Don't fall for Greenwashes

A customer asks whether our coffee is shade grown. The answer may surprise you: we don’t ask and don’t know. Here’s why… Recent research indicates that shade grown might not have the benefits claimed. More importantly, we are not able to verify whether coffee is really shade grown. Rather than take claims like this on trust we prefer to…

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UK Coffee Week – raise money for charity Project Waterfall

It’s UK Coffee Week again. Here’s what the organisers say… UK Coffee Week is a nationwide celebration of coffee that unites the industry and their customers to raise funds for the communities that grow our coffee. 100% of donations received from UK Coffee Week will go to Project Waterfall, bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities. We believe…

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Coffee part of Meditteranean diet

Liver experts have been conferring and coffee is on the agenda. Not just to drink, but as a way of reducing the risk of liver disease. In this world of fake news and industry sponsored fake research one has to be cautious, but it really does seem that coffee drinking is linked to a massive drop in cancer and…

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“Fake” cocoa co-ops busted in Peru

We are often asked: how do you know your coffee is Fairtrade. We explain the global Fairtrade organisation Flocert has rigorous inspection systems which are designed to detect frauds like fake co-ops which are really controlled from outside and not by the co-op members. One such setup producing cocoa in Peru has recently had it’s certification suspended, reports Coffee…

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Coffee good for you say researchers

It has long been established that coffee drinking leads to a better memory and cognition, but why? ISIC, a  Swedish based research organisation has organised a team to carry out cellular studies. As reported in Nature  the results indicate that coffee stimulates the links between the brain’s neurons, but more research will be needed to confirm the picture.

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New Organic Fairtrade coffee from Costa Rica

We would like to introduce our new Organic Fairtrade Coffee from Costa Rica. We think the flavour is even better than the conventional Costa Rica we have been selling up to now. This coffee type is known in the coffee trade as a classic Clean Central American cup. The harvest period for this particular crop is December – April….

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Experienced Coffee Shop Manager Position

Coffee Plant, a well known and long established independent coffee shop in London’s Notting Hill District, is looking for a new manager. Our shop has been praised by many including superstar Rita Ora and retail guru Mary Portas. As well as making coffees we sell a wide range of mostly organic Fairtrade coffee beans from our own roastery, as…

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