HOT BEVERAGES

  • 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 […]
  • Schaerer AG prepares Zuchwil production facilities for increasing demands of the world market

    By Vending International on November 13, 2019
    Spurred on by the increasing worldwide demand for professional coffee solutions, Schaerer AG is on an expansion course. In addition to the traditional sales markets in Switzerland and Europe, the Swiss-made coffee machine technology and the extensive coffee expertise of the Swiss company are in particular demand in the US and Asia – the regions which are driving the growth. […]
  • Lavazza launches compostable capsules

    By Vending International on November 12, 2019
    Lavazza has launched its 100% industrially compostable coffee capsules allowing consumers to enjoy a guilt-free daily cup of coffee. According to research by Lavazza, more than a third of people in the UK admit to throwing their used coffee capsules into the bin because they don’t know how to properly dispose of them. Consumers today are confused about what can […]
  • Nestlé Professional creates new UK partnership with Manchester City

    By Vending International on November 7, 2019
    Nestlé Professional and Manchester City Football Club, announce today a multi-year UK partnership. As the official coffee, vegan and vegetarian partner of Manchester City, Nestlé Professional, will work with the club to provide new opportunities for its customers across strategic channels. The collaboration will deliver engaging content, match day activations, promotions, rewards and events designed to push the boundaries of innovation and […]