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UK’s changing tea habits

Us Brits do like tea, it has tradition stamped through it. The whole world could be falling apart but us British will always find something to believe in when it comes to a nice cuppa, or do we? Here at UKVending we have discovered that in recent polls the nation’s taste buds have been turning, […]

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Tea to fight the flu

This time of year we’re all trying to get in the last of the Christmas presents, decorate the tree and perhaps even stuff the all important turkey for the big day. The one thing we’re all trying to avoid is catching a seasonal bug or even worse the dreaded flu. Well there is some good […]

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24 million ways to make a cup of tea!

As you stand in your kitchen or at work have you ever contemplated the number of different ways you could make your cup of tea? No? Well someone has. Their names are Sebastian Michaelis and Dr James Hind of Nottingham Trent University. Have a guess at what they discovered? 24 million! Yes, 24 million different […]

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3 cups of coffee could have a health benefit

Every month it seems like there is further evidence of the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle and that coffee can play a part. The latest published research was in the respected British Medical Journal (BMJ). Essentially the journal concluded that moderate coffee drinking, ie no more than three to four cups a day […]

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Plastic roads

The world is beginning to notice just how many plastic bottles are thrown away every single day. In fact, the world is slowly drowning in a sea of plastic bottles, most of which cannot be recycled in a conventional way. So it is always nice to hear of innovative and novel ways in which we, […]

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How much is too much caffeine?

How often do you hear the expression around the office from colleagues, “I’ll be fine when I get my caffeine fix’? We’ve all experienced it, the slight buzz and the extra energy that caffeine gives us, and let’s be honest it does help us get going in the morning as it is an essential part […]

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Airline Coffee

  If you’re like me, you have never ever turned left when boarding a plane. By turning right you have signalled that your ticket is for the economy flight section, those fortunate enough to be given the golden boarding pass that allows them to sit in comfort with ample leg room and superior food and […]

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5 Things you need for your break room

So you’ve got your coffee, tea or hot chocolate and you want to enjoy its refreshing qualities: sadly standing outside next to the smokers from the office huddling under the canopy protecting from the rain. Surely there must be a better way to enjoy your precious beverage. If your workplace has a break room does […]

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Could there be a future ban on vending machines in schools

Across Europe there appears to be a consensus of opinion as to the suitability of where and, more importantly, where not to place vending machines that sell high sugar content soft drinks. Top of the list of where not to place these machines will in future be schools right across the European Union. The industry […]

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The importance of tea in the First World War

Lest we forget Today marks the 99th occasion when the Cenotaph in Central London bears silent witness to the remembrance of all those who fell during The War to End All Wars\u2026sadly history saw fit that another global conflict consumed the world just twenty one short years later. In November 2017 we can barely imagine […]

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3 Things to consider when getting a new vending machine

So you’ve decided that your business needs vending machines and you’ve come to the right place here at UKVending. We are experts in the field having been in the industry since the late 1960’s. Vending machines are a superb way to provide employees and customers alike with good quality food and beverages throughout the day. […]

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Sales of Vending machines on the rise

At UKVending we always keep a close eye on how the market for our machines is going and it appears that the world is truly in love with the convenience and accessibility offered by vending machines. The greatest growth across the marketplace, however, is in the so called Smart technology machines. American research company Grand […]

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Oysters anyone?

  What is the first thing you think of when I say oysters? Yes they are an acquired taste. What is the second thing? Yes they do have a bit of a reputation for giving lovers a bit of a boost shall we say. Well now if you live in a certain part of France […]

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Why tea can teach coffee a thing or two

Tea It’s British through and through. Well, actually it isn’t, but we kind of took it under our wings and made it our own, after all for a nation that drank 874 million cups of tea in 2016, we still prefer all the things that go with tea. From the nice china cups, to the […]

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Robots on the Rise

Imagine a time when your vending machine experience doesn’t involve cash or money at all. Then imagine a time when all you need to do to get your drinks, sweets and other items is to simply look into a small camera on the vending machine and out pops your chosen item. When imagine no longer because we’re all living in an era of extraordinary and fast technological change.

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A new delicious taste of Mars Flavia Real Milk Forth Powder

It takes some searching but you may eventually find someone who doesn’t like a nice hot cappuccino. Around the world this coffee drink is one of the planet’s most popular drinks consumed on every continent, including the icy environment of Antarctica at the remote international research station. Needless to say here at UKVending we also […]

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What follows a Caribbean hurricane?

2017’s weather has been extreme. Here in the United Kingdom we have seen August’s usually hot long summer days drowned out with rain, whilst October has been unusually hot; but spare a thought for the Caribbean, which has been devastated by some of the strongest and most deadly hurricanes of the last 100 years. With […]

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5 amazing facts about coffee

5 Amazing facts about coffee 1\u2026One of the world’s most expensive coffee brands is made from the dung of Thai elephants. Known as Black Ivory coffee it supposedly gives the beans an incredible flavour, but the limited availability makes this brand of coffee extremely expensive. 2\u2026Energy drinks still do not contact as much caffeine as a […]

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3 unique and interesting ways to deal with disposable coffee cups

We are all trying to address the problem of non recyclable coffee cups. Here at UKVending we offer KeepCups that you quite, literally, keep; but around the world there are other alternative ways to reduce the burgeoning problem of trillions of non recyclable coffee cups finding their way into landfill sites. In India inspiration was […]

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Let’s plant a million trees

UKVending stocks a wide range of Yorkshire Tea’s. We work with lots of organisations that preserve and enhance the natural environment and Taylors of Harrogate, owners of Yorkshire Tea is one of these. In the case of Yorkshire Teas it’s all about trees, millions of trees. They have set a very ambitious target to plant […]

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HELI - COFFEE?

  When you’re at work and you get that sudden craving for a satisfying coffee or tea to get you over the workday hump how do you expect it to be delivered? If you’re like us at UKVending we get up walk over to one of our wonderful vending machines press a few simple buttons […]

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