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Are You Ready for the Latest Summer Coffee Trends?

Summer is almost upon us and so are the crazy, and amazing coffee trends that come with it!

Cold coffee drinks are understandably more popular in summer but this year is set to be the biggest year for cold beverages we’ve ever seen.

In our last blog we talked about how to make your coffee shop stand out by offering added value cold drinks to your customers.

Summer is all about keeping things cool and so this week, we want to highlight all of the new summer coffee trends that your customers are dying to try.

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Is Your Drinks Menu Ready for Summer?

Spring is well underway in the UK and summer is fast approaching with predicted high temperatures of around 33 degrees expected over the next three months.

Every summer Iced Coffee makes a reappearance on drinks menus throughout the UK, with most consumers replacing a hot drink with a cold one.

This year, make your coffee shop stand out by offering value added cold drinks to your customers instead of regular canned and bottled beverages.

To help get you started, we've put together some cool summer drink recipes perfect for you and your customers:

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What to Do After UK Coffee Week?

UK Coffee Week takes place in April each year and its primary aim is to raise funds for coffee growing cultures by celebrating coffee itself. What could be better?

Well, all funds raised go to Project Waterfall which helps to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities around the world.

Coffee Shops from all over the UK take part through a variety of activities. This could be anything from donating 5p from the cost of a coffee to hosting an event or a competition.

With UK Coffee Week now over we’ve put together some helpful advice to help keep the coffee spirit going.

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Is the Tax on Disposable Coffee Cups to Your Taste?

After the recent introduction of a 5p charge for plastic bags in supermarkets, the government is now discussing the option to introduce a similar fee for disposable coffee cups.

The aim behind the idea is to further aid recycling in the efforts to help counteract climate change.

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How Healthy is Your Drinks Menu?

I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of your 5-a-day. You might even work hard to incorporate it into your own daily diet, but what about your customers? Are you meeting their nutritional needs?

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Stand Out from the Crowd with Speciality Drinks

We all know that the traditional coffee menu contains the standard, yet popular drinks that you’ll find in almost any good coffee shop.

We’re talking about drinks like; Mocha, Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Flat White, Macchiato, Espresso and Ristretto. These staple drinks are the back bone of your coffee business, but what makes you stand out from the crowd? What’s different about your coffee business that will attract new customers and keep them coming back for more?

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The Return of Drip Coffee: Is It Here to Stay?

Put down your cappuccino and caramel latte and make way for drip coffee! Also known as filter coffee and pour-over coffee, drip coffee is making another comeback here in the UK, but will it last?

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The Growth of the UK Tea Market

The UK tea market has changed dramatically over the past five years.

With more and more coffee shops and coffee variations popping up each year and coffee increasing in popularity with each sip, it’s only understandable that tea sales would fall somewhat behind.

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Spread the Love with these Valentine’s Day Coffee Recipes

Treat yourself and your customers to some extra special coffee recipes this Valentine’s Day.

We’ve put together a selection of three drink recipes certain to inspire love, whether enjoyed at the end of a romantic dinner, whilst settled in front of the fire or as an indulgent treat.

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The Benefits of Retailing Coffee with Your Own Branding

Do you own or run a coffee shop, café, restaurant or hotel? Do you sell coffee that features your own branding? Why not?

Retailing coffee with your own branding will make your business more memorable, by reinforcing your brand and making you stand out from the crowd.

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