UCC Coffee UK & Ireland blog

Take a look at our latest insight, news and all the interesting things we've been up to.

World of Coffee – training champions

19 June 2016
André Eiermann is UCC Coffee Switzerland’s Marketing Director, and was instrumental in the establishment UCC Coffee Switzerland’s Academy in 2015. He’s also a fully qualified Q grader, with…
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A whole new world…of coffee

16 June 2016
With just over a week to go until the coffee world gathers for World of Coffee 2016 (WoC), here’s a little of what you can expect to see as we bring the latest and greatest in coffee and machine…
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Introducing: Grand Crü Composition No.1

16 June 2016
Our new seasonal Grand Crü coffee is now available! Created in collaboration with Master Sommelier, Ronan Sayburn, Grand Crü Composition No.1 is premium coffee at its best. To develop this u…
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Price Watch: Coffee or a Pint?

12 June 2016
It’s time for the June edition of Price Watch – the monthly report that sees us hit the high street to monitor the latest hot drinks prices. And while there’s been no significant pricing changes…
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Q grader qualifies to judge World Barista Championship

10 June 2016
Q Grader and coffee specialist at our Dartford roastery Katherine McCarthy has passed one of the toughest certifications in coffee – to judge in a World Coffee Events (WCE) championship. As a WC…
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Price Watch: Aligning in Anticipation

13 May 2016
The prices are in and this month’s Price Watch is available to download. Changes on the high street this month include a 10p blanket drop across Starbucks’ hot beverage menu, while Caffé Nero has…
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Event series: London Coffee Festival 2016

28 April 2016
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In pictures: The art of coffee @ London Coffee Festival

21 April 2016
The London Coffee Festival has been and gone for another year and we were delighted to see so many friendly faces, old and new. At the festival, we were honoured to be joined by Master Sommelier, Ro…
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National Living Wage hits the highstreet: Price Watch April

14 April 2016
It’s time for the April edition of Price Watch - the monthly report that sees us hit the high street to monitor the latest hot drinks prices. With the introduction of the National Living Wage…
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The Art of Blending @London Coffee Festival

11 April 2016
Both are popular beverages enjoyed by millions of people across the world. But when it comes to the growing, blending and tasting, coffee and wine are even more similar than you might expect. So w…
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Innovating at London Coffee Festival

6 April 2016
The coffee’s roasted, the van’s loaded and we’re on the road to this year’s London Coffee Festival! Over the four days we’ve got some pretty special guests including Master Sommelier Ron…
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A Unique Wine & Coffee Experience at This Year's Festival

4 April 2016
We’ve joined forces with Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn to host an immersive wine and coffee experience at this year’s London Coffee Festival. In our specially created Grand Crü Lounge, Ronan…
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Celebrate our new Grand Crü at exclusive wine and coffee pairing experience

30 March 2016
We’re excited that Master Sommelier, Ronan Sayburn will be part of our team at this year’s London Coffee Festival. Ronan will be joining us to launch a new Grand Crü coffee and host exclus…
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Busting myths at London Coffee Festival

23 March 2016
Our Head of Coffee Excellence, Gareth Davies, will be busting the myths of coffee with hands-on micro training sessions at this year’s London Coffee Festival. The ten minute, mini masterclasses wi…
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Northern Restaurant & Bar - A Must Attend Event

20 March 2016
With this year’s show attracting more than 7,000 hospitality professionals and featuring 50 live demos, Northern Restaurant and Bar is a must attend event. If you missed anything, or weren’t abl…
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Adapt to survive

14 March 2016
March is here and so is Price Watch - the monthly report where we hit the pavements and compare the hot drink prices on the high street. Phil Smith, head of category and insight, UCC Cof…
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Peru trip part 2: Fairtrade support for families

10 March 2016
Fairtrade supports the development of farming and worker communities so they have more control over their future. We’re now well into the second week of Fairtrade Fortnight (29 Feb-13 March). …
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Peru trip part 1: Building roads to coffee farms

9 March 2016
With Fairtrade Fortnight underway, it’s a good time to share with you some highlights of our trip to Peru. Being there was a great way to see first-hand how Fairtrade helps coffee growing communit…
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