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  • NHS Coffee Appeal seeks coffee machines

    By Vending International on April 8, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has been contacted by the NHS Coffee Appeal which is seeking coffee machines and supplies to help keep doctors and nurses going through their long shifts during the coronavirus crisis. So far 20 NHS Trusts across London have put out an appeal and they estimate that a total of 700 coffee machines are currently needed along […]
  • National Tea Day plans virtual tea party

    By Vending International on April 4, 2020
    This year National Tea Day will be celebrating its 5th anniversary on April 21 with a virtual tea party. This will be part of a SOLIDARI-TEA campaign aimed at bringing people together online during isolation and aims to promote the idea of physical distancing, not social distancing. Organisers said: “Human being are social creatures. In times of stress and illness we naturally […]
  • Unmanned coffee machines for Wuhan hospitals

    By Vending International on March 19, 2020
    In order to fight against the coronavirus disease, Luckin Coffee allocated unmanned coffee machines to Wuhan hospitals to provide safe and free coffee to medical staff. All hospitals have been able to apply for the service via an application hotline.On February 12th, the first unmanned coffee machine was installed at Wuhan Liuqier Hospital while unmanned coffee machines and coffee were […]
  • Latte Art Championship is coming to London

    By Vending International on February 18, 2020
    European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo, the hospitality industry show devoted to the profitable service and sales of coffee, tea and soft beverages, will host the SCA UK 2020 UK Latte Art Championship at Olympia in May. The championship is dedicated to showcasing pouring perfection. Each competitor demonstrates their latte art skills in pouring matching pairs of drinks, with […]
  • HRC to host The UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championships


    By Vending International on February 17, 2020
    The Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) event is, for the first time, partnering with The Speciality Coffee Association (The SCA UK) to host the UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (UKCiGS) and UK Brewers Cup Championship (UKBrCC) from March 3-5. The SCA UK represents UK-based members of the SCA. Its primary aim is to organise and run the UK National Coffee […]
  • A solution to the service station tea crisis

    By Vending International on February 13, 2020
    Drinks-to-go supplier, eXpresso PLUS, is offering a slim line PG tips machine which can sit next to existing coffee-to-go solutions. It’s described as an innovative solution for the recent demand for the comeback of tea at service stations. One of Britains’ largest forecourt chains recently received complaints that many of its sites were no longer selling tea after the coffee-to-go […]
  • Coaltown Coffee becomes one of the first to be B Corp certified

    By Vending International on February 12, 2020
    Coaltown Coffee Roasters, an independent coffee roastery based in Ammanford, South Wales, has become one of the first B Corp certified coffee companies in the UK. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels […]
  • HRC to host The UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championships


    By Vending International on January 17, 2020
    The Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) event is, for the first time, partnering with The Speciality Coffee Association (The SCA UK) to host the UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (UKCiGS) and UK Brewers Cup Championship (UKBrCC) from March 3 to 5 at ExCel in London. The SCA UK represents UK-based members of the SCA. Its primary aim is to organise […]
  • Most coffee operators will to pay more to supplier offering sustainability benefits

    By Vending International on January 9, 2020
    In recent years the issue of sustainability has come to the forefront of the coffee industry, but recent research has found that as consumer demand grows, the industry is still facing numerous barriers to going green. According to new, independent research by BRITA Professional on the opinions of coffee operators, almost all (97%) believe that sustainability credentials are important to […]
  • Top barista named as Lavazza hosts first-time competition

    By Vending International on December 5, 2019
    Italian coffee brand Lavazza hosted its first-ever barista competition, the Lavazza UK Barista Championships 2019, at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The event put six top baristas from some of London’s finest hospitality locations to the test, with Kumar Ghale from Côte Restaurants coming out on top. Kumar surpassed the other talented contenders to be named as Lavazza’s UK Barista Champion 2019. As part of his […]