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Consultancy division launched

We’re providing companies looking for help with their food and drink vending equipment for staff or customers additional assistance from this month onwards (July, 2016). We’ve officially launched a consultancy division to offer our skills and knowledge to organisations struggling to decide what they need and what suits their budgets. When a decision is made [...]

Café Works brews up new pop-up and mobile services

Event organisers looking for a pop-up or street food style coffee shop and tearoom are being offered assistance from us (July, 2016). We’ve officially launched the new mobile arm of our business this month to complement our existing services available to smaller customer-facing companies and large corporations. We’re now able to provide equipment and products [...]

Our pop-up helps raise cash for S.U.R.E

We hosted a pop-up café in Wellington last Thursday (July 7, 2016) and helped raise more than £300 for charity. We provided the liquid refreshments at The Emporium Somerset on July 7 to help collect funds for the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (S.U.R.E) – Beacon Centre. Our MD, Jacques Farmer, explained: “We were delighted [...]

Free advice for garden centres planning their own café

Our main bit of advice for any garden centres planning their own café or wishing to extend what they already have on site, is to do the basics very well and not to diverge too far from the mainstays of every good, day time eatery: tea, coffee, cake and some excellent, seasonal lunchtime dishes. While [...]

Do you want your customers to visit more often?

From our research, we’ve found that around a third of retail customers would visit places more often if the coffee or tea was better. They said the quality of the beverage was just as important as the ambience, service and cleanliness. You do need to be clear on what you have to offer too, you [...]

Garden centre catering steps up

Garden centre catering has definitely stepped up a notch in the past few years. There are some centres out there following the lead of Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, south-west London, which had a Michelin star in 2011, and the much talked about Darsham Nurseries in Suffolk, which is in Restaurant magazine’s top 100. It’s not [...]

We’re doing a pop-up café for S.U.R.E

We’ve been drafted in to host a pop-up café in Somerset next Thursday (July 7, 2016) to help raise money for charity. Our team will be proving the liquid refreshments at The Emporium Somerset in Wellington to help collect funds for Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (S.U.R.E) – Beacon Centre. We’re delighted to be in [...]

Time for a café at your garden centre?

If you run your own garden centre but don’t already have a café, this year you might be wondering whether it’s time to give your customers some in-house refreshments. Well read on… Eateries are fast becoming the beating heart of any self-respecting garden centre. They are a meeting place, a hub and, as the majority [...]

Coffee consumption may lower risk for liver cancer

A report has found that drinking coffee may lower the risk of liver cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Your humble brew contains a variety of naturally occurring compounds, which are currently being analysed for their anti-cancer properties. This report follows a previous one in 2013 by World Cancer Research [...]

A short history of tea

Legend has it more than 4,500 years ago, in 2737 BC, the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, was sitting underneath a tree while his servant was boiling water. A leaf from the tree – a wild tea tree – plopped into the pot and he tried the brew and liked it. But it was not until [...]