Douwe Egberts Professional becomes an approved supplier to the Cover Group

Douwe Egberts Professional is pleased to announce that it has recently been appointed as an approved supplier to Cover Group for its roast and ground products. Approved supplier status will enable Douwe Egberts to work in partnership with the Cover members to develop the Espresso Bar concept.

With 250 years’ experience blending and roasting high quality espresso beans, Douwe Egberts is recognised as one of the leading suppliers to this sector of the vending market. The company is expertly placed to provide the highest quality vended coffee experience to Cover customers.

The Douwe Egberts partnership will enable the 18 leading regional vending companies of the Cover group, to add value to their offer. Douwe Egberts provide a range of high quality ingredients and concepts – ensuring Cover Group members can offer the best vended coffee possible.

Douwe Egberts is at the forefront of innovation within the vending sector, demonstrated through its award-winning Espresso Bar concept. When launched, Espresso Bar was the industry’s first gourmet vending option fully endorsed by a major branded coffee roaster.

The Espresso Bar concept has since defined a new quality benchmark for vending machines, taking the Douwe Egberts ethos of improving in-cup quality to the next level.

Tony Smith, National Sales Manager at Douwe Egberts said: “We are delighted to partner with Cover Group. We are hugely passionate about quality coffee and are dedicated to helping the vending industry move forward in line with changing consumer expectations. Ever since we entered the industry in 2009, our new product development strategy has been aimed at continually pushing the quality agenda forward, and bringing innovative products to the market from a brand that consumers trust.”

Cover member Mike Gardner of Vending Solutions Ltd based in Southampton said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for both Douwe Egberts and Cover group and I look forward to working with Tony Smith and his team in developing our business relationship further”.

The latest addition to the Douwe Egberts vending range is Café Blanco – a high quality milk granule made from 100% pure skimmed milk, an easy-to-use milk granule that preserves all of the nutritional value of fresh milk.