Press Release
1 December 2008

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Espresso Essential and Travelodge announce a supply agreement to provide Travelodge’s guests with “fresh coffee at the press of a button”.

Real bean coffee vending machine provider Espresso Essential has now completed the initial roll out of its hot drink vending stations in the foyers of 35 Travelodge hotels.
This will provide Travelodge’s guests with a choice of real coffee including espresso, cappuccino and latte as well as gourmet hot chocolate.   Using Espresso Essential’s patented method, the coffees beans are ground fresh for each cup whilst delivering the drinks to Travelodge’s guest in less than 25 seconds.

Each automatic coffee machine uses 99% fat free milk that is healthy and tastes great whilst making the machines very easy to maintain and re-fill by Travelodge’s staff.

Dave Marshall, Managing Director of Espresso Essential UK says: “Espresso Essential is proud to be working with a company of Travelodge’s world class reputation for customer service and delivery.  Consumers today expect real bean coffee from a vending machine and Espresso Essential provides this whilst making the machines easy to service and cost effective.”  

Ian Evans, Head of Commercial for Travelodge says: “Travelodge is delighted to be able to offer its guests a range of delicious real bean coffee and other hot drinks that taste great, offer convenient self-service and good value.  We chose Espresso Essential because of the taste of their drinks and their vending stations’ reliability, ease of servicing and profitability. Both companies are now planning the roll out to additional Travelodge hotels nationwide.

About Espresso Essential
Espresso Essential is part of the Essential Brands Group headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and now operating in 22 countries.  Espresso Essential UK is based in Bristol with sales and servicing centres in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, North and South Wales.Contact: Dave Marshall, 0800 731 2980

About Travelodge
The first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985, Travelodge now operates 339 hotels in the UK. There are also - eight in Ireland and three in Spain, bringing the total to 350. Travelodge plans to grow its estate to 70,000 rooms (approximately 1000 hotels) by 2020.  Six and a half million people stayed with Travelodge last year and 87% of reservations are currently made online at, where room rates start at £19 a night. The chain employs 5,000 staff and is owned by Dubai International Capital, who acquired the organisation from Permira in 2006.  Contact Ian Evans, Commercial Director