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Nigel Barden to judge at Ice Cream and Gelato Expo

TV and radio’s Nigel Barden will be announcing the winners of the National Ice Cream Championships held as part of the UK’s only Ice Cream and Gelato Expo.

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#EasytoAsk Allergen Awareness campaign

As part of the Food Standards Agency #EasytoAsk Allergen Awareness campaign we have collaborated on a new logo that can be used across all printed media.

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Coffee Collaboration

BRITA Professional announced as official sponsorof the Speciality Coffee Association UK.

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Nominations open for UK's only national ice cream championships

Calling all ice cream creators! If you make your own ice cream you can enter the UK’s only National Ice Cream Competition 2019.

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The missed opportuni-TEA

BRITA Professional reveals that tea out of home isn’t hitting the spot for consumers

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Coffee reduces likelihood of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s’

Drinking coffee could protect against both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, according to new research by the Krembil Brain Institute.

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Free Tea Day 2018

It's teapigs 12th birthday on 1st November and to celebrate they’re holding their 6th free tea day. Over 400 teapigs stockists will be taking part and giving away free tea at their cafes and delis in over 25 countries, and in the UK, teapigs will be “popping up” at various city locations handing out tea. In the UK alone they will be giving away over 150,000 cups of tea – wowzers! Here’s how you can get involved.

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International Coffee Day

Today is International Coffee Day and to celebrate it 'coffee historian' Jonathan Morris has written an interesting paper questioning coffee and our relationship with this morning staple.

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The British Coffee Association announces white paper to help UK coffee industry embed circular economy

The British Coffee Association (BCA) has published a white paper, "Bean to Bin and Beyond" which details the progress, barriers and opportunities in embedding a fully circular economy in the UK coffee industry.

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Supporting employees’ return from maternity leave

When new mums come back to the workplace, it can often be a daunting and scary experience.

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Don’t miss us at lunch! 2018

Don’t miss us at lunch! Come and visit us on stand A70

We are next to Keynote Theatre 2.

As a member why not join us for drinks on Friday 21st, please contact Sandra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01291 636348

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Caffe Culture Show 2018

Caffè Culture, the leading trade event for the UK's café and coffee bar takes place 16 - 17 October 2018 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

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Lavazza serves its eighth year at Wimbledon

Global coffee company, Lavazza, has returned to this year’s Grand Slam tournament as the official coffee of the Championships, Wimbledon.

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#Pastraw - Say Goodbye to Plastic Straws

The Italian food-to-go brand, Coco di Mama, have launched the #Pastraw, an innovative and eco-friendly solution to single-use plastic straw waste.

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Guidance on the preparation of frozen vegetables

Precautionary advice on cooking frozen vegetables following Europe-wide listeriosis outbreak. UPDATED 06/07/2018

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IBC launches profit boosting Simply Summer Favourites

The Italian Beverage Company (IBC) has launched ‘Simply Summer Favourites’, a new marketing campaign aimed at helping café operators maximise profits whilst delivering on trend drinks through the peak summer sales season.

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News Update - European Coffee Expo

La Cimbali, exhibitor and exclusive sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the inaugural European Coffee Expo, has revealed details of the premium artisan coffees it has chosen for next week’s show to highlight the consistent in cup quality that is achievable with its most technically advanced professional machines.

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Fracino founder in final line up for lifetime achievement award

Fracino founder Frank Maxwell - who has been instrumental in powering the espresso coffee machine manufacturer to a global brand - is up for a lifetime achievement award.

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IBC's new sugar free syrups: high on flavour, low on calories

The Italian Beverage Company’s new range of eight Simply sugar free flavoured syrups feed the current consumer trend for healthier options by offering superior taste and rich, authentic flavours but without the extra calories of added sugar.

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The IGD Eating Out Report

The IGD has launched a new report on the eating out sector which found that 31% of consumers would eat out more frequently if more healthy options were on offer.

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