Coffee

VIEWPOINT: Martin Kersh on the 'Latte Levy'

Why charge 25p a cup when the industry is willing to provide funding for recycling? This is the question posed by Martin Kersh, executive director of the Foodservice Packaging Association, a key contributor on national news programmes and radio earlier this month, when news of the ‘Latte Levy’ first broke.

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Star pubs announces new coffee partners

Star Pubs & Bars has secured a new deal on coffee, partnering with UCC for bean-to-cup traditional coffee and with hospitality specialists K-Fee for capsule coffee. The deal is the first supplier agreement to ‘go live’ from its new buying department, which aims to give licensees a competitive edge in an increasing competitive marketplace.

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Q&A with Dale Harris, World Barista Champion, 2017

Dale Harris talks to Coffee Business World about recruitment challenges in 2018 and how to create a world-great work-force.

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A1 planning regs fuels disposables

United Baristas, an online forum for baristas, has hit out at planning legislation that affects most coffee shops in the UK, declaring that designation as A1 retail sites requires at least 50% of the trade to be consumed off-site.

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Tim Sturk to drive coffee offer at Angel Hill Foods

Tim Sturk joins Angel Hill Foods this month as director of coffee from BaxterStorey, where he was head of coffee training and development. The new role, a board position, has been created to build up the coffee offer at Angel Hill Foods, which offers catering solutions for large and small businesses, from staff canteens to private dining and vending.

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In Other News - 16 January

A selection of the week's news including Weatherspoons to roll out Lavazza coffee offer; Union issues wake-up call on coffee; Coffee roasters save the day; Fentimans' £1.2m investment; Starbucks to trial 5p paper cup charge and Major skills shortage highlighted in new research.

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European Coffee Expo sparks flurry of bookings

Nothing beats the excitement of a launch – certainly true when it comes to European Coffee Expo, the trade-only show 100% focussed on coffee, tea, soft drinks and related products. No cakes or sandwiches; no dishwashers or ovens to queer the pitch.

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Bear on target to open third site

The Bear Coffee Company, which opened its second Coffee, Kitchen & Bar concept in Derby in December, is planning a third site, its first foray into Manchester in June with plans to have 30 sites nationally within five years.

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