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Q&A with Sebastian Vibe-Petersen: What is Impact Trade coffee?

At Scanomat, we live and breathe coffee. It’s our passion. And we know that in order for our clients to have the best coffee experience with their TopBrewer, we must travel back to the source, the coffee farms, to ensure that we are buying the best coffee beans for our AMOKKA coffee range. Our partner farms are incredibly important to us, and we know they are the key to building meaningful relationships and, ultimately, receiving the best quality product. This is where Impact Trade comes in.

We sat down with Scanomat’s Export Manager and all-round coffee expert, Sebastian Vibe-Petersen to find out more about Impact Trade. Read on to find out more…

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Choosing the best coffee machine for your university or college

Students have long relied on coffee to get them through their studies, but where coffee was once merely a source of caffeine, nowadays students are favouring a top-quality beverage, and instant coffees no longer make the cut. In recent years, we have become a nation of coffee connoisseurs, and students are no different. They know their lattes from flat whites, and they expect a barista-quality coffee wherever they are, whether that’s at home, in a coffee shop or at university/college. With 20 years of consecutive market growth for the UK coffee scene, current and future students are exposed to an ever-increasing variety of premium-quality hot beverages, and a sub-par offering will no longer suffice if operators wish to keep students on campus rather than venturing to High Street coffee chains.

With a wide range of coffee machines on offer, it can be difficult to know where to start when finding the perfect one for your campus. To ensure you make the right choice, there are some important things to consider.

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Why a future-proof coffee machine is best for your business and the environment

Business practices have changed dramatically in the last 30 years. From the invention of the computer, to the introduction of the Internet and social media, technology has massively altered how we work. Technology is the driver of innovation, but with tech being updated almost as quickly as it’s released, it can quickly become overwhelming and very expensive to keep up-to-date, not to mention the impact it can have on the environment. The lifecycle of a product has never been more important, and investing in future-proof assets is the best way to ensure your business stays ahead of the crowd, whilst also being financially smart.

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The Best New Flexible Workspaces in the UK & Ireland

The way we work has been in constant change over the last few decades. Whereas 50 years ago cubicles were king and 25-year office leases were the norm, nowadays it’s all about flexibility to get the best out of your office space and your employees. Flexible workspaces offer all the benefits of a “conventional” office space but, as the name suggests, are much more flexible. This can be a real draw for business owners, especially where start-ups and smaller firms are involved, as flexible workspaces can cut office costs drastically without compromising on quality or amenities.

Remote and flexible working is becoming more common for many firms, and whilst working from home has its benefits, it’s definitely not for everyone. Even with the best of intentions, working from home can be distracting, especially if you have children, pets or a partner to contend with. Flexible workspaces, co-working spaces and serviced offices bridge the gap between the flexibility and comfort of home-based working and the functionality of office-based working. They can be massively beneficial for both the business and the individual, offering a range of work spaces suitable for every price point. But the huge variety means it can be difficult to know where to start! So we’ve put together a list of some of the best upcoming flexible workspaces and coworking spaces throughout the UK & Ireland we have discovered to make your decision that bit easier…

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How first-class customer service will help your business thrive

This week (October 7th – October 11th) is National Customer Service week. National Customer Service Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of great customer service and the role it plays in successful businesses and the growth of the economy.

Great customer service is not only vital to ensure your customers are happy, it can also help drive customer loyalty, increase client retention and can even lead to a happier workforce. Read on to find out more about why top notch customer service is paramount for your business to survive, and what you can do to improve the levels of customer service in your team…

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Experience TopBrewer at HOST Milano 2019

The Scanomat UK & Ireland team are excited to be venturing to Italy in a few weeks for HOST Milano 2019! Taking place from 18 – 22 October at Fieramilano Exhibition Centre in Milan, this will be the 41st Annual HOST event, and we’re thrilled to be leading the way in smart, professional coffee and beverage solutions once again with our ultra-smart coffee machine – TOPBREWER.

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Team TopBrewer Wolf Run

Wolf Run 2019: Team TopBrewer raise £1,446.61 for Coppafeel!

On Saturday 7th September 2019, a group from Team TopBrewer met in a field in Leamington Spa to take on The Wolf Run challenge.

Voted the best OCR in the country, The Wolf Run is not your average trail run – it is a hardcore 10k challenge through mud, water and lots of seriously tough obstacles.

Team TopBrewer ran, jumped, crawled, climbed and swam through the course, having lots of fun along the way with heaps of team spirit thrown in for good measure!

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Coffee & Coworking: Fuelling the next-gen workspace

For many firms, co-working is the perfect solution for a workforce increasingly focussed on wellbeing and flexibility. As more millennials enter the workforce, the modern workplace and the ways in which we work are changing. The increased focus on wellbeing, agile working and technology have drastically altered how and where we work, and the youngest generation has different expectations of work, and the workplace, compared to their predecessors. The technological revolution means we can work from anywhere we want, at any time we want, and this is impacting the modern office. In fact, the modern office often isn’t an office at all…

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How hospitality design cues are enhancing the workplace experience

Taking inspiration from hospitality design could be a great way of improving your space. Not only can it lead to a streamlined, flexible, and modern environment, it can also be used strategically as a tool to improve employee collaboration, increase employee retention and show your team you understand what they actually want from an office. Whether you have a full office fit-out planned, or simply want to introduce a couple of elements of hospitality design into your space, we’ve outlined 7 common design trends to help incorporate hospitality design in your space.

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Why your office coffee machine needs to be smart

Smart and connected technologies can have an array of benefits, both operationally throughout a business and at an individual level. Some of the most valuable benefits are avoiding the use of guesswork, improving efficiencies and saving energy. IoT drives smart systems and your office coffee machines should be no different. But not all coffee machines are created equal, and as we become increasingly reliant on technology, we explore why it’s vital that your office coffee machine is smart and connected…

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