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Is Technivorm Moccamaster worth the price?

Is Technivorm Moccamaster worth the price?

by on August 9, 2019

The love for coffee can be considered a universal affection shared by everyone around the world.

As technological advancements allow us to brew coffee right at our kitchen, the quest of most coffee lovers is finding a coffee maker that is durable and makes a great coffee. With environmental concerns arising due to the uncontrolled disposal of plastics, a new criterion is being added – being an eco-friendly product.


How to make your coffee shop more approachable

How to make your coffee shop more approachable

by on July 25, 2017

Coffee is big business. In addition to the hundreds of Starbucks, Costa Coffee, and Caffè Nero locations across the UK, there are thousands of independently-run cafes on high streets, little side roads, shopping centres, and just about any place where coffee is needed.

This is great for consumers, as they have access to this addictive and delicious beverage whenever they please, but what about for the small business owners getting off the ground? How are they coping with all the competition that surrounds them?


[Watch] Nespresso and Clooney ‘wouldn’t change a thing’ in latest advertising campaign

[Watch] Nespresso and Clooney ‘wouldn’t change a thing’ in latest advertising campaign

by on October 3, 2016

It has been over ten years since George Clooney first partnered with Nespresso, and today sees the release of their latest collaboration, the most eventful and humorous campaign to date, Change Nothing.

Debuting on 25th September 2016 at, the light-hearted campaign sees George embark on a rough night as he looks to protect his precious coffee. Starting in the stylish Nespresso boutique on London’s Regent Street, George’s adventure begins as he strikes up conversation with an attractive female over a cup of Nespresso coffee. Sadly for him, she is the wife of the ‘boss’.


New survey shows that Brits prefer Greggs to Caffè Nero, Costa and Starbucks

by on March 23, 2015

Starbucks might be the king of coffee shops, and Costa might wear the crown in the UK, but it turns out British people are more partial to a hot beverage from Greggs.

The bakery chain scored highest for value in a national poll of 4,500 people, ranking second on friendliness of staff, speed of service and store cleanliness.

Overall, Greggs performed better than Caffè Nero, Costa and Starbucks, bested only Pret A Manger, according to the Market Force Information survey, which asked consumers about their satisfaction in eight categories at a range of coffee shops and whether they would recommend the brands to others.


JD Wetherspoon plans to triple coffee and breakfast sales

by on March 13, 2015

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon plans to triple coffee and breakfast sales over the next 18 months, as its chairman Tim Martin said the JD Wetherspoon is continuing to be hit by "unfair" taxes.

Wetherspoon's new breakfast push will include filter coffee, with free refills, at 99p or under at 880 pubs. Its breakfasts will also be cheaper.


Want to ‘unlock’ LinkedIn? Let me help you … James Potter, @thelinkedinman

by on June 12, 2013

  • Really flattered to have the @thelinkedinman Twitter account listed as one of the top 100 sales influencers to follow. Flattered and amazed! Mainly the tweets are about LinkedIn, coffee and quotes but if you're a Twitter person feel free to follow.

James Potter, The Network Coach writes ... Sharing the pragmatic approaches and experiences we use to get over £10m of new business sales and gain two jobs whilst in corporate life - just because of the small amount of time invested in LinkedIn.  We provide training and development on LinkedIn and networking but don't take our word for it, please check out our recommendations from our clients.


Raising prices / Will your morning caffeine fix go up in cost?

by on March 3, 2013

  • Pret, which had not raised the price of its coffee in almost two years, said they had held off raising prices but has now had to respond to rising milk and fuel costs.
  • The wholesale price of coffee beans has remained stable in recent months, although an increase would have relatively minor effect on retail prices because it forms a small proportion of the cost of a cup of coffee.
  • The price of a coffee is more dependent on milk costs as it accounts for roughly 8 per cent of the price of the beverage.


Video : ‘Made the Small Way’ – conveys the Cafédirect point of difference

by on September 28, 2012

Cafédirect, one of the UK’s fastest growing coffee brands, has rebranded its entire range of tea, coffee and cocoa packaging to drive consumer demand. In addition, all digital channels and POS have been completely redesigned to bring the new look to life.

The rebrand is being supported by a major advertising campaign launching on 1 October 2012 and continues to the end of the year. It is expected to reach up to 7 million consumers micro targeted through the use of innovative new digital advertising technology. A 30 second film will feature across online video platforms, the Guardian food and drink network and Facebook.   Watch the video.


Scanomat wants to raise awareness of its revolutionary new product, TopBrewer

by on September 3, 2012

BOTTLE has today been appointed by Scanomat, one of the world's leading manufacturers of coffee machines, to raise awareness of its revolutionary new product, TopBrewer.


Holmes & Marchant creates packaging design and a new sub-brand; ‘The Flavour Collective’, a new range of premium instant flavoured coffee by Douwe Egberts

by on August 15, 2012

The new range, called ‘The Flavour Collective’, targets women and symbolises the brand owner’s move to grow the coffee category and their presence within the category.

Holmes & Marchant has created the graphics and facilitated the Douwe Egberts team to develop a sub-brand. The new range comprises three flavours: caramel, hazelnut and vanilla. The colour palette has been chosen to reflect the premium nature of the products with vibrancy and a sophisticated tone to resonate with the target audience. [more…]