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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“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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Make your own delicious Hot Chocolate

Are you big fan of Hot Chocolate? Then you probably know that the most important ingredient is – not sugar, not dried milk powder – but cocoa. We have two very tempting options for you. Come in and try our Organic and Fairtrade Hot Chocolate made with our very own cocoa powder in our Shop on Portobello Road. If…

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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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