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Richard Gray

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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.

Topics: office coffee machine jura coffee machines

Commercial Coffee Machines – Lease, Lease Purchase, or Buy?

Commercial Coffee Machines in the Busy Workplace 

Morale-boosting, spirit-lifting, energy-creating – the benefits of coffee to the workplace are well-established. Providing a commercial coffee machine keeps even larger workplaces well-fuelled throughout the day. But whenever you buy any commercial asset, you must ask how you should fund your purchase – lease, lease purchase or buy? Here we review your options.

Topics: rent a coffee machine commercial coffee machines

Good coffee? Great meeting - Coffee machines for meeting rooms

It’s official. Monday morning, 9AM sharp. That’s the new time and day of the critically important meeting during which results are discussed, goals are set, and progress is presented. You NEED great coffee to hand.

Topics: office coffee office coffee machine coffee breaks filter coffee machines

Laying the Groundwork for a Greener Tomorrow – Recycling with bio-bean

Make a Greener Tomorrow & Cut Down Office Coffee Disposal Costs

Chances are, when you think about environmental issues, coffee grounds aren’t at the top of your list. And yet as a nation of coffee lovers it’s more than relevant to ask – what actually happens to our coffee grounds, once we’ve had our fill - all 500,000 tonnes of them, every year?

Topics: Sustainability

Swiss-Made Coffee Machines

You’ll find that when talking about what makes a great cup of coffee, Swiss-Made Machines are being spoken about more and more. So, what makes these machines so remarkable?

Why office bean to cup machines make the best coffee

 

The UK consumes a staggering 55 million cups of coffee per day, with increasing numbers investing in fresh coffee, it seems that our tastes are changing (British Coffee Association).  Here we take a look at why we’ve become more discerning when it comes to our caffeine – and explain why bean to cup machines are simply essential if you’re to avoid a ten thousand mile round trip to get a taste of Columbia.

Topics: cino xs grande office bean to cup machine

Kettles lose steam against an office bean to cup machine

Since bean to cup machines emerged on the office scene, the debate between kettles and a fully automatic drinks solution has been a heated one.  There are some businesses that consider a drinks machine to be an unnecessary luxury that doesn’t pay any dividends, here we make the case for switching from kettle to an office coffee machine.

Topics: office coffee office coffee machine kettle bean to cup machine office drinks machine

Win free doughnuts for you and your team with Roast & Ground

At Roast & Ground HQ in London, we're a massive fan of doughnuts!

But we have far too many to get through! Therefore, being the generous and selfless bunch that we are, thought it would be best to share them out.

Topics: Raffle Doughnuts Competition

Why we love these office capsule/sachet machines (and you should too!)

Now whilst we are firm advocates of bean to cup machines for the office, we also appreciate that sometimes, especially for small areas like a reception or meeting room, commercial capsule/sachet machines provide a viable coffee solution.

These types of coffee machines have grown in popularity in recent years, as they provide offices with a compact, quick and convenient way of producing a variety of great tasting drinks.  They also have a very low capital outlay, low maintenance cost and minimal cleaning is required, if at all!

Below we outline our favourite offerings from three top manufacturers:

 

 

Topics: capsules sachets office coffee

How to finance your new office drinks machine

Here at Roast & Ground HQ, we are passionate about providing offices with high quality drinks equipment.  Therefore we offer different finance solutions to help a variety of businesses obtain their ideal drinks machine.  Below we list the advantages and things to consider, to help you decide which finance option is best for your company.

Topics: Coffee Machine Drinks Equipment Finance