About Us

Our business is built on a simple premise. We stick to what we're good at, namely drinks vending machines and supplies for the workplace.

Since 1980 we have provided a wide range of coffee and drinks machines and associated products to a variety of businesses and organisations, large and small, across Essex, London and the Home Counties – in fact, anywhere where there is a need for ‘great coffee at work’. Following a change of ownership and the introduction of a new management team, Select Drinks has grown to become one of the leading, as well as last remaining, independent vending management companies for London and the South East.

Great Coffee at Work

During the last five years we have become active members of the Automatic Vending Association, as well as being audited and certified under their Quality Standard accreditation, and joined the Cover Group network of like-minded independent vending operators. At the heart of every Select Drinks offer is the concept of “great coffee at work” – but over the last 30 years we’ve often been asked what the phrase really means.

Office CoffeeTo you and your staff it means true enjoyment of ‘coffee shop’ quality drinks without having to leave the building or queue in the rain, all bundled up with value-for-money and good old-fashioned customer care. To us it means putting everything we have into making sure this happens – we don’t say ‘we can’t’ or ‘we don’t’ – ‘we can’ and ‘we will’ is our Mission Statement. We’re not about market share or trying to be the biggest.

What We Are About

Select Drinks is not about building a nationwide empire, filled with ‘9-5’ people. It’s about serving a limited number of clients that we can look after really well – currently just over 2100 in Essex, London and the South East – and having only the best people serving the best customers better. Select Drinks is not about good, loyal customers treated like cattle and subsidising non-profitable national contracts or operations. It’s about dealing with and pricing each client depending on their individual needs.

How We Work

Select Drinks is not about average coffee, average service and average customers. Select Drinks is not about profits, market share or trying to be the biggest. Or as we say ‘TLC not Plc!’ There are three parts of the jigsaw that make great coffee at work. Many other vending and coffee companies only offer, or are good at, one or two out of the three – they either have great machines and fantastic service, but aren’t switched on to truly good coffee, or offer great coffee but not much else to go with it. We make a point of making sure we can offer all three parts of the jigsaw to every customer – past, present or future – as follows:
Coffee Machine


We only recommend and supply machines from reputable and established manufacturers, who are recognised as leaders in their field, and understand and support our beliefs and principles. We provide these machines with a package of flexible finance proposals so you can choose what’s right for your budget.


Every one of our range of products is formulated, approved and enjoyed on a regular basis by us, because we’re pretty confident that after 30 years we know what makes a great cup of coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, soup, caffe latte, herbal infusion, mocha, espresso, hot milk, latte or macchiato – in fact we’ll stop the list there before we get too boring! Of course, we also think we know how to best serve your drink, what to serve it in, and what to serve it with…


We don’t like using the word service because that doesn’t go far enough. What we do instead is provide care – SelectCare in fact – which ensures your machines are hygienic, working, and an attractive place to get a coffee, not a dirty grey box in the corner dispensing dishwater that nobody ever wants to get, let alone drink, a coffee from.

  • Select Drinks Limited
  • Units 11-14 Angora Business Park
  • Peartree Road
  • Stanway
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO3 0AB
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