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Coffee Pot No.1 in Steam at Rowley Station, Beamish Museum [HD]


Footage of our Head Wrightson shunting engine in steam at Rowley Station, February 2011. Coffee Pot No.1, a veteran from 1871, is seen carrying out a genuine day’s work when the curatorial team at Beamish Museum were engaged in moving rolling stock into and out of the storage areas. This gave a great opportunity to see some items not normally on public display, as well as giving the curatorial team a public outing in all their dishevelled states! Here is a sequence of film taken over the day. Note that the signals are non-operational and aren’t being passed at ‘danger’. See more news about Beamish’s transport collection at beamishtransport.blogspot.com Shot with a Canon 5D Mkii, edited with Adobe Premiere CS5 – best viewed in HD.

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Flavia coffee a potted history

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Flavia was born in the UK out of necessity in 1982.  Mars Drinks, then known as Four Square Catering and Vending (Division of Mars) Ltd, having created the in-cup concept in 1974 with their brand “Klix” (at the same time, General Foods, now Kraft Foods created their in-cup brand “Maxpax”) realised they had to satisfy the increasing demand for fresh brew coffee and tea whilst retaining the simplicity of the Klix system.

In 1982 the first filter pack was developed bringing a new convenience to freshly filtered coffees. The first Flavia brewer was launched in 1984 and at that time the brand was known as “Dimension 3”.  This original machine had a plastic case and an internal guillotine for cutting off the ends of the filter packs.  Due to health and safety concerns this was replaced by the end off 1983 with steam assisted opening system.

The brand name changed from Dimension 3 to “Flavia” in 1989.  The machines evolved using the plastic casing until the launch of the S300 model in 1994 which had a metal casing.  The first “mini brewer was launched in 1989 and was replaced by the highly successful SB100 1n 1989.  Sadly this ceased production in 2009.

2002 saw the launch of the S350, the major advance being the high pressure steam jet enabling cappuccino and other frothy drinks to be offered.  2007 saw the launch of the latest model, the C400, compact with a stylish modern retro look with industry leading energy efficiency.  With the launch of this machine production was moved from Basingstoke to Shanghai, the filter pack production remains in Basingstoke.

Whereas Flavia was launched initially into the UK Only, it wasn’t long before it became very popular in Japan where it offered beverages with local appeal such as Japanese Green Tea.  This was followed by Europe and then in 1994 the USA.  The USA is now by far the biggest market and they have their own filter pack production unit producing drinks to suit American tastes.

With the backing of parent Mars inc. the Flavia brand will continue to develop and grow for a log time to come

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - December 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm

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Get the Best Deal for your Coffee Machine

Planning to invest in a coffee machine and are in the U.K.? Before deciding on which to buy, take a hard look at what is the coffee machine meant to do for you. Where you plan to install it â?? home or office â?? will help decide which must-have features are needed in it. Also, the kind of coffee, that will need to be brewed, will help you decide the system you need.

Do some research on the Net to look at what options you have in the matter of design and functionality. Do you need automatic coffee vending machines, filter coffee machines or table top vending machines? What is required: high volume and/or quick dispense? Taste preferences like fresh beans, ground coffee, espresso, instant will help you decide whether you want an in-cup model or a soluble or bean to cup model.

There are other issues to look at. Do the models on offer give you only a coffee brewing option? Ideally (and there are such models in the market) the model should allow you to brew tea in the machine and/ or dispense soup too. For the finicky buyer, there are models which also allow them to brew other hot drinks like chocolate or Cappucino. So, in the best of all possible worlds, your coffee machine will give you more than a steaming hot cup of that much needed pick-me-up.

One aspect, which is often overlooked when one gets dazzled by a snazzy model or a price range that makes it a steal, is the physical availability of the product. Coffee machines are available in various parts of the U.K. Cross-check on the after sales service, refilling options and you are nearly home!

Take a look at what other existing users of a preferred model have to say about their experience. It will help you to verify claims and will serve as information you need to keep at the back of your mind when you actually use it. Make sure that the model which you use not only offers the features you desire but also actually fits into the space available for it.

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