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Forthcoming Lavazza Price Rises | Commencing November 5th 2021

We'd like to inform you about forthcoming Lavazza price rises at Piano Coffee. We have not increased our base prices on beans for the past 4 years, but a number of factors have now prompted a review: The global price of coffee has skyrocketed this year due to a number of factors. This has led to a notable increase in our buy prices from Lavazza. An ongoing shortage of delivery drivers has led to our freight costs increasing. Warehousing costs have also crept up over time which has also affected our margins.Which prices will increase?All of our Lavazza Coffee products will be subject to some level of increase. Our award winning Piano Coffee products Luisa and Francesco will not be...

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Matthew Fort: The Curious Coffee Culture of Gibraltar

Gibraltar. The Rock. British Overseas Territory. Part shopping precinct, part mini-Las Vegas, part financial casbah, part communications listening-post, part stout corner of the empire. A bloody great piece of rock it is, too, a great hump towering above the sea looking out towards Morocco and Tunisia, with Spain hanging on by a narrow tail of land at the side. In the dim and distant past when Gibraltar was part of the Caliphate of Baghdad, it was known as Jabal Tariq - The Mount of Tariq - the anglicised version of which makes its name today. It became British as a result of the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 and for a long time the docks were a shelter for the...

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pianocoffee.com is among the Great Taste winners of 2021

  We are delighted to announce that Francesco Coffee Beans from pianocoffee.com has been given an award by Great Taste, the largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet. Francesco will now be able to display the unmistakable black and gold logo, a stamp of excellence that is recognised by retailers and consumers alike.The Judges commended the good body of the coffee with its notes of dark chocolate and light citrus finish. This superb Organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified blend is now available in fully recyclable packaging (now including the coffee bag). Organic Fairtrade Rainforest Alliance Fully recyclable packaging Reduced Food Miles Francesco has been a labour of love to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and...

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Caring for your coffee machine

Whether you are a business with a professional coffee machine or a home office worker with a sophisticated new piece of equipment in the kitchen, the chances are that you will need to call on a service agent at some point in the near future. Professional Espresso Machines If your professional machine has been out of use for some time, did you empty the boiler before closedown? If not, your machine will need to be drained and may need checking for scale build up. Other items, such as seals, would need to be checked at the same time and steam arms purged and cleaned. For professional machine servicing, please contact espressoservice.co.uk. Home Barista Machines Alternatively, you may have purchased a...

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