Coffee Plant Blog

Organic sales booming

As long time supporters of  organic produce we welcome the good news from the Soil Assocation. The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion with a 5.3% growth in 2018. This is the seventh year of consecutive growth. Almost £45 million is spent on organic each week in the UK. The Soil Association believes that the trend is…

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Organic CAN feed the world

At Coffee Plant we do all we can to use organic sources. Critics say organic methods cannot feed the whole planet but they are wrong. All that is required is that people should stop eating more and more meat. Now a major report from global food experts on the EAT-Lancet Commission has shattered the myth. Agro-ecological farming can feed…

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Good News from Peru

Coffee Plant uses a lot of organic Fairtrade Peru coffee and in addition we offer support to an NGO, TReeS which fights to protect the forests and their indigenous people of Peru. The enemy is corruption and gold mining interests whose greed leads to deforestation and ruin for the local people and the planet. The good news is that…

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What will the recession do to the coffee market?

It seems clear that there is a recession, possibly a big one on the way. What was clear to Coffee Plant for three months of a rainy autumn and near deserted streets is now showing up in the corporate statistics. And that’s without yet more bad political news, the dreaded B word and the most incompetent government in recent…

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Coffee of the year

Top Mild Coffee of the year goes to Costa Rica! The Central American country, famous for having no army, has won our unofficial accolade for best flavour of a mild roast organic Fairtrade source. Costa Rica is of course well known for it’s coffee too, but in recent years yields have suffered due to a Labour shortage caused by…

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Organic is the healthiest

Organic is good for you! A massive survey of over 70,000 people in France over a four year period found that organic food eaters were 20% less likely to contract cancer, with skin and breast cancers dropping by one third. The new findings are consistent with those of the International Agency for Research in Cancer, which found pesticides are…

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Bio fuel from coffee grounds

Coffee grounds are the next big thing. For recycling, that is. At Coffee Plant we fill a wheelie bin once a week and the grounds go to make bricks for burning. Now the BBC has reported on a recycling company who extract the coffee oils and add them into diesel fuel for buses.

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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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