Wake Up and Smell the Coffee…..Cup Waste

We are becoming increasingly aware of the devastating impact single use plastic disposables have on our environment. If we don’t take immediate action it is estimated there will be more plastic...
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Tea-Volution – How Tea is About to Make a Come Back

There is now an abundance of tea flavours and blends to choose from, which makes finding a tea flavour to match your unique Afternoon Tea menu ever easier. ...
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Green Future of Industrial Refrigerators

Growing environmental concerns have increased interest in hydrocarbon refrigeration systems...
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BeviLaNatura Scoops Prestigious Award

The inaugural SCI Equipment Awards serve to recognise foodservice equipment manufacturers who have incorporated sustainability in their innovations and the panel of experts from the foodservice industry judged entries on three...
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Struggling to Get Along with Your Co-Workers? Well Coffee Might Be the Answer!

Drinking coffee before group activities or discussions could actually help people be more engaged, self-confident and sociable...
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Pret a Manger Sold to JAB Holdings for a Cool £1.5bn!

Pret a Manger will be a great addition to JAB’s stellar portfolio of food and beverage businesses including Krispy Kreme, which JAB bought last year for £1.01bn...
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“The Broccolatte”: The Latest Veggie Coffee Craze to Hit Australia

Consumers can eat the equivalent of a whole broccoli in just two tablespoons of the powder...
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Launch of FoodBev's New Specialist Magazine

FoodBev celebrate the launch of latest magazine by offering out a free copy of the latest edition of our industry-leading publication, Refreshment Magazine. ...
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Failed Search for Food Manufacturers Inspires Specialised Search Site

Carl Sabounjian (Founder) and Peter Lattouf (CoFounder) had a rough time in finding manufacturers for products in their niche and for a friends restaurant. So instead of scouring through endless brochures...
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Boston Tea Party Become UK’s First Coffee Chain to Ban Disposable Cups

An estimated two billion disposable coffee cups are used in the UK each year, with less than 1% of these actually being recycled...
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The New Coffee Trends Set to Dominate the Market in 2019

If you’re into your coffee, or looking to set up a lucrative coffee empire, here are a few trends set to take the coffee world by storm: ...
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Starbucks Trials Compostable and Paper Straws

This announcement has been swiftly put in place after one Starbucks employee started a petition, asking the coffee chain to get rid of plastic straws from their stores...
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A Cup Recycling Revolution Is Taking Place At Costa Coffee

In the UK, around 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown away each year, and only 0.25% of these cups are recycled...
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CREM INTERNATIONAL CONTINUES ITS EXPANSION WITH WELBILT AS NEW OWNER

Crem International is a global company of recognized prestige in the production of professional coffee machines...
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Why coffee is so important for people

Coffee is very healthy. it is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. Many controlled trials in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function. ...
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Digital Self Ordering - Are you benefiting?

Many sectors have been gradually implementing new technologies over the last few decades, to quicken up waiting time and to improve their customer service. ...
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Pret A Manger Introduces Branded, Reusable Water Bottles

Customers can buy these bottles and can refill them at filtered water stations located inside the chain’s stores. The insulated bottles, which cost £20, keep drinks cold for...
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Fungus in Coffee? The Latest Coffee Trend to Hit the UK

Mushroom coffee is not anything new seeing as it has been drunk in Northern Europe since the 1940s. But now, the British public are thirsty for this unique coffee blend. ...
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The Design Trends Making their Mark in 2018

Collaborative environments spread out the financing risk, and that creates a space for creativity....
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V-Tex Set to Launch in the UK

If every retailer could replace their current systems of refrigeration with one that only chilled the drinks that were being sold, rapidly at the time of sale, wouldn’t that be a...
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Why coffee automation is no longer considered a dirty word

We asked Jan Adriaens, CEO of Schuilenburg and Belgian engineer behind smart autofoamer Perfect Moose, how he saw this evolution take shape....
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How to achieve business buy in for sustainability

Sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet, but how your business keeps making money in the years to come....
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Personalising the high street customer experience

Yoyo and Caffè Nero set to work to create a branded app to provide loyal customers with a fast and personal experience, and Caffè Nero with insight into customer spend and...
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The Future of Starbucks Has Been Revealed: Welcome to the New Reserve Store!

On the ground floor of Starbucks’ headquarters in Seattle, Washington you can find the chain’s first Reserve store!...
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A Robot Barista Has Been Hired in Tokyo!

The Henna Cafe in Tokyo has got itself a new employee! A robot named Sawyer has been brought into the cafe in order to increase efficiency and entertain customers… and apparently,...
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Newly launched: A Hot’n’Cold drinks dispenser!

Using the interactive touchscreen you can regulate drink temperature, modify drink strength and set serving size for cups, glasses or jugs. Real-time operational status is easy to view as is available...
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Dunkin Donuts Have Upgraded Their Look for 2018!

Dunkin’ Donuts has opened up a new store in Massachusetts. Inside this 2,200 square foot store you will be welcomed with a more contemporary design alongside some new-age technology!...
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Costa Coffee promises to ban plastic straws

Costa’s UK Managing Director, Jason Cotta, said of the move: ''We will launch a non-plastic alternative straw this year as part of an on-going review into all our packaging and takeaway...
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Food-to-go giants pledge to cut sugar levels

The code, designed by a working group from all participating companies, has been reviewed by the British Nutrition Foundation, and concerns a series of commitments centred on cutting sugar and responsible...
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Mastering The Art Of In-Store Music

We talk to Monta Grinina, Background Music Manager at I Like Music to find out more about what music can do for you, your employees and your business....
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How over-engineering saves the environment

Every day millions of cups are being used and thrown away afterwards. The way they are made it is not possible to recycle them, creating a pile of billions of cups...
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How much do you know about your customers?

At times we all want to find our most loyal clients and be able to reward them or distinguish them from our usual clients and a beautifully produced card can answer...
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NEW DIAMANT | Smarter, stronger, better

Our beautifully crafted and yet strongest Expobar machine has been renovated to produce an unmatched espresso experience. ...
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Never use a cloth again!

A new novel, portable ultrasonic universal cleaner developed by Wirral business man, Jonathan Quinn and his team at Hygienic Innovations Ltd has leapt to life through a swift four months of...
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Cafe Trials Robotic Barister

Technology for coffee shops all around the world are accelerating full force ahead, with no sign of stopping any time soon. A café in Melbourne, Australia, are currently testing a completely...
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BIOPAC’S STATEMENT ON PLASTICS AND OCEAN WASTE

Biopac offers their thoughts on the ongoing issues with disposables and plastics. ...
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The Five Coffee Innovations to Look Out for in 2018

Now International Coffee Day has been and gone, let’s take a quick look at the latest coffee innovations set to revolutionise the future of the coffee industry. ...
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Coffee Giant to Give Customers a Taste of AR

American coffee company Starbucks has added augmented reality to its largest coffee shop in Shanghai, China. ...
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London Coffee Chain Target Airports and Train Stations

Grind have announced they’ve signed an exclusive new agreement with SSP, in order to build Grind cafés and bars in airports and train stations throughout the UK and Europe. ...
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Top Tips for QSR’s looking to purchase environmentally friendly packaging

Don’t forget when sourcing packaging that any benefits to the environment are also joined by a public appetite for eco-conscious, caring packaging and practices. Multiple studies have shown that consumers actively...
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How About Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Ever dreamed of having breakfast at Tiffany’s? Well now you can! Shoppers on Fifth Avenue can enjoy breakfast and lunch at the famous New York City jewellery store, popularised by the...
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A micro-roasting revolution

U-Roast is an innovative company, which believe that the freshest coffee should be readily available on the market to everyone....
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Open Ear partners with Shazam to allow customers to take away music playlists in venues

Open Ear, a leading music agency for brands, has partnered with Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps, to give customers the power to take home playlists from their favourite...
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Coffee Beans to Power Buses in the Capital

A new biofuel scheme is now using waste coffee grounds to help provide power to some of London’s buses. ...
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Futuristic Coffee Mug Hits The Market

L.A.-based startup Ember has released a new coffee cup that allows users to control the temperature of their hot drink using their smart phone. ...
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When an Interest Becomes a Calling

We interviewed one of our students who has been taking a series of accredited classes with The Art of Coffee. Here is Ahmed’s testimony of how coffee birthed a passion to...
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Bakeries are Joining the Starbucks Brand

The first high-end bakery will be opened by Starbucks in their Starbucks Reserve Roastery establishment in Seattle. Bakeries will also open in Shanghai, then Milan, New York, Tokyo and Chicago. ...
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The Cash-Free Coffee Shop in the Heart of Belfast

A coffee shop located in Belfast has transformed into a cash-free zone; meaning it only accepts payments from bank cards and banking apps. The new city centre cafe called Kaffe-O’s is...
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Wetherspoons Introduce Self-Service Coffee Machines

Free refills on all sorts of coffees are now available in Wetherspoons pubs across the country, as they have now installed self-service coffee machines. ...
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COFFEE OVER THE AIR

How a Berlin company is bringing coffee to the 21st century with their Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Maker...
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Build your business by increasing your customer’s loyalty

Onify, the customer loyalty app gives independent retailers access to the big budget marketing and customer insight tools normally only accessible to large corporate companies....
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Liquidline Makes Coolest Coffee Trend Available to Businesses

For businesses looking to other something different to a regular iced coffee for their customers,...
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A different perspective of Bar equipment

We are happy being a part of the Coffee shop innovation business exhibition and conference in London, for the first time....
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We Make Ice Cream out of Sunshine!

We produce CO2-free premium ice cream using wind power, solar energy and 100% green electricity. Made in Germany with over 60 unique lactose free, vegan and gluten free varieties....
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The Photo Booth Your Venue Has Been Waiting For.

Data collection is boring, you know that. Here at Plixal, we don’t think it should be. ...
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Costa Opens UK's First 'Zero Energy' Coffee Shop

A environmentally-friendly building design and packed with innovative energy saving tech, Costa's Eco Pod is the UK's first ‘zero energy’ coffee shop....
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What's Next For NFC?

From a restaurant owner's perspective, NFC opens the way to a number of benefits, including reduced waiting times for customers, simplified transactions, improved customer analytics, and enhancing the ability to make...
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Starbucks Reveal Their Six Big Plans for 2017

With Starbuck's CEO Howard Schultz revealing plans to add 12,000 locations by 2021, the company are strengthening their positions for the 'long game' by increasing its 25,000 global locations. ...
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Cyber Criminals Turn Attention Towards the Hospitality Sector

The hospitality sector has been told to be on high alert against a potential cyber attack from a sophisticated crime group targeting hotels, bars, and restaurants. ...
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FIRST SELF BUILD APP SOFTWARE LAUNCHED FOR THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR

Concerned your guest information book is out dated? Looking for a cool way to give your guests recommendations? Criton, the new app building software is for you!...
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Coffee Cup Recycling – Biopac’s Solution

That’s where Biopac comes in. Founded in 2002, in response to consumer interest on this topic, Biopac was the first UK company to bring compostable disposables to the market. Fourteen years...
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