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Catherine Gray

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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.

Topics: office coffee commercial coffee machines

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.

Topics: office coffee machine jura coffee machines

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.

Topics: office coffee machine jura coffee machines

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…

Topics: recycled coffee cups reusable coffee cups

10 reasons your office coffee tastes terrible

It all started so well – every cup was delicious, with an aroma wafting across the office akin to your favourite local independent coffee shop. Then suddenly, one Monday morning, each serving seemed flavourless, bitter, or just bad. What could be wrong? Far from it definitely being a dodgy batch of beans, there are actually many more reasons why your coffee could taste terrible (actually, there are ten). Let’s count them down…

Topics: Office Coffee Machines office bean to cup machines office bean to cup machine coffee breaks Rex Royal Coffee Machines

Rex-Royal – Ten reasons why this bean-to-cup brand is king of all coffee machines

 So, you want great coffee at work – you've read up, researched and a clear case has been made for selecting a bean-to-cup coffee machine, over and above capsule-based machines. Now? You face wading through dozens of websites, many suppliers, and a shiny line-up of hundreds of bean-to-cup machines - each one vying for your attention.

Amongst them all, there is Rex-Royal – a prestigious coffee machine brand. Here we explain ten reasons why Rex-Royal reigns supreme in the kingdom of office coffee.

Topics: office bean to cup machines office bean to cup machine bean to cup machine Rex Royal Coffee Machines

Great Coffee Gets You Talking (And Relaxed, and Working)

The Facilities Show 2018 – taking place between the 19th and 21st June 2018, this unmissable date on the facilities manager’s calendar looks set to attract a record 11,000 visitors and 300 suppliers. The UK’s leading professional body for Facilities Management, BIFM, will showcase the great work the organisation does for the industry – acting as champion, supporter and development partner for facilities managers who want to grow their careers, gain professional recognition and stay up-to-date with developments affecting the industry.

Topics: Office Coffee Machines BIFM The Facilities Show

Great Coffee, Good Mood

Here at Roast & Ground, we feel like everyone knows that a great cup of coffee can boost your mood – but do you know why?

We thought it might be worth taking a look at just what having a good coffee machine in the office can do for your office team.

Rainforest Alliance & Fairtrade – The No-Nonsense Guide

 Businesses today are more socially conscious than ever before. Companies of every size pay more mind to the way they go about their business and the impact their choices have on the planet. But running a business as ethically as possible isn’t easy. Misinformation, myths and misconceptions abound in environmental conversation. It can be all too easy to be overwhelmed into making the wrong choice.

Topics: Coffee beans fairtrade rainforest alliance

The Benefits of Drinking Coffee

We don’t need to say it, but we will anyway: we love coffee. There’s no finer way to start your day. But did you know that it’s more than just for the caffeine kick? Coffee doesn’t just put a spring in our step. It has some real health benefits too!