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The Facilities Show | See us there!

We’re proud to partner with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) for the Facilities Show taking place at ExCel between the 18th – 20th June 2019. You’ll find us together on stand FM6435, where you’ll be able to grab a cup of our delicious 9-5 Daterra Brazil coffee, whilst checking out all that IWFM has to offer.

Best Office Coffee Machines 2019

Get your colleagues rushing into work early for an exceptional cup of coffee

We all know the difference that a great cup of coffee can make to a long day at work. In fact, recent research shows that an office coffee machine has the potential to transform your work environment. A simple cup of coffee can boost employee productivity, stimulate creativity and strengthen team bonds.

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Best Coffee Machines for Staff Rooms

In the staff room: 4 ways coffee machines whip up performance and productivity

Thinking about upgrading the coffee and tea offer in the staff room? Considering trading up from acceptable beverages, to barista-level coffee?

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade began humbly – all the way back in the 1940s. First, churches in North America and Europe began to purchase and import crafts from impoverished areas. These small efforts made a significant difference to refugees and communities around the world.

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The New S500 from Rex-Royal

Here’s everything you need to know

Please be upstanding for coffee machine royalty - the new Rex-Royal S500. Barista-standard drinks, automatically produced and packing in plenty of power under the hood. The S500 serves up many a reason to make this your office coffee machine of choice.

Whether you’re a workplace caterer, or you’re looking for a sumptuous self-serve, the S500 makes for a compelling choice. Here’s why…

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New Year, New Coffee Supplier

Looking for a new office coffee supplier in 2019? Here’s the inside track on what to look for…

Tea and coffee – they are the backbone of British workplaces. We collaborate over it, wake up with it, and are cheered up by it during the tougher of afternoons. So it's no surprise that sometimes we need a new coffee supplier.

Your choice in new office coffee supplier can be the difference between disappointing blends and morning-fuelling cups of joy. It could mean waiting weeks for repair (with breakdowns that happen way too often), and a machine that’s back up and running within hours. Here’s how to make sure you make the right choice.

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Rwanda's coffee economy

The land of a thousand hills and a flourishing coffee economy

Rwanda – a region renowned for its breath-taking scenery, welcoming people and vibrant wildlife. Here you’ll find four national parks, many magnificent gorillas and extraordinary biodiversity. But equalling its beauty, has been its poignant and tumultuous history, some of which has been sheer, unimaginable horror.

Among the many things that you’d associate with Rwanda, delectable coffee probably isn’t among them. So allow us to take a tour - of Rwandan history, geology and coffee.

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Boost Business and Workers' Health

We don’t just sell exceptional coffee. We boost business and worker health too!

Every year parched Brits savour a staggering 70 million cups of coffee. And yet just thirty years ago, our offices were filled with dedicated tea drinkers – with barely a latte in sight.

The five years between 1993 and 1997 was the real turning point in this story, with UK coffee outlets shooting up by 847 per cent between these times. In turn, offices up and down the UK reflected this surge in the thirst for coffee.

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JURA – Is this coffee machine right for your office?

You’re on the hunt for the perfect office coffee machine, and the options are endless – overwhelming, even. Amongst your choices is JURA. Sleek looking and contemporary in style, JURA machines sure look good, the question is – do they create the perfect coffee for your office? Here, we’ll help you find out.

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Compostable or Reusable? Which Coffee Cups?

It's difficult to know which workplace coffee cups to choose - compostable or reusable? Let's take a look at the things you should consider.

Coffee shops the length and breadth of the UK have been hitting the headlines and taking up column inches. They're under the spotlight for not using recyclable coffee cups. The problem is two-fold…

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