Newby Teas is an award-winning luxury tea company with a presence in many world-class hotels, restaurants and heritage venues in Europe, Russia and the Middle East, and in the UK served at Blenheim Palace, Radisson Hotels, Bath Priory and Hyatt Regency, and sold in Harrods, Waitrose and from the Newby e-boutique. The company has relaunched its Newby Classic Tea Bag Collection with new designs, inspired by the theme of craftsmanship. The 25 new varieties include, Earl Green, a new twist on a national favourite. The collection has been a labour of love for the Newby team, and designs are based on the priceless pashmina collection of the founder's late wife. The tea is preserved in the Newby way, at source, sealed in foil for optimum freshness.
Novus Tea, with its range of support services, aims to help hoteliers premiumise their tea offering; this includes breakfast tea, afternoon tea and bedroom service throughout hotels, spas and conference facilities, as well as for meetings and events. Novus Tea helps hotels maximise their profit from tea, not just through the supply of leaf teas, but also by offering support products and services which ensure the tea is served to a high standard. Novus’s services include; training on tea service and the origins of teas; menu ideas; business development guidance; personalised branding; and point of sale displays.
Web address: www.novustea.co.uk
Teapigs is one of the UK’s leading super premium tea companies. Offering a range of whole leaf teas and herbal infusions, each one comes in its own tea ‘temples’ – a biodegradable mesh bag that gives the leaves room to infuse. These are available in different formats to suit all business needs including individually wrapped envelopes for self-service. Teapigs has been voted Best Brand in Tea 6 years running (Fine Food Digest Best Brands survey) and the teas have won over 70 great taste awards.
Web address: www.teapigs.co.uk
UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has launched its new seasonal Grand Crü specialty coffee for the out of home market as developed in conjunction with Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn. Each coffee has achieved an industry recognised SCAA International Quality Score of 80+, which denotes speciality status of the green coffee. Composition No.2 is a blend of four components: Ethiopia Wenago, Ethiopian Konjo-Limu, Guatemala Hacienda Carmona and Sumatra Mandheling Tingkem.
Web address: www.ucc-coffee.co.uk
The latest Schaerer bean-to-cup machine from Caffeine Limited features an advance milk system, designed so operators can produce textured bespoke coffee foams, at the touch of a button and without needing to be a trained barista. The ‘Best Foam’ system gives operators total control of the texture and temperature of the foam, delivering great lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos, and other espresso drinks. Operators can easily create individual milk-based coffees – fully automatically and with consistently high quality results. Beverages can be adapted and fine-tuned to suit customers’ preferences, with the milk and foam ratio set as required.
Web address: www.caffeineonline.co.uk
Clipper has been making teas in Dorset since 1984 and from these small beginnings, the company has grown to become the UK’s 6th biggest tea company. The company is the first tea brand in the UK to carry the Fairtrade Mark and it remains the only brand to offer an entire range which is Fairtrade and Organic certified. There isn’t a single artificial ingredient in any of Clipper’s unbleached teabags.
Web address: www.clipper-teas.com
London based coffee roaster and tea blender, The Drury Tea & Coffee Company, has introduced the all-new Classe 7 espresso machine from Rancilio. It has a back-lit digital display with full diagnostics; programmable on/off function; ergonomic push button operational panel and, as standard for the UK market, Rancilio’s patented ‘C’ lever steam operation, which has been designed to reduce repetitive strain injury. Incorporated into this model is an automatic group head cleaning system; a fully insulated boiler to preserve energy; an independent cup warmer and cool touch steam arms. Rancilio’s patented iSteam is now available for the first time as an option on the Classe 7.
Web address: www.drurycoffee.com
Fracino’s Romano, finished here in polished copper plate and with a bespoke logo in the illuminated rear panel exudes the ‘premium luxury’ factor. Showcasing Fracino’s production techniques, the Romano fuses style and award-winning technology - combining classic curves and retro styling with contemporary, high quality materials and attention to detail. Available with two and three groups, it boasts the power, technical qualities and reliability synonymous with Fracino’s British-made equipment range
Web address: www.fracino.com
Taylors of Harrogate has a range of fruit and herbal infusions, created in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The fresh, radiant and bright Rose Lemonade Infusion is just one of the flavours in the range. This floral infusion is a sunny celebration of rose petals and citrus. Taylors of Harrogate blends zingy lemon peel and lemongrass with a posy of ingredients inspired by English country gardens, to create a burst of summery refreshment. Other flavours in the range include: peppermint leaf, sweet rhubarb, spiced apple and sour cherry.
Web address: www.taylorsofharrogate.co.uk
The WE8 coffee machine from Jura is said to be capable of producing up to 50 coffees, at the touch of a button and offers a choice of 12 different specialities – from latte macchiato to flat white.
This machine features a Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.) that optimises extraction time and a one-touch function that allows for simple operation. It also allows for the setting of individual coffee preferences. Optimising convenience, the WE8 is compatible with the JURA Smart Connect device this device improves speed, ease and delivers increased productivity, by using Bluetooth communication to wirelessly operate your coffee machine via your tablet.
Web address: uk.jura.com
Single serve coffee solutions are ideal for hotel rooms, offering freshness easily and conveniently. Kimbo now supply Nespresso-compatible capsules in three varieties. The packaging is sophisticated and stylish, designed to add a luxurious feel to interiors. Kimbo can cover all your hotel’s coffee needs – from coffee in rooms to breakfast and restaurant requirements – with a variety of other products. This is always supported by a range of POS, including crockery and glassware with sleek lines and subtle branding.
Web address: www.kimbo.co.uk