Author: Ian Boughton

Food trends: Ice-cream of the crop

Food trends: Ice-cream of the crop

Dessert menus have long evolved past vats of vanilla ice-cream offered as one scoop or two. Ian Boughton reports on the most innovative frozen options, from gelato to alcoholic sorbet Read more
Rise of the machines: the hybrid espresso

Rise of the machines: the hybrid espresso

The hybrid espresso machine may be all things to all baristas: it’s a traditional machine that can be used by the fully trained artiste as well as a push-button brewer for the novice. Ian Boughton looks at the ... Read more
UK Barista Championship results announced

UK Barista Championship results announced

Jana Slamova, a barista from contract caterer, Baxter Storey has picked up third place at the finals of the UK Barista Championship, the first time that anyone from a company outside the dedicated specialist co ... Read more
Product round-up: Christmas drinks

Product round-up: Christmas drinks

All kinds of special Christmas drinks will once again be appearing in hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars for the festive period that will cover all tastes – and live up to a good many clichés. Read more
Beverages – Spill the beans

Beverages – Spill the beans

What does a branded bean say 
about you? Ian Boughton asks whether customers look for the prestige of a named beverage brand, or if they are just happy get their caffeine hit, whatever its provenance Read more
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