Vending Solutions

Providing you with the fully managed solution, or quite simply, the equipment, based upon individual requirements and needs

Interim Management

Cafe Works offers an interim management provision. Working towards a tender or any other project that requires time and expertise? Let us guide you with our skills and expertise



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 [...]

Now and Zen…

The Western image of the Japanese Tea garden is often confused. Many gardeners adopt an ‘oriental feel’ with lacquered, brightly coloured bridges, gazebos, concrete lanterns, wind chimes and artistically raked and arranged gravel. However, authentic Tea Gardens are very different. Japanese tea gardens go back to the 15th and 16th centuries and relate to Zen [...]

Tea drinking is a British institution…

As a nation we have been drinking tea for more than 350 years, however tea in other countries predates this by more than four millennia. Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, is reputed to have originated the idea of afternoon tea in the early 1800s. She conceived the idea of having tea at around four or [...]

Teatime trials

Back in the mid to late 1800s afternoon tea was an important social activity and the perfect way for ladies to make a good impression on their friends and neighbours. While it might be appealing to have an old-fashioned tea party and to go back to those times, it wasn't all fun. The teatime niceties [...]

Time for the perfect pick-me-up…

It’s tea’s time. The great British brew is experiencing a revival. It’s not just the nation’s favourite beverage, it’s also good for your health. Researchers say tea includes an antioxidant called polyphenols and also has phytochemicals. Drinking tea could help reduce the risk of a heart attack. The antioxidants in tea may help protect against [...]