We have had good news from Mondelez (the manufacturer of the Kenco In Cup range of products. Having delisted the Knorr soups that were available in the In Cup range of drinks early this year they will be reintroducing them in the autumn of 2013. We do not have an exact date yet but rest assured we will let you know via our News section when we do. Our understanding is that both chicken and vegetable soups will be available which is great news for those customers that have been missing a soup option in their coffee vending machine. For more information please call our office on 01494 785808.
We started supplying the Bravilor Esprecious bean to cup coffee machine 3 months ago and are delighted with the initial success. We have placed a number with customers and have heard nothing but positive reports about the system. In one case we trialled it against a bean to cup machine that used fresh milk and the customer still preferred the Esprecious (which uses a granulated milk).
The Esprecious brews the coffee under 9 bar of pressure to produce its espresso which creates a great base for all the coffee drinks. A wide range of speciality drinks can be produced including cappuccino, latte, espresso, Americano and hot chocolate. The machine is touch screen and can be back lit a wide variety of colours, both of which give the Esprecious a fantastically contemporary look, making it fit into even the most modern office space.
If you would like to arrange a demonstration or trial of this ground breaking coffee machine then please give Kenco Local Business Service a call. One of our experienced coffee consultants would be delighted to talk you through the features and benefits of this system.
If you buy tins of coffee for your office then why not improve the quality of the offering with Kenco Millicano Wholebean Instant coffee. We are excited to announce that we will now be stocking 500g tins of Millicano. This is in addition to the 750g tines of Kenco Really Smooth granules and the 500g tins of Kenco Decaffeinated granules that we already hold in stock. To compliment this range we also stock PG Tips tea bags. For more information on these products please give the office a call.
We have been a fan of the Astro hot drink vending machine for some time having placed a number of these with our customers. These machines are fully automatic, floor standing hot drinks machines that either use soluble coffee or whole beans depending on what was specified by our customers. In either case the machine will produce a very good coffee if set up correctly and we generally recommend that they dispense into a paper cup or even the customer’s own mug in order to maintain the high quality feel of the offer. However these machines have only ever dispensed 7oz or 9oz drinks. All that has changed in 2013.
We have just placed 2 Astro “Big Ones”. These are still Astro machines and still deliver the quality of drink that you would expect but will dispense a 12oz drink into a 12oz quality paper cup. As before the machine is available to use with either soluble coffee of whole beans. The 2 machines that we have placed use a soluble product, in this case Kenco Millicano. Kenco Millicano is generally considered to be the highest quality soluble coffee available in vending today and as such gives you a great coffee base for your cappuccino, latte or cafe au lait. We also brand the machine with Kenco Millicano decals as well as using a great quality (Millicano) branded paper cup. These factors combine to give the Astro a real quality drink offer akin to what you might expect to take away from a High Street coffee house.
The sites where we have placed these machines are the Olympic Park Visitor Centre and an upmarket Health Club in West London. In both cases they have been very well received with significant sales through the machines. In fact the response has been so positive that we are actively looking for more sites to place this equipment into.
For more information on how to get a hot drinks machine that dispenses high quality 12oz hot drinks in your place of work please give our office a call. One of sales team would be happy to visit you in order to go through the options available.
Kenco Local Business Service are pleased to announce that we are now supplying the new Rex Royal S200 high capacity bean to cup coffee machine. HGZ (the manufacturers) suggest that this piece of equipment is suitable for sites wishing to produce up to 250 coffees a day. The S200 will comfortably produce a 12oz cappuccino or latte as well as a fantastic espresso.
There are a variety of options available including an instant product canister for chocolate powder (to enable the machine to produce hot chocolate and mocha), a steam arm, a hot water spout and a second coffee grinder. Each drink is produced at the touch of a button and all of the cleaning and maintenance cycles require limited human interaction making the S200 very easy to live with even for a user without specialist knowledge of coffee equipment. On top of all of this the S200 looks fantastic!
This machine comes with a 12 month on-site warranty as standard. Cover is provided seven days per week, 52 weeks per year and even includes a preventative maintenance visit every six months to help to minimise potential problems. Also included is the delivery, installation and staff training. The service support that we can offer on this range is designed to be the best in the industry.
For more information about these machines or any other part of our range please call the office on 01494 785808. In the near future we will be publishing more comprehensive information about this range in the table top bean to cup section on our website.
With Christmas just around the corner there is often a rush to order supplies in before the holiday period starts. If you are wishing to receive your order before Christmas please make sure that you order before Thursday 20th December then you will receive your order by Monday 24th December at the latest. Any orders received after this date may well not be delivered until after the New Year.
The office will be open on the 27th, 28th and 31st December and we will be providing technical back up with our field technicians over this period as well. If you need any more information regarding our services over this period please call the office on 01494 785808.
As most of you will be aware the new 5p and 10p coins have been in circulation for some time now. Kenco Local Business Service have worked hard at updating the coin mechanisms on all of our contracted customers vending machines. If you have a snacks or coffee vending machine that needs updating in order to take the new coinage then please let us know and we will be happy to do this for you. We will even update coin mechanisms supplied with equipment from other suppliers. If you haven’t had these updates done then bear in mind that as time goes on it will have a bigger and bigger effect on the service provided by your system. More and more coins will simply not be accepted which will lead to change givers not being as full as they should be with coins for change, not too mention frustrated customers unable to use your vending machine because it won’t accept their perfectly legitimate coinage.
If you have an old coin mechanism on your machine then we can also offer a strip and clean which will help it work better and prolong it’s life.
For more information on how to upgrade the coin mechanism in your machine or to book a technician to do the job please give the office a call on 01494 785808.
There is big news afoot regarding our main product supplier, Kraft Foods.
On 2nd October 2012, Kraft Foods separated its North American grocery business from its global snacking business to create two new entities that will be independent of each other. The North American grocery business will be listed as Kraft Foods while the global snacking business will be listed as Mondelēz International. This is a significant change to Kraft’s global corporate structure but does not affect the products offered to customers in Europe. The new company will continue to supply you with all of the delicious products you currently receive from Kraft. In case you didn’t know (!)Mondelēz is a newly coined word that evokes the idea of “delicious world.” “Monde” derives from the Latin word for “world,” and “delez” is an expression of “delicious.”
If you have any questions about this or are concerned by how this will affect you and your supply of products please call the
Kenco Local Business Service is now supplying the Jura Ena 9 One Touch coffee machine. This is a small bean to cup system ideal for a domestic setting or even very small offices, reception areas and small meeting rooms. The Ena 9 is a small bean to cup coffee machine that will produce a cracking espresso or coffee as well as milk based drinks such as latte and cappuccino. On top of all of this it also looks fantastic and will compliment even the most modern and contemporary office setting.
Watch this space for more news on the new Jura range of equipment. We will be bringing you more and more of the range as well as updating this website. For more information on this and many other machines please call the office on 01494 785808.
Over the past few months there have been a number of products de-listed from the Kenco In Cup range. These include Knorr Chicken Soup, Knorr Tomato Soup and Kenco Costa Rican coffee. Sadly this has narrowed the range somewhat but we feel the In Cup system is still a very good option in many scenarios and still has a very good range or flavours available.
In addition the losses from the In Cup range have been counter-balanced by the additions to ranges in other areas such as Kenco Singles, 2GO and soluble vending coffee with the advent of the Millicano 10 x 300g product.
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