Coinstar Teams With Starbucks On Seattle’s Best Coffee Vending Machines

Coinstar is testing Seattle’s Best Coffee vending machines in partnership with Starbucks in locations around the country and expects to have about 500 installed by the end of the year, according to The New York Times. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: Coinstar’s Seattle’s Best Coffee kiosk is not new, as this New York Times article implies. Automatic Merchandiser reported on a version of this kiosk in January of 2008. Based on the picture in this New York Times article, the machine has been changed.

Coinstar has also been testing an office coffee service concept, as VendingMarketWatch reported on Oct. 20, 2011.

Coinstar has a unique retail position with its coin counting and DVD rental machines. The company is obviously trying to leverage this position with new services. 02-21-12 By Elliot Maras