Coffee Plant Blog

Coffee recycled as logs!

It could be your coffee in these logs. Did you notice the massive bin full of coffee grounds at the back of Coffee Plant? They are collected once a week and end up recycled as logs. They have a higher heat yield than wood and are classed as carbon neutral. Coffee grounds can also be used for growing mushrooms.

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One of the first customers

This elderly lady, seen in the shop last week, is part of Coffee Plant history. She is one of our original customers from back in the distant 1980’s. She’s now in her mid nineties. We’re not claiming that its entirely due to our coffee (she drinks quite a lot) but we hope it it helped.

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Organic September

Organic is more popular than ever. Coffee Plant is pleased to endorse Organic September to raise awareness even further. The new Go Organic Festival in London drew 10,000 visitors. At Coffee Plant We choose organic products when they are available. As our customers know, in the case of coffee you do not usually have to pay a big premium.

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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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