Roast & Ground Blog

  • 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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  • 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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  • Choosing the right milk for your Coffee Machine

    If you’re spending time and money on a coffee machine and coffee beans, the next logical question is about milk. What milk do you use with it?

    If you’re providing a coffee machine for staff, you need to cater to as many tastes as possible. Some of those tastes will inevitably include milk.

    There are so many styles of coffee people drink these days, it is important to have a coffee machine that will cater to most if not all needs. Good quality coffee machines will be able to dispense 2 milk options such as the Rex Royal S300 or even 3 different types of milk like the Rex Royal S500, so which should you choose?

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  • Introducing Our New Vitro Bean-to-Cup  Coffee Machines

    A bean-to-cup coffee machine takes coffee to a new level, and now there are three new machines in the Roast & Ground line up.

    Made by Coffetek, the Vitro S1, X1 and X1MIA offer delicious bean-to-cup coffee for commercial environments.

    There’s lots to consider when choosing your coffee machine, such as the drinks produced and the capacity. Here’s a closer look at what our new Vitro range offers, and how they compare.

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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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  • 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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  • Which Office Coffee Machine 2020

    If you regularly check back to our blog, you’ll know that office coffee is capable of the incredible.

    Like boosting business productivity and worker health. Like encouraging colleague interaction and even protecting the brain against the effects of stress. Impressive stuff indeed. So it’s safe to say that making the right choice of machine is a pretty important task. One which we’re more than happy to help with. Let’s begin…

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