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...

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 to fill up your ice cube trays, stock up on a few bags of fresh Pact Coffee, and settle in for a summer of caffeinated refreshment - simple as! Iced V60 Recipe Ingredients: One scoop of medium-ground coffee (per person) Ice cubes Semi-skimmed milk (optional) Method: Half-fill a glass with...

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...

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 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? As summer begins, and you start mourning your postponed travel plans, you’re going to need something to keep you perked up… Here are our top three ways to enjoy coffee… in the form of icy treats! Perfect for that holiday feeling, even if you’re perched by your window or enjoying...

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...

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...

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 situation. Take Pact Coffee, for example. We were due to be in Rwanda right now - travelling to washing stations and tiny farms to try lots of different coffees, to choose some to put on our menu for you lot. Obviously that wasn’t happening. It’s a shame, but it got...

How To Make A Coffee Face Scrub

Got too much time on your hands, and need something to do? Or absolutely hate waste, and want to be beautifully eco-friendly? Maybe you’ve just run out of your favourite grooming products… either way, have we got a handy guide for you! This coffee face scrub doubles as a mask - for a great way to recycle your coffee grounds (since it turns out you shouldn’t be using them in the garden after all), and...

Coffee and Mindfulness: time to take a proper break

Commuting and the school run are (temporarily) things of the past. It’s calming right, not having to organise coats and shoes, or hurriedly shower to get out the door in time? Well… not really. For a lot of us, things aren’t so peaceful. You might be entertaining a gaggle of kids in the world’s most haphazard one-woman/man show, or dealing with busier email chains and higher workloads than ever - or maybe you’re one of...

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...

5 Ideas for ‘Stay at Home’ holidays

Maybe you’d normally be packing up the boot with plastic buckets, windbreaks, and flip flops - ready to stop en route for a tidal wave of pork pies and sharing bags of crisps, for a day or two of pebbly pandemonium. Or waking up at 3am to fly to fairer shores, for an all-inclusive week away that’ll keep everyone happy. This year, summer holidays will be a little different… and without even the novelty of...

Kopi Luwak and the ‘Most Expensive Coffees in the World’

Now and then, a coffee hits the news - usually because it’s been dubbed the ‘most expensive in the world’. Cue the cries of “who on earth would pay that for a latte?” - and hey, we get it. But there are a few things at play here. One is the cultural categorisation of coffee as a household item. A cupboard-filling, shelf-stocking everyday item - like rice, bread, kitchen roll… something you wouldn’t necessarily want...

A big thank you: raise a coffee to our roastery staff

We’re in a very lucky position as a company. While a lot of businesses have had to cease trading, we could carry on - continuing...