• ‘Bounce back’ plan for food and drink industry

    By Vending International on June 24, 2020
    A ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry has been announced to help support businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus. The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will offer immediate support to help businesses in the industry grow […]
  • Lavazza partners with leading top gastronomy chef Monica Galetti

    By Vending International on June 1, 2020
    Lavazza, global, Italian coffee company, is supporting some of the best chefs all over the world; and this year is no different, with the introduction of acclaimed celebrity chef, Monica Galetti, to Lavazza’s line-up of top gastronomy ambassadors. Galetti joins the likes of global ambassadors, Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana), Ferran Adrià (El Bulli fame), Michel Bras (Bras Restaurants) and UK […]
  • Air touch technology in Coffetek machines

    By Vending International on May 11, 2020
    Coffetek, a Bristol-based automatic machine manufacturer as part of The Azkoyen Group, a Spanish technology multinational based in Navarra specialising in the design and manufacture of advanced technological solutions, will incorporate Azkoyen Group patented Air Touch technology in their range. The technology allows the user to obtain the products without having any contact with the surface of the machine,adding safety and hygiene […]
  • illycaffè introduces decaffeinato espresso to aluminium capsules range

    By Vending International on April 30, 2020
    Illycaffè has expanded its line of aluminium coffee capsules, which are compatible with Nespresso coffee machines, with the introduction of a decaffeinated espresso blend. The decaffeinated roast coffee capsules are said to achieve a perfect balance between acidity and bitterness, with a lingering sweetness thanks to delicate notes of caramel, chocolate and toasted bread. All capsule varieties are available on the […]
  • London Coffee Festival postponed

    By Vending International on April 22, 2020
    The London Coffee Festival, the event for discerning coffee lovers and those working in the coffee scene, had previously been planned for April 2-5, but as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, will now be held from 23-26 July 2020. The event will feature over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based […]
  • 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 […]