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Cheese tea anyone?

Here at UKVending we like to have a full picture of the world’s tastes in tea but there is one we suspect may take some time becoming mainstream here in the United Kingdom, cheese tea! Yes, cheese tea. In the United States, where else huh? They have developed a taste for taking an ordinary cup […]

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Tea remains one of the best things for good health

Tea, has for centuries been seen as a great way to calm down after a stressful situation, but now according to new research it could be an essential part of everyone’s daily routine as it is claimed it could be crucial to a long, healthy life. The Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) have brought together under […]

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Seven of the most common myths about drinking coffee

  Everyone has some and they’re only too pleased and eager to tell anyone who would listen. They will come up to you and tell you the ‘facts’ about coffee and what it does to the human body. Sadly their facts are more often than not myths or downright lies. Here are six of the […]

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Want to be a dad? Try having a cuppa!

  There are lots of old wives tales about how best to become a father, but perhaps science could lend a hand in the process too with new research that indicates that if men drink two cups of coffee or tea a day they are twice as likely to get their partners pregnant. The study […]

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Drinking coffee may keep type 2 diabetes at bay

  Here at UKVending we are always pleased when clients ask us about our high quality and delicious tasting coffee range but few ask us about the health benefits of drinking coffee, perhaps they should as the latest research published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases shows that drinking coffee may actually help […]

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Mencap’s Big Tea Party

We all love a good cup of tea and team it with a lovely piece of cake or a biscuit or two and you have a tea party. What could be better? When you know your tea party is helping the lives of those less fortunate that us. Mencap’s Big Tea Party is all set […]

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Everyone’s welcome to the ugly bug ball

The actor Burl Ives may not be well remembered to many millennial’s but to a certain generation he lives on in their memories with the song ‘Ugly Bug Ball’ where all the ugly bugs were welcomed to a ball until they blossomed into fully fledged and beautiful butterflies. Well something similar to this metamorphosis has […]

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Caffeine withdrawal is real

  There is a rather dull and somewhat plodding psychology handbook called ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ – it is one of those books that is full of useful information and statistics and is best read by people in the know – but the latest edition of this worthy is little read book […]

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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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