Quench Your Thirst with the Best Guilt-free AMT Coffee Summer Drink
Summer is nearly here! You may have already caught some sun during our heat spell in May and cooled down with a socially distanced iced latte. As we adapt to the new normal this summer, AMT Coffee is serving some thirst-quenching plant-based drinks, including our new guilt-free Vegan Milkshake!
This summer will be different from others due to social-distancing rules and everyone deserves a treat more than ever. At AMT Coffee we have always offered a full range of cold drinks including iced coffee, Froffees ®, smoothies, Yogurtshakes® and our indulgent milkshakes to spoil your inner child with a variety of flavours.
This year, we are especially thrilled to bring you a cold and creamy chocolate coconut milkshake that just happens to be vegan and low-calorie to cool down in the sun, seriously guilt-free!
Why a Milkshake?
Have you ever met anyone who genuinely doesn’t like a milkshake? We didn’t think so!
Milkshakes are an evolution of an Indian drink called Lassi that was adopted in the US in the 19th century. Milkshakes became popular as cooling, sweet and novelty drinks that everyone loved including children and adults. As milkshakes became more popular, you could find variations of this heavenly drink including a boozy milkshake which became very trendy in 1950s.
Many people now consider milkshakes as indulgent treats, but our new plant-based milkshake is guilt-free as it only contains 160 calories! Most importantly, it tastes just as good as the original AMT Coffee milkshake and perfect for summer.
Plant-based Milk Power
In the last couple of years, we’ve seen the rise of plant-based milks as people increasingly recognise the benefits they offer from environmental sustainability to health. At AMT Coffee, we have always appreciated the benefits of plant-based milks and have made them an accessible option by not charging extra for alternative milks.
You don’t need to be a vegan to choose plant-based milks, you can be vegetarian or flexitarian or simply enjoy the taste of alternative milks because let’s admit it, oat milk lattes are amazing!
Plant-based milks have so many benefits for you and the environment. They are naturally low in saturated fat, a good source of fibre that supports your gut heath, contain less sugars and of course they are environmentally friendly as plant-based milk production uses less land and water.
At AMT Coffee, we love using Alpro oat, coconut and soya milks for our drinks.
Our Vegan Chocolate Milkshake
To master the ultimately guilt-free Vegan Chocolate Milkshake, we teamed up with Monin to use their sugar-free vanilla syrup to reduce the calorie content. Monin syrups have always been our go-to at AMT Coffee for their quality range of products.
Using coconut milk, chocolate and Monin sugar-free vanilla syrup, this perfect combination makes our blended plant-based milkshake lighter, healthier and refreshing to enjoy while still maintaining its indulgent qualities.
During this pandemic, we have been focussing our efforts on serving our essential workers and we first launched our Vegan Milkshake at our NHS hospital sites for our NHS heroes to enjoy and feel revitalised during their demanding shifts. We are now preparing to share our milkshakes across our rail sites for commuters to enjoy!
Drinking milkshakes is comforting and nostalgic, bringing you back to those carefree summer days. Like our practice of never charging for plant-based milks, this vegan milkshake is the same cost as our regular milkshake, offering great value for money. Treat yourself this summer with AMT Coffee’s chocolate and coconut vegan milkshake!
Earth Day at AMT Coffee
Today is Earth Day, one of our favourite days! It is the perfect occasion to review how AMT Coffee is trying to stay environmentally friendly and maybe you can help us as we practice sustainability!
100% BIO-COMPOSTABLE CUPS & LIDS
Most coffee shops encourage and reward customers for using a reusable cup as it reduces waste, but there will always be people who prefer paper cups. At AMT we worked long and hard to source bio-compostable cups and lids to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. These cups are made from crop waste from sugar cane. We believe in doing our part for the green movement and the environment. We encourage all our competitors to follow our example and make the switch to bio-compostable cups to help our planet!
REDUCE THE WASTE
When it comes to waste we are all guilty. At AMT we work closely with The Felix Project to donate our unsold food to help London’s most vulnerable people. During this coronavirus pandemic, the Felix Project have donated almost half a million meals per week! There are so many charities and we can all work together to combat waste, whether you’re an individual or a business of any size.
Also! You can use your used coffee grounds for your garden or to make an exfoliating body scrub. There are so many ways to reduce waste!
GO PLANT-BASED ONCE A WEEK
There is a lot of research showing the positive impact of a plant-based diet on the planet and your health. At AMT Coffee, we have always offered soya, oat and coconut milks at the same price as regular milk to encourage trying plant-based products! Last year we launched a whole new range of plant-based snacks and treats, and this year we have been working with a charity called Veganuary to increase awareness of this important cause.
Did you know, one day of eating a plant-based diet saves the amount of two week’s worth of shower water?
ONLY FAIRTRADE COFFEE AND ORGANIC MILK AS STANDARD
We are as passionate about our coffee as we are about ensuring the long-term sustainability of the coffee industry. Therefore, we serve our coffee with a double shot of Fairtrade espresso and organic milk as standard.
We use Fairtrade coffee to ensure our growers are paid fairly and have suitable working conditions. We serve organic milk because it contains no hormones, antibiotics, or harmful pesticides. Organic milk also boasts, on average, 50% more vitamin E, 75% more vitamin A and double or triple the antioxidants compared to non-organic milk. As a result, we feel it’s the right option for our customers.
Being environmentally friendly is probably one of the coolest aspects of AMT Coffee. We really love the challenge of reducing waste, adapting to plant-based diets and sharing our experiences with you just in case you might be curious to try! A little of something is always better than nothing when making a difference to help our planet Earth. For us, Earth Day is everyday!
TRY VEGAN THIS MONTH WITH VEGANUARY
We are encouraging everyone to take the month-long Veganuary pledge and try vegan this January.
Sign up now and every day in January you’ll receive an email with all the support you need to make trying vegan easy:
- Daily hints and tips
- Meal plans and recipes
- Information about the benefits of a vegan diet for health, animals and the planet
You’ll be part of a global community of vegan pledgers - we hope to see more than 350,000 people sign up to the Veganuary pledge worldwide! By following the Veganuary campaign on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll be able to share your struggles and successes with other Veganuary participants past and present.
More than half a million people have previously taken part - trying a plant-based diet in January to reduce their environmental footprint, protect animals and improve their health.
Already vegan? You can join too! Sign up for Veganuary to show your support, receive unique and delicious new recipes to try, and have access to videos, graphics, and other great sharables that will encourage your non-vegan friends to take part!
What are you waiting for? Sign up today to be part of the worldwide Veganuary phenomenon.
WE'VE PARTNERED WITH CHARITY SEA SHEPHERD
We are proud to be supporting Sea Shepherd - a passionate group protecting our oceans, whales and all other marine life worldwide. With our plant-based 100% bio-compostable cup and lid, you are helping us to lead the way in reducing our reliance on plastics. The time for change is now - we only have 'OnePlanet and One Life'. READ MORE HERE.
EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION - £1 Vegan Tea Biscuits
For a limited time only, we're offering our delicious vegan tea biscuits for only £1* when our customers choose plant based milk with their AMT drink.
Our vegan tea biscuits by Rhythm 108 are made with wholegrain oat flour, nuts, coconut flower sugar and pure coconut oil (no palm oil!). Choose between Lemon & Ginger or a Chocolate Hazelnut, both full of flavour with a perfectly buttery crunch. Gluten free, organic and no refined sugar here!
Terms & Conditions
*OFFER NOT VALID ON BOTTLE DRINKS. VALID ON AMT HOT AND COLD DRINKS ONLY. OFFER ENDS 11/12/19. VALID ON AS SINGLE TRANSACTION ONLY PER CUSTOMER.
Our new Christmas menu has launched! This year we've brought back some of our most popular items including the Mulled Tea, Brie & Cranberry sandwich and the festive Gingerbread flavours only in a hot chocolate! See all of our Christmas products here!
NEW FOOD MENU LAUNCHED TODAY
Introducing our biggest ever food menu launch - with improved recipes, ingredients and quality, our food range is more delicious than ever before. We also have a larger selection from healthy light salads, gran 'n' go pots, sandwiches and hot panini's grilled to order. Available in all our UK and Ireland sites, pop in and give them a try.
We're proud to announce our new bar is now open at the Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton!
Our friendly team are on board and ready to make the best coffee in town, so when your passing through the hospital be sure to visit Level E to taste our delicious double-espresso coffees and signature drinks. See you soon!
OUR SUMMER SPECIALS HAVE ARRIVED!
Our delicious summer range has launched across all bars this week.
We’ve got smoothies made from fruit & vegetables, seasonal sandwiches and indulgent milkshakes - our Piña Colada smoothie is our personal favourite!
Drop in to one of our bars, try the range and tell us what you think
AMT HAS ARRIVED AT FENCHURCH STREET, COOPER'S ROW!
We are delighted to share that our new bar has opened at Fenchurch Street, Cooper's Row. We are excited to serve you our great range of food, from creamy hot porridge to delicious Viennoiserie pastries and gourmet muffins.
For early morning commuters, or anyone else in a hurry, we will be able to serve you your favourite drink and help you on your way in no time!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CUP LOVE!
We've had amazing feedback on our seasonal Christmas drinks this year and we've really enjoyed reading all your comments.
Here's a few of our favourite pictures that you've shared:
YOUR FESTIVE CHRISTMAS BEGINS AT AMT!
Get into the Christmas spirit with our luxurious new range of Christmas drinks & snacks from Amaretto Maya made with Fairtrade coffee to our Pigs in Blankets Ciabatta.
Our delicious Christmas Feast sandwich is packed with pulled roast turkey, sage and onion stuffing, pork sausage, smoked streaky bacon and cranberry sauce. But if its something warm your after then you can also try our creamy Brie & Cranberry Toastie, just perfect to warm you up on the winter chilly mornings.
It's only truly Christmas once you've indulged in our heavenly mince pie made with soft, golden pastry and spiced mince meat topped with a fragrant frangipane sponge.
Our Christmas menu is available nationwide, so find an AMT bar near you.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
AMT TOPS HEALTHY HOSPITAL FOOD LEAGUE TABLE
The NHS have released a league table ranking the providers of hospital food. AMT is in overall second place and tops the chart for sandwich and coffee shops.
We are thrilled with the result and look forward to continuing to work closely with the NHS and meet the CQUIN targets by the end of January 2017.
"This year, AMT Coffee launched a delicious range of healthy and sustainable food across many of our NHS sites.
It’s exciting to see that our customers love the new gourmet healthy range - which we worked closely with the NHS to deliver. So now we are providing our staff, patients and visitors with the best coffee and food, quickly and with a smile, whilst achieving our nations crucial CQUIN targets", Alistair McCallum-Toppin, MD and Founder of AMT.
AMT OPENS AT PEARSE STREET STATION, DUBLIN
We are proud to announce that our new bar has opened at Pearse Street Station, Dublin. Our staff are ready to greet and serve you with the best coffee even when your in a hurry!
You will find us inside Pearse Street station ready to take your order and serve you with one of our delicious double-espresso coffees, individually made and with a smile.
AUTUMN LAUNCHES AT AMT
Our autumn range is now available. Come and try our new hot chocolate - it's Fairtrade, organic, made with 40% cocoa and tastes delicious!
ICED CAFE MAYA
The temperature has definitely started to rise – but why give up on the flavours you’ve come to love all winter?
Our new Iced Café Maya gives you your fix of rich chocolate and fairtrade coffee, but this time it’s served ice cold!
FLAT WHITE COMPETITION!
Wednesday 25th November 2015
To celebrate the launch of the AMT Coffee Flat White (at a Bar near you from 1st December 2015!!) we decided to hold an in house competition to find and celebrate our most talented Barista’s. With 1st prize being a trip to Rome, competition was fierce. Whittled down to 9 finalists, each candidate had to demonstrate their passion and skill for making the best Flat Whites in the UK & Ireland. It was a close call but we are delighted to announce that Zivile Mikneviciute from St. Thomas’ Hospital was our winner with Denis Prdic from Heuston, Ireland coming in a close second. Congratulations guys, keep up the fantastic work!!
WIN A YEAR'S SUPPLY OF AMT COFFEE!
Wednesday 11th November 2015
Our fantastic Christmas competition is here. This year we are giving away an entire year's supply of coffee!
Participants need to write the next sentence in Melty's poem to enter!
For more information and terms and conditions: amtcoffee.co.uk/melty/
The brains behind Cappy Chino
Friday 30th October 2015
Cappy Chino has become the face of our bar in Evelina Children’s Hospital and it’s all thanks to one very creative 8-year-old, who went to see his handiwork this week!
Young Ollie, who loves sharks and all things to do with the sea, teamed up with the AMT design department and with his keen creative eye, helped name our Cappy Chino.
Ollie is now working on names for the rest of the crew and if you’d like help, we’d love to hear your ideas! Get in touch on our Facebook or Twitter pages! #HelpOllieAndCrew
Happy 10th Birthday Evelina Hospital!
Thursday 15th October 2015
This month saw the 10th birthday of Evelina Children's Hospital and we were delighted to be able to celebrate with them.
Their award winning building opened it's doors 10 years ago and the design was based around the needs of children, their families and staff. Their aim, to create a 'hospital that doesn't feel like a hospital'.
We were really pleased to be able to host the special birthday tea party in our new kiosk recently opened within the hospital and were joined by young patients, their families and the fantastic staff. A few other characters made an appearance, including the likes of Cappy Chino and his crew, in the form of an impressive cake, donated by our MD for the cause.
Ahoy there! New look unit in Evelina Children's Hospital!
Tuesday 15th September 2015
Join Cappy Chino and his crew on AMT Coffee’s brand new Pirate Ship!
Never before seen in AMT Coffee, this child friendly bar is fun and colourful. Situated in the bright, spacious atrium on the 3rd floor of Evelina Children’s Hospital, the bar has a generous seating area for customers to relax and enjoy their beverage.
It also boasts a huge selection of delicious food and drink for all the family. Ranging from our Little Buccaneer’s Sandwiches to scrummy Babyccinos, we can guarantee something for all tastes!
We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon mateys!
Wednesday 21st July 2015
We are celebrating the recent reveal of our lovely new bar in Cork Rail Station, which opened its doors to the public last week.
Uniquely designed with handcrafted copper, marble and wood, this bar boasts a generous seating area where customers can sit and enjoy a delicious beverage from our wide offering of hot or cold drinks, whilst waiting for the train. For those in a bit of a hurry, you can still enjoy great coffee on the go, perhaps with a delicious cake or pastry!
Our most striking bar has opened its doors in Edinburgh Airport!
Thursday 21st May 2015
Newly refurbished and now our largest bar in Scotland, we are ready and waiting to serve you the best cup of coffee!
Located on the first floor food-court of Scotland’s busiest airport, with a vast 142 square metres of space, we are proud to be able to offer all our customers a comfortable, naturally lit seating area where they can enjoy one of our delicious double-espresso coffees, individually made and with a smile.
Customers will also be able to enjoy our great range of food, from fresh soups and sandwiches to delicious Viennoiserie pastries and gourmet muffins.
New sit-in unit at Stevenage Station
Why not wait for your train at our new sit-in unit in Stevenage Station. Sit back and enjoy your coffee, perhaps with an all butter croissant or delicious cake, in the comfort of our stylish seating area. If time is less of a luxury, take a few minutes to savour your first few sips seated at our high stools. Of course, for early morning commuters, or anyone else in a mad rush, you can have the best of both worlds at AMT - grab your favourite drink and be back on the go in no time, you'll never miss your train.
Introducing our new NANO bar at St Pancras International Station (our second site at this station)!
Our smallest and most compact yet chic new bar at St Pancras International is our second location in this great station. It may be small but as the saying goes, all good things come in small packages. In keeping with the glossy, glass filled station, it fits seamlessly on the South Eastern platform area and blends in with the inspiring design of this historic station.
Heuston Station, Dublin!
We are pleased to announce that our latest addition to our expanding portfolio in Ireland, is in the wonderful Heuston, Dublin - you can't miss us in the heart of the station. We are really proud to be in Ireland and will continue to strive to make the best cup of coffee there too!
New in Newcastle!
Smack in the middle of the main concourse in Newcastle’s recently refurbished, £8.6million upgraded Central Station, our impressive new addition to the North is perfectly in keeping with its stylish new surroundings - a beauty to behold, enclosed in glass! And with dual customer service areas-one for those before the gate and one for those after. So, whether sitting in or in a hurry (you won't miss your train if you order from us) you can now enjoy the best cup of coffee in the UK in our classic seating area and maybe indulge in our delicious new pastry, cakes or gourmet paninis too!