A great opportunity is available for all coffee lovers. Money Magpie has written that if you love coffee, and often find yourself in a coffee shop then you’ll love this strange but exciting job opportunity.


A new start-up, Coffee Machine Secret Agent, is planning to build the TripAdvisor for commercial coffee machines.

That’s where you come in. They need people to go around towns and places with lots of coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels etc. and ask the employees in each venue what they think.

Your job (if your willing to take it ), will be to collect reviews about coffee machines from employees who work in coffee stores.

You can ask more than one employee per store and the review usually only takes two or three minutes.

They’re after someone with a clean, professional demeanor and appearance, a super friendly outgoing personality, a good knowledge of their local area and a clean CCJ.

You’ll also need lots of energy and a smartphone or 4G enabled tablet so you can collect the reviews. You’ll earn £2 per survey and Coffee Machine Secret Agent expect someone working an eight hour day to get between 50-150 reviews per day. More details on how to apply are here, but it’s an ideal job for someone who loves coffee and wants to top up their income at the same time.

More details can be found on the Money Magpie website here. 



Yorkshire Tea has launched a new biscuit-flavoured tea that’s causing quite a stir among tea traditionalists.

The beloved tea company Taylors of Harrogate,  said the new biscuit brew combines the classic taste of tea and biscuits, so no one will be caught out without a biscuit to dunk.

The new brew has the comforting taste of the original tea but with a smattering of malty sweetness which gives the biscuity flavour.


Afternoon Tea has some great offers for afternoon teas with a Royal Wedding theme but these two under £23 are well worth the visit.

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane – Originally a stately apartment building overlooking Hyde Park and Marble Arch, the 5 star London Marriott Park Lane is now a leading luxury hotel in London. What better place to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and soon-to-be Princess Meghan? This amazing offer is available from Friday 18th until Sunday the 20th May, so be sure to book ahead of time.

Situated on London’s prestigious Park Lane, Lanes of London is the signature restaurant of 5 Star London Marriott Hotel Park Lane and the ideal place to take comfort in the season’s bounty. Offering all day casual dining, from breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, robust flavours from the Season British Larder can be enjoyed in a stylish, yet casual environment, set against unrivalled backdrops of Hyde Park and Marble Arch.

Originally an Edwardian mansion, 5 star London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is now a leading luxury hotel in London. The dining room and bar is an informal and modern space, complete with comfortable booths, snug inlets and private dining facilities. Led by Blacksheep, the award winning restaurant design agency, the interiors incorporate marble, aged brass, traditional leaded glazing, racing green leather banquettes, oak and antique detailing throughout. Priced at £22.50pp

More about London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Needham House Hotel Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea  – Celebrate the Royal Wedding in style with a bespoke Afternoon Tea courtesy of Needham House Hotel, now for just £23.00 per person.

To celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, from Tuesday 1st to 31st May, 2.30pm till 5pm Monday to Sunday Needham House are inviting you to a Royal Afternoon Tea.

Spend a few hours of sheer indulgence tucking into a towering cake stand of homemade cakes and scones, delectable finger sandwiches and a glass of Champagne and strawberries.

Needham House is a beautiful hotel located in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Little Wymondley, near the medieval market town of Hitchin, where you can enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in a welcoming atmosphere.

More about Needham House Hotel, Book online at Afternoon Tea Co Uk.


This week’s recipe of the week is Olive Magazine’s Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake…

Super easy and quick to make, this gooey chocolate cake number is perfect for when you need to bake a last-minute treat for a special occasion.


  • self-raising flour 150g
  • cocoa 30g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • muscovado sugar 175g
  • butter 175g, softened
  • eggs 3
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • dark chocolate 50g, melted


  • butter 200g, softened
  • icing sugar 200g
  • dark chocolate 200g, melted 


Heat the oven to 180C/fan 170C/gas 4. Line and butter 2 x 20cm sandwich tins.

Put all cake ingredients into the food processor and whizz until smooth. If the mix is a little stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water and whizz again.

Divide between tins, level and bake for 30 minutes or until springy. Leave for 5 minutes then cool on a rack.

Clean the food processor. Whizz the butter and icing sugar, add the chocolate, whizz again, then sandwich and ice the cake.

Tadah…now pop the kettle on and enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee with a slice of this deeeelicious cake, Enjoy


#National Tea Day is a day for people who LOVE tea, there are a huge variety of ways to get involved and share your love of tea with the nation. If you want to wish your friends and colleagues a Happy National Tea day use the #NationalTeaDay on social media.Details of participating tea houses near you are available to view on their website.

This year FES-TEA-VAL takes place at Chiswick House & Gardens on the 21st and 22nd of April to celebrate National Tea Day!

Fes-Tea-Val is a great day out for families, foodie enthusiasts, tea lovers and those who love to party. The event is filled with celebrity baking sessions, mixology masterclasses, top Dj’s, musician’s and entertainment and even the opportunity to take tea with Queen Victoria.

The event is open 10am-5pm on both days with Tea & Tipple Boulevard open until 9pm so you can par-tea long into the night!

The event is divided into dedicated zones with themed activities and delicious food, drink, and lifestyle delights in each. These include the Bou-tea-que, Tea ‘n’ Tipple Boulevard, The Tea Bazaars, Tea ‘n’ Treat Village, The Vitali-Tea Garden and the Picnic Park! Find out more below about the amazing activities on in each area and which products you will be able to find there.Free tea tasting galore! Sample the worlds finest teas and get top tea tips from tea masters.

Tickets are only £10 or £25 for a Family Pass! and you can buy them from their website. If you can’t make to London then check out their Tea Near Me page to see if you have anyone joining in this event near you.



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