Covid – 19 Update: Drinkmaster has suspended its operations, whilst the United Kingdom deals with the Corona virus pandemic.
This decision is being kept under review and we will resume trading as soon as possible.
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Hot Drinks Experts

Drinkmaster has been manufacturing hot drinks and supplying businesses in the UK with coffee and tea since 1962.

Kath and Jed  working in productionIn the early days, drink vending machines were new and the choice of vending drinks was limited. Today “vending machine” is a term used to describe almost any hot drink system for the workplace: from table top pod machines to floor standing powder-dose systems that vend instant hot drinks at the push of a button.

Over the decades tastes have changed and Drinkmaster has stayed at the forefront of new ideas for vending. We are specialists in table top machines for businesses. You will find our Drinkmaster drinks and machines nationwide in almost any business; from waiting rooms, staff rooms, meeting rooms and reception areas to garages, trade counters and car dealerships. Our range of free vend, compact machines are always ready to give you and your customers a great cup of coffee.

We also focus on hot drink solutions for travel. That's why you'll find Drinkmaster drinks on sale in planes, coaches, trains and petrol forecourts.

Nescafé, PG tips, Douwe Egberts, Batchelors…

Our choice of hot drink brands is unique as we work with the widest range of hot drinks companies, packing their coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soup into sealed cups and pods. In addition to manufacturing our own range of hot drinks and machines we also sell the widest variety of coffee, tea, chocolate and soup drinks for free-vend businesses and drinkers who are “on the move.”

Tea vending and pods

Drinkmaster was the first company to make and sell a drink pod and a round tea bag. Both innovations were in our first year - 1962. Today we make millions of teabags a year, mainly PG tips and Fairtrade tea. Our Drinkpac pods are still the perfect pod, as they can be made from any hot water source, so no special machine is needed.

Over 50 people work for Drinkmaster, and between us we have more than 420 years experience at manufacturing and supplying hot drinks nationwide.

When you choose a hot drink system from us you are working with the friendly experts. Our parent company is SnackTime plc, the third largest vending operator and the largest snack machine vending company in the UK and Ireland.

Drinkmaster buildingVisiting Drinkmaster

Visitors are always welcome to our factory and offices in Cornwall. Some holidaying customers pop-in to top up on drinks for camping or caravanning, while coach drivers often pull in to pick up supplies of drinks for their passengers.