FB : vBarista
It is very annoying if you do not have enough small cash to purchase something from the vending machine!
Thanks to a friend’s introduction, I recently get to know this vBarista, a cashless coffee vending machine that offers fresh brews instead of canned coffee to the avid coffee drinkers like me. While drink vending machines have been around dispensing a variety of drinks including canned coffee, the needs and desires of coffee drinkers who relish in fresh brews have not been addressed.
Sourced from an Italian manufacturer, vBarista brews fresh coffee for its customers with coffee beans from Caffe Vergnano. They are the oldest Italian coffee roaster, known for their superior blends utilising the best raw materials that are roasted in the slow, traditional method.
Ranging from RM3 to RM6, you can enjoy a selection of coffee drinks from vBarista including Espresso Shot, Americano, Cappuccino, Moccaccino, Caffe Latte, Hot Chocolate, Green Tea Latte, Organic Soya, Milk, and Lemon Tea at very affordable prices.
From machine to bean to cup, the vBarista utilises QR code technology to complete transactions, without the need for cash. You just need an account with www.vbarista.com. Simply sign in, select their desired drink then scan the QR code provided, and wait for your coffee to be served. Top up can be carried out through debit or credit card.
For 1st time user, there is a very clear instruction on the control panel showing how to purchase fresh coffee with vBarista vending machine. Just follow the steps and it is that easy!
With lower initial and operating costs compared to a physical store, and ease of mobility, the vBarista can be installed in nearly any location, allowing for coffee drinkers to grab a Moccaccino, Caffe Latte or any other brew quickly and easily. Besides for the convenience of customers, utilising the QR code technology can also avoids the dangers associated with carrying physical money, such as running the risk of being robbed, as well as prevents the use of counterfeit money.
You can find vBarista in several locations in the Klang Valley namely, Bursa Malaysia, Digital Mall Section 14 Petaling Jaya, BAC @ VSQ Petaling Jaya, Sogo Kuala Lumpur ATM Hall and Matrade MEEC Level 2, and will soon roll out in more locations.
Do give vBarista a try, since they are also doing promotion now where all drinks are at RM2.99 only. For more information, please visit their website at www.vbarista.com or follow the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vbarista.
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