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Coffee during pregnancy raises risk of an overweight child

A recent study conducted in Norway has for the first time made a link between drinking coffee during pregnancy and the risk of having an overweight child in early childhood. Children who were exposed to moderate to high levels of caffeine during their developmental stages in the womb have, according the research, have a significantly […]

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European Coffee Expo 2018

  This year there is a brand new event for the coffee industry, buyers and consumers. The European Coffee Exposition 2018 will descend on London’s Olympia Centre between 22-23 May. Organised by Quinic Events Ltd the exposition is the very first event of its kind in Europe and will give visitors the inside skim of […]

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How tea could help man one day colonise the planet Mars

Ever since early man turned his telescopes to the heavens he became enthralled by the tantalising magic of the Red Planet Mars. Mars is our closest celestial neighbour and the most Earth like planet in the solar system. Earth like yes but nothing like the beautiful blue orb we all live on. Mars is cold […]

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750?

750? What could 750 be the answer to? Could it be 750 matches struck every second to light 750 cigarettes? Could it be 750 lunch meetings cancelled at the last minute or 750 blind dates that didn’t work every day? No, none of above 750 is the number of used plastic bottles that are dropped […]

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Make your coffee taste better…in tulip shaped cups

It has long been known that the material you cups are made from makes the drink taste better. You only have to ask tea lovers whether their favourite drink has better flavour served in a bone china tea service or a disposable plastic cup. Well now it seems that the shape of our cups also […]

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Keep hydrated in the summer months

It’s finally here, Britain’s long awaited summer. Hopefully in the next few months we can expect to have those lazy, crazy amazing days of summer where the temperature hits into the high 90’s. Your first thought is probably to lather on the sun cream but there is something else you should take note of, your […]

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The NHS and the 609,830,335 disposable single use plastic cups

Around the world there is a crisis; a crisis of disposable plastic cups that are filling up landfill and increasingly finding their way into the world’s oceans and food supply chains. Then following a simple Freedom of Information Request to the Government it was casually disclosed that the National Health Service is in some way […]

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The future is Pink!

Forget your old idea of what a taking a break was like…in the future when you take a break have a PINK Kit Kat. Yes, after Nestle, the manufacturers of the world famous chocolate and wafer bar, tried out a new flavour of ‘ruby’ chocolate Kit Kat in Japan the success of the project has […]

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Tax on Hazelnut latte’s’?

If your favourite coffee is a flavoured one such as a hazelnut latte you could be in for a nasty surprise soon. Following sharply on the heels of the Government’s sugar tax on soft drinks with too much sugar content their attention has now fallen on so called ‘toffee coffee’s’ that use hazelnut and caramel […]

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Young inventors to tackle UK’s food waste crisis

The old saying goes that the future belongs to the children and online supermarket Ocado certainly believes this to be the case. Ocado has decided that youngsters and not adults may have the best ideas on how to tackle the United Kingdom’s 7.3 million tonnes of food waste a year. The company has launched a […]

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Brew up to keep your mind razor sharp

Put the kettle on to keep your brain sharp. A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging found that regular tea drinking could reduce the risk of dementia by 50% in many people and by as much as 86 % for those with a genetic predisposition to the condition. This may […]

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Join the Navy, see the world, save some plastics

Nearly every week there appears news from around the globe about the fight against the spread of polluting plastics and our race to try to stop this flood overwhelming us. There is a tide of public opinion that is swinging heavily towards reducing and reusing plastics where ever possible, be it with single use plastic […]

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A festival totally dedicated to tea is coming to London

Tea lovers rejoice there is a place in London this April that will set your taste buds tingling with anticipation. Fes-Tea-Val takes place on Saturday and Sunday 21/22 April and coincides with National Tea Day across the United Kingdom. According to the organisers visitors can get to join ‘tea tastings galore, indulge in Tea ‘n’ […]

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What links Californian Coffee and burnt toast?

Give up? Well both coffee sold, in California, and burnt toast are being blamed for a rise in cases of some forms of cancer. Recently a California court has ordered that all coffee sold in California must carry a clear cancer warning on the packet or cup. The judge sitting in a Los Angeles court […]

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Could this be the world’s most expensive tea break?

There is something reassuring about a nice cup of tea. It is always satisfying and if the latest medical research is to be believed it also has a calming and cleansing effect on the whole body. Something else about tea is that it remains relatively affordable there hasn’t been a huge difference in the amount […]

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Driving vending machine technology forward

Here at UKVending we think of ourselves as forward looking and innovative. We bring you the latest technological developments as soon as they are available together with the best customer service in the market. So we had to step back and admire the audacity of a car dealership in Glasgow who has made buying a […]

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Who was Catherine of Braganza?

Well it seems like a question you might get asked at a pub quiz, but actually it has a great deal to do with our national drink, tea. How? Catherine of Braganza was a Portuguese Princess who was married to King Charles II and she is widely created with creating the national love affair with […]

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Earliest tea receipt from 1644

  Unless you’re self employed and need to keep track of every single piece of expenditure I doubt you’ll collect your till receipts. The most likely outcome is that every so often you dig deep into your trouser pockets or purses and pull the receipts out, casually look at the most expensive item, wish you […]

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DS Smith cracks coffee cup recycling

The number of discarded coffee cups is staggering. In the UK it is estimated that billions of cups are drunk by British coffee lovers each year and then simply thrown away and never used again. This throw away culture is placing an increasing strain on landfill sites and the environment in general. UK Vending is […]

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Good news on sugar in soft drinks

UKVending is pleased to hear that the levels of sugar in soft drinks has been plummeting and the reason is that drinks companies have decided to take action before being forced to by government legislation. The new sugar tax on soft drinks has meant that drinks manufacturers would have faced stiff new taxes on highly […]

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Fruit teas can drastically damage your teeth, study finds

We’re all told to eat more fruit and at the same time we are reminded of the good and beneficial qualities of tea in our daily diet. Now the latest research seems to have indicated a problem with the idea of combing fruit and tea and states that fruit teas could actually be damaging our […]

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