Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From Coffee Plant

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Ian Henshall and all of the team from Coffee Plant, Our Factory will be closed from Friday 24th Until Tuesday 28th December. Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th December we will be open from 8am until 2pm for emergency orders. Friday 31st December we will be closed Monday  3rd January we will…

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Coffee Price Shock on its Way!

Coffee wholesale prices have rocketed in the last few months and this will affect prices in the shops before much longer. Why have prices more than doubled? There are two reasons: the superficial and the fundamental. As usual the media are focusing on the superficial cause which was a minor frost in Brasil last summer (winter in Brasil!). In…

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All about the milk

We know there is a wide choice of milk nowadays. Almond and soy are our best selling after “real ” milk. But what do we mean by “real ” milk? It’s easy to forget that cow’s milk comes in several forms: skimmed, semi skimmed, full cream, and each can be homogenised although this is much harder to find. After…

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Cash Free keeps prices down

We said we would never go cash free in the shop, but we have and here’s why… Our setup with hundreds of small transactions each day is attractive to dishonest staff and presents a tempting option to those who are basically honest. In fact we have rarely found staff with their hands in the till, but that was partly…

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Some good news on the recycling front!

Bio-Bean the company who take away our spent coffee grounds have introduced a new product. As well as making the coffee grounds into fuel they have now developed a way to make them into building and other materials. This is known as upcycling as it saves on the use of diminishing raw materials and energy for extraction costs, transport…

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Some tips on blending coffee

If you come to a supplier like Coffee Plant, your coffee will be more freshly roasted and we only grind and pack when we get your order. This helps ensure freshness but also gives you the opportunity to order blends. Most of our customers seem to prefer single origin, maybe you blend at home so you can have something…

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Another gift from that nice Mr Sunak

For those who like us were allowed to stay open, Covid has not necessarily been the financial disaster it has been for others. It seems almost unfair that we have received so much in rants and reduced VAT. Of course it’s not over yet, business wise the worst may be soon to come as competitors reopen and chase reduced…

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It’s a no brainer

It’s extraordinary that almost no-one has heard of coffee juice. Or coffee cherries for that matter. This could be the next big thing, and we don’t say that lightly, if fact in the cautious world of coffee we have never felt the need to use that phrase. The coffee cherry is the heart of the issue. It surrounds the…

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News Roundup

Things are changing fast around our shop on “The Bello” with the new more relaxed Covid rules. It’s busier and the demand for our two outside tables is intense. This weekend will see the reopening of the antiques market too where we have a one day per week outlet. We are looking for a full time staff member for…

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Organic is Booming

The UK organic market is booming 12.6% up year on year. This is the highest growth since dip that followed the 2007 financial crisis – the total market has now reached reaching £2.79B. Growth is led by online sales during the Covid pandemic, say the Soil Association: “organic is now rightfully recognised as the cornerstone of a resilient food…

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