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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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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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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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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Study says coffee drinkers live longer: massive sample

In an ongoing health study of around half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers were found to be about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers over a ten year period. The study was conducted by the National Cancer Institute in the US. Similar studies have shown similar results in the past but not with such…

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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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