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  • How Do Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines Work?

    Rich, aromatic and full of flavour - there’s something deeply satisfying about the perfect cup of coffee. When you’re anticipating that first cup of the day, there’s nothing worse than being handed a coffee which is nothing more than a tasteless pool of brown liquid.

    The good news is that with modern coffee machines, there’s no need to ever put up with a poor cup of coffee ever again. A bean-to-cup machine can deliver a wide range of coffees, personalised to just how you like them.

    Surprisingly simple to use, there are both home and commercial bean-to-cup machines available. Here’s the lowdown on how they work and what to expect.

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  • Moving to a New Office? How to Choose an Office Coffee Machine

    If you’re about to open up your first office, or maybe you’re moving to new premises, there’s never been a better time to think about getting a new office coffee machine.

    Kettles are surprisingly expensive to run and only provide very limited options. A coffee machine in the office will be appreciated by employees, and means that making a hot drink doesn’t have to take a long time.

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  • How to choose 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 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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  • 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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  • 12 things you probably didn't know about coffee

    It seems just five minutes ago that we were tapping out our guide for picking a new coffee supplier in time for the new year. And now here we are, suddenly at the end of 2019.

    How did that happen?

    And it’s not just any old New Year, either – it’s the start of a new decade. But between then and now, there’s the little matter of Christmas to enjoy. And in honour of the 12 days of Christmas, we wanted to enlighten you with 12 incredible coffee facts that you almost certainly didn’t know….

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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.

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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.

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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.

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