Since its apparent birth in the 10th century, the coffee bean has quickly gained a responsibility for masses of hot drinks. The Espresso gives you the lift you need, a Latte offers you a chance to relax, and there’s even a Cafe Mocha to now mix the two elements together through coffee and hot chocolate.
In such a diverse range of ‘regular’ coffees, though, there’s also a wide range of speciality coffees that do enough to send many people into a frenzy. But what actually is a speciality coffee, how does it differ to regular one, and ultimately, why should you care?
You don’t have to travel far to find someone who loves a good cup of tea. Sweet or not, milky or strong, a steaming mug is well loved across the Nation, though the origins of the hot drink don’t actually stem from the UK despite the common belief. And now, on National Tea Day, allow us to take you back in time to where they did actually begin…
Here at Coinadrink, there’s mounting excitement as we await the arrival of two exciting new machines that are guaranteed to add a certain pizazz to our beverage offer, bringing you even more choice. Let’s take a look…
First off, there’s the new MARS DRINKS™ KLIX® Momentum.
This machine delivers the drinks your people want – and fast! It incorporates an all-new, 5-inch colour touchscreen. Backlit labels streamline the way your staff use the machine, making it easier for them to find and select their favourite drinks.
And when we say ‘their favourite drinks’, we really mean it. The new MARS DRINKS™ KLIX® Momentum offers a choice of 16 popular drinks, including delicious coffees, teas, café style specialities, cold drinks and soups.
Here’s the low-down:
The new MARS DRINKS™ KLIX® Momentum has a 1,248 drinks cup capacity.
It’s ideal for fast-paced environments
It comes with a cashless payment system as standard with KLIXKEY® Technology
It’s low maintenance and easy to re-stock
It’s easy to set up, thanks to a simple step-by-step guide.
And as for performance, it delivers drinks fast – in just 17 seconds – making it ideal for all kinds of locations, including visitor areas; hospitals, warehouses, factories and call centres. It’s easy-peasy to operate and maintain too, so it’s like hiring an extra team member that allows your people to grab an drink, get refreshed and get back to work in record time!
In 2015, Britons spent £7.9bn on coffee. That was an increase of 15% over 2014 and it’s a sign that café culture is tightening its grip on the UK. So, what might this mean for you?
We think it could mean an extra source of income, and here’s why…
Let’s deal with the High-Street players first. There are now more than 20,000 coffee shops in this country; growth that has at its heart a 12% increase in the number of branded coffee chains, according to the Project Cafe 2016 UK report from Allegra World Coffee Portal. They’re turning over – wait for it – £3.3 BILLION per annum!