UCC Coffee UK & Ireland blog

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

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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UK Coffee Leader Summit: The Rise of Specialty Coffee

7 March 2016
The UK Coffee Leader Summit is one of the key events in the industry’s calendar. But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it, here’s a quick snapshot of the day. This year, we headed to the L…
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Casual Dining – dedicated to branded restaurant and pub sectors

5 March 2016
Casual Dining is dedicated to the branded restaurant and pub sectors. We were there with our team of coffee specialists giving visitors the chance to try our new single origin ThreeSixty˚ Zimbabwea…
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Is the UK’s drink selection reducing in size?

1 March 2016
It’s that time again. We’ve hit the high street for our monthly Price Watch, where we check out the latest changes on the hot beverage menus of popular retailers (Take a look at February’s price…
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Introducing our new look Lyons!

25 February 2016
Prompted by feedback from coffee consumers, we’ve kicked off the year with a vintage-inspired revamp of our Lyons brand. The newly refreshed coffee bag range contains 100% fresh roast and…
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Revealing our new Zimbabwean single origin coffee

19 February 2016
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new ThreeSixty˚ Zimbabwean Pezuru coffee for the out of home market. Our single origin coffee, which is the latest seasonal coffee in our advent…
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