Category Archives: Well Being at Work

Water Cooler of the Week: Eden Unlimited

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Eden UnlimitedFrom our Better range, our cooler of the week, is the state-of-the-art Eden Unlimited, a mains-fed water cooler providing the perfect solution for sites with direct access to a mains water supply.

The Eden Unlimited is an easy to use, stylish machine. It provides an unlimited supply of clean water removing chlorine or unwanted tastes and odours.

Customers choose the Eden Unlimited for its energy efficient water cooler features and environmentally friendly carbon filter system, providing purified, great tasting water in two temperature combination settings, either duo or trio. Options include ambient and cold or ambient, hot and cold.

The Eden Unlimited Water Cooler is available in both, floor standing or desktop versions, so no matter what size your office, you can benefit from clean, energy efficient mains-fed water. When the easy-to-use push button is pressed, the water will be served in either ambient, cold or hot, into the large dispense area, large enough for a sports bottle.

The benefits of having an Eden Unlimited water cooler include:

  •  Energy efficient and hygienic Direct Chill technology
  • Duo: Ambient / Cold or
  • Trio: Ambient / Hot / Cold options
  • Regular scheduled sanitisation
  • Push-button control
  • Large dispense area – ideal for sports bottles
  • Integrated cup dispenser
  • Floorstanding & desktop models
  • Hot tap models feature a child safety mechanism
  • Environmentally friendly carbon filter system for safe, great tasting water.

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To ensure your mains-fed water cooler remains hygienic, every 6 months a BWCA (British Water Cooler Association) trained Eden Kafevend cooler expert will sanitise your water cooler and change its filter. The sanitisation process includes a thorough cleaning inside and out. This is automatically scheduled by our team. Sanitisation visits are scheduled Monday to Friday.

For further information on the Eden Unlimited Mains-Fed Water Cooler please call our team on 0808 256 2470 or fill out our ‘Get a Quote Form

Water Cooler of the Week: Fleet Range

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Eden Fleet Range
This week we would like to introduce you to our Fleet Range. These fantastic all-purpose bottled water coolers, have a simple, clean white finish that can fit into any office and workplace environment. Water temperature options on the Fleet Range include ambient & cold and hot & cold, providing great tasting, fresh Eden Springs water for every situation.

Our Fleet Range of water coolers are reliable and easily installed. In fact to ensure that you are 100% satisfied we will deliver and install your Fleet Range cooler for free. Many customers choose the Fleet Range as an inexpensive solution for their back of house requirements and select a cooler from our Better and Best ranges for front of house. The choice is of course yours and should you need help in locating the correct cooler for your environment please contact: 0808 256 2470

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Choosing our Fleet Range means you will receive a white bottled water cooler from our existing stock and we cannot guarantee the exact model you will have installed. We pride ourselves in selecting only the highest quality models/ brands and all our water coolers are rigorously checked, to ensure the quality of the machine is 100% and meets our exacting standards, only then will it will be signed off for dispatch to you.

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Bottled Water Deliveries at your Convenience

Eden Kafevend are the UK’s largest Water and Coffee machine company operating from 16 depots across the UK. We have over 90 delivery trucks on the road, and more than 700,000 bottles in circulation at any time. We can deliver and install your bottled water cooler anywhere within mainland United Kingdom.

When you become an Eden Kafevend customer, a bottled water delivery schedule will be created and tailored to your individual needs. The frequency of delivery can be set to monthly, fortnightly or weekly depending on your water usage and storage capacities. All empty 18 litre bottles are collected on your scheduled delivery dates and re-used up to 50 times before we recycle them.

Although we understand you will be looking after your water cooler, it will require a routine sanitisation to ensure it remains hygienic. All our bottled water coolers receive a scheduled sanitisation visit every 12 weeks, where one of our BWCA qualified technicians will come out to your site and clean the interior and exterior of the machine.

For further information on rental of the Fleet Range, please feel free to give our friendly team a call on 0808 256 2470 or fill out a Get a Quote form.

Health in the Workplace: Pedometer Challenge

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Health in the Workplace: Pedometer Challenge

At Eden Kafevend we strive to continually improve the well-being of our employees by ensuring a healthier, safer and supportive working environment. Towards the end of last year, whilst reviewing our future HR objectives, we were keen to focus on employee health and wellbeing. We understand that healthy employees are happy employees and we wanted to spread this message to everyone in the business.

What we do at Eden Kafevend for our Staff

bFccnUDt_400x400We want our colleagues to benefit, get involved and ultimately help us achieve our goal. Eden Kafevend already have some great initiatives in place including discounted gym membership, fresh fruit delivered to all offices, staff water coolers for home, occupational health services and a healthcare cash plan. However, we wanted to adopt a more interactive approach – involving our employees – with the ultimate aim of getting our organisation in better shape!

After conducting some research into health and wellbeing, we came across an NHS initiative called
Healthy Working Lives. The Healthy Working Lives (HWL) award process is an integrated approach to improving health, safety and wellbeing at work. This accredited award programme supports employers and employees to develop health promotion and safety themes in the workplace in a practical, logical way, which is beneficial to all. There are 3 levels of award – gold, silver and bronze. We signed up to the programme and were assigned an advisor whose role is to guide and support us through the process.

Setting up the Challenge

In February (in association with the British Heart Foundation) we launched a company-wide pedometer challenge. We asked employees to form teams of 5, and provided everyone with a pedometer, to count steps on a monthly basis. Everyone who entered also gets the chance of winning holiday vouchers at the end of the challenge. This challenge has been a great success, breaking down silos, whilst encouraging healthy competition between teams!Pedometer Challenge

Weekly motivational emails are sent to encourage motivation. They include suggestions for exercise, fitness events, health and fitness resources, reminder of the health benefits, healthy eating ideas and more, as well as publishing a monthly league table to see who is in the lead. The competition will run until the end of July, when the winning team will be crowned and announced here!

What we have Planned for the Future

Some other initiatives we have introduced as part of our Healthy Working Lives campaign are mental health training sessions, mindfulness training, a health and wellbeing resource library and we have also engaged with the Credit Union to help employees get their finances in better shape and save for the future.

We already have some great ideas for further challenges and initiatives that we hope to roll out later this year to keep the momentum going, including a stop smoking campaign and more support and awareness of mental health. We are well on our way to achieving our bronze status and hope to achieve this significant milestone over the next few weeks, which is very exciting! And we won’t stop there – we will then move on to work towards our silver award and beyond with the aim to achieving and maintaining gold status! This will be achieved through practical steps, proactive promotion and training and most importantly, we can only achieve this through the continued engagement and support of our colleagues. We will keep you updated with our Pedometer Challenge progress!

Water Cooler of The Week: Eden Ebac F-MAX

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Ebac F-MaxWater Cooler of the Week: Eden Ebac F-Max

It can be hard to believe that there is such a variety of water coolers available to you, that’s why we have decided to pick some of our favourites to help guide you along the way. The Eden Ebac F-MAX is one of Europe’s best selling brands, it features within our best range and it’s easy to see why.

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The design of this bottled water cooler, stands out in comparison to others. It comes in a stylish black and silver finish that looks great in any environment, with a high quality and durable ABS Polymer construction, making it durable as well as aesthetically pleasing. The water cooler is floorstanding which has an easy to load cup dispenser integrated within the casing, making it tidy and organised.

The cup stand has an automatic drip tray that features an evaporation system. This clever system means you and your team won’t have to worry about emptying a reservoir daily.

A Variety of Options

The bottled water cooler comes either as a Duo (Ambient and Cold) or Trio setting (Ambient, Cold and Hot.) Ideal for all your water needs, from refreshing cool water to hot water for teas and soups. The Hot models also feature a child safety mechanism, preventing any potential accidents.

The water cooler has a high burst rate and is capable of keeping up with a busy environment, the cooler can produce 8 consecutive cold cups of water and 6 cups of hot water.

High Standard of Sanitisation

EMax - WaterTrailHere at Eden Kafevend we pick water solutions that are suitable for a variety of locations from offices to hospitals. Bearing this in
mind, we make sure our water is the highest standard of hygiene.

Your machine will be sanitised approximately every 12 weeks by a water cooler expert, these visits are scheduled Monday to Friday – at a time that suits you! The cooler will have thorough clean and the WaterTrail™ within the product will be replaced.

Our patented WaterTrail™  technology is one of the most successful sanitisation processes in the world, meaning 100% sanitisation every time!

There aren’t any chemicals used within this cleansing process, as well as this the operating levers are separate to the dispense point, which is insulated with a shroud to prevent any cross-contamination.

Energy Efficiency

The hot tank that heats up the water is vacuum insulated, which makes the Eden Ebac F-Max 30x more energy efficient than competitors’. As well as this our water bottles are picked up and deep cleaned, up to 20 times in their lifetime and finally recycled at the end of their life.

Fresh, Locally Sourced Water

With over 5 million reusable Eden water cooler bottles filled every year, it’s fair to say we have some experience in bottling!

We take great pride in our water, which comes from natural aquifers located within the UK. These protected borehole sources provides the high quality and great tasting water found in every bottle of Eden Springs delivered here in the UK.

To find out more about the other Bottled Water coolers we have on offer, simply click here. Or give our team a call on 0808 271 8242.

How Well Do You Know Your Coffee?

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How Well Do You Know Your Coffee?

Coffee is a versatile drink, that can be enjoyed warm or cold, frothy or smooth, milky or strong. With dozens of coffee types to choose from, there’s a perfect coffee for every taste palate. So how well do you know your coffee?

Download your Ebook, created by the Coffee experts at Eden Kafevend, it’s packed with information, such as:

  • Top tips on creating your favorite drinks
  • Interesting facts
  • Advice on getting the best out of your coffee beans
Coffee Guide Ebook

Coffee Guide Ebook

If you and your team prefer a range of specialty coffees as featured in our Ebook, you might be interested in our Bean to Coffee Machines! For more information about our Bean to Cup machines, click here.

What’s your favourite drink? Share with us on Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to mention us and #coffeelove!

 

 

OFFICE COFFEE MACHINE OF THE WEEK – VITRO ESPRESSO

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Coffee Machine Vitro Espresso

Coffee Machine Vitro Espresso

OFFICE COFFEE MACHINE OF THE WEEK – VITRO ESPRESSO

Coffee Machine of the week

Presenting the Vitro Espresso – Bean to Cup Machine

I’ve chosen the Vitro Espresso as our bean to cup office coffee machine of the week because of its contemporary good looks, ease of functionality and the great tasting coffee it produces.

Easy to use coffee selector

With its “ipad” style “in-touch” drinks selection system the Vitro Espresso instantly reaches out to customers and staff, providing them with 10 drinks variations, including Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Hot Chocolate and Hot Water for Tea, all at the tap of the screen.

Vitro Espresso Bean to Cup

Vitro Espresso Bean to Cup

High capacity bean hopper

The Vitro Espresso features one high capacity bean hopper (1100g) and 3 removable soluble product containers. These would normally be used for offering an instant decaff coffee option, hot chocolate ingredients and instant milk.

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The perfect Espresso

Its 9bar brewing mechanism provides ample pressure to produce an authentic espresso, with a great taste and a perfect crema.

This machine is designed to be plumbed in and will deliver around 250 drinks a day. To increase autonomy a waste solution can be added which allows the coffee grinds to fall directly into an under cabinet bin, rather than the traditional grout tray.

Easy to clean and economical to use

The cleaning cycle is straightforward and easy to manage and with its low power LED lighting, advanced power saving mode and paperless brewing system it is also an economical and environmentally friendly machine – in fact 90% of its components are recyclable.

Accessories available for the Vitro Espresso include a base cabinet, universal cabinet, cup warmer and a coin/token validator.

For more information on the Vitro Espresso visit Bean to Cup Coffee Machine Experts

Energising Water Infusions by Eden Kafevend

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Energising Water Infusions – By Eden Kafevend

Take a look at these excellent, energising, immune boosting and flavoursome water recipes by Eden Kafevend. Download the FREE EBook by clicking the image below…now….

Energising Water Infusions

Making water taste even better

Energising Water Infusions by Eden Kafevend #makewaterinteresting

 

7 USEFUL TOOLS FOR MONITORING HYDRATION

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7 Useful Tools For Monitoring Hydration – We’ve taken a look through the internet and have found some excellent tools to help you monitor your hydration levels throughout the day. Each one is designed to help keep you healthy, happy and productive.

Our mobile devices are less and less being used as phones, they have turned into our PA’s our child minders and even our fitness trainers. With so many apps out there we’ve picked a few to help maintain your hydration levels, some functional and some fun!

Water Logged Hydration App

Waterlogged hydration App

  • Waterlogged

Hey, you’re not drinking enough water. Waterlogged can help you with its charts and reminders. Every 6 seconds, someone around the world is using the Waterlogged application to track & improve their daily water intake. This APP works with Fitbit & by using photos of your favourite containers you can spend less than 60 seconds a day tracking your water intake.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/waterlogged-drink-more-water/id352199775?mt=8

idrated hydration app

idrated hydration app

  • iDrated

Don’t get irate with the lack of water you are drinking, use iDrated and keep track of your water intake. With simplicity and gesture-based interaction at its core iDrated makes it quick and simple to log your water levels and check how hydrated you are. It can even give you a gentle nudge when the app isn’t running should you need the extra incentive. Log your water intake quickly and easily with a simple swipe.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/idrated-water-track-log-your/id515908891?mt=8

Plant Nanny App

Plant nanny water application

  • Plant Nanny

Plant Nanny combines health with fun to remind you to drink water regularly. The cute plant keeps you company every day by living in your phone. In order to keep it alive and help it grow, you must give it water at certain periods of time. Choose your cup size and then as you drink you feed the cute little plant. Mutually beneficial and very motivating!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/plant-nanny-water-reminder/id590216134?mt=8

Daily Water Free Application

Daily Water Free Application

  • Daily Water Free

So, as we know water plays a very important role in our body, it transports nutrients and oxygen into cells, regulates body temperature, helps with metabolism and so on, drinking enough water can help us lose weight, look younger with healthier skin, less likely to get sick, helps in digestion and constipation, relieves fatigue, have a good mood and so on…

This more functional app is simple and easy to use and like many of the others allows you to set your daily intake goal and track it. Each time you grab a glass of water you simply touch the screen to log the intake.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/daily-water-free-water-reminder/id466387763?mt=8

Had enough of App based tools, we found this ground breaking idea from Halo Wearables, take a look online and judge for yourself.

Halo has developed the first ever real-time and non-invasive hydration monitoring technology. Their proprietary solution uses a combination of sensors to track an individual’s hydration at the cellular level. Electrical and optical sensors monitor fluid content and movement in and between both the intravascular and interstitial fluid compartments in the body.

It tells you how and when to optimise your water intake and keep fit.

  • The future is around the corner

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Ronen Polsky and colleagues are patenting a prototype model that can analyze various electrolyte levels on the spot, yet fit in a palm or be worn on a wrist. The device, when commercially available, could decrease the time ordinary citizens, athletes and the military must spend in emergency rooms, lab testing facilities or doctors’ offices.

“This is the future of personalized health care,” said Polsky. “These wearable technologies are just starting to come out in different forms. It’s inevitable that people will go there.”

The device is painless because it employs microneedles so tiny they don’t traumatize nerves when pressed into the skin. It also samples only interstitial fluid — the liquid between skin cells. Thus the device has the potential for long-term, noninvasive use.

This could be the future of hydration monitoring!

https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/electrolyte_sensor/#.V6NkXtIrLIU

  • Back to basics…

Then let’s go back to basics. I know it’s grim, but one of the simplest wasy to monitor your hydration is through toilet trip frequency and the colour of your urine. Healthy and hydrated bodies produce urine that is a light yellow in colour. It also make sense that the more you intake, the more visits to the loo you can expect –  on average 5-8 times per day.

Enhance Creativity and Boost Productivity in the Workplace

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The modern employee sees employment as an ‘experience’ more than a ‘pay-check.’ They want to be offered choice in how, when and where they work. Many employees work independently as well as collaborating with others, they work at desks, on the move, between 9-5 and outside of these hours.

Companies and organisations who have adapted to meet the needs of the modern employee are prospering. By simply taking time to understand the employee mind-set and considering employee wellbeing you too can enhance creativity and boost productivity.

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5 Must Get Productivity Apps for Business

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Productivity Apps

5 Must Get Productivity Apps

Perk up your work with these 5 Must Get Productivity Apps for Business…

When searching for an app which will benefit your business and ultimately make your life easier, the sheer number available can be overwhelming. Facing so much choice can be off putting, and what starts out as a task designed to save you time and effort in the long run, can actually turn into an uphill struggle which can put you off completely.

Never fear, we have done the donkey work, and sifted through the hundreds of apps available to bring you our top five productivity apps which are guaranteed to make your working life easier!

1.Evernote

Evernote gives you the ability to create digital notebooks for everything from managing your calendar and keeping track of your expenses to creating presentations. In order to take full advantage of everything this innovative app has to offer, add lots of notebooks, for example take pictures on your smart phone of notes you have jotted down during meetings, add them to a notebook and they will be easily accessible at a later date. Gone will be the days when you would have been frantically searching your desk drawers for that scrap of paper with all those important scribbling jotted on it. You can be smug in the knowledge that those oh so important notes are safely stored in your digital notebook! Thanks Evernote!

https://evernote.com/download/

2.Letterspace

Letterspace is a fantastic note taking app which utilizes hashtags to organise your scribblings into a streamlined, easy to use interface. Superior editing features also make this a must for people in business. Antiquated shorthand will be a thing of the past with this clever app. Letterspace we salute you! #brilliant!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/letterspace-swipe.-edit.-note./id879516377?mt=8

3.Humin

Humin, an indispensable networking app allows you to keep track of business contacts and connections. It remembers details such as how and where you met somebody, which means you don’t have to worry about remembering these details at a later date, or suffer an excruciatingly embarrassing meeting with a business contact who you ought to know but you just can’t quite remember why!

Humin also combines your contacts, dialing and voicemail in order to work out who your most important contacts are. Indispensable!

https://humin.com/products/humin/

4.1Password

It has never been more important to protect your passwords and keep login details secure when there seems to be increasingly regular data leaks. 1Password is an absolute must have as it manages your web logins and other sensitive information in an incredibly user friendly package. This app will take away security anxiety and ensure that if you experience password amnesia you won’t have to go through the laborious task of resetting your login details.

https://1password.com/

5.bambam!

bambam! Is an excellent project managing app which we think ranks among the best in its field.

We like this project management tool because it doesn’t have the complicated interface you get with the likes of MS Project. bambam is self-intuitive and has some great features that allow users to connect and share their project information, send messages to team members, upload files, track project timelines and basically collaborate better.

bambam is quick and easy to set up and is low cost. The flexibility and customisation functions are great. You really are in control of your projects with bambam and we particularly liked the instant messaging – allowing you to touch base on projects and share ideas.

https://www.dobambam.com/