• Tea & Coffee World Cup 2018 to be held in the UK

    By Vending International on January 4, 2018
    The Tea & Coffee World Cup will be giving companies access to the UK tea and coffee markets for the first time when it is held at the NEC in Birmingham from September 3 to 5. After the successful 2017 show in Singapore, a survey was sent to the industry and the UK emerged as the clear winner for the […]
  • Coffee training facility gets stamp of approval

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018
    The Lavazza Training Center in Turin has been awarded official Premier Training Campus certification by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), the association dedicated to promoting excellence in coffee industry. The training hub will now welcome coffee professionals for all courses organised by the non-profit SCA which represents thousands of coffee specialists from all around the world, from growers to baristas. […]
  • Lavazza turns to AI to pinpoint preferences

    By Vending International on December 13, 2017
    Coffee maker, Lavazza, is identifying the preferences of coffee lovers by turning to advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). It is gaining deeper consumer knowledge through Nextatlas, a data intelligence platform from iCoolhunt, to analyze data from social media such as comments, likes and posts, and identify genuine coffee lovers who have a trendsetting influence on their peers, as […]
  • Coffee saves Sumatran orangutan

    By Vending International on November 8, 2017
    Every hour, areas of tropical rainforest the size of 88 football pitches are cleared to make way for palm oil and other intensive forms of industrial agriculture – threatening the existence of native orangutans and farmers alike. But the Orang Utan Coffee Project is fighting back. By making ecological coffee farming a viable alternative for local farmers, the Orang Utan […]
  • Van Houten achieves 100% certification

    By Vending International on October 25, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages UK’s premium brand, Van Houten is now completely UTZ Cocoa certified, with all packaging to show the certification by spring 2018. As part of parent company Barry Callebaut’s strategy to target 100% sustainable ingredients in all of its products by 2025, the UTZ Cocoa certification reflects the manufacturer’s support for sustainable farming and reassures all those who […]
  • Barry Callebaut’s releases new dessert drink

    By Vending International on October 8, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages UK has launched its latest delicious dessert drink, Caprimo Speculoos. Paying tribute to the famous Belgian biscuit, the drink has a butter sweet taste, combining rich biscuit notes with cinnamon and ginger to provide an evenly balanced, satisfying, full-bodied taste experience, pleasing to all of those coffee and choco drink lovers who like to try something new. […]
  • Barry Callebaut continues down path to 100% sustainability

    By Vending International on August 30, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages UK is further strengthening its bid for 100% sustainable chocolate by 2025 with the news that parent company, Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading supplier of high quality chocolate, has joined sugarcane platform, Bonsucro. A global initiative, bringing together senior industry representatives to work on a sustainable cane sugar value chain, Bonsucro works to drive sustainable solutions for […]
  • Italian espresso in space, just like at home

    By Vending International on August 10, 2017
    Lavazza’s innovative ISSpresso machine was installed in the Space Station’s Node 1/Unity module on May 3, 2015 allowing European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti to become the first to drink espresso in a state of microgravity in history And now, the machine has welcomed the VITA space mission crew, led by Paolo Nespoli. The machine was created by Argotec and Lavazza in […]
  • Bensdorp Barista selection opens up the market for Barry Callebaut

    By Vending International on July 21, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages has boosted sales with its range of Bensdorp’s Barista Single Origin Cocoa and Chocolate drinks, 12 months on from the original product launch date. The provenance drinks were introduced by the leading beverage manufacturer last year in a bid to mirror the artisanal positioning taken by leading coffee suppliers and to present the ultimate beverage for the […]
  • Lavazza signs new three-year deal with The Championships, Wimbledon

    By Vending International on July 6, 2017
    Lavazza has once again secured its position as the Official Coffee of The Championships, Wimbledon after signing a new three-year deal. The partnership, which began in 2011, will now run until 2019. To mark the occasion, Lavazza will welcome this year’s Global Ambassador to The Championships: tennis legend Andre Agassi. Celebrating 25 years since winning his first Grand Slam title […]