European Society of Cardiology

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What are the health benefits from coffee?2022-03-01T18:34:26+00:00

Reduces early death risk

Research by the National Cancer Institute in the US last year found people who drink six or seven cups of coffee each day were 16 per cent less likely to die from disease within a 10-year period than those who didn’t.

Less likely to get depression

A study, carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health, found that women who drank four or more cups of coffee per day were 20% less likely to suffer from depression.

Higher pain threshold

Scientists at Goldsmiths, University of London, found women who drank coffee – 250 mg of caffeine, to be precise – tended to have a higher pain threshold than those who didn’t.

Lower type 2 diabetes

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee last year said it had searched through around 30 studies of almost 1.2 million people to find drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee each day could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 27 per cent.

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Do you supply fresh food vending machines?2021-04-20T11:58:22+00:00

We can supply the machines for you to stock yourself or we are able to include fresh food vending machines within our free fully managed vending service. We install, stock and maintain the machines all at our own cost. Our range of hand made sandwiches, baguettes, pastries and on-the-go ready meals are prepared and packaged by a qualified chef in a professional kitchen environment, local to us in Lichfield.

Do you sell and install vending machines nationwide?2021-06-11T09:27:54+00:00

Yes, absolutely. Our hot drinks, cold drinks and food vending machines are sold across the UK (excluding Northern Ireland). We do not offer our free fully managed vending service outside of the Midlands regions. Please get in touch for more info.

Are you just a vending company in Birmingham?2021-04-20T19:44:37+00:00

We are a vending company in Birmingham, providing vending machines Birmingham and the West Midlands regions.
Areas we currently operate services in are: Birmingham, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Dudley, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Lichfield, Lye, Redditch, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton. Please look on our Operating regions page for more information.

How much rent do you charge for a machine?2021-01-11T15:53:56+00:00

This is a FAQ about rent free vending machines. The good news is, that if your place of work or leisure meets the criteria needed for our free fully managed vending service, we will provide you with rent free vending machines for the entire duration.

What price are the drinks set at?2021-01-14T11:48:23+00:00

This depends on what milk and chocolate powder is installed and whether you have set the machine as free-vend, cash-vend or have decided to subsidise the drinks for employees. The drinks prices are not inflated just because the machines are rent free. We are very competitive! Get in touch for further details. You can find an article in our latest news that will help here.

How much do breakdown call-outs cost?2021-01-14T11:48:59+00:00

The free fully managed vending service gives full peace of mind. Machines are filled, cleaned, maintained and fixed all at no cost to you. If however, you self manage your own machines we offer competitive rates for service plans. Please get in touch to discuss.

If my machine breaks down who do I call?2021-01-14T11:49:36+00:00

In the unlikely event of a breakdown, each machine will have a contact number for you to call. You can also use the contact form on the website.

How often do you fill and clean the machine?2021-01-11T16:07:05+00:00

This totally depends on usage. We have years of experience spread over many sectors and businesses and therefore gained a good idea on number of visits that your place of work will need in a week. Please read our fully managed vending service page here.

Do you install the drinks machine for free?2021-01-11T16:08:59+00:00

If your place of work meets the criteria for our free fully managed vending service then we will deliver the machine, move it into position and connect the power and water. We normally request that the plumbing and electrics are in position prior to our arrival. However, we can arrange an insured and qualified plumber for you.

Can the hot drinks machine serve tea?2021-01-11T16:10:22+00:00

All the hot drinks vending machines in our stand alone range serve fresh brew tea. If you have a machine under our free fully managed service then you’ll be enjoying PG Tips leaf tea!

Will the tea be watery?2021-01-11T16:13:24+00:00

No. We only use fresh brew PG Tips leaf tea in our hot drinks vending machines and not freeze-dried tea. You can read about what branded ingredients come as standard on our fully managed service page here.

Are your hot drinks Fairtrade?2020-08-10T20:39:58+00:00

Yes. We use a range of certified products, including Fairtrade and Rain Forest Alliance.

Can we have a few healthy selections in the snack machine?2021-01-11T16:15:17+00:00

Absolutely. We can provide a list of snacks that are healthier and in addition, if there’s a product you have in mind that you would prefer to be stocked in your cold drinks and food vending machine, please let us know.

Can I buy refurbished vending machines?2021-01-13T11:59:35+00:00

Yes. Feel free to browse our stand alone standing hot drinks vending machines. It will state in the product description if the machine is available as a factory reconditioned or not. All our refurbishment suppliers really do go to town on the machines.They arrive to us looking and working as new, with all worn parts replaced and body work resprayed. We often use the remanufacture service of Westomatic, find out more about the process here. However, these machines are subject to availability. Please get in touch to check stock levels.

Do you use real milk powder in your machines?2021-01-11T16:19:28+00:00

Yes we can. We can arrange to install a 100% dairy product that’s granulated and fat free, please specify this during our consultation. You can read more on what branded ingredients come as standard and what are available as upgrades here.

What drinks machines are used in the free service2021-01-11T16:22:42+00:00

It depends on your requirements. We use a range of factory reconditioned machines that will cover your needs. The machines arrive in a spectacular condition with all worn parts replaced and body work resprayed. We use the remanufacture service of Westomatic, find out more about the process here.

What happens next?2021-01-14T11:50:45+00:00

We will listen and note every detail and you’ll then be presented with your very own personalised fully interactive pdf vending proposal. If you wish to find out more about our free fully managed vending service, please get in touch with our Team H2O support team.

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Covid-19 update

We would like to reassure our clients that H2O Vending Solutions are doing everything we can to ensure we work safely and efficiently under the current guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. We realise that times are difficult and strange for everyone, and the safety of our staff and clients is of the highest priority as we look for ways to continue providing a high level of service.

Staff protocols include:

  • All staff adhering to customers Covid-19 rules and regulations when on-site.
  • Service personnel sterilising hands prior to servicing equipment and in between servicing equipment.
  • All machine surfaces sprayed and wiped during each visit.
  • Gloves and antibacterial gel in full supply at all times.
  • A reduction in face-to-face meetings unless absolutely necessary.
  • Masks worn at all times where necessary.
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