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By Max Devenish
The Popularity of Coffee by Country
December 1, 2017

Hello everybody and welcome to December!

Bridge Valley hopes you’re all well and that you’re all looking forward to the festive season.

This weeks blog as we saw in the last issue, will be based around popularity of coffee by country and ending with the most expensive coffee in the world!


#45 United Kingdom

The U.K are ranked as #45 in the world for coffee drinking. It’s only in more recent years that coffee in the U.K has caught onto the trend, with Costa Coffee blagging the nation’s number one spot for favourite coffee

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By Max Devenish
Blogging Friday – Coffee Myths Busted!
November 24, 2017

Hello everybody!

It’s been around 7 months since we last blogged, but that’s all about to change.

My name is Natalie and I’d like to introduce myself as the new Marketing Executive (as well as Sales Support) at Bridge Valley Beverages. Each week/Bi weekly (depending on topic I write about) on a Friday I’ll be uploading blogs for everybody to read.

This weeks topic will be;

Myths About Coffee Busted!

Firstly, let’s start off with;

Espresso Has More Caffeine Than a Cup of Coffee

We can see why so many people believe this to be of truth

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By Max Devenish
Case Study – Coffee Tower Installation at Weston General Hospital
April 7, 2017

Its been nearly 3 weeks now since we installed our ‘no risk’ revenue share coffee tower in the restaurant at Weston General Hospital in Weston Super Mare.  Its working great!  Averaging at around 50 cups per day, its making easy money for the trust.  A true Win Win situation.

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By Max Devenish
New Revenue Share Coffee Tower Scheme
March 24, 2017

Exciting times at Bridge Valley Group…. Our new coffee tower ‘revenue share’ scheme is going down a storm with our customers.  They’re loving the fact that its literally ‘free’ money, no investment needed.

It works like this, Bridge Valley put in a Coffee Tower FOC, free issue all the ingredients, take care of the maintenance and we share the revenue with our client!  The split depends on the volume, but any site that has the ability to sell more than 20 drinks a day returns a sizeable return to our client…..

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By Max Devenish
Bridge Valley Host HCA Meeting
May 20, 2016

On Thursday the 19th May, Bridge Valley Group were pleased to host the HCA’s (Hospital Caterers Association), regional meeting in our new board room.  Those present also had the chance to engage with our brands and products in our Showroom, and  the day was a great platform to showcase our new coffee shop pod that was installed the day before.

A great day was enjoyed by all and we look forward to hosting similar meetings in the future.

Our new Board Room.


Before the meeting kicked off, the delegates were able to enjoy

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By Max Devenish
We have moved!
February 15, 2016


We are happy to announce that we are now fully functional and operating out of our new locations.  Thankfully the move went as smoothly as we could have asked for and we would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers and suppliers for their patience and huge thank you to all our staff and everyone who was involved in the project for a seamless transition.

We are now all set to serve our customers more efficiently and improve communication with customers / suppliers alike.  We will post some

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By Max Devenish
We are moving!
February 3, 2016

The Bridge Valley Group has experienced steady growth over the last 10 years and has now significantly outgrown both the Head Office location in Bristol and the Welsh Office in Caerphilly.  To facilitate our expansion plans and to increase the efficiency of our operations we are moving both locations during February 2016.

Our main administration and warehousing facility will be centred at our new unit in Dyffryn Business Park, Ystrad Mynach, and we will retain additional warehousing and our registered office in Bristol.

Our sales and after sales teams will continue to

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By Max Devenish
Coffee Shops Outside of the Highstreet; “Location Location Location”?
January 11, 2016



Walk down any highstreet in the UK; stop, throw a stone and you’re likely to hit a Coffee Shop. Consumers are demanding coffee and the highstreet is the prime location to access these coffee crazy consumers. But what about outside of the highstreet? What factors must be considered when choosing the perfect ‘off-highstreet’ location for a profitable retail coffee shop?


Helen Mills, Associate Director at Pragma, suggests that coffee is a convenience based product, therefore location will always play a role in buyer decision making. Simply put if you have access

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By Max Devenish
Coffee Shop Psychology – “Grind Over Matter”.
January 8, 2016

It is generally accepted that humans find sanctuary in the places that surround them.

Ray Oldenburg, author of ‘The Great Good Place’ explains that people attach to three key places; their homes, their place of work and finally a place that helps them get through the day, in most cases a small community space such as a coffee shop.

Community, culture and attachment have been buzzwords in the field of psychology over the last 40 years; however until recently they have not been so prominent in the field of coffee shop design.

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