Commercial vending machine coffee has come a long way. Coffee vending machines now use the same or similar equipment to brew like your neighborhood coffee shop. As an added feature, vending machines can be equipped with a coffee bean grinder for even fresher coffee. Try a coffee vending machine for a virtual touchless cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. GAD Vending is an authorized distributor and service partner of Crane Merchandise Systems. Contact GAD Vending for new, repairs and reconfiguration of vending machines in Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Iowa.

Reimagine Vending Coffee

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Reimage Changing Your Brand Loyalty in 6 Square Feet

It’s hard to compete with Big Coffee when they have a shop on every street corner and a box on every grocery store shelf, but it doesn’t have to
be. Instead, colonize the corner of every car dealership, bakery, gym, and
daycare drop off with custom, bean grinding coffee machines. Your brew is there to earn new loyalists whenever, wherever they feel the urge for caffeine. Our COTI customizable self-service coffee machine lets you design your
experience. When your customers want a cup of coffee, you’ll be the first
brand they see.

Gone are the days of instant coffee. If you think self-service can’t offer a premium selection, luxury experience and high-end taste, think again. We
build and fill per your requirements. Want to offer specialty drinks? Want to have a coffee plus other hot beverages? Want the fresh ground bean experience? Just tell us what you want.

If you’re ready to promote your brand, open new revenue streams, and keep your propriety blends top of mind and palate for everyone, talk to us.

In Celebration of International Coffee Day – Give Crane Vending a Taste

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Yes, we acknowledge there was a time when the jokes about vending machine coffee were very true. The original coffee vending machines were pretty bad.

But Crane has spent years perfecting their new equipment to give the best baristas a challenge on taste. In are Crane coffee vending machines with bean grinders integrated in the machines for truly fresh ground coffee. Then there is an amazing selection of quality options to create the perfect cup. Choose from a variety of flavors, frothing and sweetening options. Create your perfect cup – and the machine will remember your order for the next time.

These machines are replacing many restaurant, coffee shop and bar baristas as the quality is the same cup after cup.

If you are looking at the coffee station in your breakroom as a constant disaster, replacing the mess with a simple Crane coffee machine could be a simple solution. Or if you cater to a particularly picky coffee crowd, these units can save you time, employees and money to service your crowds.

Start with a free cup of coffee from any of our GAD sales staff. Then order your new coffee station for immediate use from our stock in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City.




The FUTURE of Self Service Coffee

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Consumer Choice After COVID

The world will not look the same after COVID. In a few short months, we’d gone from carefree to cautious, with the pandemic reshaping the way we live, learn and work. From how we shop for groceries to the way we go about getting our daily cup of coffee, we’ve all got accustomed to a different way of life—especially when it comes to retail.

While people will eventually return to a new normal with family, friends and coworkers, the new habits we’ve developed as consumers may never completely go away. This means that even after the pandemic, self-service technologies have the opportunity to flourish by offering less employee contact and more convenience for increasingly conscious customers. 

So how can self-service meet the needs of a post-COVID world? And what can office coffee service operators specifically learn from self-service retail trends as they continue to adapt their businesses?

The Value of Self-Service

Simply put, people are willing to pay a premium to avoid contact—and will continue to do so, even after the pandemic. According to McKinsey, “Post-crisis spending on in-restaurant dining is expected to be lower than pre-crisis levels, largely because consumers will still be wary of being in densely populated public spaces.” And “after the pandemic, consumers will likely spend more on food delivery, prepared foods and groceries than they did before the pandemic.”

Self-service retail models give people a way to access the goods and services they want, without contact—a choice that has become increasingly popular as of late. This is especially true in the food service industry, where restaurants and food retailers have turned to self-service to help customers minimize contact with cashiers, servers and each other.

For example, the following solutions have been widely adopted:

  • No-touch menus that can be accessed via QR codes rather than handed out on paper
  • Contactless payments like EMV cards and mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay
  • All-in-one mobile apps that allow customers to order, pay and pick up orders at curbside
  • Electronic tablets that enable customers to order and pay from their table

In addition to increasing safety, these types of self-service technologies can decrease labor costs, and ultimately, increase customer satisfaction.

And it’s likely that even long after COVID is behind us, the demand for self-service will remain—or become even stronger. As consumers become more reliant on the convenience and safety it provides, they are likely to seek out more self-service options in the future.

The Demand for Digital Experiences

Even before the pandemic, the ease and convenience of digital offerings were shifting consumer expectations. But after months of isolation and contact reduction, consumers have become even more accustomed to the perks of the digital experience online: customization, rapid payment and delivery, saved preferences, and, of course, minimal or no contact. Those expectations are driving consumers to seek out digital-driven experiences that provide those same benefits in the physical space.

To meet this demand, operators and retailers will continue to look for ways to provide safer, more convenient experiences—and self-service digital kiosks offer exactly that. Just as online platforms like Amazon and Netflix save user preferences and offer immediate gratification, a self-serve digital kiosk gives consumers a faster, easier way to access the products and services they want. That ease of use and almost infinite flexibility—with the added bonus of a nearly contactless experience—is what consumers are looking for in an increasingly digital world.

With that in mind, we expect to see retailers adapting their experiences across the board in order to serve their customers digitally—whether they’re installing touchscreens for ordering, implementing mobile apps or adding new digital payment options like mobile wallets. Customers will continue to expect a seamless digital experience with minimal contact, and with technologies evolving rapidly, operators have more ways than ever to meet those expectations.

The Benefits for Office Coffee Service Operators

The benefits of self-service retail for consumers are clear, but the trends driving this digital shift also bring considerable benefits for operators of all types. In the Office Coffee Service space, adapting operations to include more self-service options can allow operators to not only increase the hygiene of their operations, but to improve the customer experience as well. By providing modern, digital-first experiences that give people more options for their coffee and less contact during the experience, operators can increase both customer retention and loyalty.

Office Coffee Service is a microcosm of the larger digital trends we expect to see in the future: fast, seamless, intuitive digital experiences that give customers the choice of less contact, more customization, and more ways to pay. Modern free-standing self-service coffee machines with touchscreen interfaces give customers an easy way to browse beverages, customize their drink and even save their preferences. Optimizing the experience for your consumers is about more than increasing sales. It’s about meeting the needs of loyal users who expect a perfect, consistent experience in a digital-first world.

Takeaways for Operators

  1. As consumers demand faster, easier, more customized experiences with less contact, it’s never been more clear: the future of in-person retail is digital self-service. In a world where consumers have more online options than ever, it’s vital to provide an in-person option that offers the same benefits and level of service.
  2. Shifting spending patterns during the pandemic have shown that consumers will pay a premium for rapid, convenient, contactless services, and it’s likely they’ll continue to do so in the future. Now is the time to invest in providing that same experience to them in person, with modern machines and digital experiences that offer even more options while reducing touchpoints. Technologies like self-service kiosks can minimize contact with cashiers and other customers, as well as contact with shared surfaces or equipment.
  3. Self-service digital coffee machines do more than just offer a convenient and contactless experience. They also offer consumers more options for customization, allowing them to easily explore new drinks and modifications without any extra labor on the part of the operator. An expanded menu with an increased level of customization can lead to more revenue for operators—without lifting a finger.

With the increased demand for self-serve digital experiences, there has never been a greater opportunity for Office Coffee Service operators. During a time when consumers expect convenience, efficiency and fewer interactions with others, self-service kiosks are one of the easiest ways to perk up business. By giving 21st century users the experiences they’ve come to expect, you’ll increase both loyalty and sales—and that’s a sure bet for brewing success.

GAD Knows Experiential Vending Solutions

Barrista Style Coffee from a Crane Vending Machine? Take a taste test

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Seriously great coffee! And many places are turning to Crane to provide fresh ground coffee drinks to their customers (and you don’t know it!)

If you have a highly particular clientele or just looking to add an update to your breakroom, Crane has coffee vending machines designed for you.

GAD stocks Crane vending machines for immediate delivery in the areas around Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City. Tell us what you are looking for and we’ll get you the right coffee solution. We’ll even give you a taste test from a Crane vending machine…

Automate Your Coffee Delivery for International Coffee Day

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Consistently delicious coffee doesn’t happen by accident. It takes experience to farm quality beans that bring the origin, the land and unique flavor profile to the cup.

Quality is not just one particular thing, but a whole chain of events that takes place to get coffee from the farm into your cup.

Crane Vending has more than 90 years’ experience designing premium coffee machines that deliver the taste profile you would expect from the best coffee shops around the world.

We have the best-in-class brewers and grinders to ensure superb drink quality and a patented mixing system that whips the drink to create Crane’s signature coffee. These are the reasons customers around the globe choose our premium coffee machines.

Back at the Office to a COMMON Coffee Pot? Gross. Try a Crane Coffee Vending Machine. Really? You’ll Love it!

Back at the Office to a COMMON Coffee Pot? Gross. Try a Crane Coffee Vending Machine. Really? You’ll Love it! 389 651 GAD Vending

Common coffee stations – with all the pots, creamers and sugars – is a single germy touch point of employees all day. And, let’s admit it, you didn’t miss the gross coffee station during COVID.

There is a simple solution. Get your breakroom a Crane coffee vending machine. If you don’t believe us – ask your GAD Vending rep to bring you a cup of coffee.



Build a modern, hygienic coffee experience with the COTI free-standing coffee vending machine. With a large touchscreen and custom user interface, operators can engage users with a broad menu of fresh brew coffee beverages, while maintaining commonality with legacy vending machines for ease of servicing and cleaning.

  • 21” Full capacity touchscreen, with ADA compliance mode, to actively engage users
  • Extensive drink menus offering a variety of coffee, espresso, and tea drinks enabling operators to increase drink prices for higher ROI
  • Customizable beverage options with “Save my Drink” option to encourage return users
  • Reduced maintenance costs with 15-50% reduced cleaning time compared to competition
  • Flexible user interface allows operators to customize drink menu, drink names, and screen content and images, plus enable full HD video content
  • Integrates with other Crane Machines to provide a customizable, streamlined food and beverage portfolio experience

Looking at everything in the office to create a COVID free environment? Get rid of the manual pod machine. No more coffee pots that someone has to fill, clean and sanitize. And, you can get rid of all the common condiments – gone is the old creamers, sugar and powdered drink mixes. Gone is sanitizing the common break room counter between every cup of coffee from the pot. Gone is the unproductive morning coffee runs to some expensive coffee shop.

GAD Vending sells Crane COTI hot beverage vending machines in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Call us to try a cup from a Crane COTI vending machine.

Crane Vending Provides Your Team with Premium Hot Drinks

Crane Vending Provides Your Team with Premium Hot Drinks 922 701 GAD Vending

As people continue to move back to work-from-office, they are demanding cleanliness and safety. Facility managers need to change the common coffee station from shared condiments and coffee pots to individual coffee machines with maximum flavor and minimal touch. Crane vending through Greater America Distributing can solve this thorough a variety of solutions.


Consistently delicious coffee doesn’t happen by accident. It takes experience to farm quality beans. It takes experience to properly harvest, blend and roast them. And it takes experience to develop a machine with the ability to release their optimal flavor in every single cup.

At Crane Merchandising Systems we have more than 90 years experience designing premium coffee machines that deliver the taste profile you would expect from the best cafe’s around the world.

Dependable engineering, intuitive user interfaces and amazing drink quality are the reasons customers around the globe choose our premium coffee machines. Our goal is to connect the world to coffee – one exquisite cup at a time.


All Crane coffee machines have 2-way connectivity and screens to remotely keep the menu, advertising and promotions up to date as well as monitoring usage, alerts & maintenance requirements. Our quality and consistency is in simplicity; all machines use the same components throughout our range.

Greater America Distributing is an authorized dealer for Crane Vending. Sales and service of equipment are available at any of our three Midwest offices.

Why Choose Crane and Greater America Distributing Vending?

  • One Platform
  • Focus on Innovation and Connectivity
  • Superior User Experience and Interface
  • Global Company, Greater America Distributing Local Support
  • Sustainability is at the Core of the Business

Crane Cleaning: Coffee Vending Machines

Crane Cleaning: Coffee Vending Machines 1053 643 GAD Vending

How to daily clean and fill canisters in the Crane Vending Machines: Cali, Coti and Icon.

Crane Coffee Vending: A Long Standing Tradition of Excellence

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COTI Coffee Machine 

Crane’s Karin Sadler, Global Product Manager for Coffee, introduces Crane’s latest free standing hot drink machine to the US market. With over 3,500 machines deployed around the world, this Crane EMS introduction is a tested winner.

GAD Vending is a distributor for Crane EMS in the Midwest. Contact us in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa for sales and service.

Vending Machine Coffee: Transforming the Way You Experience Coffee

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Perception meets reality. From the moment when a made-to-order selection is made from the 18 delicious selections, to choosing the most convenient method of payment, to the interactive messaging, to the delivery of a delicious finished product, VOCE MEDIA delivers a positive consumer experience. VOCE MEDIA serves barista style specialty beverages that broaden appeal to Generation Y consumers, while building consumption beyond the traditional morning day part. With the same brewing process as equipment used in the high end coffee retail channel, the VOCE MEDIA finished drink profile mirrors all of the important attributes of consistency, taste, aroma, color and appearance.

VOCE MEDIA increases daily use. Hot beverages are an essential part of our lives. They provide refreshment, enjoyment and comfort. They wake us up, keep us going, stimulate good conversation and fulfill our occasional desire for indulgence. It’s a very personal process and that’s why the VOCE MEDIA ATM user interface puts the consumer in control. Choose 18 selections; determine the strength of coffee, the amount of sugar or creamer to brew a drink specific to your taste. We’ll even give you a 4-digit PIN to order your custom drink on ensuing visits. VOCE MEDIA is a destination for great drinks, conveniently and consistently served.

We’re serving the highest quality coffees from the patented Oltre™ brewer.

The Oltre brewer is designed to exceed the highest performance standards. Brew chamber diameter, coffee cake size and peristaltic pump delivers optimum flavor extraction. The easy to clean mesh filter screen simplifies operational maintenance. Performance reliability is assured by over four million lab test vends.

Engage customers based on the innovative Crane Media Platform.

Integrate a Crane payment system. Allowing your customers to pay with cash or card. Includes built in telemetry for out of the box cashless options and remote service monitoring.

The complete Crane VOCE MEDIA solution gives you:

  • Reliable performance
  • Simplified maintenance
  • Energy efficient
  • Small footprint

Contact GAD Vending to try the VOCE vending beverages for yourself – and replace your outdated, expensive and COVID problem office coffee station.