Coffee Plant Blog

Coffee equipment – buy online

Do you rely on a nearby supermarket for overpriced filter papers? Ever needed to replace your cone? Well you now have the choice of adding them to your Coffee Plant delivery. We have always stocked these in our Notting Hill Shop, now they are available through our website too. We cover sizes 1, 2 and 4 but not 6….

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Poverty among cocoa producers as bad as ever

Poverty among cocoa producers as bad as ever, says shocking report. Even Fairtrade cocoa producers are suffering the effects of the recent crash in cocoa prices that were already too low. A report in Cocoa Barometer offers dismal news for anyone who imagines that the system is moving in the right direction. Faitrade certification at least specifies that a…

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We are hiring – Warehouse Administrator & Office Administrator and Record Keeper wanted

Hi there, We have two vacancy open in our Roastery based in North Wembley. Please take a look at the job descriptions below and send us your CV to Ian Henshall at newsales@coffee.uk.com if you are interested.   Warehouse Administrator £11.00 – £13.00 per hour Part-time Coffee Plant is a specialist coffee roasting company based near North Wembley station. A…

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Organic coffee plantation have more chance to survive global warming

As global warming predictions become gloomier the evidence is accumulating: coffee plantations using organic systems have more chance of surviving. Some expert sources are saying up to 70% of coffee growing area is under threat, while the loss of bee species is  likely to reduce yields. The good news is that a thriving ecosystem increases coffee production and not…

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Keep your coffee in the fridge

Basic science says keep your coffee in the fridge. Or does it? At Coffee Plant we advise coffee enthusiasts to get your beans as freshly roasted as possible and keep them in the fridge. Nobody is arguing about the freshly roasted bit, but a report in the coffee trade press quotes a well known coffee shop’s advice to store…

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Help environment by buying Fairtrade products

In one of previous blog we discussed the environment: issues like plastic lined coffee cups, paper straws. Now for the big picture: by buying organic coffee you are massively helping the environment in the coffee producing areas and by buying Fairtrade you are enabling small producers to make a living. Given the disastrous forest poisoning and destruction, particularly in…

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Be eco-friendly, take care of environment

Good News for the environment. We are now using compostable cups for water and paper straws. Unike other Fairtrade and organic suppliers we have ALWAYS used paper teabags rather than plastic. Our loose coffee is in simple plastic bags which can be reused, but there is still a massive problem with paper coffee cups and silver coffee bags. They…

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