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    Pact's 2020 Christmas Charity: Mental Health Foundation

    Christmas is the time of giving. So when you’re ending the day surrounded by crumpled piles of wrapping paper, empty Quality Street boxes, and the...

    Should you store coffee in the fridge?

    It may be controversial, but we’re going to debunk a myth. It’ll prove divisive. Some of you won’t believe us. But gosh-darn-it we owe it to you, your coffee and our own sense of self-worth to get stuck in on the notion that coffee should not be stored in your fridge or freezer. Here’s how it all started… Recently… …We put the question out to our community. We wanted to know where your coffee lived...

    The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Coffee Terms

    From the outside looking in, the world of coffee can seem intimidating. There is so much coffee lingo to get to grips with - it can feel like learning a new language! To make life easier, we’ve put together an ultimate coffee guide. May you never be bamboozled by coffee jargon again. Acidity You will see this term used across our coffee cards and product pages, but what does acidity really mean? It’s the sensation...

    Interview with Senior Customer Champion, Polly

    At the beginning of 2020, our Senior Customer Champion Polly was already working remotely, but that was before the words ‘social distancing’ and ‘lockdown’ had entered our vocabulary. We caught up with Polly to find out how she has managed to keep her team engaged, Pact customers happy and her own spirits high during an extraordinary year… I moved to remote working in January 2020. In a way, I think this experience helped my team...

    Which is the best Wilfa Coffee Grinder for you?

    Trying to find the best Wilfa coffee grinder might feel like the equivalent of trying to find a needle in a haystack. All this talk of ‘conical burrs’ and ‘speed motors’ can be pretty bamboozling. Plus, save for different colours the products seem to look exactly the same. So, we’re here to cut through the noise and help you choose the right piece of kit for you. 1. The all-rounder Wilfa Svart Grinder in Silver...

    Coffee Christmas Gifts for 2020

    Present shopping is hard work, and it’s tricky to strike the right balance sometimes - that’s why this Christmas, Pact Coffee are providing you with a range of coffee-themed goodies. Pact Coffee’s Christmas Blend With spiced fruit notes and a citrus kick, the jammy sweetness of our Christmas Blend makes it the perfect stocking filler. Make sure they open this one early and you might be able to enjoy a cup before the festivities get...

    Find the perfect gifts for coffee lovers

    When it comes to choosing gifts for our nearest and dearest, the amount of choice can be overwhelming. Even when you know someone incredibly well, you can still find yourself agonising over what they’d enjoy receiving as a gift. A ukulele? Too niche. An all-expenses paid trip to New York? Too pricey. A pair of patterned socks? Too obvious. In terms of selecting a suitable gift, we think it’s best to start with the basics....

    Will's Espresso Martini Recipe

    Frankly, 2020 was a lot more tolerable when the sun stretched the days out for miles and hot summer nights gave us endless opportunities to be outside. When it’s cold, dark and gloomy, it’s the little things that really put a smile on our face. Things like a zing-tastic morning brew, seeing a shiny full moon in the night sky, freshly washed sheets and a homemade Espresso Martini. With this in mind, we asked our...

    Cycling meets coffee: Gran Fondo in partnership with Geraint Thomas

    By now, you may have heard on the grapevine that we’ve got a new blend in town. Gran Fondo landed earlier in the month and we couldn’t be more excited for you to get on your bike and try it out. This game-changing coffee celebrates the special relationship between coffee and cycling and is the result of months of hard work between the Pact team and Olympic gold cyclist, Geraint Thomas to create the ultimate...

    Iced coffee recipes for every brew tool

    You can enjoy iced coffee without heading to the high street - no matter what coffee brewing tools you’ve got at home. Just make sure...

    Coffee iced treats: ice cream, lolly, and affogato recipes

    There’s more ways than one to enjoy coffee. Sure, liquid form is traditional - but why not enjoy it in as many ways as possible?...

    How to brew café-quality coffee at home

    Although cafés are starting to reopen their doors, maybe heading out to the highstreet isn’t the right choice for you at the moment. And even if you do head out, grabbing a flat white with a friend isn’t going to be quite the same. We’re 100% behind supporting local businesses. But if you’re feeling torn between your love of café-quality coffee, and your unwillingness to go out just yet, you don’t have to go without....

    Zaroca: winner of the Cup of Excellence

    We brag about the quality of our coffee a lot. Speciality grade, high-scoring, world-class… those words all start to blur into the background. So we wanted to remind you just how good our coffee is. How it’s internationally recognised, worthy of accolade, and usually under 70p per cup. And to do that, we’ve got just the coffee… Zaroca, Cup of Excellence Winner - grown by Gilberto Basilio As of today, Zaroca is back on our...

    All about the ‘funnel thingy' (or V60) - as seen on TV!

    You might have seen: Pact Coffee is on TV! If you’re a Pact Coffee newbie, then maybe you’re joining us for the first time - wielding your funnel thingy, and wondering exactly what it actually is… Well, we’re here to clear that up. First things first, it’s actually called a V60. It’s a teal-toned thing of beauty, and one of our favourite ways to brew filter coffee. What is the Hario V60? And why is...

    Covid-19 at origin: an update

    We’re 10 weeks into lockdown in the UK. We’ve seen Easter, Eid, and two May Bank Holidays come and go. And don’t forget, even Eurovision passed us by. The sun’s been stubbornly shining almost the whole time - a cruel twist of fate, that’s as British as it comes - and even the phrase “new normal” has already become tired and hackneyed. We all know it’s more serious than that. Thousands of lives lost, more...

    Travel with Pact Coffee: why we're packing an AeroPress

    Great news all round - there’s still hope for The Great British Summer Holiday! With the travel and tourism industry aching for customers to come back, and everyone more than ready for a break from their own four walls, it’s time to unwind the good old-fashioned way. We’re talking camping, caravanning, B&Bing, or even AirBnBing. We’re talking Mr Whippy on the seafront, and motorway service pit stops along the way. Packing up the car with...

    Pact Coffee's Top Tips

    If you’re looking for a better cup of coffee, we’ve got a couple of tips. And the first (and most important!) is making sure you’re drinking the good stuff. Signing up to a flexible plan with us means fresh coffee, delivered - not to mention a free V60 brewing kit, if you’re a new customer! Start off with world-class coffee, and easy-to-use equipment, and you can’t go far wrong. Beyond that, it comes down to...

    Raising money for Refuge: support Pact Coffee's challenge

    You might have heard: Pact Coffee is running, walking, and cycling to Rwanda! Well, not literally - but we’ve set ourselves the challenge of covering the distance from our London HQ to the Remera Washing Station, in Rwanda. That’s a lot of couch to 5ks! Why are we doing it? Well, if it weren’t for the strange times we’re all facing, a Pact Coffee sourcing trip would be going on in Rwanda right now -...

    Meet Sam, Managing Director of Bufcoffee

    Remember Epiphanie? She’s the Pact Coffee favourite who overcame adversity to be the first woman to own a washing station - and her children have followed in her footsteps. We talked to Sam, her son and Manager Director of Bufcoffee. He’s done some incredible work to make Bufcoffee the powerhouse cooperative it is today - but let’s hear about it from him: Tell us about Bufcoffee, and how many farmers your washing stations serve We...

    Pact Coffee's Rwanda Challenge: in support of Refuge

    Everything’s changed this year. Plans have been put on hold, weddings postponed, holidays cancelled - we’re all feeling the side effects of this strange, scary...