A. Carbonation generally slows the rate of alcohols absorption
B. A sweet taste can hide the taste of alcohol
C. Caffeine helps keep the person aware of how intoxicated he or she is
D. all of the above
B. A sweet taste can hide the taste of alcohol.
Well I mean answer A could be right but that would mean every soda would slow the rate of alcohol absorption as well. So I would think that question would be asked first about soda’s before energy drinks. I think energy drinks wouldn’t be brought up in the conversation if A was true.
As far as answer C caffeine doesn’t help keep the person aware of how intoxicated he or she is.
So basically we would say use energy drinks as to get some energy. Since alcohol is a downer if you’ve been tired all day from a long day of work or whatever mixing energy drinks with your drink will help provide you a pick me up or help you from calling it a night to early.
I think whoever drinks alcohol on a social bases has tried alcohol with energy drinks but if you haven’t its not a bad idea to try when you have had a long day.
For us energy drinks with certain alcohol taste amazing. It taste like if you were to mix your drink with juice or soda more or less. Not as sweet but it tastes great. Obviously it depends on the energy drink.
For example vodka with red bull taste great if you’re a vodka drinker. Gives you that energy and its not to sweet. Or whisky with a red bull energy drink taste great as well. We’ve also tried monsters with vodka and whisky. It doesn’t taste as good, its a little weird of a taste but still not to bad.
You have to also see what whisky your mixing with cause like bourbon whisky is a little to oaky or has bit to much of its own taste to mix with energy drinks. Bourbon like most people would know is often times better drank alone.
Or you could stick to your other mixers that won’t provide you any energy like cranberry juice with alcohol is a popular one.
Cranberry juice when mixing with alcohol will make your drink sweet. A-lot sweeter than an energy drink. But it is a good mixer with vodka.
Orange Juice- is also very sweet and good with vodka don’t think its good with any other alcohol. But this is a good one because it disguises a-lot of the taste of alcohol.
Coca Cola or Pepsi- Would say are good with Rum, or whisky. We are not to advance in the drinking game to know what else it is good with. But soda will be less sweet than orange juice and cranberry juice. But it taste great. One of our favorite mixers. And you will be getting some caffeine just not as much as an energy drink. So you’ll be getting some energy.
As far as mixers those are the basic ones we know about. I mean obviously there’s a bunch out there but these are the most basic we believe. Also remember the theory the sweeter the mixer or the sweeter the drink the more of a hangover you will have supposedly. So which of the following is true about energy drinks and mixers? A sweet taste can hide the taste of alcohol.
Well energy drinks provide more than that but you know that’s the answer with multiple choice. Be sure to try your drinks with energy drinks we think they are amazing mixers. Any questions, or comments let us know, we provide some energy drinks in our vending machines.
As far as What item did the first vending machines in the United States dispense? That item Was gum. In 1888 Thomas Adams Gum Company developed these machines to sell gum on New York City train platforms. These vending machines vended Tutti – Frutti gum.
Coated Gumballs – 1897
In 1897 The Pulver Manufacturing Company added illustrated figures to its gum machines as an extra attraction. Then the Pulver manufacturing company added the round candy coated gumball and gumball vending machines were introduced in 1907.
Soda machines dispensing drinks go as far back as 1890 in Paris. But the first automatic vending machines that dispensed soda into a cup were developed in the early 1920’s. And then into the 1930’s the first automatic vending machines that sold soda bottled (not dispensed into cups) were introduced.
In 1926 William Rowe invented the Cigarette vending machine. Although over time the machines became less common due to concerns of underage buyers. But they were invented in 1926.
One of the first vending machines to dispense coffee was developed in the 1940’s. It was considered the first vending machine to dispense a palatable cup of coffee. The machine automatically mixed a liquid coffee concentrate with hot water according to Cyrus Melikian one of the inventors.
From the year 1950 until the 1970’s vending machines were used at airports to sell life insurance policies covering death, in the event that the buyers flight crashed. So an insurance on yourself right before you took flight.
In the year 1972 The first snacks were vended from vending machines. The company Polyvend saw the need to sell snacks in an attractive manner, so they came up with the first ever glass front dispensers.
Combination vending machines
By the mid 2000’s automatic combination product vending machines that sold cold drinks and food of frozen meals were on the rise.
The Year Of the Credit Card Scanners
In 2006 the vending machine industry took a big jump, credit card scanners became common on vending machines. Within 10 years almost every new machine was equipped to accept credit cards, opening the door to the sale of many high priced items. Including fish bait, online internet time, lottery tickets, books, hot foods, electronics, over the counter drugs, marijuana, automobiles etc.
In the year 2016, Autobahn Motors in Singapore opened a luxury car vending machine offering Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s. And as we’ve seen lately in the U.S. Carvana vending machines are around.
Japan has the most innovative uses of automated vending machines. They have the coolest vending machines in the world. There vending machines dispense all types of unique stuff. They are at the forefront of vending. Japan has the highest per capita rate of vending machines in the world.
From the first item the first vending machines in the U.S. dispensing being gum in New York City train platforms with a simple mechansim. Drop a coin and gum comes out. To now where there are cashless payments, facial recognition, eye, fingerprint recognition and social media connectivity on vending machines. Although facial recognition, eye, fingerprint recognition are not on the forefront of vending these machines are in the process of being developed and soon will take over the vending industry. And also some have been developed already. Vending machine technology has grown immensely. It is likely also that vending machines of the future will recognize you and tailor their offerings to your interests and tastes.
Incredible how far the industry has gone and where it will continue to go. With the helps of NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association), The vending industry will continue to make leaps and bound in a shorter period of time. And we hope to be here for the ride.
Which in America is called whipped coffee. And in Korea its called Dalgona coffee, that’s where it got its popular name from. in Greece whipped coffee is called Frappe, in South America its called Batido so those are the different names of whipped coffee.
The question is can you make whipped coffee ( dalgona) without instant coffee?
That’s how you make up for not having the instant coffee. Now as far as the base most people make it with a cold base of milk but its up to you.
This whipped coffee has gone viral on tik tok and facebook etc. The craze is crazy, but its actually been around for a long time. I guess not many people had seen it being made until someone made it on tik tok and it went viral. The good thing about making it without instant coffee, is that making it with regular coffee makes it vegan friendly.
Making dalgona coffee kind of reminds me of making a flan where you whip the sugar enough to make a caramel out of it. Although this dalgona coffee may require a bit more whipping I think. Like stated the key to making dalgona is the sugar content. The sugar to coffee ratio needs to be almost equal, 1:1 if possible.
Also although we never tried it but according to some people you could make the whipped coffee without real sugar (nativa etc) as long it is not in liquid form. So that’s good, if its true you’ll have all the awesome taste and benefits without the sugar.
Some people ask can you use a hand whisk to make whipped (dalgona) coffee without instant coffee?
Yes you can but it will take you forever. Some people that did it by hand said it took them about 400 times of whisking/whipping to make it fluffy. To give it that Airy texture. Well look at it this way it takes about 5 minutes to get that fluffy texture with an electric mixer at medium speed so imagine with a hand whisk/mixer.
So how do you make whipped coffee without instant coffee?
Well here we go Whipped coffee without instant coffee the vegan special and also the more natural way. Don’t know anything about anything but there’s got to be something not to natural in instant coffee that makes it instant.
4 tbsp. Brewed espresso, hot
4 tbsp. Sugar
4 oz. Milk, Cold
2 oz. espresso, cold optional.
1.) Add sugar to hot espresso in a mixing bowl
2.) Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to mix espresso and sugar on medium to high speed for about 5 minutes or until meringue forms
3.) Fill a glass with ice and cold milk and cold espresso if using
4.) Top with whipped coffee
5.) Serve with a spoon for mixing enjoy!
Fluffy coffee/sugar at the top and cold milk on the bottom just delicious.
Just one thing if possible use a glass bowl to mix or whip the sugar and coffee instead of a plastic bowl. The plastic bowl doesn’t cause much friction making it harder to make that airy texture.
Well there you have it the recipe to making whipped coffee (dalgona) with out instant coffee. This recipe is vegan friendly so its pretty much good for anyone, it tastes amazing, enjoy. Also check out our vending machine products we don’t have dalgona coffee but we have cold brew. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to find a way to put dalgona coffee in a vending machine.
Vending machines are a great way to enhance your business or whatever company/facility you own, vending machines make a world of a difference. For example if your office is located somewhere, where there is no access to stores or food courts. Or your employees have very short break times. Or you own a gym and clients need a quick energy boost before a workout or need to rehydrate. Or you own a laundromat or an apartment complex or hotel. Whatever it may be Vending machines make things very convenient. So, How much do vending machines cost?
Cost of soda machines
Well lets start with soda vending machines. On average the cost of a soda vending machine can be from $2,000 to $6,000 depends on the aesthetics and features you want from a machine.
For example there are the soda machines with the glass fronts. These are a bit fancier and then there are the Traditional stack soda vending machines that have what looks like a plastic bubble in front. These are less appealing to the eye and generally come with less technology features. We recommend the glass front vending machines because you can place them pretty much anywhere and with a nice wrap they look amazing in any location.
The traditional stack soda vending machines usually cost anywhere from $2,000 – $4,000 dollars
The glass front soda vending machines usually cost an average of $4,000 to $6,000.
Cost of Snack machines
Snack vending machines which are just for snacks (no sodas) are about the same as a glass front soda vending machine when it comes to cost. They are anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 dollars.
Combination/snack vending machines
Then there are combination vending machines which carry both snacks and drinks. These cost anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000 each, depending on the brand. There are several types of combination machines, there are some that are adjustable so you could vend even T-shirts and you could vend any variation of drinks and snacks. These are obviously more expensive. But between $4,000 to $10,000 are the average prices, and $10,000 being the machines that are adjustable.
So you would be spending somewhere in the ball park of these prices to purchase a vending machine. Or you could hire us, we are a vending machine business. We’ll take care of everything for free. The only thing you need to provide us with is a location at your facility to place the vending machine and electricity to be able to run the vending machine. We’ll take care of everything else, we’ll purchase the vending machine, and the products and take care of stocking the machines on a consistent basis. Customer service is our number one priority.
What are the costs of running a vending machine business?
We recommend you hire someone it just makes it easier. So you don’t have to worry about adding the products to the vending machine etc.. But if your still adamant about doing it on your own or want to start your own vending machine business. It is a little bit of an under taking. For example, you have to buy the machines which could be quite expensive. You have to spend quite a bit on advertising and marketing to be able to find a location to place your vending machine. You have to have insurance, just in case any issue arises, insurance is needed for everything now a days.
You should have a website to build a reputation and now a days a website is needed for everything. Also, You should and in this day and age buy a credit card reader machine for every vending machine you plan to place because most of the vending machine sales nowadays are through credit card.
Also, the credit card machines take a percentage of your sales when used, and they charge monthly fees for using WIFI to process payments. Which you have to pay for as well. So those are just some of the stuff you need. You have to then find good locations and finding a good location is very important and could be costly as well. So it is not as easy as 1,2,3 it takes some work and money and this is just going over the basics of what is needed to have a vending machine business.
For every8 ounces (1 U.S. cup) of water use 2 tablespoons ground coffee
Be advised that coffee pots consider a cup to be 5 ounces. So, in a 12 cup coffee maker there is actually only 7.5 cups of water inside. So using our formula(7.5 x 2) that would require 15 tablespoons of ground coffee.
So for a 4 cup coffee maker there is 20 oz. of water. So, 20 divided by 8 (8 oz. standard cup) equals 2.5 (2.5 US cups). Now 2.5 x 2 (2 tablespoons ground coffee per US cup) equals 5 tablespoons ground coffee for a 4 cup coffee maker.
Formula; Keep It Simple
Number of coffee maker cups x 5oz. divided by 8 = number of US Cups x 2 (2 tablespoons ground coffee) = tablespoons of coffee required.
You could do the math from here on out. Not hard at all just what makes it confusing is that coffee makers live by the 5Oz is a cup which its not. Just have to convert to US cups and your good. We are a vending machine company based out of Miami, Fl.. We offer cold brew coffee in our machines check us out.
Here is some of the latest vending machine technology. From cashless payments to other cool stuff. It seems as if soon even more vending machine technology is going to come out. From technology that is added to vending machines to make the transaction process better. To vending machines that sell a whole world of different stuff, possibly making person to person contact less and less, as oppose to a retail store.
As environmental concerns increase, the vending industry has adapted well. Most vending machines these days feature energy-saving technology. The newer vending machines these days will turn off the lights of the vending machine when the machine is not in use. Also they will turn off the compressors inside the vending machine to save energy and monitor the temperature of products to make sure they stay at the required temperature, while saving energy.
Also Coca- Cola revealed a vending machine they have in Japan that uses airtight doors and vacuum insulated materials to ensure beverages stay cold during the day-time without the need for refrigeration, which consumes more energy, reducing energy bills.
2. Cashless Payments
Nowadays vending machines are accepting credit cards, debit cards, apple pay, google pay, Samsung pay etc.. It is said that you will sell 40% more in a vending machine if it accepts credit cards. Many people do not have cash on them all the time. Being able to pay with a credit card or your phone makes it so much more convenient. Also these credit card machines are able to take inventory of everything that’s in the vending machine. So the vending machine servicer knows exactly what’s in stock all the time and what needs to be replaced.
3. Smartphone Interaction with artificial intelligence
Coca-Cola recently announced that they will debut a new app that will let you order drinks from a vending machine ahead of time. It will gather information via Artificial about customer tastes and preferences. Crazy, so if you have a limited amount of time you could have a soda waiting for you and don’t have to wait for the soda to be vended.
4. Facial Recognition
The Luce x2 vending machine includes a motion sensor that knows when users are approaching and a camera that can recognize the consumer. The machine then offers a personalized menu based on the purchase history of the customer and prevents them from purchasing restricted products (such as underage consumer trying to buy cigarettes).
5. Self Inventory
Sensors that are built into intelligent vending machines collect a vast amount of data, including the vending machine inventory. These machines are capable of making smart inventory decisions for themselves. For instance, they will know to stop ordering ice cream if the temperature drops, thus protecting the product inventory and reducing waste as well.
So that is the latest vending machine technology as far as features added to vending machines. But there is a-lot of vending machines that sell a bunch of crazy stuff out there, things you probably couldn’t imagine. Stay tuned for one of our next articles on the different types of vending machines out there. It’s crazy what is out there.
Well since we are locals we have a couple of suggestions on Things to do in Miami Florida. If you want more inside information and more local spots just ask us and we’ll be more than happy to share. But for this article we’ll keep it to the most popular spots and spots for first time visitors. The following is in no particular order of rank, its just a list and all based on your preferences.
Check out Shark Valley. Well you might think were talking sharks here but were actually talking alligators and crocodiles. Shark Valley is approximately 25 miles west of Krome avenue (approx 177 ave) and SW 8 street. It is a road that is approximately 7 and a half miles deep into the everglades. You can rent a bike for approximately $20 dollars, take a 2 hour tram or you can walk it. Although walking the entire thing would probably be a bit much for one day, so we suggest riding it. On this ride you’ll see alligators, crocodiles and some other everglades wild life up close and personal. At the end there is a very tall tower you can climb up to see a panaromic view of the everglades.
2. Everglades Boat Tours. You can pretty much go anywhere down 8 street west of Krome avenue (which is about 177 ave) and find everglades boat tours all up and down that area. The boat tours take you on an airboat ride all over the everglades where you see all types of everglades wild life, mostly gators, crocodiles, snakes, deer etc. And they are easy on your pocket not to expensive. Some of them also offer live gator shows when you get back from the airboat ride.
3. Check out Little Havana. I know were throwing you all over the place here but just letting you know of the places that are a must you check out. Little Havana named after a city in Cuba called Havana. This is what makes Miami, Miami. This is what makes it so diverse. Starting from about 27 Avenue and SW 8 street down east till you reach the I-95 expressway is what encompasses Little Havana. You’ll find people playing dominoes at the park pretty much anytime of the day ( encompassing what the Cuban culture is all about). You’ll find bars, all types of places to eat and a bunch of small Latin supermarkets.
Be sure to check out Azucar which is a small Cuban ice cream shop, be sure to try the Ava Maria it is a delicious Ice Cream derived from a very common Cuban snack. Also be sure to check out ball and chain where you’ll find all the Salsa and Merengue to dance too, also a great variety of amazing Cuban drinks.
4.Beaches. Want to check out what most people come to Miami for. Yes check out Miami Beach it has all the bars on ocean drive you need and the beach right across the street which is great to grab a drink and go back and forth from the beach to the bar. But also check out Hollywood Beach about 35 minutes north of Miami Beach but you’ll have a bit of a nicer beach with a good amount of bars but less people and more relaxing.
Also check out Key Biscayne Bill Bagg’s Park. You won’t have any bars but you’ll find a beach with a more relaxing environment. There is less people and this beach at Bill Bagg’s is more family oriented. Definitely want to go here if you’re traveling with Kids or family.
5. Hard Rock Casino. Check out the Hard Rock Casino approximately 45 min. North of Miami. This is a very nice casino. It has clubs, restaurants, very nice pools and they have an Improv. They host really good comedy shows at this Improv, definitely recommend watching a show. Also, every once in a while they have some nice pool parties and the night life is pretty good.
6. John Pennekamp. Approximately 1 hour South of Miami. John Pennekamp is in Key Largo which is the northernmost Key approximately a 1 hour drive from Miami. Here you can snorkel a spectacular reef, with all types of crazy marine life. Unfortunately you can’t spear or fish here but you can snorkel and see a crazy amount of sea animals.
7. Check out Zoological Wildlife Foundation. This place is down in Homestead. Approximately 40 min from downtown Miami. This place is kind of like a small Zoo. Nowhere near as big as the Miami Zoo, and nowhere near as many animals. But they still have cool animals and the coolest thing which is what makes it way better than the zoo for us is this place lets you have one on one encounters with some of there animals. Anywhere from small tigers, to monkeys, leopards etc. And they also have a Liger. It is a very cool place, it is kind of like having a small zoo to yourself. The one on one encounters are a little pricey but definitely worth it. It is like being in a zoo but with less people and a more relaxing environment.
8. Check Oleta River State Park. This is a cool park in North Miami. It has mountain biking trails which they rent bikes for. They have all types of levels of mountain bike trails. The park is on the water, which they have kayak rentals. You can kayak the bay and do pretty much whatever you want. The park has a beach which you could go swimming in. It also has cabins and areas for camping, this is a pretty cool park, has a-lot of cool things to do.
9. Check out Lincoln Road. Down in Miami Beach, Lincoln Road spans about 10 blocks. Lincoln Road is about 10 blocks of shops and brand name stores boutiques. The ten blocks only allows pedestrian traffic. So you could up and down checking out the shops and very nice unique stores they have. They also have very good and nice restaurants up and down the strip. This is a great place to check out if you want to do some shopping and want to find some stores that are not very common.
10. Check out the Frost Museum. Located in Downtown Miami. The Frost Museum has interactive opportunities, it has a 500,000 gallon Gulf Stream aquarium that houses all sorts of sea creatures and a planetarium dome that hosts biweekly laser shows. This place is pretty new and a cool place to check out.
11. Check out Knaus Berry Farms. If you want some of the best cinnamon rolls ever check this place out. Located in Homestead, also approximately 35 minutes from downtown Miami. This place has one of the best cinnamon rolls and shakes you’ve ever tried. The lines are extremely long but worth the wait. They are open seasonly, but when they are open they are always packed because the rolls are insane. Check them out they are well worth the wait.
12. Want to have a drink at a cool spot check out Sugar at the East Hotel in Brickell Miami. This place is located on the rooftop of the hotel and it is open to anyone. You do not need to be staying at the hotel to enjoy drinks at Sugar in the East Hotel. This is place is very nice, it has amazing views and great drinks. Fancy drinks and beautiful drinks what more can you ask for.
13. Check out and Explore Deering Estates. Located in Palmetto Bay. This place is really nice with amazing views and has guided nature walks and birding opportunities. This place is really nice.
14. Check out the Venetian Pool. Located in Coral Gables about 10 min from downtown Miami. This place is pretty cool. It is a really big pool filled with fresh water from artesian wells. The pool is not chemically treated, just use fresh water which I believe is changed out daily. This place is a cool relaxing spot away from all the other busy tourist spots.
15. Check out the Fountainebleau Hotel In Miami Beach you don’t need to be staying at the hotel to enjoy its amenities. You can pay for the day to enjoy their amenities. They have very nice pools, and restaurants. They are always hosting some type of event. There is always something going on. This is where the world famous club Liv is located. Whether it club Liv or pool parties there is always something going on.
16. Check out Wynwood. This a small neighborhood just north of downtown Miami. Mostly known for its graffitied walls, this place has cool bars, art galleries and very good restaurants. If your into art definitely must check this area out. Every two weeks or so they host an art festival where you’ll see all types of art vendors take to the streets and all the art galleries in the area open up and you get to walk through all the art galleries. Drinks are sold everywhere this a good place to just hang out and chill.
17. Check out Key West. Approximately 3 hours from Miami. Take a drive down to Key West. In Key West you can take a snorkeling trip, you can take rent a charter boat and go fishing, pretty much some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. Key West also has a strip on Duval Street where you can bar hop. They have a bunch of bars up and down Duval street. You can also rent boats if you want to go fishing yourself. You can rent jet-skis as well.
They also have what’s been voted one of the best views of the sunset in the entire U.S.. Supposedly from Mallory Square which is located in Key West. Mallory Square is a little area in the middle of Key West where you can see the sunset, its kind of like a little concrete park where you could sit on any of the benches at the park and watch the sunset.
Supposedly the reason why its been voted the best place to watch the sunset in the U.S., is because of how the park is positioned. It is the closest to the sunset compared to any other place in the U.S.. Also the view of the sunset is completely unobstructed. It faces the water and has nothing in the way. Watching the sunset here is incredible. Definitely check out Mallory Square and Key West.
So those are some of the Things to do in Miami Florida. If you want more in depth info or more local spots just shoot us an email. These spots mentioned are the more popular ones but there is definitely a bunch of cool local spots as well.