Roast & Ground Blog

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Introducing 50:50 Half-Caff

    It’s the 24th January, and just like that, the first month of 2020 is almost done.

    So tell us, how are those new year resolutions working for you?

    If you’re like most people, you might be on the way to losing your resolve (80% of people have given up on their resolution by mid-February). If this sounds like an all too familiar tale, we’ve got good news – our new coffee could just turn your new year resolution around. Here’s why...

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  • Coffee machine cleaning - Here's why it needs plenty of elbow grease

    Desk, dusted. Floor, vacuumed. Bathroom, squeaky clean. But what about your office coffee machine?

    Office cleaning usually includes every crevice and corner. From glistening windows to the air blasted keyboard, you probably thought you had everything covered. So let us ask you this…  when was the last time your office coffee machine had the spring clean treatment?

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  • Three pointers for picking the perfect office coffee

    If you’ve made the decision to invest in an office coffee machine, you should know – you’re making a wise choice. As we’ve blogged about previously, great office coffee gets colleagues talking and businesses working. But what about the things BEYOND the machine – like your choices of coffee, your employees who are non-caffeine and, a critical one, cleaning?

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  • 2,000 years after its invention, it’s all change for the tap

    The tap has been hard at work ever since the earliest years of the ancient Roman era, when the very first mixing tap (rudimentary though it was) changed daily life.

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  • How To Make Great Coffee For A Large Office

    Your workplace is a hustling bustling environment of 100+ employees. You need a machine that keeps pace with them and their preferences for beverages made exactly how they like them. Here’s our how to…

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