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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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Hungry hackers stole $3k worth of snacks from CIA vending machines over several months

Any business or organisation that provides its employees with vending machines has to make sure its security is up to standard. At UKVending we pride ourselves on the quality of our systems, so it came as a bit of shock when we discovered that one of the world’s premier security organisations, the Central Intelligence Agency […]

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SURVEY SUPPORTS BOTTLE DEPOSIT SCHEME

YouGov conducted a survey in September that proved what we at UKVending have been in support of from the very beginning, that people would support a plastic bottle deposit scheme to reduce waste. The survey showed that three in four people surveyed believed a deposit and refund scheme for plastic bottles would be a winner. […]

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COFFEE CUPS INTO SHOPPING BAGS?

  Every year at UKVending we hear of new and innovative ways of transforming waste products into must have luxury items and this year is no exception with news from High Street department store Selfridges offering shopping bags made from coffee cups. Yes, coffee cups! It sounds farfetched but with over 2.5 billion unrecyclable coffee […]

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UK VENDING AT CONSTRUCTION EXPO

Martin Button of UKVending in Rochester has been at the forefront of vending machine innovation since the 1960’s when his father first established the company. In the following five decades the company has grown to become Kent’s leading vending machine company and has incorporated every new innovation as it emerged including disposal cup technology, improved […]

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RUBY CHOCOLATE ANYONE?

So what is your favourite flavour of chocolate? Dark, milk, white, ruby? RUBY!!! No we haven’t lost our minds there is a new chocolate on the block, if you pardon the pun. It’s been eight decades since the Swiss chocolate company Nestle introduced the world to white chocolate, but now it appears that there is […]

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ARE YOU IN A MOOD BECAUSE OF YOUR COFFEE?

We’ve all been there, rushing to catch the early train or getting stuck in the car park that the motorway has ground into during the morning rush. You may think that your mood could just because you’re running late and you’re frustrated by things outside of your control, but could it be more? Could it […]

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LATE OR LATTE

At UKVending we understand what makes coffee great. We also understand how wonderful the taste can be and perhaps that’s why a caffeine fix could get you a ticking off from your boss about your timekeeping. Why? Well a recent study of 2000 British workers found we’d rather be late for work than rush our […]

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25 pence discount for carrying your own cup

It is such a simple solution to a big problem that we can all simultaneously ask\u2026why did no one think of it sooner? Yes, it’s the great disposable cups debate. With millions of only partially disposable cups thrown away every year in the UK along (not even thinking of the rest of poor old planet […]

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5 alternative uses of coffee

When your girlfriend or wife asks you to pass her the coffee don’t automatically expect it should be in a cup and steaming hot for she may want to remove the bags and dark circles from under her eyes. Yes, this is but one of a multitude of different uses we can put coffee to […]

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SEEDS OF CHANGE TOMATO SOUP

We can all feel it; it happens every year around this time\u2026it’s the change of the seasons. Those long hot summer days are slowly ebbing away and giving way to the mellowness of autumnal colours and flavours. We’ll all soon be reaching to the back of the wardrobe to bring out the sweaters and scarves […]

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Could the coffee break be a thing of the past?

Shock horror for lovers of the coffee break after ‘research’ suggests that we are forgoing the chance for a break and to catch up with all the latest gossip and working straight through at our desks. Many people think being ‘chained to our desks’ is a bad thing and are encouraging businesses and government to […]

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FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE

In a country with more cocoa beans than money it’s not that surprising when you think about it that the Aztec’s used the beans as a currency. In the 1500’s cocoa beans were regularly being traded for slaves, service and goods across a large part of Latin, Central and Southern America in a process that […]

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WORLD’S LARGEST COFFEE MORNING

This September UKVending will be taking part in the world’s largest coffee morning raising valuable funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. On 29 September we, like thousands of other businesses, groups and organisations up and down the country, will stop for a moment, have a coffee, tea or other drink and enjoy a slice of cake […]

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TO DUNK OR NOT TO DUNK THAT IS THE QUESTION

Shakespeare will probably be turning in his grave to think that his quote from Hamlet has been transformed into a question about whether it is right to dunk biscuits in tea or coffee; but for fear of paraphrasing him yet further: is it better to suffer a soggy biscuit or to suffer the slings and […]

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HOW COFFEE MACHINES CAN HELP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Your coffee machine sits in the corner of your workplace dutifully supplying hot delicious beverages but have you ever thought how it and even the water cooler could improve your mental health? No? Well let me explain. Health and lifestyle coaches will use everyday items that through our busy lives we often overlook, such as […]

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HIGH STREET FASHION

What links leading fashion chains Adidas, Victoria Secret, North Face, Timberland and American Eagle? I think you’re going to be surprised when you find out that it is coffee. Or more precisely ground coffee beans. All of these leading manufacturers of clothes and shoes have in recent years sourced large portions of their product lines […]

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WHAT ARE PHENOLS?

  As you enjoy that coffee delivered steaming hot from one of our UKVending machines, you probably aren’t thinking about phenols and what they are doing to you. Well perhaps you should be, but don’t worry phenols are amongst the good guys. A 2010 study published in the American Journal of Physiology found that phenols […]

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10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CADBURY’S

Chocolate: the very word makes some people start to long for the stuff, well Cadbury’s have been making chocolate for nearly 200 years and here are some interesting facts about the company that you never knew. There are 350 million barsof Dairy Milk chocolatesold every year. That’s nearly a million a day. Cadbury’screated the first heart-shaped chocolate box. […]

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You are what you drink so the story goes, but what does your choice of coffee reveal about your personality?

Are you a black coffee person, or an espresso or do you take it decaf? Well most people don’t think too much about what their favourite drink is beyond that it tastes great and is satisfying; but researchers have gone one step further and have established some ideas about what your choice of coffee says […]

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The benefits of drinking green tea

Tea is one of nature’s best creations of that there can be no doubt. It is tasty, satisfying and naturally hydrating. Tea is also hugely beneficial for health and a recent medical study that passed over our desks here at UKVending seems to go one step further by stating that Green Tea in particular could […]

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