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Coffee Cups and the War on Waste

April 4th, 2017

_95434160_hubbub_squaremilechallengebins_originalversion_litter_coffeecup7The war of coffee cups has begun, and it’s no surprise considering only 1% of the 2.5 billion paper coffee cups used in the UK each year are recycled. Although people often have the best intentions, most coffee cups have been treated with ‘polyacetylene’. Simply put this means the cup is coffee proof, but consequently hard to recycle. So, even when a cup is thrown into a recycling bin with mixed recycling, it still ends up in a dump.

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We’re Growing- Join the Team

March 14th, 2017

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Full & Part Time (Including Weekends).

We are on the lookout for a vending machine operator to join our team. You need to have a clean driving license, presentable appearance and good customer relations. The role includes driving to sites, filling and cleaning vending machines and being the front face of the company for our customers. Experience is not essential.

If this sounds like you, please send your c.v. to

The Future is Tech

March 7th, 2017

Amazon GoMove over vending there’s a newbie in town. Self service micromarkets appear to be the answer we are looking for. Need less staff? Micromarkets. Need more product options? Micromarkets. Need fresh food? Micromarkets. America is one step ahead of the game and already has 17,000 micromarkets in operation today, although it has been predicted that in five years there will be over 50,000.  In addition to the cost it saves on staff and the wide range of products, research has shown that micromarkets generate 300% more sales then vending machines.

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From Honest to Doozy

January 11th, 2017

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It’s the start of a new year and we are now able to announce our new name! When we moved away from traditional vending in 2014 we styled our new cafes as honest. After installing a number of cafes we decided that we would change this name to Doozy, meaning “Something unique and magnificent of its kind”. The name seemed fitting for a cafe which used natural materials, upcycled, sold healthier products, used smaller suppliers and looked forwards.

In the coming months we will be launching a brand new website. Watch this space…

Where does my 5p go?

November 25th, 2016


EdUKaid is based in a village called Mikindani in the South East Region of Mtwara in Tanzania. They strive to improve the educational prospects of some of the most disadvantaged children in Tanzania. Their vital work includes:

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Ringwood Leisure Centre- A Case Study

September 26th, 2016

We’ve been working hard over the last two years changing dreary corridors and darkened unused areas into honest cafes. We do this be covering our machines in recycled pallet wood, adding little extras such as notice boards, frames, height charts and sometimes even matching furniture. Here is a direct comparison of one of our biggest cafes at Ringwood Leisure Centre.

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Happy Birthday Honest Cafe!

September 7th, 2016

It’s now been two years since we first introduced honest at Southampton Solent University (Launch in photo below). Proving the healthy really does work honest has continued to grow, this year with new cafes at Portsmouth University, The Eden Project and New Forest Leisure Centres (to name a few!).

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Fancy a challenge?

September 1st, 2016

IMG_1629 2We are on the lookout for a vending machine operator – Full Time, including weekends.

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Trending in Vending

August 10th, 2016

thumb_DSC_0458_1024We’re half way through 2016 and it’s got us thinking about the future trends of vending.

  1. 1. Healthy Lifestyle – An increase in obesity, particularly in children has motivated people to try and make changes. Earlier this year the Government announced that they would introduce the ‘sugar tax’  on drinks in the next two years. In the near future this will influence a lifestyle change and a stronger desire for healthier products in vending as well as in restaurants and supermarkets. Read the rest of this entry »

3 unusual uses for coffee (it’s more than just a drink!)

July 20th, 2016


  • Painting: When used/brushed on it has a faded textured look, as seen to the right.
  • For compost: We’ve heard that if you pour your coffee on compost it will break down faster.
  • Kill fridge odour: This is handy tip to know- place a bowl of fresh, unused coffee grounds inside and leave it for a day or two. The coffee will absorb the odours!