More about Double Wall Paper Cups

Double Wall Paper CupsWhich cups should I order?
This choice basically comes down to the intended use of the item and partially personal preference. An insulated cup is preferable where you might plan on serving Black Tea / Coffee, or other hot beverages without Milk. These tend to be much hotter and therefore benefit from the extra insulation, a double wall cup won’t feel as hot to touch as a single wall cup. Some customers also simply prefer a more substantial cup; if they’re serving a more premium beverage for example.

How do these cups provide extra insulation?
There is an extra layer that forms a barrier on the outer of the cup, this traps air between the cup itself and the layer which the customer holds. The extra barrier provides extra insulation from the heat source, keeping the warmth in and the cup a sensible temperature to hold.

Which cups provide the best insulation?
In descending order, our ranges of cups would be ranked as follows:-

  • Single wall with additional sleeve
  • Ripple cups
  • Ultimate / triple layer cups
  • Double Wall cups
  • Single wall cups

Can I have these cups customised? Yes, we provide printing services on our full range of paper cups for quantities of 10,000 units and above. You can find more information on the custom printed section of our website at: https://innsupplies.com/printed

You can find our full range of Double Wall Paper Cups at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-cups/double-wall-paper-cups

10oz Discount on New Black Double Wall Paper Cups

Black Double Wall Paper CupsWe’ve just added plain Black to our range of double wall paper cups, in addition to the existing plain White and Barista mixed design cups already available in this category. Double wall cups provide an extra layer of insulation over the standard single-wall cups, the additional outer layer keeps the drink warmer for longer and makes the cup more comfortable to hold.

We’re offering these in the usual range of sizes; 8oz (small), 12oz (regular) and 16oz (large) – they accept the same sip-through lids as the rest of our disposable paper cups (excluding ultimate).

As this is a new range, the Black double wall cups are discounted by 10% when you order 2+ cases, no need for any discount codes – this will be automatically applied to your order when you order a quantity of 2 or above. This offer is available until the end of January.

You can find Double Wall Paper Cups on our site at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-cups/double-wall-paper-cups

Should we ban the plastic straw?

Straws group resampledThere is a lot of media attention regarding the humble plastic straw, namely pertaining to either reducing our usage or replacing them with a biodegradable alternative instead.

Two specific issues raised by campaigners are the amount of straws ending up in landfill and waste which finds its way into the sea, thereby polluting our oceans.  Plastic straws are commonly made from polypropylene, if disposed of with regular waste this can take a significant amount of time to naturally break down. Figures vary depending on the source, but most agree it’s in the region of 450 years.

The group “Final Straw Cornwall” (http://finalstrawcornwall.co.uk/) is part of the movement that aims to remove plastic straws from bars to reduce the amount of litter on the coastline. This is obviously a worthwhile goal and one that does highlight a valid concern, straws are being disposed of incorrectly and ending up in unsorted waste.

So what do we do? There is the question of what to replace the plastic straw with, if they are indeed to be driven out of pubs / bars / clubs.  In the UK we use 8.5 billion straws every year. Campaigners have suggested that paper straws could be used instead, with an aim of being biodegradable. The issue with this however is that paper itself is an absorbent material in its standard form; it will absorb water and lose its structural integrity.  The combat this, manufacturers of paper straws use a plastic coating as a barrier; this can however render the item non-recyclable.

We’re always keen to promote the ethical and environmentally compliant use of disposable products wherever possible. An obvious option that seems to have been largely overlooked is promoting and enforcing the correct sortation and recycling of plastic straws. Polypropylene is easily and widely recycled along with regular plastic waste, it’s amongst the easier materials to process in fact (more information on plastic recycling: http://www.bpf.co.uk/sustainability/plastics_recycling.aspx).

Removing plastic straws from bars in their entirety would be a near impossible task; however changing practices in disposal would be the most efficient way of removing unwanted littering and reducing landfill usage.

It’s for this reason that we currently offer a range of recyclable plastic straws over a paper alternative, these can be found on our plastic straws page at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/drinking-straws

If you’ve got any questions about this or any other sustainability issues, please feel free to get in touch at: https://innsupplies.com/contact-us

Mixed Design Double Wall Paper Cups

double wall barista cupsAs part of our popular and ever-expanding range of paper cups, we’ve just launched our first mixed-design range of cups. These cups feature an attractive Barista-themed range of prints; each sleeve contains a random assortment. These are available from stock now in the usual range of sizes (8-16oz) and take the same 80mm (8oz) and 90mm (12-16oz) lids as the rest of our standard cup range.

Our range of double wall paper cups can be found at: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-cups/double-wall-paper-cups

Please see below for examples of the designs found in each pack:

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Brown Kraft Takeaway food boxes

takeaway food boxesWe’ve expanded our range of Dispopak takeaway food boxes to include both Brown Kraft and White options, available for all sizes.

These are superbly versatile boxes, suitable for a huge range of uses. They feature fold down flaps to form a tight seal, great for transporting everything from takeaway foods to party favours.

As part of our environmental policy we only source the premium food grade board from sustainable sources.

Our boxes are available in the standard takeaway sizes from no1 to no8, between 26oz and 98oz – please see our range of takeaway food boxes for full details on sizing and dimensions

 

New range of paper soup containers.

paper soup cups

Deli Soup Cups

We’ve expanded our range of disposable soup cups. There are biodegradable and heavy duty “deli” soup cup options and now our new Brown Kraft range of containers. The Brown cups and lids are interchangeable with the white deli soup cups and lids, meaning you can mix / match the containers as you see fit.

In the biodegradable range we stock 8oz, 12oz, and 16oz sizes. The White and Brown deli soup cups are available in these sizes and also the larger 26oz and 32oz sizes for larger portions, main meals and takeaway use.

Deli soup cups are made from thick 350gsm virgin grade paper board, this provides great heat insulating properties, especially when combined with the vented paper lids.

You can find our full range of paper soup cups here: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/soup-cups

Samples are available on request.

 

Crazy About Coffee

Crazy about coffee: the UK’s love affair with coffee

Whether it’s cappuccinos for the commute or an after-meal Americano, us Brits are crazy about coffee. The culture is engrained in the way we live — but how did it all begin and where is our love of java taking us? Paper coffee cup retailer, Inn Supplies, explores.

 

The growth of coffee shops

Over the past six years, the landscape of coffee shops in the UK has shifted dramatically — much to the delight of coffee-loving Brits. Nowadays, brands like Starbucks and Costa are household names, with outlets found in the majority of British towns and cities.
However, less than ten years ago, the number of these big-player coffee shops was considerably less. Costa’s growth is perhaps the most impressive — back in 2010, the chain had 658 coffee shops in the UK. In just a five-year period, that figure had grown by more than double to 1,582.
Although widely regarded as one of the world’s biggest brands, the number of Starbucks coffee shops in the UK is surprisingly low. In 2010, there were 595 outlets. By 2015, this figure had grown by just 124, taking the total to 719. While still dwarfed by Costa’s market share, the increase still illustrates our growing love affair with coffee.
In fact, all of the UK’s big coffee brands, including Caffè Nero, Pret A Manger and Wild Bean Cafe have witnessed growth in their number of retail outlets.
Other brands are trying to get a cup of the action too. Greggs has been steadily introducing coffee to their offering, growing the number of shops serving coffee from 1,269 in 2010 to 1,621 in 2015. In fact, as of 2015, 39% of the coffee market was occupied by non-specialist outlets, like pubs and supermarkets.
It’s no secret that pubs are struggling to keep up with the changing economic climate. The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) reports that an average of 27 pubs are closing each week, with 1,088 shutting their doors between June and December 2015. The attachment of pubs to the thriving coffee industry works to underline the popularity and success of the shops.

 

How much coffee are we drinking and who’s drinking it?

Naturally, the growth in coffee shops is fuelled by a growing demand for java. According to research from Mintel, almost three quarters of Britons now buy coffee when out and about. This lifestyle is most popular in the 16-34 age category, with 81% doing so.
Further research from Kantar Worldwide found that 80% of coffee shop fans visit an outlet at least once a week. Some 16% of hardcore coffee lovers visit every day.
We drink an estimated 55 million cups of coffee each day in the UK. Over the course of the year, around two billion of these cups come from coffee shops. In 2015, we spent £7.9 billion in UK coffee shops. Showing a 10% increase on the previous year, this expenditure is set to soar again in the coming years.
Allegra predicts that by 2025, coffee shops in Britain will achieve a £15 billion turnover. To support this growth in revenue, the number of outlets is expected to expand too. The 20,728 coffee outlets recorded at the end of 2015 is set to grow to in excess of 30,000 shops.
With our love for coffee growing stronger by the day, there are no signs of the industry slowing. Anyone fancy a coffee?

 

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Breaking The Bank

As an employer, one of your main responsibilities is managing your business expenditure. Keeping costs down helps to maximise profits, but it’s the hidden expenses that can quickly mount up.
Have you ever considered just how much staff breaks are costing you? Inn Supplies looks beyond the brews to work out where your money is going.

 

Regulations

Of course, while staff breaks may be costing you money, your employees are entitled to them. If your employees work for longer than six hours, they are entitled to a 20-minute uninterrupted break. Those who smoke are also allowed to take regular cigarette breaks.
The regulations are a little different for young workers who are over 16 but under 18. If they work for longer than 4.5 hours, they are entitled to a 30-minute break.
You are only required to offer paid breaks if it is outlined in your employees’ contracts.

Reality

While the government outlines the minimum, the actual number of breaks your staff takes will likely be higher. For example, making cups of tea and going to the toilet will all eat into your staff’s productive time, temporarily removing them from their responsibilities. So, how much is each break really costing you?

 

Tea breaks

It’s no secret that Britain loves tea. Each day, we spend a total of 24 minutes brewing up at work. Over the course of an individual’s working life, that equates to 188 days and 21 hours. For employees, the humble tea round costs them £400 per employee per year. This figure is based on the average UK wage of £26,000, so those on higher salaries could be costing you even more!
As well as considering the lost time, the vast majority of employers also cover the cost of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and paper cups, where necessary. While this cost is influenced by a number of factors, including location and company size, research has been carried out to determine what this potential cost could be.
According to research by Epiphany, employers will pay 21p more for tea-making supplies in London than they would in Hull. In London, the price per cuppa is 69p, the most expensive in the UK, and in Hull, it’s just 48p.
Around half of workers drink four or more cups a day and 33% drink between one and three cups. Only 20% don’t drink any. Working on this basis, a 50-strong business in Hull could be paying £64.32* a day just for tea and coffee supplies. This figure is even more shocking in London, where it rises to £92.46.

 

Toilet breaks

The average employee can visit the toilet between six and seven times a day. Assuming that three of these visits are at work and each lasts four minutes each, an employee could be costing you 92p each time they go to the loo — or £662.50 a year!**
The cost of bathroom essentials isn’t included in this figure either, meaning the potential expense could be even higher.

 

Smoking breaks

Over the course of the year, employees who smoke can cost their employer £1,815. One in five British workers smoke, so a workplace with 50 employees — including 10 smokers — could be paying £18,150 annually.
*Worked out on the basis that 25 employees (50%) will drink four cups a day and 17 employees (33%) will drink two cups a day. Two was selected as the median value from the range. These figures were then multiplied with the cost per cup to generate the final value.
**This was calculated using Plumbworld’s toilet calculator and is based on a yearly salary of £26,500.

New Aquatic Blue Water Cooler Plastic Cups

blue-water-cooler-cupsWe’ve revised our range of Polypropylene Blue tinted water cooler cups, instead of the original faint Blue tint the cups are a far more vibrant and distinctive aquatic Blue colour, this applies to the 7oz cups and the newly launched 9oz variety. Both the 7oz and 9oz cups are available in the following configurations:

  • Single pack / 100
  • Compact case / 1,000
  • Full case / 2,000
  • Full pallet / 30,000 – 76,000

All these cups come packed in colourful and plastic sleeves – bar coded on both the inner and outer packaging. These cups are specifically designed for high volume use with cold drinks / water coolers, normally used in the workplace or at schools / similar academic institutions. They’re also extremely popular with outdoor sporting events and functions.

Click here to view out full range of water cooler cups.

Blue Plastic Water Cooler Cups White Plastic Water Cooler Cups Clear Plastic Water Cooler Cups

Solid Black Plastic Glasses

Black Plastic Champagne FlutesBlack coloured plastic glasses are becoming increasingly popular for both our disposable and reusable products; as such we’ve expanded our range and put together a selection of products available in an optional Black colour.

The main use of this style of product is either in the home, or small parties / functions. They differ from their translucent counterparts in that it’s not possible to include any capacity indicators, or lines to denote an approved fill level. For any sort of commercial use you’d require a capacity line (125/175/250ml), for this sort of use a clear glass would be a better choice, however the Black plastic glasses make a great and stylish alternative for home or non-commercial use.

Currently we supply Black plastic glasses in the following styles:

  • Plastic tumblers
  • Cocktail glasses
  • Champagne flutes
  • Wine glasses
  • Soft drink glasses

You can find our full selection of disposable and reusable on our Black Plastic Glasses themed page.

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