Roast & Ground Blog

  • Best Coffee Machine Supplier 2022

    Roast & Ground is a UK-based, family business that supplies commercial coffee machines, freshly roasted coffee and all the back-up services required, that is making a huge difference to the way businesses operate.

    Coffee is a beverage that a huge percentage of the population adores and, with Roast & Ground, you can find something your whole workforce can truly appreciate. However, it’s not all about coffee – there’s something for everyone to try and love from the Roast & Ground offer.

    From speciality coffees, to teas and other drinks, Roast & Ground will keep you and your team fuelled
    throughout the working day.

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  • How To Choose A Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

    If you’re considering a new coffee offering in the office or want to show your appreciation to staff by investing in a bean to cup coffee machine, you’re in the right place.

    Choosing a bean to cup coffee machine is a big decision that could involve a significant investment if you’re buying or a long term commitment if you’re leasing.

    Either way, you want to buy the right machine for the job with drink choices that will satisfy the majority of  people in your workplace.

    Which is where this guide comes in.

    Rather than suggest several bean to cup coffee machines for you to choose from, we’ll outline some of the key considerations you need to make.

    First, let’s cover the basics, what exactly is a bean to cup coffee machine?

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  • What is Coffee Acidity

    Coffee is known for being different things to different people. A pick-me-up, a decadent treat, a breakfast replacement, fuel for the working day or something you get while out shopping.

    What coffee is to everyone, is acidic. That acidity is what gives coffee that sharp initial taste when you take your first sip.

    Some people regard acidity positively while others don’t. But what’s the truth? Should you celebrate coffee acidity or avoid it?

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  • Guide To Buying A Refurbished Commercial Coffee Machine

    Buying a refurbished coffee machine isn’t just a way to save money. It’s also a form of recycling and gives a perfectly good machine a new life and a chance to deliver delicious coffee to even more people.

    With prices rising all the time and inflation putting pressure on resources, it’s natural to turn to used or refurbished items to save a little money.

    As long as you choose carefully, there’s no reason why you couldn’t get as much satisfaction out of a refurbished commercial coffee machine as you could from a brand new one.

    If you’re considering going down this route, there are a few things you should know.

    Fortunately, most of the points are exactly the same as if you were buying brand new.

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  • The Many Benefits of Decaf Coffee

    Coffee has become an indelible part of the British diet and is competing with tea for cups drunk per day and per year. That’s great news for coffee lovers. 

    While coffee has many health benefits, too much caffeine can have detrimental effects.

    That’s why decaf coffee is so popular. It can deliver that delicious coffee flavor and aroma and many of those health benefits, without overstimulating us.

    If you’re on the fence about whether to accept decaf coffee into your diet or your office, we are here to help.

    We have extolled the virtues of decaf coffee for years. With the quality of decaf coffee now being better than ever, we believe it should be a part of everyone’s diet.

    We’ll give you some great reasons why.

    First, we need to dispel a common myth we often see and hear around decaf coffee.

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  • What is the most ethical coffee?

    It’s a hot topic amongst UK companies and consumers and one that we at Roast & Ground have been striving to answer for over 20 years. Here’s what we’ve found on our mission to supply the most sustainable coffee to UK offices so that we all meet our Corporate Social Responsibility commitments.

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  • How to find better Coffee

    Coffee terminology got you confused? Here’s when to choose single origin, single estate, or something else for your next cup.

    Britain has fully embraced freshly roast and ground coffee in recent years. While our consumption is nowhere near the Finns (12 kilos per person per year), and we don’t even make the Top Ten of world coffee drinking countries (got to save some room for tea), we’re still enjoying two cups of coffee a day on average, all the while hunting out better quality beans.

    But how do you know what better quality coffee is? Should you be looking for a single estate or single origin coffee? What is a coffee blend and how do you know you’re buying a good one?

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  • The 7 business benefits of Coffee Vending Machines

    At a time when money is precious and finite, it may not seem logical to consider acquiring a big ticket item like a coffee vending machine. But we would argue this is the ideal time to lease or buy one.

    If you’re on the fence, or are worried about adding an extra outgoing, we’re going to outline 7 significant business benefits of having a coffee vending machine.

    Each is compelling in its own right but together they more than make the case.



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  • Bean to Cup vs Espresso Machine

    Are you looking to invest in a new coffee machine for your workplace? Trying to decide whether to go for a bean to cup machine or a traditional espresso machine?

    It’s a tough decision. Both machine types have their pros and cons and their strengths and weaknesses.

    Fortunately, we are experts in coffee and have helped hundreds of businesses make this decision. We would be happy to help you with your decision too.

    First, let’s provide a little background on each type of coffee machine.

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