A good coffee solution in universities and colleges is important – students need coffee to survive! How else are they going to fuel their study? Or where else will they meet to work in groups? How are they going to stay awake after a late night at the Student Union?! And it’s not just students – there’s the staff to consider, conferencing and visitors on your open days.

Originally designed with the busy millennial in mind, Smokin’ Bean is the perfect coffee partner for your education site. We’re an established TUCO coffee and coffee machine supplier with a strong history working as a coffee partner with various universities and colleges.

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We are passionate about ethical coffee production. We have two delicious coffee blends that are freshly ground and served through our bean to cup or traditional coffee machines. Our Signature blend is triple-certified and our new Rocha blend is Fairtrade.


For self-serve, we have bean-to-cup coffee machines that can dispense barista quality drinks to your students, from lattes and cappuccinos to delicious hot chocolates and teas.

Alternatively, we can offer traditional barista operated machines for an authentic coffee experience, along with professional training from our SCA qualified team, and second to none service.

Both options are available with our premium café destination furniture, including brick design wall, exposed lighting and Smokin’ Bean illuminated sign.

Traditional coffee machine at St Mary's University


Whatever machine you choose, we’ll provide full training on how to use it and maintain it so you can be sure you are serving consistently great coffee.

We offer 7-day support over the phone in the event that your machine breaks down.

We have over 30 field-based engineers throughout the UK who have an impressive first-time fix rate! We endeavour to be on site within 8 working hours for major faults.


You, your staff and students can be safe in the knowledge that nothing is wasted during the production of our coffee. Packaging is recycled during the production process, any discarded beans are turned into biofuel and our furniture uses sustainable materials.

Our takeaway cups are 100% compostable and we also offer Smokin’ Bean branded KeepCups.

We’ve got everything you need to complement your coffee including Alpro and Minor Figures alternative mylks, DaVinci syrups, Fairtrade hot chocolate and triple certified Suki teas!

We have a delicious food-to-go range including Sugar ‘n’ Spice muffins, gluten-free Brodericks bars, Mighty Fine Honeycomb Bars, Willies Cacao, Fine Cookie Co. and Brown Bag Crisps.

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Contact us to discuss bespoke cafe installations for your campus!

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Dedicated account management
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Nationwide engineers for immediate breakdown support
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Customer support and training
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A one-stop solution for hot drinks, snacks and ancillaries
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Next day coffee and product delivery
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Detailed telemetry reports
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Auto replenishment
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Automatic fault monitoring
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