Don’t fall for Greenwashes

A customer asks whether our coffee is shade grown. The answer may surprise you: we don’t ask and don’t know. Here’s why… Recent research indicates that shade grown might not have the benefits claimed. More importantly, we are not able to verify whether coffee is really shade grown. Rather than take claims like this on trust we prefer to…

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UK Coffee Week – raise money for charity Project Waterfall

It’s UK Coffee Week again. Here’s what the organisers say… UK Coffee Week is a nationwide celebration of coffee that unites the industry and their customers to raise funds for the communities that grow our coffee. 100% of donations received from UK Coffee Week will go to Project Waterfall, bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities. We believe…

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Coffee part of Meditteranean diet

Liver experts have been conferring and coffee is on the agenda. Not just to drink, but as a way of reducing the risk of liver disease. In this world of fake news and industry sponsored fake research one has to be cautious, but it really does seem that coffee drinking is linked to a massive drop in cancer and…

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“Fake” cocoa co-ops busted in Peru

We are often asked: how do you know your coffee is Fairtrade. We explain the global Fairtrade organisation Flocert has rigorous inspection systems which are designed to detect frauds like fake co-ops which are really controlled from outside and not by the co-op members. One such setup producing cocoa in Peru has recently had it’s certification suspended, reports Coffee…

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