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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
Show preview: Caffè Culture

Show preview: Caffè Culture

This year’s Caffè Culture takes place at the Olympia, London on 10-11 May. Will Hawkes explores the highlights for café owners and coffee lovers Read more
A bitter truth

A bitter truth

The quality of certified coffees is soaring, and buyers no longer have to trade taste for ethical benefits, but do customers want to hear the fair trade story behind their brew? Iain Boughton reports Read more
Disposables: What a waste

Disposables: What a waste

Disposables remain central to the success of catering businesses, but suppliers and operators are under increased legislative, financial and social pressures to green up, reports Angela Frewin Read more
Beverages – Going for gold

Beverages – Going for gold

The Olympics provides an unrivalled opportunity for UK hospitality operators, but will the coffee on offer stand up to the scrutiny of an international audience? Ian Boughton asks whether our beverages are of m ... Read more
Beverages – Capsule for one

Beverages – Capsule for one

A traditional espresso machine will produce a fantastic cup of coffee in the hands of a trained barista, but these days there are several choices for operators who need a machine that anyone can use. Ian Bought ... Read more
Imbibe Live 2011: On-trade drinks exhibition

Imbibe Live 2011: On-trade drinks exhibition

Imbibe Live 2011 is the leading drinks exhibition dedicated to the on-trade. It’s designed specifically for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks within the licensed on-trade and is serious about improving ... Read more
High-quality filter coffee makes a comeback

High-quality filter coffee makes a comeback

There is currently a big revival in high-quality filter coffee, which is good news for hoteliers and restaurateurs, because serving truly great coffee by the cup can make a significant difference to your pricin ... Read more
CESA guide: beverage systems

CESA guide: beverage systems

Hot or cold, beverages are a big source of revenue. The trick, as ever, is to serve what your customers want. Food needs to be accompanied by drink. Beverages can be hugely profitable and getting the right drin ... Read more
First Choice turns to telemetry

First Choice turns to telemetry

First Choice, the coffee and espresso machine supplier which works as a supplier and trainer to several of the leading high-street café chains, has moved to take a lead in the world of telemetry, as related to ... Read more
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