But surely the two should go hand in hand to complement the varied palette that we Brits have carefully refined? Indeed it would seem that Cafe2U, the largest provider of mobile coffee in the UK, shares this view.
Cafe2U are therefore proud to announce their partnership with teapigs, the up-and-coming tea company who have handpicked a select range that offer the chance to discover the wonderfully diverse world of tea.
teapigs are also gaining rapid interest with numerous celebrities being linked to the tea-adoring brand. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been spotted drinking a namesake smoothie at a Liverpool stockist, as well as Victoria Beckham tweeting about her love for the liquorice and peppermint sweet treat.
For Cafe2U though, this partnership is about more than teaming great coffee with great tea. Cafe2U franchise partner in Milton Keynes Central, Doug Durnford says, “Although Cafe2U specialises in coffee, we’re big believers that the better our product range is, the clearer understanding our customers will have of our business expertise. It also shows that we are giving them the best possible products that we can get our hands on.”
Affiliating themselves with other strong brands is one of the reasons behind the success of Cafe2U, along with their ability to innovate their own products and serve each customer as an individual. Cafe2U regularly test and introduce new flavours within their coffee range, with seasonal syrups and additional ingredients. The franchisees are particularly keen on new innovations to grow their businesses.
“I’m really pleased with the ongoing support that I receive from the whole Cafe2U network – promotional posters, seasonal syrup flavours, regular news updates and so much more. I really like the products too, so I look forward to new changes and information,” says Iain Ballantyne, Chelmsford franchise partner.
Amie, a tea superhero at teapigs says, “We’re really excited about this partnership as it is a new area for us to explore– don’t suffer bad tea on the road. It means we can spread the real tea mission throughout the country. We like that Cafe2U are dedicated to quality and convenience. Quality tea should, and can, be served everywhere. Cafe2U prove that you can still get the great taste of quality whole leaf tea quickly and conveniently – you don’t need to compromise on quality.”
Louise, the trained tea taster at teapigs adds, “teapigs and Cafe2U have a similar desire to ensure that quality hot beverages are served across the land. There should be no compromise on taste, especially as we put our whole leaf tea in a convenient biodegradable temple.”
The UK coffee market is strengthening day-by-day with approximately 20 million people buying premium coffee on a regular basis. Cafe2U delivers fresh espresso coffee, hot chocolate and a range of snacks to work places, business parks and industrial estates located away from the high-street. So with this growing demand for coffee and an already buoyant tea market, their new partnership with teapigs is sure to brew up an even greater cup of success for Cafe2U and its franchise network.