Latest News from The Coffee Bean Company

We've gone Nuts!

Now supplying FREE On-loan Nut Dispensers

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Schaerer Coffee Prime

A NEW Fresh milk, bean-to-cup machine has arrived…

This compact, eco-friendly, fresh-milk system is ideal for use in busy locations such as offices, cafés, educational sites, hotel lounges and many more business locations. 

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Meet Van Bean…

Team Bean has grown - we have a brand new delivery van. Big and fast, Van Bean is the latest addition to our existing fleet, whizzing around the South Coast delivering Beans & Machines to our fast-growing band of customers.

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“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

Mae West knew what she was talking about - which is why we continue to expand our wonderful, own-brand range of coffee beans, all freshly roasted!

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The Coffee Bean Company's Triple Certified Coffee: good for you, the planet and farmers!

Committed to providing the best, freshly roasted coffee, we are now supplying our own-brand coffee beans, fully approved by three top conservation-conscious organisations: the Rainforest Alliance, Organic Soil Federation and the Fairtrade Association.

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Christmas & New Year Deliveries 2015

Please call 023 8081 2194 to place your Xmas order

For pre-christmas delivery, last orders to be placed by Friday 18th December

Although we are open Monday 21st to Thursday 24th December
We are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

We re-open on Tuesday 29th December, for deliveries on Wed 30th & Thurs 31st December
Open for business as usual on Monday 4th January

Merry Christmas from us all!

To keep your coffee express on track…
…We offer a comprehensive service of your espresso machine

Obviously, regular maintenance minimises downtime; but, should your system go slow, we can have it up and running again in no time. Either way, we make sure the coffee you serve stays first class.

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Supporting Southampton Boat Show 2015

Once again The Coffee Bean Company is helping to keep 1000s of visitors, boaters and traders refreshed at this year's PSP Southampton Boat Show, 11 – 20 September.

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Big thanks from tanks!

If you've had a coffee in the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, chances are it was supplied by us – a service that has not gone unnoticed by the Catering Manager, Anton Goodwin

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Another delighted customer...

When it comes to keeping guests refreshed in the 4 Star Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin in Southampton, The Coffee Bean Company has a firm fan.

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Best In The UK! Team Bean Wins Top Award At Douwe Egberts Annual Distributor Conference

How delighted are we to win a prestigious accolade in the Douwe Egberts Annual Distributor Conference, held on Wednesday 25th February 2015 in the 4-star Hotel Oriental in Portimão, on Portugal's Algarve coast.

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Join us at the Hotel & Catering Show 2015

It seems we've become a regular fixture at the annual Hotel & Catering Show held in the Bournemouth International Centre, so why not stop by Stand L42 and share a coffee with us?

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New Talent Keeps The Coffee Flowing

Introducing the latest addition to our team of engineers – Gavin Bancroft, a dab hand at keeping coffee systems up and running.

There’s nothing Gavin doesn't know about the workings of every coffee machine under The Coffee Bean Company roof. Hard at work helping us maintain our high standard of service to all our clients, Gavin is already proving to be an asset to the company.

Welcome to Team Bean, Gavin. Keep that coffee flowing!

Christmas & New Year Deliveries 2014

Merry Christmas from us all!

We will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
For pre-christmas delivery, last orders to be placed by Friday 19th December
Although we are open Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th December

We re-open on Monday 29th December, for delivery Tues. 30th & Wed. 31st December.
We will open for business as usual on Friday 2nd January
Please call 023 8081 2194 to place your order

Monin Syrups

Monin Syrups

Monin Syrups

How to delight your hot-cuppa customers...

Sweet. Perfectly formed. A bite-sized surprise. There it sits, being given the side-eye by the drinker of your hot cup of coffee.

Who can resist a saucer biscuit? A flourish that makes the coffee experience so much sweeter.

  Ring the changes:

  • Amaretti - morsels of almondy crunchiness
  • Biscotti - nibbles of almond of choc-chip twice-baked crispness
  • Cappucino wafers - titbits of coffee-flavoured comfort
  • Hazelnut wafers - nuggets of nut-flavoured goodness

Free samples available. Why not try some?

Monin Syrups

Monin syrups – for when more than coffee is called for…

Sometimes people fancy something different. Something sweet to titillate their coffee-loving tastebuds…

A swirl of Monin flavoured syrup usually does the trick!

Call us to discuss your coffee customers’ sweet-tooth requirements – we have a Monin syrup to satisfy everyone!

Birchall - Great Rift Decaf Tea

Helping you cater for decaf drinkers…

More and more people are asking for decaffeinated hot drinks, so as soon as Birchall introduced the new Great Rift Decaf tea to its stellar range, we made sure we could offer it to you.

Bright, delicious and bursting with flavour, Great Rift Decaf is Birchall’s first decaffeinated product and has been developed following extensive research by its tea experts in London.

It scooped top honours for decaffeinated tea at this year’s Great Taste Awards. It is also certified by the Rainforest Alliance and sourced entirely from tea estates across East Africa and the Great Rift Valley.

Available in a variety of formats, Birchall’s Great Rift Decaf appeals to palates that prefer a caffeine-free cuppa, but at no cost to quality.

Why not try some?

Coffee comes to life in this explosive music video from Sanremo UK

Great Taste Award 2014

Birchall - A family tradition since 1872

Proud suppliers of Award-winning Tea!

As regional suppliers of high quality Birchall Tea, we are delighted that this specialist tea company has won 10 awards at the 2014 Great Taste Awards – the Oscars for the speciality food and drink industry.

This is just the latest Great Taste Award success for Birchall Tea, which has now won in every tea category since 2011!

Ten of the British tea company’s products were selected as winners, from five different award categories, including the blended tea, green tea and herbal infusion classes.

Now into its 21st year, the Great Taste Awards is the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme and is organised by the Guild of Fine Food. The winners are selected by the ultimate food and drink jury – 205 expert specialists, including top chefs, restaurateurs, food critics and fine food retailers.

Birchall Tea is a fifth generation, family-owned tea company based in London, specialising in single estate and blended black teas from East Africa, in addition to fruit and herbal tea blends. Birchall owns the Pfunda Tea Estate in Rwanda and is the only independent UK tea company to handle teas from point-of-origin all the way through to point-of-sale. Since 2011, Birchall has won 24 gold star awards at The Guild of Fine Food's Great Taste Awards.

All the proof you need that you get the very best products from The Coffee Bean Company.

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Sole suppliers to Southampton University

We have just become the sole supplier of hot drinks systems and supplies for Southampton University, a world-class academic establishment with intensive research facilities.

With c. 23,000 students, 5,000 staff, and frequent conferences and banquets to cater for, the University has an on-demand, year-round requirement for top quality refreshment.

To help meet this demand, we have installed a range of Douwe Egberts high volume systems throughout the extensive site, including Block B on the Boldrewood Campus – a brand new building dedicated to staff from the University's Faculty of Engineering and the Environment.

Think about it – a Coffee Company you can count on...

Delivering a new coffee concept at Cloister's Café, Chichester Cathedral

We are delighted to support Chichester Cathedral with all their hot beverage and refreshment requirements at Cloisters Café, located in a beautiful walled garden in the grounds.

To help revitalise 1000s of visitors, we have installed two high volume Cafitesse systems, complete with branding, and a steady supply of tea, coffee and chocolate – just the accompaniment to the tempting homemade dishes, sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

The Cathedral also hosts conferences and banquets, so our systems have to deliver top quality refreshment on demand, all year round.

Visit this 900-year-old, Norman-Gothic Cathedral with a 277' spire, treasures and artworks, five pipe organs, a choir, nesting Peregrine Falcons – and enjoy a Coffee Bean Company cuppa in the Cloisters Café.

And ponder on what we could do for you...

Cracking the Coffee Bean...

A must-see video for all things coffee, tea and chocolate for the South coast hotel and catering industry.

Let Director, Rob Woodward, walk and talk you through The Coffee Bean Company – its hot drinks systems, ingredients, accessories and complete in- house maintenance capability – not to mention its Barista training courses for that authentic Italian coffee experience.

"Why not visit The Coffee Bean Company showroom and see us in action – all geared to keep your hospitality flowing. We look forward to meeting you!"

Ciao bella! La Cimbali M1 – our NEW fresh milk bean-to-cup machine

The name says it all – La Cimbali M1 is a superautomatic bean-to-cup machine that uses fresh coffee beans and milk to deliver a first-class coffee experience every time.

La Cimbali M1 makes all coffee types, from espresso through to latte and cappuccino, using fresh, temptingly visible beans combined with fresh milk.

The quality of the beverages is guaranteed by La Cimbali's renowned expertise in espresso extraction and by innovative milk frothing devices such as the Turbosteam and the MilkPS – a steam wand that simultaneously delivers steam and air, allowing hands-free heating or frothing of large amounts of milk without manual intervention.

For added reassurance, La Cimbali is the largest commercial coffee manufacturer in the world with a reputation for top quality and innovation, so you know you're getting a thoroughbred coffee system.

Oh, and La Cimbali M1 is great for tight-squeeze situations, too. At just 350mm wide it fits where bigger systems can't, with no compromise on speed, performance or cuppa!

Try La Cimbali M1 for yourself – contact us for further details and/or a FREE demonstration. Fresh milk guaranteed!

First choice for Red Funnel refit

Once again, Red Funnel has chosen The Coffee Bean Company to supply, install and maintain new Cafitesse Excellence systems in its MV Red Falcon passenger vehicle ferry, currently undergoing a £2 million refurbishment to complete by Easter 2014.

The ship's interior design and facilities are being brought bang up to date to set the standard for cross-Solent travel. With passenger internal seating up by 55%, the high volume Cafitesse Excellence systems will help meet the expanding refreshment needs of the ferry's users.

Cafitesse Excellence also sets a new standard – in roast and ground coffee quality. A combination of a superior dark roast and ground coffee with a sleek, capable, hassle-free machine, Cafitesse Excellence allows you to serve more customers with a full range of speciality drinks any time of the day.

Beautiful in design and excellent in performance, Cafitesse Excellence coffee machines deliver the very best in self-serve coffee and enhance the overall experience for the consumer:

  • High performing and energy efficient
  • Stylish, contemporary design
  • Minimum cleaning time (under 2 minutes/week)
  • Capacity to meet peak demands (up to 600 drinks per hour)
  • Simple, interactive, ease of use

Contact us for further information.

NEW Sanremo ZOE Compact espresso machine

Hot off the espresso – our NEW Sanremo ZOE Compact system brings quality espresso coffee to tight-squeeze locations in bars, pubs or restaurants.

A modest footprint of just 53cm allows it to fit where bigger systems can't. Available in a range of zingy colours, the Sanremo ZOE Compact is modern, elegant, and offers exceptional value.

If you need espresso coffee in a squeeze, then contact us for a free demonstration and / or further information.

Coffee's on us at the Hotel & Catering Show 2014

Once again, The Coffee Bean Company is exhibiting at the Hotel & Catering Show at the Bournemouth International Centre from 11 – 12 March.

We are showcasing several coffee machine systems – from the Sielaff Piacere bean to cup machine and the Cafitesse 400 machine to the new Sanremo ZOE Compact espresso machine – modern, elegant, exceptional value, and, at 53cm wide, perfect for tight spaces in bars, pubs and restaurants.

The Show is a top hospitality event for solutions sourcing, skills sharing and business networking – uniting people, products and possibilities under one roof.

Check out the website for the full programme of events.

For your free taste of the best coffee and systems in the South, stop by Stand L20 in the Windsor Hall.

Christmas & New Year Deliveries 2013

Merry Christmas from us all!

We will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Friday 27th December & New Year's Day.

For guaranteed pre-christmas delivery, last orders to be placed by Friday 20th December.

We re-open on Monday 30th December, for delivery Tuesday 31st December.

We will open for business as usual on Thursday 2nd January.

Please call 023 8081 2194 to place your order.

Join the Ower Blend coffee club…

Why not join the exclusive Ower Blend coffee club and treat your customers to our signature coffee?

Ower Blend is a bespoke brand of coffee beans exclusive to The Coffee Bean Company – and available to our customers only.

Named after our base in Ower, on the edge of the New Forest, Ower Blend is a sumptuous mixture of full-roasted South American and African Arabicas and Indian Robusta.

Join the Ower Blend coffee club – for our customers only!

New bean on the block!

We are delighted to introduce our new coffee machine engineer, Kevin Adamson.

With over 30 years' experience in keeping coffee flowing, Kevin's commitment will help ensure we maintain the high service standards on which The Coffee Bean Company is built.

Welcome onboard, Kevin – we're confident our customers will benefit from your first class engineering skills!

Southampton Boat Show 2013 – a refreshing habit!

Once again The Coffee Bean Company is delighted to support the official hospitality caterer, Wise Catering, at Britain's best loved, on-water extravaganza – the PSP Southampton Boat Show, 13 – 22 September.

We are supplying a Sanremo Capri Espresso machine, three Cafitesse 400 high volume systems and Piazza D'Oro coffee beans to help refresh the 1000s of visitors, boaters and traders that flock to this major maritime event held at Mayflower Park on Southampton Water.

That's 10 days of top quality refreshment for the third year running – a habit that spells total satisfaction with our services.

American-style Cookies – the perfect coffee partner

How could we resist adding these big, chewy American-style cookies to our ever-growing list of irresistible nibbles geared to keep your clientele coming back for more?

Hot from the ovens of Artisan Biscuits in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, they are the perfect partner to a steamingly aromatic cup of coffee – or tea, chocolate or cold drink for that matter. Or maybe on their own…

American in style only, the cookies are made from 100% natural ingredients using only finest British butter and flour. Available in eight varieties they are baked using the bronze rollers and biscuit-moulding method that the bakery has used for decades.

Why not risk it to get the biscuit? All you have to do is ask us…

Check out the new N&W KREA – the 1st tabletop coffee system to be equipped with a Z4000 brewer

Big on style and performance, the new N&W KREA is ideal for hotels, board rooms and self-service areas.

The first tabletop model with a Z4000 brewer, it delivers a 10-beverage range including café au lait, double espresso and decaffeinated coffee, prepared from fresh beans and combined with soluble products. The coffee beans are visible in the hopper, and quality remains consistent cup after cup – beverages are delivered in just a few seconds at the ideal temperature.

Key features include:

  • lightweight at only 41kg
  • chrome-plated / matt brushed aluminium design
  • LED-lit selection area
  • stainless steel cup support

Optional features: LED lighting in the cup station. Cup sensor.

Take the N&W KREA for a test run – contact 023 8081 2194 now!

On show at the IOW Business 2 Business Expo

The Coffee Bean Company is now a member of the Isle Of Wight Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and will be attending their Isle of Wight Business 2 Business Expo 2013 - 4-5 June, 10am - 4pm, Cowes Yacht Haven.

We will be there supporting the Island's hotel and catering industry, complete with coffee machines, coffee products and even the occasional cup of tea!

Come and see us on Stand 7 - it's FREE!

The Isle of Wight Business 2 Business Expo 2013 is aimed at island business and tourism and is open to trade members and the general public. It's your chance to meet the Chamber team and a whole host of organisations that can help your business grow.

Claiming new territory for Douwe Egberts Cafitesse coffee system

Now for the first time the Douwe Cafitesse Coffee System is available to the hotel industry on the Isle of Wight.

The Cafitesse Coffee system is a unique solution that is designed around the hotel sector, which offers a real alternative to back of house bulk brew coffee, ideal for breakfast, conferences and functions, or where you require bulk coffee fast.

  • Roast & ground quality
  • A branded coffee – Douwe Egberts
  • Speed of service (coffee dispensed in 4 seconds and a 3 pint pot in 45 seconds)
  • No wastage of product unlike bulk brew systems
  • Freshly brewed coffee every time (brewed on demand)
  • Each machine takes a 2 litre box of roast & ground concentrated coffee, which will dispense approx 360 cups of coffee (depending on the cup size)

We have an engineer based on the island, so all machine installations, service and repairs are covered by our local engineer.

To arrange for your free machine trial, along with free product please call Robin Woodward on 07740 768817.

Hotel & Catering Show 2013 – bigger and better than ever!

For the third year running, The Coffee Bean Company is exhibiting at the acclaimed Hotel & Catering Show at the Bournemouth International Centre from 5 – 6 March.

And what a year it's been, with business booming, a move to brand new premises, and a growing sales force.

So do come along and help us celebrate. We shall be there, contributing to the general coffee hum, complete with systems, products and demonstrations, including the barista theatre of a traditional Italian coffee machine.

This year's Hotel & Catering Show is in its 57th year and under new management. It has also undergone a dynamic makeover making it an even greater draw to the region's hospitality sector.

Complementing the exhibitors will be live demonstrations and seminars – an interactive environment alive with enthusiasm and variety. Check out the website for the full programme of events:

Meanwhile, hope to see you there – you'll find us on Stand H4 in the Windsor Hall.

Christmas & New Year Deliveries

Merry Christmas from us all!

We will be closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day & New Years Day

Last orders to be placed by Friday 21st December, for delivery Monday 24th December

We re-open on Thursday 27th December
Last orders to be placed by Friday 28th, for delivery Monday 31st December

We will open again on Wednesday 2nd January

Please call 023 8081 2194 to place your order.

The Coffee Bean Company moves premises…

The Coffee Bean Company moves premises…

The Coffee Bean Company moves premises…

Now located at the entrance to Paulton's Park, the Coffee Bean Company has moved into their new premises at Mortimer's House on Mortimer's Industrial Estate, Ower, Romsey, near Southampton. The recent move marks three successful years of growth, which has taken them to be one of the leading regional coffee suppliers on the South Coast.

The new premises has a modern and contemporary showroom that allows customers to see the range of coffee machines on display, as well as taste the different blends of coffee and tea available.

The Managing Director of Douwe Egberts UK, France and Spain, Russell Bailey, was guest of honour at a champagne opening to celebrate The Coffee Bean Company's relocation to brand new premises. In cutting the ribbon, Russell congratulated the whole team on their achievements so far and looked forward to their continuous growth and development.

Keen to keep business booming The Coffee Bean Company has strengthened their sales force with the addition of New Business Manager, Jodie Scammell, whose acumen and experience will help the business accelerate growth in key focused areas.

The Coffee Bean Company was built on a sound business background to supply the South Coast's hotel and catering market with coffee machines, product supply and technical support, as well as barista training. Building on a core customer base in the hospitality industry, the business has developed extensively throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. Their brand new bigger premises and increased sales team allows them to focus more than ever on their customers' needs and requirements.

Guests included representatives from key suppliers such as Coffetek, Sanremo, Imporient Tea and Huhtamaki. With the ribbon cut and champagne flowing, everyone toasted The Coffee Bean Company's future.

Havant you been to the new plaza café?

Havant you been to the new plaza café?

Havant you been to the new plaza café?

A new café has opened at Havant's £13 million revamped civic offices, after the council's 33 year old café closed last year. It was agreed to advertise the lease for the café to allow any successful bidder to open the café as a commercial venture. The bid was successfully won by Wise Catering, who are based in Southampton, who then chose The Coffee Bean Company to supply them with top quality coffee, hot chocolate and an impressive Sanremo Verona 3 group coffee machine.

The new civic offices employ over 700 people on site with an estimated 1000 people per month who will use the café, which is also open to the public.

With an investment of over 50k of new catering equipment, the new café offers everything from great coffee to Paninis and much more… so why Havant you been there yet?

Written by Josh Bishop (Work Experience Student)

The NEW Vitro B2C machine has arrived…

The NEW Vitro B2C machine has arrived…

Superb taste, quality and a big ‘3 canister’ bean-to-cup capability, the Vitro B2C is a hot drinks system that combines fresh coffee straight from the bean together with chocolate and milk.

Hot from Coffetek – market leaders for over 30 years – it combines top quality design and proven robust technology. Finished in smoked glass and chrome, the Vitro B2C not only looks good but also delivers a complete hot beverage solution using the most advanced control technology and 3 canister capability to keep everyone refreshed:

  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Black Coffee
  • Cafe Latte
  • Cafe Au Lait
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolatte
  • Cafe Mocha
  • Latte Machiatto
  • Hot Water
  • Go-Large option provides two cup levels
For the eco-aware, the Vitro B2C offers the following green credentials:
  • compliance with the latest environmental legislation
  • independently tested to the EVA-EMP standard
  • consumes just 86 watt hours/hour
  • advanced power saving options – economy mode/shut down
  • LED Lighting
  • paperless brewing system
  • 90% of components recyclable at end of life

Our finest coffee blend: Piazza D'Oro Espresso

Our finest coffee blend: Piazza D'Oro Espresso

See what the power of authentic Italian coffee can do for your organisation.

Give your business a boost with an authentic Italian coffee experience by offering Piazza d'Oro to your customers and guests.

The subtle, sweet sensation on the nose translates into a smooth, balanced, creamy espresso with notes of chocolate on the tongue. With milk, it becomes a delicious caramel, almost butterscotch-flavoured, cappuccino and latte.

Piazza d'Oro is a high quality, 100% Arabica blend roasted in accordance with traditional Italian recipes to bring out the full characteristics of the coffee bean – distinctive, elegant, warm and stylish.

To strengthen your coffee service even further, we offer…

  • FREE Piazza d' Oro Cappuccino cups + saucers
  • FREE Piazza d' Oro Espresso cups + saucers
  • FREE Pavement sign
  • FREE Loyalty cards

Say 'Si' to our Piazza d'Oro package – help maximise your potential.

Coffee Bean teams up with BAHA

Coffee Bean teams up with BAHA

The Coffee Bean Company has consolidated its arrival as a major provider of quality hot beverage systems and supplies to the Bournemouth Hotel industry by joining Bournemouth Accommodation and Hotel Association (BAHA).

BAHA supports the entire hospitality industry within a 50-mile radius of Bournemouth with a powerful range of services and resources that ensures it remains a powerful force within commerce and industry.

The association meets on a monthly basis to share relevant information which may affect the tourism industry whilst maintaining and enhancing the reputation of local accommodation providers.

It represents the sector at town meetings which relate to major projects, consultations and initiatives in the area, and works very closely with Bournemouth Tourism and Bournemouth Council as well as sitting on the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board.

BAHA membership – a better service for our customers…

Hot from Sanremo – two new espresso machines

Hot from Sanremo – two new espresso machines

Committed to supplying only the very best coffee systems, we now offer two new Sanremo models to our growing range of top quality espresso coffee machines.

Both models excel in a professional environment, delivering premium coffee – also supplied by The Coffee Bean Company.

  • The Torino is a larger system with a boiler capacity of 12-19 litres
  • The Zoe offers a 10 litre boiler capacity
  • Both models are available in three colourways

Designed in-house by a bespoke team of professionals, the unique systems complement the most individual surroundings.

If you want the hottest espresso systems to help your business function at peak performance, call our hot coffeeline for further details: 023 8081 2194.

Hot from Sanremo – two new espresso machines

See Team Bean at the Hotel & Catering Show 2012

See Team Bean at the Hotel & Catering Show 2012

Don't miss The Coffee Bean Company in action at this year's Hotel & Catering Show – the No.1 South coast hospitality trade fair held annually in the Bournemouth International Centre, 13 – 14 March.

See what's new at The Coffee Bean Company – the latest systems, supplies and services – all designed to help keep your organisation functioning at peak performance.

To be opened by one of the world's most innovative and entrepreneurial hoteliers, Robin Hutson, this is the biggest trade show outside London so, if you are involved in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry, make sure you don't miss out.

Team Bean looks forward to meeting you!

Saving primates with hot coffee sales

Saving primates with hot coffee sales

Everyone will benefit from our quality drinks systems and supplies at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, a 65-acre sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, recovery and rehabilitation of over 240 endangered primates.

For every restorative cup of coffee sold, we donate 1 penny towards the primates, all casualties of illegal smuggling, abuse and neglect.

With 1000s of visitors, that's 100s of pounds raised towards the Centre's success.

By installing our 12-strong suite of high-performance hot drinks systems, stocked with the very best ingredients, we are supporting Monkey World in saving its simian community, educating its visitors, and helping to stop a barbaric practice.

How refreshing is that?

Sample our coffee – and help save our primates: visit Monkey World – or contact us direct on 023 8081 2194.

Christmas Delivery Dates

Christmas Delivery Dates

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

We will be closed from Saturday 24th – Tuesday 27th December

Last orders to be placed by Thursday 22nd December, for delivery Friday 23rd December

We re-open on Wednesday 28th December

Please call 023 8081 2194 to place your order

Team Bean wins top coffee award


From 'new bean on the block' to 'best bean in the UK for growth' – and it only took two years. That's something to boast about for Hampshire-based coffee systems and supplies organisation, The Coffee Bean Company.

At Douwe Egberts 'Overall Growth Award 2010/11' in November, a delighted Robin Woodward, Business Development Manager for The Coffee Bean Company, accepted the award presented by Russell Bailey, Managing Director at Douwe Egberts.

The Award recognises a roasting performance in overall sales growth in percentage and value. Established in 2009, The Coffee Bean Company took just two years to become a leading South Coast supplier of Douwe Egberts' hot beverage systems and supplies.

Held at the Copthorne Millennium Hotel in Gatwick, London, Douwe Egberts distributors from throughout the UK gathered to support and celebrate the lucky winner's achievement, as Robin Woodward comments:

"The Award evening was the happy culmination of a lot of hard work. Despite a challenging economic climate, in record time we have managed to establish and grow our business to a nationally recognised level. Our business strategy obviously works which augurs well for sustained growth.

"Established in 1753, Douwe Egberts has a substantial head start on The Coffee Bean Company – but we're working on it!

"A big thank you to Douwe Egberts and well done to everyone involved – especially Team Bean."

Making the barista grade

Making the barista grade
 Making the barista grade
 Making the barista grade

Catering students from Eastleigh College are one step closer to gaining their BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality thanks to our training in the fine art of Italian barista coffee-making.

Held at our in-house Coffee School, the students gained hands-on experience in preparing and serving espresso-based coffee drinks on a commercial espresso machine.

They have to get it right first time or the coffee can be bitter and without its signature foamed milk crown – the blank canvas for coffee art for those with the flair.

The students covered all aspects of this process from operating the machine, setting the grinder and tamping through to extraction times, water temperature and milk frothing.

Bellissimo barista coffee everyone – and good luck for the future!

Pouring through The Pyramids

Pouring through The Pyramids

The Coffee Bean Company has just signed a 3-year contract to supply a bean-to-cup coffee system, complete with all ingredients, at The Pyramids Centre in Portsmouth.

With free-form fun pools, wacky waves, water slides, soft play world, swimming, gym and fitness classes, beauty spa and function rooms, The Pyramids is Portsmouth's largest leisure and entertainment complex offering a huge range of fun, pampering and celebratory activities and facilities for everyone.

Sounds like thirsty work – so no wonder this top leisure venue has called on the help of the Coffee Bean Company to help keep its thousands of visitors energised.

Coffee ahoy at the PSP Southampton Boat Show – again!

Southampton Boat Show

For the second year running, The Coffee Bean Company is hot drinks supplier of choice for this year's PSP Southampton Boat Show, 16–25 September.

Our top of the range systems will support leading independent catering company, Wise Catering, by delivering quality coffee, tea and chocolate to families, boaters and traders at this biggest water-based boat show in Europe showcasing the latest in maritime excellence – from £multi-million yachts to all the products that promote world class sailing.

With other nautical attractions to enjoy such as the Oyster Festival, Sea Kitchen Theatre with Michelin-star chef, Shaun Rankin, and Authors Live, we will be keeping coffee cups full for nearly 90 hours. That takes some refreshing!

Anyone for coffee?…

…If you would like first class coffee support for your business or special event, contact Robin Woodward, Business Development Manager, on 023 8081 2194.

Coffee Bean goes to College…

Eastleigh College

The Coffee Bean Company will soon be helping 2nd year catering students at Eastleigh College attain their BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality.

How? By training them in the Italian art of barista coffeemaking – preparing and serving espresso-based coffee drinks on a commercial espresso machine.

Commencing in October 2011 at the Coffee Bean Company Coffee School in Chandler's Ford, Southampton, the students will learn all aspects of the barista coffee making skills, including:

  • Machine operation, maintenance and programming
  • Setting the grinder and tamping methods
  • Extraction times
  • Water temperature and quality
  • Milk frothing
  • Latte art

Robin Woodward, Business Development Manager for The Coffee Bean Company, comments: "We are delighted to invest in the future of students keen to develop management and supervisory careers in the fast-moving food and hospitality industry. By perfecting their barista skills, not only will they be able to deliver professional coffeemaking wherever they work, they will be maintaining a traditional Italian skill dating back to 1905."

Interested in delivering professional barista coffee? For details of our hands-on training, contact Robin Woodward now on 023 8081 2194.

Introducing Imporient – 'an outstanding tea of unparalleled quality'

 An outstanding tea of unparalleled quality

For the enjoyment of your customers, The Coffee Bean Company has once again sourced an exceptional product.

Grown on the Pfunda Tea Estate, Kenya, in rich volcanic soil at an altitude of 2000 metres, Imporient is a main grade, black leaf tea made from the leaf only to guarantee a premium tea of exceptional brightness, colour and flavour.

In 2011, Pfunda became the first tea garden in Africa to earn Rainforest Alliance certification, so fans of Imporient can enjoy the added reassurance that their preferred cup of tea has been ethically sourced to exacting standards.

Backed by a tea-growing pedigree of 139 years, and ISO 9002 Accredited, Imporient guarantees a tea experience of the highest quality.

For your FREE sample of Imporient tea, contact Robin Woodward now on 023 8081 2194.

Encountering Excellence…

Douwe Egberts BG-100

If speed and quality are of the essence, then the sleek, new Cafitesse Excellence self-service system and coffee are guaranteed to delight and satisfy you and your customers.

The machine…
That's one cup of cappuccino in under 12 seconds and up to 600 cups of coffee an hour, making this model the fastest addition yet to our existing Cafitesse range of high volume, high quality machines that keep costs to a minimum.

Elegant in form and excellent in function, it is ideal for busy self-service environments such as meeting rooms, offices and breakout areas, cafés, restaurants and hotels – wherever hot, quality coffee must be delivered quickly and on demand!

The coffee…
To complement the system and to ensure the ultimate refreshment experience, Douwe Egberts developed a new coffee, also called Excellence: a dark roast-and-ground product, rich in flavour and aroma, and the optimum fuel for the machine and all its users.

The Cafitesse Excellence system and coffee will be available from Summer 2011, so why not book a taste drive now?

Contact Robin Woodward, Business Development Manager, on 023 8081 2194.

East meets West…

From the Ship Hotel to the East, to the Marsham Court Hotel to the West, The Coffee Bean Company's growing reputation is attracting more and more clients searching for a complete hot beverage capability to keep their customers satisfied.

Just two of the latest hotels and their customers waking up to great coffee:

The Marsham Court Hotel
The Marsham Court Hotel – an 87-bed, AA 3-star hotel set in a quiet, cliff-top location close to Bournemouth city centre. 

Supplied by The Coffee Bean Company:

Piazza D'Oro espresso beans: premium espresso blends, each slow-roasted in accordance with traditional Italian recipes. Full of character and distinctive, they offer the best in espresso for the discerning coffee-lover.

Cafitesse coffee: using only top quality beans, blended specifically for Cafitesse systems; ground, roasted and brewed before a special concentration process resulting in a delicious coffee providing up to 400 cups from a single 2 litre bag-in-box pack.

The Ship Hotel
The Ship Hotel – a 36-bed, 3-star, Grade II building and the only hotel located within the old city walls of the historic city of Chichester.

Supplied by The Coffee Bean Company:

Italia espresso beans: a southern Italian classic blended from 100% Arabica beans and medium roasted to a perfect balance between aroma, acid and complexity, producing a smooth, well-rounded espresso.

Both hotels have also opted for our in-room coffee sticks for convenient, satisfying refreshment.

That's a total of 6 stars and 123 beds separated by over 64 miles. With Salisbury also coming within our reach, it's safe to say that The Coffee Bean Company is fast covering the region's refreshment requirements.

Bringing coffee contentment to the Balmer Lawn Hotel

Douwe Egberts BG-100

Guests at top New Forest country hotel, the 4-Star Balmer Lawn Hotel, are enjoying the highest quality coffee courtesy of The Coffee Bean Company. 

Located on the leafy outskirts of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, the Balmer Lawn Hotel is a family-owned country house hotel set in beautiful surroundings. Blending old fashioned values with modern sophistication and style, it offers a range of leisure, wedding and conference facilities that require high volume, quality-on-demand refreshment. 

Renowned for delivering hot, tasty coffee quickly and efficiently, a suite of Cafitesse 400 coffee systems and Douwe Egberts' coffee is helping to keep guests content in this former hunting lodge with a reputation for comfort and courteous service.

Unlike traditional bulk brew systems, the Cafitesse system delivers consistent quality without wastage. Capable of brewing a large pot of coffee in 45 seconds, it is ideal for busy breakfast sessions and conferences where fast, reliable refreshment really matters.

We are also supplying the 54 bedrooms with Douwe Egberts One Cup instant coffee sticks – the perfect solution to country comfort and convenience. 

On show again – at the Hotel & Catering Show 2011

On show again – at the Hotel & Catering Show 2011

Douwe Egberts BG-100

Once again, The Coffee Bean Company is putting in a roasting appearance at this year's Hotel & Catering Show, the No.1 South coast hospitality trade fair held annually in the Bournemouth International Centre from 15 – 16 March.

We will be rubbing shoulders with our suppliers, Douwe Egberts, with a dedicated 'Coffee House' within their Coffee Village. What better way to find out what's new at The Coffee Bean Company where we will be showcasing our quality beverage systems, supplies and services, especially the latest additions to our growing range:

SanRemo Verona: a traditional, barista-style espresso machine
Sielaff Piacere: a stylish bean-to-cup system
Douwe Egberts NG-100: part of the 100 series of 'Next Generation' Cafitesse coffee dispensers, this model delivers coffee from one easy-to-use unit.

Officially opened by leading hotelier Andrew Stembridge, managing director of the AA red- star, Chewton Glen, this is the biggest trade show outside London. So, if you are involved in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry, make sure you don't miss out!

You can't miss us – just look for the Douwe Egberts Coffee Village in the Windsor Hall. We look forward to meeting you!

On show at the Hampshire Suppliers Exhibition 2011

On show at the Hampshire Suppliers Exhibition 2011

The Coffee Bean Company will be showcasing its hot drinks systems, supplies and services at the Hampshire Suppliers Exhibition held at the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel on Wednesday 19 January  from 11am – 3pm.

Sponsored by Business Southampton, this annual exhibition is aimed at regional food and beverage suppliers and local buyers and procurement teams from the cruise industry, hospitality industry and the public sector.

It is the ideal opportunity for you to meet the Coffee Bean Company, try out our machines and beverages, and discuss how we can meet your individual requirements in the morning 'Buyer & Supplier' workshop.

 Entrance is free, so come along and see us.

To book your place, please email [email protected], or call 023 8068 2520.

Increasing creature comforts at Lepe Beach Café

Increasing creature comforts at Lepe Beach Café
Increasing creature comforts at Lepe Beach Café

Following its stylish makeover, visitors to Lepe Beach Café in Lepe Country Park can relax in greater comfort, take in the coastal views, and savour a tasty snack complemented by a hot cup of coffee or chocolate courtesy of The Coffee Bean Company.

Surrounded by the New Forest National Park, Lepe is a popular venue offering a wealth of amenities including over a mile of beach, historic D-Day remains, wild flower meadows, assorted watersports, and children's play, picnic and barbecue areas – all made so much more enjoyable with a 'hot cup of quality'. At the push of a button, perfectly brewed Douwe Egberts coffee and chocolate is dispensed by Cafitesse 700 machines. Ideal for high dispense environments such as hotels, restaurants, conferences and cafes, the Cafitesse system is very busy helping Lepe Beach Café increase its creature comfort factor.

NEW – the many pleasures of a Piacere bean-to-cup coffee machine…
NEW – the many pleasures of a Piacere bean-to-cup coffee machine…

It's stylish and compact with a mirror-finished LED-lit exterior and is designed to tempt coffee-drinkers into a truly pleasurable coffee experience – it's the Piacere (Italian for 'pleasure') bean-to-cup coffee machine – the latest addition to The Coffee Bean Company's growing ranks of quality coffee machines.

Hot from top German coffee machine manufacturer, Sielaff, and backed by a 120-year pedigree, the Piacere dispenses coffee at up to 150 cups per hour and is ideal for busy outlets from bars and hotels to cafes and conference rooms.

With tea and chocolate functions also incorporated, the Piacere offers a range of features to enhance performance and user refreshment – including a cup warmer!

Crowning of a coffee king
Winner Alex Troy flanked by runners-up, Aneta Staszyk (l.), and Sandra Whatley (r.).
Crowning of a coffee king

Red Funnel employee, Alex Troy, has been crowned Red Funnel Barista 2010 after the RED Barista Championships 2010 final held in November at The Coffee Bean Company in Chandler's Ford, Southampton.

This annual event is part of the company's ongoing support of client and leading ferry company, Red Funnel. The Coffee Bean Company provides the quality hot beverage solutions for the Steam Coffee Company and ReFuel brands onboard Red Funnel's car ferries, including all three terminal buildings, serving Southampton and East Cowes.

Following round one held at Red Funnel earlier in the month, the best of their food and beverage employees showcased their barista coffee-making skills on a top quality San Remo traditional coffee-making machine.

Alex's top performance has won him a weekend break at St Pierre Park, a four-star hotel in St Peters Port, Guernsey. Runners-up, Sandra Whatley and Aneta Staszyk, also demonstrated admirable barista skills.

The Coffee Bean Company's Business Development Manager, Robin Woodward, explains the motivation behind the RED Barista Championships: "By challenging Red Funnel employees to a barista coffee-making competition, we set the standard for quality coffee prepared in the traditional fashion. The barista talent on display was impressive and augurs well for the future of Red Funnel's coffee-drinking customers. Well done, Alex, Sandra and Aneta!"

The Coffee Bean Company is a leading Douwe Egberts distributor and has established firm roots as a supplier of complete beverage solutions to thirsty organisations throughout the South.

Bringing Riviera coffee culture to Bournemouth hotel trio
Bringing Riviera coffee culture to Bournemouth hotel trio

Following massive investment and refurbishment, leading south coast hotel group, Oceana, has selected The Coffee Bean Company to deliver an upmarket coffee culture in three Bournemouth Riviera seafront hotels – The Suncliff, The Cliffeside, and The Cumberland, one of Europe's only freestanding Art Deco hotels.

The hotels are located side-by-side on the prestigious East Overcliff Drive. The Coffee Bean Company will provide a hot beverage service second to none throughout the hotels' bars, restaurants and function rooms. A number of high volume Cafitesse 400 machines, will deliver Douwe Egberts coffee, perfectly brewed in seconds.

Thanks to The Coffee Bean Company, all hotel guests are now guaranteed high quality refreshment to match their luxurious surroundings – in keeping with the Oceana group's upmarket Riviera coffee culture.

Cherry-picked by Bournemouth AFC!
Cherry-picked by AFC Bournemouth!

Bournemouth's Division One football club, The Cherries, has picked The Coffee Bean Company to supply all the coffee machines and product supplies to its Dean Court stadium in Kings Park, Bournemouth.

From kiosks ranged around the premises, a suite of top quality machines will deliver premium Kenco coffee and assorted hot beverages to help keep up to 11,000 supporters refreshed and cheering on The Cherries in this modern, all-seated and covered stadium.

Improving on perfection…
Improving on perfection…

Can you improve on perfection? Of course you can! By adding SanRemo espresso coffee machines to its existing range of professional hot beverage systems, The Coffee Bean Company is offering even more top quality choice and performance to current and potential new customers.

Renowned for their quality, SanRemo coffee machines are among the most well respected espresso machines on today's coffee scene. Designed and manufactured in Italy, the contemporary and traditional systems are easy to clean and maintain, and exhibit a perfect balance of taste, form and function, along with fine contemporary designs to fit beautifully into sophisticated surroundings.

Both The Coffee Bean Company and SanRemo are committed to meeting the highest standards by delivering top quality machines in a variety of styles, sizes, and shapes to suit a multitude of applications, from hotels and restaurants to pubs, clubs and conference centres.


Coffee on demand at Southampton Boat Show
Coffee on demand at Southampton Boat Show

Only the best coffee will do for the biggest water-based boat show in Europe – which is why Wise Catering has called upon The Coffee Bean Company to help it keep visitors and exhibitors refreshed at Southampton Boat Show from 10 – 19 September.

Over nine hectic days, a suite of Coffee Bean Company machines will be dispensing high quality coffee, tea and chocolate at this top international event in which boat builders, owners, chandlers and other sailing companies showcase their new products to the nautically minded.

With thousands of boat lovers to keep on the go, The Coffee Bean Company will be in its element helping Wise Catering maintain its 30-year reputation for providing professional, high quality catering to a diverse range of private and corporate clients.

Adventure Wonderland
Refreshing fun at Dorset family theme park

Having fun is thirsty work at Adventure Wonderland. With over 30 rides and attractions to experience, The Coffee Bean Company is helping to fuel the fun factor in this No. 1 family theme park located opposite Bournemouth International Airport in Hurn, Christchurch.

The Coffee Bean Company has recently installed fully automatic bean-to-cup coffee machines around the park that deliver quality coffee and hot chocolate. The coffee supplied is Kenco Sustainable Development Espresso Beans which are Rain Forest Alliance certified. So, as the children play and ride, Mum and Dad can relax and enjoy a cappuccino courtesy of The Coffee Bean Company.

Hot Coffee Co. energises Red Funnel ferries

Hot Coffee Co. energises Red Funnel ferries
Hot Coffee Co. energises Red Funnel ferries

Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries has chosen Hampshire-based The Coffee Bean Company to provide the quality hot beverage solutions for the Steam Coffee Company and ReFuel brands onboard their car ferries, including all three terminal buildings, serving Southampton and East Cowes. 

Providing a 24-hours-a-day, 364-days-a-year service, Red Funnel's three vehicle ferries, which operate from Southampton, cater for complete passenger comfort including the provision of a bar, hot and cold food, pastries, and a range of high quality beverages courtesy of The Coffee Bean Company.  

This leading regional supplier has installed Cafitesse 700 Coffee machines to deliver the very best beverages to satisfy the busiest of services and most discerning of tastes. With a top dispense rate of 600 to 1,000 cups per hour, the Cafitesse range offers speed, flexibility and ease-of-use, producing a whole host of fresh coffees, teas and chocolate. All drinks are perfectly brewed in seconds, time after time. As regional distributor for the world-leading coffee roaster Douwe Egberts, quality is assured. 

Warren Turvey, Head of Food & Beverage for Red Funnel, comments: "With our roots in the 1820s and a pedigree approaching 150 years, Red Funnel has the largest cross-Solent ferries and carries in excess of 3 million passengers per annum over 37,000 sailings, covering more than 450,000 miles. By helping to keep customers refreshed on three major ferries through our Steam Coffee Company and ReFuel brands, The Coffee Bean Company will help sustain and develop the first-class operation on which Red Funnel has built its reputation."

Coffee Bean Company at the Hotel & Catering ShowLocal Coffee Company a big hit at trade show

Hampshire-based The Coffee Bean Company has made a name for itself at the 2010 Bournemouth Hotel & Catering Show, showcasing its range of complete beverage solutions to 2,800 visitors and 200 fellow exhibitors within the catering, hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.

Hosted by the Bournemouth International Centre on 16 and 17 March, this is the largest catering show outside London and the only UK catering trade show on the South Coast – a recognised event for networking and sourcing new products and services.

Despite the ongoing tough trading conditions, it was declared 'a great success' by everyone involved, including Robin Woodward, Business Development Manager for The Coffee Bean Company, who has already converted one of over thirty leads generated by their stand.

"What a great opportunity to make an impact with exhibitors and major trade customers. Our stand attracted huge interest, generating hot leads with an eye-catching display of systems, products, supplies and support services, As regional distributor for world-leading coffee roaster, Douwe Egberts, we offer complete reassurance to all our customers that we can supply first class beverage solutions to satisfy their every requirement."

The Coffee Bean Company – live at top UK trade show

A force to be reckoned with in the coffee and hot beverage solutions business, Hampshire-based The Coffee Bean Company will be showcasing its wide range of beverage equipment, products/ingredients and services at the Bournemouth Hotel & Catering Show in March this year.

Hosted by the Bournemouth International Centre, this is the largest catering show outside London and the only UK catering trade show on the South Coast. Attracting hundreds of buyers throughout the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry, it is the perfect venue for The Coffee Bean Company to rub shoulders with other key suppliers and promote its outstanding beverage solutions to the hospitality industry.

According to Business Development Manager, Rob Woodward, buyers will not be disappointed: 
"As the regional distributor for world leading coffee roaster, Douwe Egberts, we are ideally qualified to stand alongside the best. This is a first-rate opportunity to exhibit our coffee and hot beverage solutions and their application to major trade customers on the South Coast. Add to this our increasing range of 100% sustainably sourced products, and we believe we have a solution and system for every pub, hotel and restaurant that wants to sell great coffee!"

Come and see us at the Bournemouth Hotel & Catering Show, 16 – 17 March 2010 – Stand Number E12, Solent Hall, BIC, Bournemouth.

Robin WoodwardGreen coffee? What an 'UTZ' idea!

There's no doubt about it. Green beans are gathering momentum in The Coffee Bean Company, the Hampshire-based provider of exceptional beverage solutions to thirsty businesses throughout the South.

The latest coffee bean to go green is Piazza D'Oro Forza, a premium Italian espresso brand, now offered with UTZ certification. UTZ being the Mayan word for good, this title means that the ecologically aware can now provide and appreciate this high quality coffee safe in the knowledge that it enjoys 'good origin': that it has been ethically and sustainably produced with a trackable trail from farm to cup.

This is the latest upgrade within the Douwe Egberts' product range and reflects the company's drive towards 100% sustainably produced coffee. As regional distributor for this world-leading coffee roaster, The Coffee Bean Company is accustomed to meeting the discerning and ever-changing demands of a wide variety of organisations.

According to Sales Manager, Rob Woodward, UTZ certification adds to a product's desirability: 
"This reassuring seal has delighted our greener customers with whom Piazza D'Oro Forza is already a firm favourite. Now they can offer this affordable, premium-quality espresso coffee with a clear conscience. We pride ourselves in providing and promoting UTZ beverage products wherever possible, and fully support Douwe Egberts in its ethical vision. This can only augur well for the future of sustainable farming, which has to be a very 'UTZ' idea indeed!"