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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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Coffee Toffee

Coffee Toffee

Coffee Toffee Recipe A delicious sweet treat, rich sticky toffee enhanced with intense notes of espresso, topped with chocolate and chopped nuts. This moreish coffee toffee is perfect for for serving alongside lattes and cappuccinos or just storing in a tin for those ‘sweet tooth’ moments. Ingredients 225g butter 115g light brown sugar 115g white sugar 1 ½ tsp molasses ¼ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp finely ground espresso powder 170g good quality dark chocolate 115g chopped hazelnuts ...
May 9, 2014
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rijo42's Cricket Star

rijo42’s Cricket Star

rijo42's Century Maker The youngest member of the rijo42 team is not only making his mark in our commercial coffee machines LAB, but also in the world of cricket, referred to as one of the game’s brightest young stars. A key member of our Service Team, 17-year-old Josh Bohannon spends his time at rijo42 HQ in the LAB, preparing and fine-tuning our commercial coffee machines ready for installation nationwide. Josh has been part of the rijo42 Service Team for just over a year, and in additio...
May 8, 2014
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rijo42 Goes Dutch

rijo42 Goes Dutch

rijo42 Coffee in the Netherlands We have been exporting our commercial coffee machines to other countries for quite some time now. The exceptional performance and reliability of our equipment makes it ideal for export, the simplicity of installation and ease of operation are a huge advantage when exporting to other countries. We’ve now also begun exporting our coffee beans and ingredients to other countries and as of last month, have an official distributor of rijo42 products in the Ne...
May 6, 2014
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rijo42 – As Seen On TV!

rijo42 – As Seen On TV!

rijo42 Commercial Coffee Machines on BBC & ITV Our commercial coffee machines have been making a few appearances on television of late. Over the last few months, several rijo42 customers have been featured in various prime time programmes on the BBC, ITV and Sky Sports News, and we were incredibly pleased to see our coffee machines and promotional material making appearances on these shows. In September 2013, we appeared on BBC2’s, Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets, which featured our cus...
April 28, 2014
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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Homemade Easter Eggs with Mocha Truffles Making Easter Eggs at home is easier than you may think. Homemade gifts always add that extra special personal touch that can’t be bought in the shops. This recipe is the perfect Easter treat for any coffee lover, a rich dark chocolate egg hiding delicious homemade mocha truffles at its core. The Coffee & Chocolate truffles can be made in advance to save time, for recipe please click here. Ingredients For the Egg 200g high quality dark chocolate,...
April 18, 2014
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Keep Cool This Summer

Keep Cool This Summer

rijo42 Cold Drinks Machines At rijo42, we’re not only the nation’s leading supplier of commercial coffee machines, we also supply a great range of cold drinks machines too. From slush and smoothie machines to can, bottle and even water machines, there’s a cold drinks machine in our collection for every application. Below is a small selection of our cold drinks equipment, ideal for maximising profits over the forthcoming summer months! The Ultimo As the name suggests, the Ultimo is the...
April 16, 2014
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Flavour of the Month

Flavour of the Month

Maximise Profits with rijo42 Flavoured Syrups Flavoured syrups are a great way to expand your drinks menu and increase profits whatever the weather. Our great range of syrups provide exceptional versatility as they are not only restricted to hot drinks. In addition to flavoured speciality coffees, our syrups can also be used for flavoured iced teas, frappes, milkshakes, smoothies and even cocktails. To prove how versatile they are, we will be running a Flavour of the Month feature for each of...
April 9, 2014
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Coffee

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee

10 Facts About Coffee You Possibly Didn't Know Many of us drink coffee on a daily basis but how much do you know about your favourite brew? Here are 10 things you possibly didn’t know about your beloved caffeine hit. The world’s first energy bar? It’s thought that sometime after the first millennium, Ethopians made energy balls from a combination of ground coffee beans and animal fats. The world’s two oldest recorded cats drank coffee every day! Crème Puff and Grandpa Rex All...
April 7, 2014
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Hone your Barista skills with rijo42®

Hone your Barista skills with rijo42®

 rijo42 Barista Training Course   As each day passes, we here in the UK are becoming more and more of a speciality coffee drinking nation. Visit any town or city centre and you are absolutely spoilt for choice with places to get your well earned, delicious caffeine fix. That said, as there is so much competition out there, rijo42 believe in assisting our clients with serving the best coffee possible, setting your establishment apart from the rest. Having amazing coffee and a fantast...
April 2, 2014
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Coffee Dessert Recipes | Cappuccino Eclairs

Coffee Dessert Recipes | Cappuccino Eclairs

Cappuccino Eclairs   A coffee inspired twist on the classic chocolate éclair. These Cappuccino éclairs will be a hit with any coffee lover and are the perfect treat to enjoy alongside an afternoon latte, cappuccino or hot chocolate. Any of our commercial coffee machines will make the perfect espresso for this recipe. Ingredients Pastry 3 free-range eggs 75g/2 ½ oz unsalted butter 100g/4oz plain flour 110ml/4fl oz water ½ tsp ground ginger Pinch salt Plain flour for dust...
March 31, 2014
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rijo42 Coffee at Invictus Games 2014

rijo42 Coffee at Invictus Games 2014

rijo42 Commercial Coffee Machines At Prince Harry's Invictus Games   Earlier this month Prince Harry announced that he was to launch an event called the Invictus Games later this year. Following the news that Britain’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan is due to cease, Prince Harry was instrumental in bringing an event he’d seen in Colorado named the Warrior Games, over to the UK. The Invictus Games is a Paralympic-style Championship for injured servicemen and women and w...
March 28, 2014
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rijo42 Raise Money For Sport Relief

rijo42 Staff Fundraise For Sport Relief We have always been strong supporters of charity at rijo42, we like to do our bit to help others and as such fundraise for many wonderful charities every year. Friday 21st March was no different, with it being the Sports Relief fundraising weekend we decided to hold our own little staff fundraiser at rijo42 HQ. We organised inter-departmental tournaments during breaks and lunchtimes in our staff games room. We had a Table Tennis Doubles Tournament, for...
March 24, 2014
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What’s New at rijo42

What’s New at rijo42

New for March We’re constantly evolving at rijo42, so we thought we’d keep you up to date on what’s new for March. New Commercial Coffee Machine Demonstration Kits Our Business Development Consultants were very happy at the beginning of this month when we presented them with their brand new shiny demonstration kits. We have demonstrated with the rijo42 Brasil for quite some time, and it’s served us incredibly well, however we have now upgraded to the Brasil RSD as our standard demo ...
March 20, 2014
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