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Earth Day 2019: Pact’s Impact

In a world of squabbling politicians (no one mention the ‘B’ word!), rising rents and static salaries, not to mention all the usual daily pressures of adult life, it’s easy to lose perspective. And that’s what Earth Day is for. Earth Day is a chance to pay a little attention to the rock we’re all stranded on. To think about how we’re treating the environment, considering everything from the fuel we use to the conservation...

3 ways to be a greener (not green coffee!) drinker

We thought it’d be safer to clarify – we’re not talking about gulping downs cups of unroasted beans (even though dubious ‘studies’ have claimed they promote weight loss, we think it’s a tastier experience to enjoy them properly roasted!). No – we just want you to maximise that feel-good sensation you get from drinking our coffee. Yeah, you’re helping to make coffee a force for good and improving the livelihoods of people in an often...

Coffee jargon buster

Growing, processing and roasting Agronomy: The science of crop growing and land management. Altitude: This massively affects the flavour of the coffee, with higher altitudes generally being best as the cool climate allows the cherry to ripen more slowly. Arabica: The most widely grown coffee variety in the world – believed to be the first type of coffee ever cultivated! It makes up around 60% of commodity coffee and generally all speciality coffee, whereas everything...