A look at the latest food, drink and equipment to hit the market
Miko Hand Roasted in Scotland coffee
Miko Coffee has launched a Hand Roasted in Scotland range of artisan speciality blends, produced in-house at the company’s new roastery in East Kilbride. Espresso 2 is medium-bodied coffee from South America, with fruity tones, a honeyed sweetness and a nutty, chocolate caramel bite. Espresso 3 is also sourced from South America and has a bright and fruity flavour with a toffee and chocolate finish.
Price 1kg bag, £16.10
Portobello Road Director’s Cut gin
Artisan gin brand Portobello Road has launched its third limited-edition Director’s Cut gin, created by master distiller Jake F Burger. Inspired by the mezcal distillation processes, the small-batch gin is distilled with a turkey breast suspended in the still, a traditional method from Mexico, resulting in the world’s first pechuga gin. The product also contains nutmeg and mace harvested on Grenada.
Price 70cl bottle, £26
Blade, a compact draught system
Businesses limited for space can now tap into the draught beer market (which outsells bottled beer by three to one) with Blade, a compact draught system. Blade can be set up on a counter-top, with no maintenance or installation costs nor any lines to be cleaned. The system just needs to be fitted with a pre-chilled keg, plugged in and pressurised before pouring. Heineken and Birra Moretti are currently available in eight-litre kegs.
Price Blade machines, £499; eight-litre kegs, from £23.33
San Jamar digital timers
San Jamar’s latest digital timers, the Pro MZR line, offer a range of formats and functions. The extra-large TMDGXL measures 89x83mm, can time three events simultaneously, and has stopwatch and clock functions, with flashing LED and loud audio alarms. The Touch Screen Digital Timer has a 76x76mm screen with a power-saving display. Both models can time up to 99 minutes and 59 seconds.
Price TMDGXL, £11.15
Salty Dog popcorn
Salty Dog has unveiled two new vegan popcorn products in sea salt, and sweet and salty flavours. Perfect for vending and grab-and-go.
Price 25g bag, 33p
Swedish Tonic is a concentrated, artisan tonic syrup made from ingredients inspired by original recipes from the 19th century. It can be mixed with soda water or carbonated water to create a tonic water, and its intense flavours make it an ideal ingredient in non-alcoholic drinks.
Price £17.99 for a 200ml bottle
Porthdune is a new range of toiletries from Jill Stein and Amanda Barlow of Made for Life Organics. Five products are available: shampoo, conditioner, hand and body wash, hand and body lotion, and organic soap. The fragrances typify Cornwall and are formulated from ingredients such as seaweed, aloe vera, geranium and ylang ylang.
Prices Soap, £8.50; hand and body wash, £16.50; shampoo, £17.50; conditioner, £17.50; and hand and body lotion, £19.50