Ian Boughton

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Lighten the load with batch-brew coffee and decaff tea

03 February 2023 by

It’s time to scale things back for 2023, with labour-light batch-brew coffee and high-quality tea without the caffeine. Ian Boughton reports

Products

Cleaning credentials will ensure guests of your clean regime

11 January 2023 by

Scrubbing away behind the scenes will no longer cut it. Guests want to know you're doing your bit with proper credentials

Swap your china tableware for melamine Products

Swap your china tableware for melamine

08 September 2022 by

Melamine is an increasingly popular alternative to china, with the advantage that it can be any[...]

It's nearly time for mochas and hot chocolates Products

It's nearly time for mochas and hot chocolates

02 September 2022 by

It’s time to start thinking about putting steaming mugs of hot chocolate and mochas on your[...]

Dawn chorus: wake up your breakfast beverages menu Food & Drink

Dawn chorus: wake up your breakfast beverages menu

12 August 2022 by

It’s time to rev up your morning menu with iced chai lattes, yogurt and fruit smoothies[...]

Top-tier coffee machines even master the flat white Products

Top-tier coffee machines even master the flat white

28 June 2022 by

The new super-automatic coffee machines promise everything a coffee drinker desires – even a superior flat[...]

Create a buzz with the story behind your coffee Products

Create a buzz with the story behind your coffee

29 April 2022

The average at-home coffee drinker is now a discerning amateur barista, so they need a special experience when paying for a cup. Ian Boughton looks at how the story behind the bean sells your brew

Spin the bottle: how to choose the right water for your tables Products

Spin the bottle: how to choose the right water for your tables

01 April 2022

Table water is already a profitable product – but it could do better. Ian Boughton discovers the secret to turning it into liquid gold

Fairtrade fortnight: How to make your mark Products

Fairtrade fortnight: How to make your mark

21 January 2022 by

How to brew up something to delight your customers Products

How to brew up something to delight your customers

17 September 2021 by

Fruity, herbal, spiced or even mixed with gin, alternative teas are causing a sensation in hotels[...]

Blend the rules: smoothies and infusions to start the day Products

Blend the rules: smoothies and infusions to start the day

06 August 2021 by

It’s time to think different and offer your breakfast guests a better beverage, whether that’s a[...]

Flour power: the latest luxurious pâtisserie and eye-catching viennoiserie Products

Flour power: the latest luxurious pâtisserie and eye-catching viennoiserie

02 July 2021 by

After months of home baking, consumers deserve a sweet treat that they haven’t cooked themselves –[...]

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