New product alert – Flavia milk pouches available soon!

The Flavia hot drinks machines prove extremely popular with our customers, and for good reason. No matter which one you go for, each one is a compact machine that’s quick, premium and reliable. The Flavia uses a unique ‘pack to cup’ brewing system whereby each Flavia is capable of dispensing a quality hot drink in under 40 seconds, and the options available are extensive. Tea’s, coffee’s, hot chocolate’s and more, the Flavia range can cater to each member of your hard-working workforce. Now, after lengthy market research, it gets better. Mars drinks have produced a real milk powder sachet that would be perfect to top off your delicious cappuccino or latte.

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Contemporary tabletop machines from Coinadrink.

Coinadrink have witnessed the advancement of hot drinks vending since 1962, though no aspect is more remarkable than that of tabletop machines. Innovative technology is packed into a compact package, delivering coffee shop quality to your staff in under 40 seconds! Their slender frames can easily slot into the busiest of workplaces, but the impression they’ll leave is anything but small.

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It’s National Cappuccino Day, an event we’re particularly fond of!

We often flick through the special day’s calendar online, just to see what’s coming up. Today, the 8th November, was a day that definitely caught our eye…it’s National Cappuccino Day! Here at Coinadrink, we specialise in all hot drinks, and our staff have the benefits of enjoying coffee shop quality thanks to the advanced range of hot drinks machines that litter our showroom. A Cappuccino in particular is a beverage that’s especially popular with us all though. As it’s the big day, why not settle back and learn about how the beverage came to encounter its lovable reputation…

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October is Fairtrade month…so here’s some facts, figures and history!

Fairtrade is an important topic, and is emphasised during October where the entirety of the month is dedicated to raising awareness. Over the next four weeks we will be distributing a couple of blogs based around the organisation, starting with today. This one focuses on the history and what it is, with a few statistics thrown in for good measure.

A background…

The roots of Fairtrade date back to 1946, when Ten Thousand Villages began buying needlework from Puerto Rico in 1946. The first official ‘Fairtrade’ shop which began to sell these products opened its doors in 1958 in the USA, and soon enough the organisation began to make its way to UK shores. Oxfam began selling crafts made by Chinese refugees and in 1964, the first official Organisation established. Poorer countries have been benefitting ever since.

What Fairtrade does.

As stated on their website, Fairtrade ensures ‘you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices, you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.’ In short: it’s a simple way to give coffee farmers the recognition that their hard work deserves.

It is an unfortunate reality that coffee farmers in developing countries often get exploited for the work they do. This excellent organisation encourages better working conditions and a fairer price for their products, and buyers are encouraged to go through Fairtrade when purchasing the goods that we all know and love.

The organisation works hard throughout 74 countries over four continents, including Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India and Sri Lanka.

It aims to boost awareness by holding events and campaigns. If a product is registered, it will carry the specialist mark.

Facts and Figures

Here’s a little snippet of some interesting information.

  • There are more than 1.65 million farmers and workers in Fairtrade certified producer organisations.
  • There are 1,226 certified producer organisations across 74 countries.
  • 26% of all farmers and workers are women.
  • Small producer organisations spent 31% of their Fairtrade premium on investments supporting productivity or quality improvements.
  • On plantations, workers spent 26% of their premium on education.

Coinadrink are proud to support the organisation and purchase many of our products from certified organisations, so keep an eye out for that blog coming soon.