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7 things you never knew about coffee

Here at UKVending we love everything about coffee and we also love to share some of the strange and bizarre stuff we’ve found out about coffee over the years. So here are 7 things you never knew about your favourite drink, coffee. Witches, warlocks and spooks: in Africa the Oromo tribe are known to plant […]

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Tea and your brain

  It’s long been known that tea is good for you, it is a natural cleanser for the body and replenishes essential nutrients and minerals, but in recent years it has also been noted that it is good for your brain too. Components in tea called catechins, L-theanine and caffeine all have effects on our […]

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What do you call an Australian tea drinker?

Did you know that 38 percent of the Australian adult population drink tea. That number surges to 67 percent within the over 70’s who all drink on average two cups a day. These figures may sound large, but just think that Australia ranks in at a lowly 55 in the world for tea consumption, but […]

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Grab a kettle this autumn and protect yourself against flu.

  With the autumnal weather patterns bearing down on us and with winter just around the corner you’ll probably soon be hearing the clarion call of someone offering you a flu jab to prepare for the upcoming assault by the nasty little viruses. Well, it’s always good to get the jab just in case, but […]

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How hot is too hot?

Most of us love to have our tea nice and hot and probably served in our favorite mug or tea cup, but according to new research the heat we take our tea can have a detrimental effect on our health, potentially as dangerous as developing oesophageal cancer. Drinking tea is not dangerous let’s be clear, […]

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Stay hydrated: – drink more water

Half of us don’t drink enough water daily to keep our bodies healthy and functioning properly. That is the startling conclusion of a recent study into British drinking habits. Despite the sweltering temperatures during the summer we still have to learn how much a human body relies on water to keep it correctly hydrated. Most […]

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International Coffee Day celebrates Women in Coffee

International Coffee Day is back! If the only way to start your day is with a coffee then get celebrating. October 1st 2018 sees the return of International Coffee Day. Now in it’s 4th year, its a day when Nations come together to raise a mug to one of the UK’s best loved imports. Whether it’s […]

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PLA cups: a look at the future

Bio-compostable drinks cups have become all the rage in recent years with the industry’s sharp critical look at how much impact these everyday items are having on our environment. Most cups used still have the plastic lining that makes them hard and uneconomic to recycle in large quantities so instead they end up in landfill […]

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Don’t forget the teabags when you go on holiday!

Us Brits are a curious lot aren’t we? We spend all the long cold winter months longing for warmer climbs with soft golden beaches and clear skies, but when we actually get to go to these exotic locations we still hanker for the things that make us quintessentially British, including our favourite teabags. According to […]

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Coffee logs are the future

UK Vending Ltd’s partnership with bio-bean, an award-winning clean technology company, means we can help our customers across the UK in the region, turn coffee waste into advanced new products. Creating a second life use for a material is considered the ultimate solution to drive the circular economy, where waste resources are turned into new […]

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5 things you never knew about coffee

Here at UKVending we love everything about coffee and we also love to share some of the strange and bizarre stuff we’ve found out about coffee over the years. So here are 5 things you never knew about your favourite drink, coffee. Robusta v Arabica beans? Which is your favourite? Well Robusta beans have twice […]

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MacMillan Cancer Coffee morning

Every year since 1990 MacMillan Cancer Support has been staging one of Britain’s most successful and seemingly simple fundraising enterprises the famous MacMillan Coffee Morning. The idea is stunningly simple, buy a coffee and a cake and donate the money you would have spent on a treat for yourself to the charity. This year will […]

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Introducing the Ecoffee Cup

  We’ve all seen them, hundreds it not thousands of thrown away drinks cups, strewn on the floor like so much unwanted trash. In fact last year saw something of a dubious anniversary as 2017 was the 30th anniversary of the modern single use paper cup. In that time an estimated two TRILLION of them have […]

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Forget cheese and wine parties – try cheese and tea parties instead

‘Wine Sir? Wouldn’t sir prefer tea with your cheese?’ Yes, as unbelievable as it sounds there is some credibility to this question. Researchers are beginning to think that our age long love affair with mixing cheese and wine at parties maybe completely and utterly wrong. They’ve even gone as far to suggest that we should […]

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The surprising news about glaucoma and drinking tea

If you’re having problems with your eyesight the old advice was to eat a carrot and see in the dark, well perhaps you should forget the bunny’s favourite treat and stick with a nice hot cup of tea instead. According to new research drinking tea regularly gives improved vision in those suffering with glaucoma type […]

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Coffee and the fight against smelly feet

One is a thing of beauty and great taste and the other\u2026well they’re smelly socks. One enterprising organisation in the United States has managed somehow to take one and make the other better so to speak. One person has gone as far as to describe the new socks as a ‘Brita filter for your feet’. […]

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Bad breath? Try Ginger Tea

We’ve all experienced it – a friend of family member with breath that could literally wake the dead. Forget over the counter expensive pills and potions as the solution could be closer, cheaper and much more pleasant for all concerned – Ginger tea. Ginger tea has for a long time been touted as a cure […]

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4 Things You Might Not Know About Hot Chocolate

  Chocolate in its hot beverage form is wonderful and you can get one of the best tasting hot chocolates direct from your UKVending drinks machine. So we thought we’d have a look at some of the most surprising and interesting facts about hot chocolate, here are four of the best things we discovered. When […]

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PLASTIC DESTROYING SUPER ENZYME CREATED

What does fruit juice plastic bottles, a Japanese waste processing facility and a lab manufactured super enzyme all have in common? Give up? Well the answer to this particular riddle is simple: the creation of a new recycling revolution back down here on planet earth. Most plastic drinks bottles are made from a plastic called […]

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5 interesting facts about soup

  At UKVending we pride ourselves on having a wide range of delicious and affordable products within our range for our customers to purchase. We are also particularly proud of how healthy and notorious range of soups, which got us thinking about soups, so here are five interesting facts about soups you may not have […]

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Straw…er…straws?

What is your drinking straw made of? In recent years it was probably some form of plastic but with the growing concern over the impact plastics are having on our local and global environment these are gradually being phased out. In their place biodegradable straws made from paper have been introduced by most of the […]

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