2017 European Coffee Award Winners

And the winners of the prestigious European Coffee Awards, recognising outstanding achievements within the sector, are…

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2017 European Coffee Award Nominees

    Voting is now closed and the nominees chosen for the prestigious European Coffee Awards 2017 — a celebration of excellence and recognition of outstanding achievements within the European coffee and food-to-go sector. Here they are: Best Coffee Chain — Western Europe Starbucks Coffee Company Joe & The Juice PAUL ___ Best Coffee Chain […]

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The New Way To Enjoy Hot and Cold Drinks

  Whether it’s combining fruits and vegetables, integrating superfoods, adding exotic spices or re-inventing classic recipes, today’s beverage of choice is more adventurous than ever. Some consumers desire a new taste experience, others, ingredients with health benefits. For most, the perfect drink combines both these elements. Not surprising then that the beverage market has seen […]

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Sophisticated Sipping, Whatever The Weather

  With the arrival of the cold weather outside, comes the desire for comfort and warmth on the inside. Spicy flavours from industry leader TEAHOUSE EXCLUSIVES are your go-to for a diverse and desirable tea offering this winter. TEAHOUSE EXCLUSIVES offers a fine selection of black, green, fruit and herbal teas in premium quality, all year […]

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The vegan revolution is changing the way we drink coffee

  And it is not driven by vegans. Three reasons why dairy alternatives have caused a shift in the coffee scene Building on the latest trends and insights from Alpro’s research in 12 European countries, the brand’s Commercial Director Out-Of-Home Eric Derie, is at this year’s European Coffee Symposium Conference exploring how plant-based options are innovating […]

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Stack and Save

  For independent coffee shops, a fresh food and healthy menu constitutes a serious incremental revenue opportunity together with iconic hot and cold beverages. Market research has identified that ‘meal deals’ and ‘bite-with-beverage’ are becoming increasingly popular; the Solo Deli Tower concept has been created by Dart Products Europe, as a cost saving and efficient […]

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Packaging, For Your Convenience

  As all-day dining and healthier eating becomes increasingly common, so does the industry’s need for convenience packaging. That is why European Coffee Symposium 2017 sponsor, Dart Products Europe, has developed its Menu+ concept, designed specifically to offer coffee shop owners versatility, efficiency and style. Allegra Strategies’, Project Café17 Europe report predicted that, ‘with busier […]

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Coffee Works: your commercial opportunity

  This year’s European Coffee Symposium brings together the industry’s leading names to discuss the business of coffee. UCC Coffee UK & Ireland is challenging visitors to discover if they’re really making the most out of their commercial coffee opportunity. The coffee industry is more diverse than ever, with sites facing greater competition and customers […]

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Winter Spice and All Things Nice

  Did you know that flavoured coffee drinkers spend on average 22% more when dining out? That, in comparison with those who do not consume flavoured syrups, they frequent coffee shops twice as often, that they are by far the most loyal customers and that their level of satisfaction is 25% higher? So, how do […]

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Lasting Impression

  Our world has never been so saturated with images, and at the same time, consumers have never before based so many of their decisions on how something looks. So, how does the coffee and food-to-go industry deal with this? How do we stand out in the jungle of information? How do we make the […]

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10 Ways To Maximise Your ROI At Meet The Buyer Events

Supply & Innovation Days can be an extremely effective business development platform for key industry suppliers and operators in the coffee shop chain and foodservice sectors. Here are Allegra’s top 10 ways of maximising your ROI at the events.

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