Roast & Ground Blog

  • Choosing the Best Office Coffee Machine for 2021

    As an eventful and memorable 2020 draws to a close, so our thoughts turn to a more prosperous 2021 both personally and in the world of commerce too. This coming year is thankfully set to see more of a return to normality when it comes to office spaces and business in our towns and cities across the nation, and the centrepiece of any decent office space is of course the coffee machine. The sought-after hub that keeps everyone well-watered and perked up throughout the first cold winter months of the year, and well into summer, thanks to the variety on offer these days.

    Here we’ll be taking a look at some of the most common queries when it comes to installing an office coffee machine so you can make an informed choice.

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  • Have an ethical tea break with Birchall teas

    If you’re looking for an ethical and sustainable tea break, look no further than Birchall for your office tea. Birchall are a family run company and have been in operation since 1872.

    It all started with a small family tea shop in London owned by Captain Birchall Graham. The business is quintessentially British and has been in the family for five generations. That’s a long time to get their tea selection and blends to the highest standards!

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  • Introducing the incredibly stylish Rex-Royal S2


    The Rex-Royal S2 reflects the best in top quality Swiss engineering. Rex-Royal have been established since 1937 and produce some of the best quality coffee machines on the market.

    The S2 has been designed exclusively to meet the professional needs of a mid-sized company or work environment. It’s great for medium sized offices, schools, break rooms, staffrooms and cafés. The compact and sleek design fits into any work environment with ease and is in keeping with modern office décor.

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  • Have you returned to school? Enjoy touch free staffroom coffee

    As schools reopened across the UK after lockdown, everyone began to adjust to new routines. With the return to school guidelines to put in place, there’s been a lot for teachers and school staff to consider. Plus addressing that backlog of work that’s accumulated!

    With so many demands on time and new rules to adhere to back at school, the job of school staff and teachers is becoming increasingly complex. Undoubtedly it can be difficult for teachers to find the time to take a much-deserved break.

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  • Heading back to the office? Enjoy touch free coffee after lockdown

    If the thought of going back to the office fills you with dread, you’re not alone. As a nation in lockdown we’ve just got used to working from home with all its different benefits and drawbacks. Not to mention the home schooling, isolation and lack of high quality coffee options!

    Now we’re slowly inching closer to less restrictions and a routine that’s a bit more normal. The days roll on and before you know it, it’s time to go back to work tomorrow. Where did all that time go?

    If it’s your first day back at the office, feeling sluggish can be a real problem. A good cup of coffee is sure to keep you motivated throughout the day and give you the pick-up you need.

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  • 5 steps to making the perfect Latte@Home

    Missing the familiar churning and whirring of your office bean-to-cup machine? Yearning for the morning kick of a professionally made latte?

    As we all await life to return to some semblance of normal, many of us are continuing to attempt to work from home. And boy, are there plenty of things going against us. With so many challenges and time stretching out ahead of us, a good cup of coffee can stir the soul (particularly when teamed with the right sugar-fix).

    Here are our recipes for the perfect morning wake up call or afternoon pick me up - our Roast & Ground Latte@Home (with just a kettle and hob - no cafetière or other fancy kit required); which can be coupled up with our lip-smacking cupboard cookies.

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  • Seven Tips for Staying Happy and Healthy When Home Working

    Unexpected work from homers - you’ve had to set up an impromptu work area and rapidly adapt to working from home, all alone. Thank goodness for caffeine, right?

    A good cup of coffee can stir up your energy levels and put you in a better frame of mind - just what you need on a tough Monday morning when trying to get motivated in your home habitat.

    But staying productive when working from home is one thing. Of far greater importance is your mental and physical health.

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  • Improve your coffee know-how with our 10 coffee facts

    Suffering from Lockdown Loco? During these strange times the four walls of your home may feel closer than ever before.

    While the time stretches out in front of us all (and you could well be craving for your usual office coffee), we can speak for everyone when we say that we’re just grateful for our health and that of our clients, friends and family.

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  • Moving Office? Six Office Coffee Considerations

    You’re planning a move and counting down to the big day. There are removals to book, equipment to account for, and customers to tell. Safe to say that you’ll be fuelling the move with caffeine – LOTS of caffeine.

    While the kettle and coffee shop will have to do during move day, what will you do from here on in?

    For those soon to move, our team have whipped up six tips for getting the drinks flowing after your arrival.

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