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Fact or Fiction? Why you should drink coffee in this heat!

The English have a great tradition dating back to the 18th century. It’s called afternoon tea. Doesn’t matter how hot it gets, an afternoon tea is a given and a pleasure. So why is tea a good thing in this heat, but we don’t think of perhaps having a cup of coffee to cool us down? Coffee has counter intuitive cooling powers. Sweating is your body’s ...

28January
2016
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Should you look at buying/ renting an office coffee machine?

Every morning your staff get to work, march into the office kitchen and start making a cup of coffee or other hot beverage using the kettle, urn or small automatic coffee machine. They stand waiting for the kettle to boil or the filter coffee to brew. They add their own sugar and as much fresh milk as they like (oh…let’s not forget that bowl of cer ...

02September
2015
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What to look for in a coffee machine supplier

Find the best coffee machine supplier… Tough economic conditions and the need to look after scarce staff resources may seem to be at opposite ends of the financial management spectrum. How do you tell staff you really appreciate them while cutting back on expenses? Companies like IBM in Australia found out to their detriment that staff don&#82 ...

12August
2015
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Americano vs. Filter Coffee

Have you ever stood at Vida e Caffé or Aroma, telling the barista your order for one filter coffee and then suddenly hearing another patron requesting an Americano? Do you ever think that guy’s Americano sounds so much better than your boring old filter coffee? With fifteen years of knowledge in our cup, we have defined what an Americano is and what ...

12August
2015
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The Bianchi Sprint – Coffee Vending Machines for Business

The Bianchi Sprint – Coffee Vending Machines for Business The recession has driven a new approach to buying or renting coffee machines. Whether in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg or Pofadder…businesses and individuals are now more than ever, focused on value. Value, value, value – that interplay between quality, functionality and p ...

12August
2015
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Why is Brazilian coffee so good?

Along the large coastline on the eastern side of South America, there is a land called Brazil, named after a tree called Brazilwood. Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world by both land area and population and well known for their “bean jewels” that have become the second largest commodity in the world. Why is it then that Brazilian coffee st ...

12August
2015
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Bean vs Instant office coffee vending machines

Keeping it real! In my last post I mentioned how easy it was for me/us (delete as applicable!) to get trapped in the thinking of the past. While reminiscing on all that has changed, and being in the coffee trade, I got to thinking that one massive area of “past-meeting-present” is the “Nestle vending machine call”. It goes som ...

12August
2015
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What is a “Bean” coffee machine?

Most of us have seen or experienced a coffee vending machine…probably a Nestle machine in the office or at a local service station. Chances are that this was an instant coffee vending machine. These simple to use/simple to operate machines simply mix instant coffee like Nestle Ricoffy or Nescafe with other ingredients such as milk powder (whi ...

12August
2015
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Golden Milano Coffee Machine

Fully automatic bean-to-cup machine that is perfect for offices, factories and showrooms where quality drinks are needed at the push of a button. Selections: Fully automatic machine with 8 programmable drinks and 2 pre-selections (we can set these to no sugar/sugar/extra sugar and extra milk) Drink choice: Espresso; black and white coffee; cappuccino; ...

12August
2015
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Avoiding Stampeding Coffee Break Buffalos

Being a barista can be a thankless task, especially with a full house and customers that have reached the end of their patience level and NEED their coffee! This at times can be quite frustrating for the poor John Doe that is trying to provide you with a top quality cup of flavour.  Unfortunately, to the average man in the street, a barista is only ...

12August
2015
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