The first machines will be introduced in four Sainsbury’s stores next week. They will then be installed at petrol stations, followed by a country-wide roll out. Starbucks said it was initially just being rolled out on a trial basis.
The move marks a significant push by Starbucks into a new area and comes just 18 months after Costa bought Coffee Nation, which operates 900 coffee machines.
The Starbucks On The Go machines will make the coffee in less than a minute and offer more than 200 different drinks. The vending machine has a touchscreen interface, which allows customers to play a game while waiting for their coffee.
All Starbuck’s Tall drinks will cost £2.10 and Grande will be priced at £2.40. Extra shots and syrups will not cost extra.