• Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?

    By Vending International on November 24, 2020
    A team at the University of Birmingham has found that people given a cocoa drink containing high levels of flavanols were able to complete certain cognitive tasks more efficiently than when drinking a non-flavanol enriched-drink. The study participants also underwent non-invasive brain imaging to measure blood oxygenation levels in the brain. Working with experts at the University of Illinois at […]
  • From Farm to Foam – Sustainably sourced semi-skimmed milk powder from Caprimo®

    By Vending International on October 27, 2020
    Barry Callebaut Beverages has launched a new semi-skimmed milk powder under the Caprimo® brand. The easy-to-use powder has an indulgent, creamy texture that delivers an outstanding, stable foam. With 1.5% fat for a superior taste of fresh milk, the spray dried milk powder has excellent machine functionality and dissolves easily in any hot beverage. Sales director Tracy Southwell comments:  “Closing […]
  • Break Fluid partners with Liquidline to distribute commercial coffee machines nationwide

    By Vending International on September 30, 2020
    Caffeine-based adventure sports brand Break Fluid has partnered with Liquidline to supply commercial coffee machines to retailers across the UK. The machines will be available to  purchase by independent shop owners and larger brands as a way to increase time spent in-store browsing  and customer satisfaction. Shop-owners can choose to gift customers a drink or can price the hot beverage […]
  • Ferrero is stirring up vending with Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate!

    By Vending International on September 25, 2020
    Ferrero Foodservice is raising the standard for hot chocolate out-of-home, with the launch of its new vending format. From table-top to self-serve machines, Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolatewill instantly create a luxurious hot chocolate to complement your coffee offering. Made with Thorntons Chocolate, and already containing milk powder, simply add water to Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate to instantly create a great […]
  • Premier Foods reinvigorates vending portfolio

    By Vending International on September 23, 2020
    Premier Foods is adding to its vending portfolio, giving operators more solutions for their hot drinks and soup offerings. Bringing a more premium range to the market, the manufacturer has launched Simplicity – a four-strong range of products including Gold, Non HVO Whitener, Hot Chocolate and Lite Hot Chocolate, designed to produce a consistent texture with innovative agglomeration technology. Premier […]
  • Every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022

    By Vending International on September 21, 2020
    Nespresso has announced that every cup of Nespresso coffee, both for at-home and for professional customers, will be carbon neutral by 2022. This new ambition builds on more than 10 years of work during which Nespresso has reduced its carbon emissions and compensated the remainder through agroforestry. “Climate change is a reality and our future depends on going further and […]
  • ‘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 […]