Organic campaign reaches 5.6m people

Last Wednesday (12th) was Wake up to Organic day. If you had been in Coffee Plant shop in the morning you would have been offered a free bowl of our organic muesli. The organisers are very pleased with the response, they write: “Hello and a big thank you to all who helped make Wake Up To Organic such a…

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Fairtrade Quiz

Did you know there’s 80,000 tonnes of Fairtrade chocolate eaten in the UK every year? That’s the same as 6,400 double decker buses. There’s more fun facts like this in the new Fairtrade Quiz. Try it out – there’s always a few surprises in the wonderful world of Fairtrade. Try our QUIZ NOW We’ve put a few tricky ones in…

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A No Deal Brexit – Coffee Supplies Safe

Even a no deal Brexit should leave coffee supplies safe. A lot of our coffee comes through Antwerp on its journey to the UK. Should you be worrying that we will run out or pay more in the event of a no deal Brexit? We don’t think so. Here’s why… Green coffee (ie before its roasted in our roastery)…

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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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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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Organic September

Organic is more popular than ever. Coffee Plant is pleased to endorse Organic September to raise awareness even further. The new Go Organic Festival in London drew 10,000 visitors. At Coffee Plant We choose organic products when they are available. As our customers know, in the case of coffee you do not usually have to pay a big premium.

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Poverty among cocoa producers as bad as ever

Poverty among cocoa producers as bad as ever, says shocking report. Even Fairtrade cocoa producers are suffering the effects of the recent crash in cocoa prices that were already too low. A report in Cocoa Barometer offers dismal news for anyone who imagines that the system is moving in the right direction. Faitrade certification at least specifies that 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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