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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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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Cocoa causing environmental disaster in West Africa

A new report from Mighty Earth Campaign claims that cocoa growers are causing environmental disaster in West Africa. They found National Parks invaded by cocoa growers who are selling their cocoa to big international companies who try to tell us they care about the environment.  Due to forest destruction Ivory Coast is now down to a few hundreds elephants…

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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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