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...

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...

Women in Coffee Month: a look back

This March, Pact dedicated the month to celebrating women in coffee. As you’ll all be aware, current events have meant our focus has had to be elsewhere. That doesn’t mean it’s any less important an issue - so let’s take a moment to review Women in Coffee Month. What are the issues for women in coffee? We bang on about the stats a lot, so you’ve probably heard it all before. But if not, here’s...

Your coffee supply: one thing you don’t need to worry about

Update on 25th March: Pact Coffee is still operating as usual, with fast and free delivery of coffee. Our team is protected, our coffee supply is stable, and - when it comes to your coffee - you have nothing to worry about. Take care! There’s a lot on everyone’s mind right now. From being down to your last loo roll and having no footie to watch, to much more serious concerns, it’s one of those...

Pact Presents: Women in Coffee Month, March 2020

It’s International Women’s Day this month. That’s great, but why stop at just one day? This March, Pact is making a point. We’re dedicating the month to raising visibility of #WomenInCoffee, to highlight the gender inequality inherent in coffee farming and beyond, and to promote the incredible work several individuals, associations, and charities are doing to make change happen. This year’s IWD’s theme is #EachForEqual - because “an equal world is an enabled world”. Pact...

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...

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 to send out fresh coffee to customers around the country. There’s one reason we could do that. It’s all down to our roastery staff. Without the people roasting, quality checking, grinding, packaging and moving the coffee, there’d be none for you to drink. While a lot of us - including...

Cenicafé 1: a Pact Coffee world exclusive

A note from Pact Coffee: The world is a strange and uncertain place right now. It’s important you look after yourself and others, and try to find joy in the little things. We hope this coffee announcement helps with that. We get excited about coffee pretty often. For us, each and every bag of beans that hits our menu is something special. A beautiful bev that’s been lovingly grown in one of 8+ origins, meticulously...

Women in Coffee month: spotlight on Hand in Hand International

This month, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by donating £1 from all sales of our El Triunfo limited edition coffee to Hand in Hand International, an NGO working to empower women entrepreneurs. Today, we have a guest blog from Hand in Hand’s Celia Frankel, who explains why this cause is so worth supporting. Fighting poverty through female entrepreneurship At 60, when most of us are thinking about slowing down, Alice Maina, a farmer living in...

Bourbon Cream Espresso: pre-dunked, for your pleasure

We’re passionate about single origin coffees, true. But there’s an art to creating the perfect blend that we can’t help but get excited about (coffee...

Thank you for raising money for Bowel Cancer UK

Chances are, you’re still getting over the last two months of indulgence. Food, drink, presents, outings, socialising, parties - it’s a lot. But don’t worry....

The Pact Coffee Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Present shopping is hard work, and it’s tricky to strike the right balance sometimes. So we’ve put together our suggestions for every gifting situation you might come across - you’re welcome! To bring to a dinner party Buy 250g Christmas Blend, Christmas Blend Espresso, Christmas Blend Decaf, or Christmas Blend Pods It’s a not a ‘proper present’ situation, but you don’t really want to add to the host’s inevitably large collection of bottles of wine...

Decembeard: raise money for Bowel Cancer UK

Baby, it’s cold outside. Your jeans are taking a solid week to dry on the radiator, your ‘big coat’ has come out of storage, pub smoking areas are increasingly barren. It’s the time of year where everyone seems to couple up if they’re single, desperate for a heat source they don’t have to pay for. But there’s no need to do anything as drastic as all that. If you’ve got the biological capability, then grow...

Pasta & Coffee: enjoy your favourite things, the Italian way

Now, there’s nothing wrong with a greasy parcel of battered cod and chips. Far from it. And you couldn’t pair it with anything other than a builder’s tea with two heaped sugars. But it has to be said - some nations have the UK beat when it comes to cuisine. If there’s one thing we love almost as much as coffee, it’s carbs. Delicious, pasta-shaped carbs, that is. And there’s one country with a solid...

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...

Forgot someone?! Buy a Pact Coffee Gift Voucher!

Ok. Don’t panic. It’s worryingly close to Christmas, and you’ve just found out that you actually haven’t covered your bases present-wise. Disaster. And you tried so hard - started your planning spreadsheet in October, picked up bits throughout the year, had everything all wrapped and ribboned by the second week of advent. Blast. Maybe your sister decided to bring her new boyfriend to dinner at the last minute. Or you took pity on your lonely...

Don’t Miss Out: Last Order Dates for Christmas & New Year

Picking up some Pact Coffee goodies as Christmas presents, or need to stock up your supply cupboard before the holidays hit? Then keep an eye on these dates… DATES TO REMEMBER: - For guaranteed delivery before Christmas Day, order by the 19th December - Last chance to ASAP your order before our Christmas break: By 1pm on the 23rd December, for shipping out the morning of the 24th with 1st Class Royal Mail Delivery Normal...

Pact’s 2019 Christmas Charity: Bowel Cancer UK

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 new socks, shiny gadgetry, and Lynx Africa giftsets you’ve just got, wouldn’t it feel good to know you’ve given something back? And not just to Auntie Jean? Pact’s 2019 charity partner: Bowel Cancer UK This year, Pact Coffee is proud to support Bowel Cancer UK. That means for every Christmas...

Pretty (risky) in pink: Meet Casa Loma Pink Bourbon

Millennial pink, pink gin… and now Pink Bourbon? You might think the coffee world is jumping on a very pretty, flower-strewn bandwagon – and in a way you’d be right. The Pink Bourbon varietal has only really been (re)discovered in the last 10 years – but we promise it’s got substance, not just style. And Ramiro Suarez Ramos from the Casa Loma farm has proved that, by growing us a batch! What is Pink Bourbon?...

International Women’s Day: joining The Partnership for Gender Equity

This year, the International Women’s Day theme is #BalanceForBetter – and they can explain best what that means: “Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s...