BSA Bulletin


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Working with Scoop Malone (aka Ian Boughton) the Association will have a monthly bulletin on what is happening in the Association and around the hot and cold beverages industry too.

BSA Bulletin – January 2020 issue

The January 2020 issue of the Beverage Standards Association Bulletin is now available to read, online… and free!  Just click the link above.

Read what the BSA has to say about the BRITA sustainability report (page 5) and the staffing crisis (page 9.The BSA Chairman talks about target markets on page 8 and how Paddy and Scotts began to sell coffee trees in Africa to their customers in Britain. As well, you can see the details on the BSA’s Pop Up Show which will be held at Bury Lodge on the 18th March. See how to book your stand.
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BSA Bulletin – December 2019 issue

The December issue of the Beverage Standards Association Bulletin is now available to read, online… and free!  Just click the link above.

The newest Beverage Standards Association Bulletin is here for you to read – and it really is very interesting! Scoop Malone has, as always, turned up some of the fascinating news of the coffee industry, with his usual quirky humour – there’s the first big story on the new tea show coming to London in March 2020; the BSA chairman takes a very perceptive look at what the pundits said was going to happen in the trade 2019, and what actually did! And there’s a lovely little feature on Christmas servings – no, not the usual kind. This is what to do if you’ve completely forgotten about planning a ‘special’ on the menu. And we report on the Huffington Post’s quite wonderful survey of Christmas drinks in the top coffee chains… including the one that ‘smells like window cleaner’.
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BSA Bulletin – November 2019 issue

The November issue of the Beverage Standards Association Bulletin is now available to read, online… and free!  Just click the link above.

This month we look at staff shortages in the trade, the recent debates on barista mental health, Miko’s rebuilding of a coffee farm, dogs in cafes, the new book on coffee history, and the correct use of flavoured syrups.  We think it’s rather good…
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BSA Bulletin – October 2019 issue

This second issue has truly fascinating subjects : the amount of milk wasted in cafes, the theory of cash-free cafes, the concept of bottle-free milk supply in cafes, the puzzle of making hot chocolate well, and astonishingly, the subject of modern-day slavery in Britain and what it has to do with the coffee trade.

Scoop Malone never to hide his success under a bushel says ‘I honestly think we’re making coffee-trade journalism interesting again!’
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The first edition is now launched………..and includes ‘The public doesn’t like our tea!, Online reviews – be ready to fight back, says the BSA and Are we serving coffee at the right temperature.


Who would ever have thought it… Scoop Malone, the most interesting writer in the coffee trade in recent years, has returned!  He is retired, but is assisting the Beverage Standards Association with their interesting new project, the BSA Bulletin – this is a little online magazine full of beverage trade news and Association comment, and Scoop’s typical sideways humour. If you have something to say about the Beverage industry and you are (or even if you are not) a BSA member contact Scoop Malone.