• Shaping the future of automation in the hospitality industry

    By Vending International on November 2, 2023
    Rhea used the Italy-based trade event HOST to replicate several settings typical of the hospitality sector to showcases its product offering. This included the likes of a stylish lounge integrating design solutions to create a contemporary, interactive setting that enhances the pleasure and quality of the coffee break. Rhea intended to demonstrate a fusion between the world of coffee and […]
  • WMF Professional Coffee Machines marks 170 years

    By Vending International on July 14, 2023
    Coffee machine specialist WMF is celebrating 170 years since it was founded in Geislingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The company has stood for metal craftsmanship, quality, sophisticated design and has decades of experience with professional tools. From pure metal processing at its beginning, a comprehensive portfolio has developed into three business areas of consumer products, coffee machines for the professional sector, and hotel […]
  • Caffeine Limited gives Beigel Bake great coffee 24/7

    By Vending International on June 30, 2023
    Schaerer Coffee Art has given a “London institution” the ability to offer high quality coffee day in day out London is a true 24 hour city, no matter the time of day there’s a demand for food and drink. Few companies know this better than Beigel Bake.  Since 1974 it’s been serving hungry Londoners with its famous bagels, as well […]
  • New tea study to mark International Tea

    By Vending International on June 19, 2023
    Most Brits are pretty clued up on their tea facts, reveals a new Tea Census Study and Report – ‘From Plant to Cup: There’s more to a cup of tea than meets the eye’ – from the UK Tea & Infusions Association (UKTIA). Nearly seven in 10 Brits know that tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant, and most can name several tea-producing […]
  • UK Government signs International Coffee Agreement

    By Vending International on May 15, 2023
    The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP, Minister of State for Food, Farming and Fisheries, has signed the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) on behalf of the UK Government, strengthening the industry which contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy each year. The signing took place at the International Coffee Organization (ICO) headquarters in London, alongside an event organised by the […]
  • Boom in pods and capsules

    By Vending International on March 14, 2023
    Coffee pods and capsules have recently become one of the most lucrative industries in the food and beverage realm according to research analysis specialist, Research and Markets. Coffee capsules are single-serve vacuum-packed capsules that require a suitable machine to use. Recent reports reveal that coffee consumption is increasing among health-conscious consumers and this is why manufacturers are introducing new and […]
  • Home compostable coffee capsule

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    Huhtamaki, a global sustainable packaging solutions provider’s high precision technology has led to the introduction of a sustainable home-compostable paper-based coffee capsule. It came about through an exclusive partnership with coffee brand, Nespresso. The technology allows wood fibres to be moulded into intricate shapes with high-precision tolerances to a fraction of a millimetre. The home compostable paper-based coffee capsule was […]
  • Kairos, can I have an espresso?

    By Vending International on March 1, 2023
    QuestIT, a spin-off of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group of the University of Siena, and Rhea, producer of customized vending machines, took part in WAICF, a global event dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in Cannes, where its coffee machine virtual assistant was showcased. Rhea introduced its Kairos automatic coffee machine where a virtual assistant interacts with the consumer and serves a coffee at […]
  • Ready to drink tea and coffee market size on upward trajectory

    By Vending International on February 14, 2023
    The global ready to drink tea and coffee market size reached US$ 94.3 billion in 2021. Looking forward, market researcher Research & Markets expects it to reach US$ 140.7 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.9% during 2021-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence […]
  • Marco Beverage Systems acquired by the Middleby Corporation

    By Vending International on January 3, 2023
    The Middleby Corporation has announced the acquisition of Marco Beverage Systems, a designer and manufacturer of innovative and energy-efficient beverage dispense solutions. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Marco has annual revenues of $30 million. The acquisition represents an opportunity to support the growth of Marco’s products and global brand. Management, activities, and contacts for Marco remain unchanged. Paul Stack remains managing […]