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Monday, 21 May 2012 10:39

New Coffee House offer for the exclusive Lensbury Club

The Lensbury Club introduced a new Bean to Cup coffee service to their discerning members this month with Hallmark installing a top of the range Coffetek Neva Duo, offering speciality coffees and fresh leaf tea. Matt Samouel (Lensbury’s Operations Manager) commented:   “As a private member’s facility, which targets family usage, we found ourselves with parents and grandparents often waiting around, normally chatting between themselves, whilst their children would take part in an activity. We wanted to provide them with the opportunity to enjoy a high quality coffee house style hot drink. We chose the Neva Duo coffee machine due…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 07:27

Hallmark launches New Coffee Machines at Kingston College

Hallmark launches New Coffee Machines at Kingston College On returning to college after their half term break, students & staff at Kingston College were delighted to find two new Caffe Praego coffee machines in their Deli KC refectory. Kingston College is home to over 7000 full & part time students, many of whom use the Deli KC daily. The new coffee machines serve high quality “coffee shop style drinks” throughout the day. Hallmark also launched ethically sourced & Fair Trade Imporient Tea, which was very well received by students & staff alike for its taste & flavour. Hallmark Vending have…
Thursday, 29 March 2012 07:25

Exciting New Community Projects agreed in Rwanda.

During Hallmarks’s trip to Rwanda, we have agreed to help fund a very exciting new project that has been set up by 60 Noel orphans as part of a new chicken rearing and egg production Co-operative. We have secured 10 hectares of land opposite our Pfunda Tea partner’s factory and work has started on securing a fence line and building the chicken houses. This will be a sound investment as over 70% of current egg sales are imported from Uganda so a more local and sustainable supply is crucial. Working with the Point Foundation, up to 1500 birds will be…
Thursday, 22 March 2012 07:18

Latest developments from our Tea Partners – Pfunda Tea

During the Rwanda visit, we were delighted to see the Tea factory has expanded with the addition of new fermentation units to further improve the quality of the tea production. Pfunda tea is grown in rich volcanic soil at an altitude of over 2500 metres. At this height the temperature is cool allowing the tea more time exposed to sunlight, rain and soil nutrients. The tea leaves grow at a slower rate which means that the growers can produce an incredibly bright golden tea of outstanding flavour and unparalleled quality. Once you have tried this tea, you won’t wish to…
Friday, 16 March 2012 09:10

West Thames Skills Centre - students roast and taste Caffe Praego coffee

Hallmark Vending’s Ben Cooper welcomed seven students from West Thames Skill Centre to the MasterRoast factory in Peterborough. The students, all of whom are studying Hotel & Catering Hospitality courses at West Thames Skill Centre, were invited to see for themselves how Caffé Praego coffee is sourced, brought to the UK from East Africa as raw beans, before being graded, roasted and packed in environmentally safe packaging.   After the factory tour they then went onto tasting coffees from around the world in process known as ‘Cupping’. They tasted pure coffees from six regions including Mixed African, Sumatran, Columbian, Kenyan,…
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:23

Hallmark Vending Return to Africa & Rwanda

Our team return to Rwanda this month, to visit our community projects & visit our tea & coffee farmers. Our Caffe Praego beans & Pfunda Tea are proving very successful, with customers praising the quality & taste. By sourcing direct from the plantations we can ensure that not only do we get superb quality but through our additional funding we are helping both their communities as well as the local orphanages we support. Emmanuel Ngerageze commented: “Coffee for us is more than just a crop. It is our main income, our wealth & security. We are passionate about growing the…
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:22

Middlesex Group Upgrades Vending Services in Basingstoke Hampshire

Following expansion & an increase in their workforce, the Middlesex Group upgraded their refreshment service with all new vending machines with built in shop fitting. The work force are very impressed with the new Caffe Praego & Pfunda tea drinks & the fact that Hallmark source & work with the communities. One staff member commented: “I used to make my own tea, but with this quality & the fact I can make a difference to the Pfunda community, I will get my tea from the machine from now on”
Friday, 20 January 2012 11:21

Chelsea FC Academy Expands Their Refreshment Services in Cobham Surrey

Two new high quality vending machines have been installed by Hallmark to complement their existing refreshment services at the Chelsea F.C. Academy & training ground. The new machines are rented direct with Hallmark & used by players, coaches, staff & the academy. Hallmark also supplies high quality Bean to Cup machines, in the players & staff restaurant, as well as Chelsea’s Foundation buildings.
Monday, 05 December 2011 11:20

Heineken New Head Office in London Opens With Bean to Cup Machines

Following intensive trials, Hallmark were asked to provide Heinekens new Head Office in London, with two very high quality Bean to Cup coffee & Fresh brew tea machines, as well as snack, cold drink & water machines. The emphasis was on supplying a “Coffee Shop” high quality drink & service so Caffe Praego beans & Pfunda Tea were used & dispensed in paper & china cups, using semi skimmed milk powders to provide superb speciality drinks. Hallmark have supplied Heineken for 20 plus years with rented vending machines & after installation received the following testimonial: “Just a few words to…
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