• The health benefits of a cuppa

    By Vending International on May 19, 2021
    As families enjoy getting together for probably the first shared pot of tea in a year – just in time for International Tea Day – a new independent research study commissioned by the Tea Advisory Panel has found that six in 10 Brits share the same tea drinking habits as our parents or children. The panel believes this makes tea […]
  • Lavazza to open first roasting and packing plant in the US

    By Vending International on May 14, 2021
    Lavazza North America, part of global Italian coffee company Lavazza Group, has begun construction of the first roasting and packing plant in the United States. The new plant is slated to open in October 2021 and will serve the US market. The plant is an expansion of the Lavazza Professional facility in West Chester, Pennsylvania, which will integrate existing and […]
  • The perfect beverage solution for any business bubble

    By Vending International on May 13, 2021
    An Evoca Group name that’s poised to have a great impact, with ‘The New Normal’ fast approaching is the legendary Italian brand Saeco. Saeco was founded in 1981 in Gaggio Montano, near Bologna in northern Italy. In 1985, it developed ‘bean-to-cup’, an automatic and innovative Italian espresso brewing system, from the coffee bean to the cup. Ever since, Saeco has […]
  • Coalition unites stakeholders along the coffee supply chain

    By Vending International on April 27, 2021
    A new initiative, the Slow Food Coffee Coalition, has been launched by Slow Food in collaboration with the Lavazza Group. Slow Food has been partnering with Lavazza since the mid-1990s, sharing ideas and projects. This latest venture is intended to unite all the participants in the coffee supply chain, from growers to roasters to distributors to consumers, united by a […]
  • FLAVIA Creation 600 may be a landmark event in the story of OCS

    By Vending International on April 1, 2021
    If you’re in the market to purchase coffee machines or in the business of supplying to your customers, particularly Flavia machines, the chances are you’ll know Ralph Francis, the man responsible for looking after Lavazza Professional’s distributors. Amongst his colleagues, Ralph is known as ‘Mr. Flavia’. Get him talking on his favourite subject and you’ll encounter his extraordinary evangelistic zeal: […]
  • Lavazza reaffirms commitment to sustainability

    By Vending International on March 29, 2021
    Lavazza has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable production and coffee farmer welfare with the relaunch of its premium range of sustainable, quality blends for coffee professionals, La Reserva de ¡Tierra!. Every blend within Lavazza’s range contains coffees from communities involved in social responsibility projects – promoted and managed by The Lavazza Foundation – which are then carefully selected and gently […]
  • Rhea Vendors wins award at Russian trade fair

    By Vending International on March 26, 2021
    For the second year in a row, Rhea Vendors has won the Vending & Automated Services Award (VASA) which celebrates the most innovative products in the Vending sector. Rhea Vendors’ Fresh Milk Machine was judged the best technological solution in the Technical Device category. The prize was awarded by an international jury, including the European Vending Association, at VendExpo, the […]
  • Evoca UK teams up with Beverage Standards Association

    By Vending International on March 4, 2021
    Evoca UK has announced a partnership with the Beverage Standards Association. The association works to support the out-of-home refreshment sector and together with EVOCA will aim to help the industry recover from some of the most challenging times it has ever experienced. As a leading manufacturer of coffee machines for the out-of-home coffee sector, Evoca UK is able to support […]
  • Midlands businesses partner to offer vegan-friendly coffee

    By Vending International on February 5, 2021
    Midlands businesses So Pure Beverage Technology and independent vegan eatery, Land Restaurant have joined forces as research shows coffee drinkers choosing plant-based milk is on the rise. So Pure’s Barista Piccolo tabletop coffee machine is now installed in the restaurant’s city-centre Great Western Arcade location, allowing Land Restaurant to deliver a new experience to its customers throughout 2021 and beyond […]
  • 3D printed coffee station made from waste

    By Vending International on January 25, 2021
    Swedish coffee group Löfbergs is collaborating with 3D print entrepreneur Sculptur to transform coffee production waste into brand new coffee stations. The collaboration is part of the Circular Coffee Community and the pursuit of the group’s ambition of zero coffee waste by 2030. The World’s first 3D printed waste-based coffee station is already in operation and more are underway. Imagine […]