View Full Version : Hot vending

01-10-2007, 10:04 AM
Anyone ever run into a hot vending machine in the U.S. that dispenses bevs in plastic heatable containers?

Apparently honey-based hot drinks are dispensed in PET over in Japan.

01-12-2007, 01:37 PM

02-24-2007, 12:23 PM
In Japan, there is hot and cold vending from the same machine. These machines usually dispense hot canned coffee (tastes better than it sounds), hot canned tea, et cetera. I have only once seen a PET bottle in a hot jihan (vending machine). Usually, the cans are made of steel so they hold the heat better.

I have never seen a hot vending machine in the US. In fact, I figure college campuses would benefit from these. For instance, I used to use the hot coffee as a hand warmer as I walked around in the winter in Japan.

Just a thought.

Mr Zabe
02-24-2007, 12:55 PM
I'm afraid a good number of colledge kids would use those hot cans as weapons. LOL