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Boost mid-afternoon energy levels

Even though we're a coffee company, at Rijo42 we still suffer from the occasional mid-afternoon energy slump. Here's how to boost energy levels and coast through the afternoon firing on all cylinders. Energy levels often drop after lunch, around the 3pm mark - you feel tired, possibly a little headachy and find it harder to concentrate. Most of us are at our most productive first thing in the morning, and as the day wears on it can become harder to tackle routine tasks.     ...
August 24, 2015
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Coffee for runners

// // With millions of Britons running regularly for health or fun, it's no wonder that there's so much interest in achieving the best performance. Even if you don't run competitively, it's always interesting to try and beat a personal best. Caffeine, once banned in top athletic circles, could give you just the extra bit of help you need. Caffeine has become a regular part of everyday life - there's a coffee shop on every street corner, and a wide range of blends and beans on every supermarke...
July 31, 2015
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Coffee and food – the ideal partners

Here at Rijo42, we really love our coffee. Think of all the vocabulary and mystique applied to wine, and we get a bit like that about coffee - every brand and blend is a little bit different, depending on the roast, growing area, type of bean, weather and a dozen other variables. While a cup of coffee is always a great idea on its own, pairing certain coffees with certain foods can help to complement the flavours and bring out the best in both of them. Breakfast - French toast French...
July 22, 2015
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Is office furniture made from coffee grounds the next big thing?

Britain may be traditionally a nation of tea drinkers, but these days we're having a sustained love affair with coffee, and produce more than 200,000 tonnes of used coffee grounds in London alone. While some of that is used for composting, much of it goes to waste. Now designer and recycling expert Adam Fairweather is addressing some of that coffee mountain by developing materials from the used grounds and using them to produce jewellery, furniture, and even - in a pleasingly circular way - cof...
June 30, 2015
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The Rijo42 guide to modern coffee

Struggling to tell your skinny lattes from your soy cappuccinos? We unravel the mystery of ordering a coffee, 2015-style. Skinny latte This one's easy - it's a regular latte made with skimmed milk instead of semi-skimmed or whole. Latte itself is a combination of espresso coffee and steamed milk, and using skimmed milk generally means the finished drink comes in at around a  third fewer calories. As an aside, did you know that the word 'latte' comes from the Italian 'caffè latte' or 'ca...
June 20, 2015
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Mark Davies goes to new lengths for charity

[caption id="attachment_2858" align="alignleft" width="300"] Before the off - Mark gets ready.[/caption] As many of you know, at rijo42 we're an approved charity partner of Macmillan Cancer Support. We have a huge admiration for the work Macmillan do, which involves supplying nurses, advice and support. In 2015, we've pledged to raise a minimum of £42,000 for the charity, which will fund a Macmillan nurse for 42 weeks, to provide expert care and invaluable support to individuals and famil...
May 27, 2015
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London company turn coffee grounds into fuel

At Rijo42, we're very aware of our ethical and environmental responsibilities, and so we particularly like hearing about new ideas to re-use waste products. That's why we were interested to hear about Bio-bean, a new company based in London who are turning used coffee grounds into fuel. The idea is the brainchild of Arthur Kay, who was an architecture student at when he hit upon the plan of turning some of London's 200,000 tonnes of used coffee grounds into something useful. His patented pr...
May 26, 2015
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The world’s most expensive coffee

Kopi luwak, or civet cofee, where beans pass through the digestive system of a civet cat, has been around for a long time.It's got a reputation for subtle, rich flavours not normally found in coffee, and the difficulty of harvesting it keeps the price high. Now, though, a small herd of elephants in Thailand is helping to produce coffee that may rival kopi luwak in price. Coffee brewers have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds developing the new flavour, which involves feeding the elephants ...
April 30, 2015
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Carl’s Coast to Coast Challenge for Macmillan

Last weekend an intrepid member of our Service Team completed a Coast to Coast bike ride to assist in raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Carl Liprott has been with the company for just over a year, a key member of our Service Team, Carl specialises in the expert installation of our commercial coffee machines. When we announced our corporate partnership with Macmillan back in January, Carl was more than happy to step up and volunteer for a sponsored challenge to assist us in exceede...
April 27, 2015
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Coffee around the world

[caption id="attachment_2839" align="alignleft" width="300"] Australian flat white coffee[/caption] In the UK, the most common way to drink coffee is filter coffee with milk, with either one sugar or no sugar added. We take a look at how other countries around the world enjoy their coffee. Australia - Australians drink a huge amount of coffee, and top of the list is the flat white. This is made by pouring a thin layer of steamed milk over a single or double shot of espresso, and is similar...
April 17, 2015
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Can coffee help cut the risk of heart attacks?

            Here at Rijo42, we're always keen to hear more about the health benefits of our favourite drink, coffee. Now, new research indicates that drinking a moderate amount a day can help to reduce clogged arteries, leading to a reduced risk of heart attacks. The study was carried out in Korea by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, and followed a group of more than 25,000 men and women who were aged on average around 41 a...
March 30, 2015
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Rijo42 takes to the water

[caption id="attachment_2813" align="alignleft" width="300"] This Rijo42 customer in Wales has their priorities right....[/caption] It's official - we're a nation of fishing enthusiasts. Research commissioned by the Environment Agency revealed that around 6.1 million people when freshwater or sea fishing in 2009 and 2010 - that's a staggering ten per cent of the UK population! The survey also revealed that fishing is being seen in a more positive light by the public, with increasing numbers o...
February 19, 2015
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Rijo42 team up with Macmillan Cancer Support

As many of our friends and customers will know, rijo42 have been fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support for many years. As of 2015, we're delighted to announce that the charity have made us an official, approved partner and we've pledged to raise £42,000 in 2015 for this fantastic cause. [caption id="attachment_2796" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our whole team are getting involved - here's the rijo42 dog, Saint Bernard Apache, showing off her T-shirt.[/caption] Cancer charities hav...
January 14, 2015
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Merry Christmas from Rijo42

We'd like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas. Here at Rijo42, we're certainly looking forward to 2015 and we hope you all have a healthy and prosperous year ahead of you. To keep you going over the Christmas break, here are a few trivia facts about coffee, everyone's favourite drink. In Turkey, it's tradition to serve the oldest person in the room with their coffee first. King Charles II banned coffee houses in 1675, as he thought they were meeting places for plotters ag...
December 18, 2014
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Coffee vs. tea – the health benefits and risks

  If the first thing you do when you wake up every morning is head for the kitchen and switch on the kettle, you're not alone. In the UK, we drink around 70 million cups of coffee a day, and 165 million cups of tea. But are our favourite drinks really doing us any good? We take a balanced look at the health benefits and risks of coffee versus tea. Coffee benefits Studies have shown that coffee can have some unexpected health benefits, such as helping to prevent type 2 diabetes, ...
November 21, 2014
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rijo42 support Macmillan Cancer in World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

rijo42 Help Raise £32k for Macmillan Cancer Support Here at rijo42, we always try and make sure that we practice what we preach. When we introduce new products and suppliers, they need to follow our environmental and Fairtrade practices, and in 2005, we set up Rijo Promises, our own registered charity, to help us give something back to our own UK community. Although our original aim was to raise £20,000 for Breast Cancer Care, we were humbled by the enthusiasm and support of our customers a...
October 22, 2014
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Beans still not up to speed

Beans still not up to speed

Over the past two decades, people's taste in coffee has increasingly shifted from instant varieties to fresh beans. Blends from around the world dominate high-street coffee shops and consumers expect more choice and heritage to their espresso based beverages, wishing to be immersed in the wonderful stories and exotic origins that enhance their drinking experience beyond its natural kick in energy. Yet surprisingly, instant coffee remains the most popular choice, at least on an international b...
July 25, 2014
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Stunning New Coffee Station

Stunning New Coffee Station

New: rijo42 Corian® Coffee Station Brand new to our range of commercial coffee machines and equipment this summer, comes our stunning new Corian® coffee station. This uber stylish self-service unit has been beautifully crafted with seamless aesthetics making it perfect for high-end applications including large offices, car showrooms, airport lounges, sporting venues and many more. Corian® is a material world renowned for reliability and performance, it boasts beauty, strength and pur...
July 14, 2014
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Summer Coffee Dessert

Summer Coffee Dessert

Dark Chocolate & Coffee Granita   A great recipe for summer barbeques, this delicious dark chocolate and coffee granita is simple to make which can be prepared in advance. It’s the perfect dessert to store in the freezer for those hot summer days and impromptu barbecues. Ingredients 235ml freshly brewed black coffee 150g granulated sugar 150g cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 85g good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped Preparation Method Add coffee, sugar and c...
July 11, 2014
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rijo42 Ethics

rijo42 Ethics

Ethical, Green & Fairtrade Products   rijo42 is a company with strong Green and Fairtrade ethics. When sourcing new suppliers and products for our range, green and ethical practices are of paramount importance. At rijo42, we offer a range of coffee beans including blends that are 100% Organic and Fairtrade. Our award-winning Tunki coffee is a 100% organic, 100% Arabica, single origin premium coffee, originating from the Peruvian Andes. Grown approximately 1700 metres above sea le...
June 23, 2014
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The Mona Latte?

The Mona Latte?

Famous Paintings Recreated Using Only Coffee We’ve looked at coffee art previously and are fascinated with the way beautiful works of art can be created using simply espresso and water. This feature in particular looks at how some of the worlds most famous paintings have been recreated using the worlds favourite hot drink, coffee. American artist and fellow coffee lover Karen Eland is one of our favourites, recreating some of the most famous paintings in history using only coffee, and brin...
June 19, 2014
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rijo42 To Support Bolton Hospice Fundraiser

rijo42 To Support Bolton Hospice Fundraiser

rijo42 Commercial Coffee Machines At Bolton Hospice’s Midnight Memory Walk   rijo42 has supported Bolton Hospice through donations and fundraising events for many years. We have both a professional and personal connection with the Hospice and therefore are only too happy to assist this wonderful charity with their fundraising endeavours. We are pleased to announce that rijo42 will be attending Bolton Hospice’s Midnight Memories Walk on Saturday 21st June 2014. This fundraising ev...
May 28, 2014
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£40k Profit Per Year From Coffee Sales

£40k Profit Per Year From Coffee Sales

rijo42 Customer Generates £40k From Coffee Sales   Coffee-to-go is a massive industry in the UK, and one, which continues to grow considerably year on year. This continued growth has witnessed an increasing number of retailers offering freshly ground take-away coffee, and reaping the rewards in terms of incredible profits. One rijo42 customer currently enjoying highly increased profits is a farm shop in East Sussex. Lambs Larder is highly aware of the fact that to generate exception...
May 21, 2014
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rijo42 Coffee At Bolton's First Vaping Cafe

rijo42 Coffee At Bolton’s First Vaping Cafe

rijo42 Coffee At Flavour Vapour Cafe Bolton Last week we installed a commercial coffee machine at Flavour Vapour in Bolton, the town's first e-cigarette cafe, and one of the first vaping cafes in the country. The popularity of e-cigarettes has been phenomenal over the last few years, with more and more smokers opting for vapour alternatives to improve health and save money. As such, the number of dedicated e-cigarette shops has risen dramatically in the UK. This has now been taken furthe...
May 19, 2014
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Cleaning A Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Cleaning A Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Cleaning Procedures For Bean To Cup Coffee Machines   Bean to Cup coffee machines can be an incredibly important asset to any coffee-serving establishment and therefore it's imperative they are cared for correctly. A coffee machine that experiences frequent breakdowns is a cost to your business and will ultimately damage your profits. Preventative maintenance is key to ensuring the smooth operation of your equipment and the best method of preventative maintenance is regular and thorough...
May 12, 2014
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