MacMillian Cancer Support – The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

“Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. Macmillan is here to make sure no one has to go through it alone. Whatever you raise, you will be helping to improve the lives of people affected by cancer across the UK.”

Whomever you are – chances are you know someone who has been directly affected by cancer. This Friday, September 28th is your chance to help – even just a little.

MacMillian is the UK’s largest and best known cancer support charity and every year, they launch their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to help raise funds for their work. If you’re out and about and spot the Coffee Morning balloons, buntings, etc – stop and put a few pounds or pence into the box and help yourself of a cup of coffee. It might only be pocket change, but collectively it all adds up. In 2011 MacMillian raised £10,079,153 to help support and give practical guidance to people living with cancer.

Or, you can find a coffee morning near you:

Find a Coffee Morning

If you’re just not able to get to a coffee morning, please drop your pocket change into a collection bucket at Sainsbury’s, Boots or with volunteers doing a street collection next time you see them – it will help someone in need at perhaps the most difficult time of their life.

More Mobile Espresso

Italian ingenuity for toting their espresso with them has gone from the road to the Sea. Or river. And possibly back on the road via a a caravan ( but I can’t see Italians in caravans. It might be a social / racial prejudice, but I think it would be a fairly positive one ) We brought you the news that Fiat and Lavazza were teaming up for an onboard espresso machine to ship with the new Fiat 500’s. Now, they have taken to the water.

Introducing an espresso machine for your boat. Or caravan. Or anywhere that restricts you to a 350w or a 12V


“Espresso 12 has been developed by people who love travelling for people who likes freedom, since it is perfect to be installed and used on every type of vehicle both for leisure and business.

On a boat, camper, truck, coach or in the car.

Espresso 12 is a real coffee machine, a sturdy professional italian espresso coffee machine to prepare premium quality espresso shots!

Further more Espresso 12 is not a common coffee maker since it has been tested to resist to vibrations and it is a very compact product which has an extremely low energy need to function.”

At the very least, canal boat and caravan holidays will no longer be punctuated by weak offerings of instant granules  with skimmed milk in a chipped mug. Proper espresso adds a sense of luxury and occasion to the most unlikely of surroundings. Just because you’re away from home or your favourite cafe, doesn’t mean you have to suffer bad coffee.

Caffe Espresso Italia

Kenneth the Talking Coffee Machine. Really.


Meet “Kenneth,” the talking vending machine stationed in Soho Square. An ‘employee’ of U.K. Coffee Company Kenco Millicano, Kenneth will give you a free cup of joe on one condition: you must do as he says. Passers-by were shouted at to stop, give him a hug, do a dance and other random acts. If they complied, he treated them to coffee.

Melbourne // Market Lane Coffee

An absolutely beautiful example of a modern cafe – shame it’s halfway around the world. The gorgeous counters, retail space, condiments area, etc – this cafe is really making everything work for it, with their sparse, hip, take on the new coffeehouse and cafe.

Black Vanilla Cream

A hidden find within Prahran Market, Market Lane Coffee.

An industrial feel amidst wood furnishings.

Love the big space.

Their display corner loaded on ‘coffee knowledge’.

Better cups had elsewhere, but this place had something that attracted. 🙂

Market Lane Coffee
Shop 13 Prahran Market
163 Commercial Road
South Yarra
Melbourne VIC

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Welcome Shelley!

We would like to welcome Shelley Daffey to our team, she joins us after 6 years at Miko coffee.

She brings a fresh new approach and a wide  knowledge of the coffee scene and will join our growing team to spread the word about our great BOSTON COFFEE COMPANY and its product range, tailored to your needs.

In the next few weeks she will be visiting all our existing coffee customers checking we have all the up to date information on the equipment on site and looking to see if there is any more products we can supply.

On going we are looking at lots of new and exciting products.

Watch this space.