Costa Coffee promises to ban plastic straws

Costa’s UK Managing Director, Jason Cotta, said of the move: ''We will launch a non-plastic alternative straw this year as part of an on-going review into all our packaging and takeaway...
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Food-to-go giants pledge to cut sugar levels

The code, designed by a working group from all participating companies, has been reviewed by the British Nutrition Foundation, and concerns a series of commitments centred on cutting sugar and responsible...
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Mastering The Art Of In-Store Music

We talk to Monta Grinina, Background Music Manager at I Like Music to find out more about what music can do for you, your employees and your business....
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How over-engineering saves the environment

Every day millions of cups are being used and thrown away afterwards. The way they are made it is not possible to recycle them, creating a pile of billions of cups...
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How much do you know about your customers?

At times we all want to find our most loyal clients and be able to reward them or distinguish them from our usual clients and a beautifully produced card can answer...
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NEW DIAMANT | Smarter, stronger, better

Our beautifully crafted and yet strongest Expobar machine has been renovated to produce an unmatched espresso experience. ...
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Never use a cloth again!

A new novel, portable ultrasonic universal cleaner developed by Wirral business man, Jonathan Quinn and his team at Hygienic Innovations Ltd has leapt to life through a swift four months of...
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Cafe Trials Robotic Barister

Technology for coffee shops all around the world are accelerating full force ahead, with no sign of stopping any time soon. A café in Melbourne, Australia, are currently testing a completely...
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BIOPAC’S STATEMENT ON PLASTICS AND OCEAN WASTE

Biopac offers their thoughts on the ongoing issues with disposables and plastics. ...
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The Five Coffee Innovations to Look Out for in 2018

Now International Coffee Day has been and gone, let’s take a quick look at the latest coffee innovations set to revolutionise the future of the coffee industry. ...
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Coffee Giant to Give Customers a Taste of AR

American coffee company Starbucks has added augmented reality to its largest coffee shop in Shanghai, China. ...
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London Coffee Chain Target Airports and Train Stations

Grind have announced they’ve signed an exclusive new agreement with SSP, in order to build Grind cafés and bars in airports and train stations throughout the UK and Europe. ...
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Top Tips for QSR’s looking to purchase environmentally friendly packaging

Don’t forget when sourcing packaging that any benefits to the environment are also joined by a public appetite for eco-conscious, caring packaging and practices. Multiple studies have shown that consumers actively...
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How About Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Ever dreamed of having breakfast at Tiffany’s? Well now you can! Shoppers on Fifth Avenue can enjoy breakfast and lunch at the famous New York City jewellery store, popularised by the...
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A micro-roasting revolution

U-Roast is an innovative company, which believe that the freshest coffee should be readily available on the market to everyone....
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Open Ear partners with Shazam to allow customers to take away music playlists in venues

Open Ear, a leading music agency for brands, has partnered with Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps, to give customers the power to take home playlists from their favourite...
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Coffee Beans to Power Buses in the Capital

A new biofuel scheme is now using waste coffee grounds to help provide power to some of London’s buses. ...
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Futuristic Coffee Mug Hits The Market

L.A.-based startup Ember has released a new coffee cup that allows users to control the temperature of their hot drink using their smart phone. ...
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When an Interest Becomes a Calling

We interviewed one of our students who has been taking a series of accredited classes with The Art of Coffee. Here is Ahmed’s testimony of how coffee birthed a passion to...
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Bakeries are Joining the Starbucks Brand

The first high-end bakery will be opened by Starbucks in their Starbucks Reserve Roastery establishment in Seattle. Bakeries will also open in Shanghai, then Milan, New York, Tokyo and Chicago. ...
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The Cash-Free Coffee Shop in the Heart of Belfast

A coffee shop located in Belfast has transformed into a cash-free zone; meaning it only accepts payments from bank cards and banking apps. The new city centre cafe called Kaffe-O’s is...
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Wetherspoons Introduce Self-Service Coffee Machines

Free refills on all sorts of coffees are now available in Wetherspoons pubs across the country, as they have now installed self-service coffee machines. ...
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COFFEE OVER THE AIR

How a Berlin company is bringing coffee to the 21st century with their Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Maker...
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Build your business by increasing your customer’s loyalty

Onify, the customer loyalty app gives independent retailers access to the big budget marketing and customer insight tools normally only accessible to large corporate companies....
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Liquidline Makes Coolest Coffee Trend Available to Businesses

For businesses looking to other something different to a regular iced coffee for their customers,...
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A different perspective of Bar equipment

We are happy being a part of the Coffee shop innovation business exhibition and conference in London, for the first time....
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We Make Ice Cream out of Sunshine!

We produce CO2-free premium ice cream using wind power, solar energy and 100% green electricity. Made in Germany with over 60 unique lactose free, vegan and gluten free varieties....
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The Photo Booth Your Venue Has Been Waiting For.

Data collection is boring, you know that. Here at Plixal, we don’t think it should be. ...
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Costa Opens UK's First 'Zero Energy' Coffee Shop

A environmentally-friendly building design and packed with innovative energy saving tech, Costa's Eco Pod is the UK's first ‘zero energy’ coffee shop....
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What's Next For NFC?

From a restaurant owner's perspective, NFC opens the way to a number of benefits, including reduced waiting times for customers, simplified transactions, improved customer analytics, and enhancing the ability to make...
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Starbucks Reveal Their Six Big Plans for 2017

With Starbuck's CEO Howard Schultz revealing plans to add 12,000 locations by 2021, the company are strengthening their positions for the 'long game' by increasing its 25,000 global locations. ...
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Cyber Criminals Turn Attention Towards the Hospitality Sector

The hospitality sector has been told to be on high alert against a potential cyber attack from a sophisticated crime group targeting hotels, bars, and restaurants. ...
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FIRST SELF BUILD APP SOFTWARE LAUNCHED FOR THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR

Concerned your guest information book is out dated? Looking for a cool way to give your guests recommendations? Criton, the new app building software is for you!...
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Coffee Cup Recycling – Biopac’s Solution

That’s where Biopac comes in. Founded in 2002, in response to consumer interest on this topic, Biopac was the first UK company to bring compostable disposables to the market. Fourteen years...
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