15 Best reusable coffee cups in 2019: My review of the best sustainable and eco-friendly coffee cups on the UK market

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In the UK, there is a disposable of 3 billion coffee cups each year, and less than 1% are recycled. It inevitably harms our environment. Most of the cups lined with polythene are extremely hard to recover and cannot use further. A daily visit to a café may have a severe effect on your bank balance, and also people seeking to remove waste without kicking the caffeine habits. A sustainable and best reusable coffee cup is even more modish than a throwaway cup with any ordinary coffee shop logo. It … Read more

Detpak: the RecycleMe™ take-away cups

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The term sustainability should be embraced on any coffee shop, from the smallest independent one to the big chain one. And it should be put in practice as soon as possible as we are ruining the world with the atmospheric CO2 level increasing month after month. Do not do that, means we are responsible for the ecological balance, being harmful to the environment by draining the world of its natural resources. What a coffee shop can do in term of sustainability? So, well, let’s just cut to the chase. Just … Read more

No-deal Brexit and UK Coffee industry

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During all this Brexit process, the main difficulties for the coffee industry have been a total lack of clarity around the Government’s plans for the future in case of a No deal with the EU, which is also simplified by the name of “Hard Brexit”. There has not been yet a clear communication problem between the political-economical decisions makers and the coffee industry community. The government is lacking a clear program in case the UK would leave for good the EU. This situation doesn’t help at all the UK Coffee … Read more

Milkit: the milk dispenser on tap review

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Milkit helps you avoid wasting milk and money. I have always tried to not waste my time because I feel like doing so I give a meaning to my everyday life. Whenever I waste time on something I feel like “empty” and I have the same feeling when I see people do the same. Business-wise this is extremely important: the wastage is, generally speaking, equivalent to waste money. Today, I’m talking about how we can stop wasting milk (and money) in the coffee business. An Israeli company has changed the … Read more

The coffee drone: a new revolution in the industry

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The world evolves as fast as technology does. There will be a time in which we will be replaced by baristas robot before being delivered by a coffee drone or maybe it’s the other way around. The latest news is about the coffee drone which is starting to be considered by the big company such as Costa Coffee, Google or IBM, a well-known computer hardware company. There have been several tests in the last few months and some coffee cup has already been delivered around the world. Coffee Drone Projects … Read more

Gina Coffee Maker Review

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Gina Coffee Maker can be the answer to some questions: do you like brewing coffee at home or you haven’t started already but you would like to? Are you a newbie and you don’t know where to start? What kind of brewing method do I should start with? French press, pour over or cold drip? These are common questions that everyone wonders at the beginning. Anyway, it doesn’t matter anymore because of a Slovenian company that seems to have found the solution making things a whole lot easier. Goat Story, … Read more

Huskee Cup Review: the cup made of coffee

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Huskee cup: Sustainability refers to any kind of way that keep a resource available for the present and for the future generations. A kind of way that Huskee, a company which is based in Sidney, seems to have found. The idea came from a team of five people: Joshua Jagelman, a coffee grower in Yunnan; Saxon Wright, the founder of Pablo and Rusty’s Coffee Roasters and a WBC judge and Michael Chin, Adrian Chen and Nicole Barnes. They asked themselves if they were able to transform all that tons of … Read more

Specialty Coffee: what’s behind all this?

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I used to drink coffee just as a fuel so it wasn’t a good relationship at all. I used to make it with a moka pot adding sugar after brewed it to cover the unpleasant experience. Just after many years I realised what I was used to drink: a “first wave” coffee, hard to smell and lacking of good flavours. Mostly a burnt liquid (made especially with robusta beans) with hints of ash and leather and a bitter taste. At a certain point I questioned myself about what I was … Read more

The harmful role of pesticides and how to minimise their impact

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When we refer to pesticides we need to consider a wide range of substances like herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.Unfortunately, coffee is one of the most sprayed crop in the world. The majority of the studies say that up to 250 pounds of fertilizers are sprayed per every single acre of non-organic coffee. Roughly 90% of the coffee are non-organic. So basically, we need to use pesticides whenever we want to prevent or eliminate pests like insects, fungal diseases and many others. But what’s the difference between organic and non-organic coffee? … Read more

Coffee countries are in jeopardy. What’s the coffee industry up to?

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I have always believed that we make our own destiny. By better understanding the impact we human beings have on nature, we need to learn the impact we are already causing on climate change. What threatens the production of coffee? Deforesting, farming and burning fossil release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. By doing that, we are rising the global temperature causing the so-called phenomenon “greenhouse effect”, a natural process in which the Earth’s surface is getting warmer by the gases that are trapped into the atmosphere. The increase in temperature … Read more