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Van Houten® Drinks are now UTZ Cocoa certified

Martyn Herriott - Monday, October 01, 2018

Cocoa Beans. Picture by Etty Fidele on Unsplash

Consumers of Van Houten® will soon discover a new side to the brand. Don’t worry they are not changing the excellent taste of their products,...

How to create a hot chocolate menu to entice your customers

Martyn Herriott - Monday, September 24, 2018

What better way is there to warm up on a cold winter’s day than snuggling up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate?

Our supplier Kokoa Collection has launched and CBS now stock a Fairtrade ...

The Features and Benefits of Jura Bean to Cup machines with fresh milk (Part 2)

Martyn Herriott - Monday, September 10, 2018

In part 1 we looked at how Jura Bean to Cup equipment will bring a range of espresso coffees using fresh milk. In this blog we show you the...

The Features & Benefits of Jura Bean to Cup machines with fresh milk (Part 1)

Martyn Herriott - Monday, September 03, 2018


The JURA fully automatic coffee machines guarantee the perfect coffee experience made of fresh bean, ground and extracted at the push of a button.

You make a conscious choice...

6 reasons why a perfect espresso is good for business and how to achieve it - (Part 1)

Martyn Herriott - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

If I asked you how many espressos you sell in a day, you’d probably say: "Not many, maybe three or four."

So, you might think that making an espresso isn't hugely important to your business - but if I asked you how many other coffees you sell each ...

Refreshments in the Office are Vital for Productivity

Martyn Herriott - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bean to Cup coffee for all (Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash)

We take for granted the accessibility we must have to beverages and British workers...

Cold Brew Tea – Refreshing and Healthy

Martyn Herriott - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Cold Brew Tea – Refreshing and Healthy

If you could create a healthy and refreshing beverage in just a few minutes, you would be interested?

Well, with leaf tea or a Cold Brew Iced Teabag you can make a full flavoured and healthy...

Hot Beverages do taste better with filtered water

Martyn Herriott - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Photo by Colin Rex on UnsplashThere are no shortcuts to producing great hot beverages, and as we showed you in previous blogs - 6 reasons why a perfect espresso is good...

Barista Training – Going forward with Complete Beverage Solutions

Martyn Herriott - Monday, November 27, 2017

L-R; Tracey Crawley & Hazel Lee from Tate & Lyle & Jon Skinner from M*A*D Training Solutions

Retaining staff in the ‘Out...

How To Keep Your Espresso Equipment In Tip Top Condition

Martyn Herriott - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Over time, coffee oils accumulate inside the group head of the espresso machines – forming a rancid residue which, if allowed to develop, will eventually clog the filters and tubes and cause it to malfunction.

Well before signs of neglect are noticeable, the...