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Summer is here and it's all about the cold brew coffee!

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  This is what we've been enjoying in the office this week - cold brew coffee Not only is it a refreshing Summer drink, but it's also really easy to make! We have been using the Hario Mizudashi Coffee Pot (take a look here), and all you need to do is add 50g filter coffee inside the filter and then top it up with cold water. You then put the pot into the fridge for 24 hours (approximately) and VOILA! - the easiest coffee to make! We have then been adding milk and a shot of vanilla syrup to the coffee...

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How healthy is your daily cup(s!) of tea?

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Leading on from the 'How healthy is Your Coffee' post we thought we'd have a little look at Britain's favorite tipple; tea. A staple of English society, tea has worn the British crown since the early 17th century. But just how healthy is that tea bag you dunk into a cup of boiling water every morning? Tea is rich in flavonoids, the powerful substances known to help fight a range of health problems. “One cup of tea provides about 150 - 200mg of flavonoids,” says Sue Baic of the British Dietetic Association. In fact, two cups of tea are equal (in flavonoids) to...

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So just how healthy is your coffee?

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So after the Easter weekend, which was full of chocolate gorging (I just presume yours was the same as mine!), everyone here seems to be going on some sort of detox or health kick! Because of this I thought it would be a great idea to have a look at some of the health benefits of our favourite drinks, as maybe we don't need to change our diets too much after all! So this week, we will be starting off with a look at... The health benefits of coffee! We always see conflicting information on how good coffee is for...

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Treat yourself this Easter with these chocolatey drink ideas!

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  Well the daffodils are all in bloom here in West Sussex, the evenings are most definitely getting longer, and it is already Easter this weekend! What better way to celebrate than a delicious blog looking at ideas for chocolate Easter drinks to make this weekend. So no matter the weather this weekend, you can still be sure to enjoy yourself with these tempting ideas! Hot Chocolate Recipe Ideas I am currently really enjoying Zuma Hot Chocolate, particularly the Fairtrade dark variety, (click here) as when it is mixed with steamed milk it makes a really creamy delicious drink! I don't...

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A hands on approach to Colombian coffee!

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I recently interviewed our director Alice about her recent trip to Colombia where she visited the farmers and producers of coffee to get an even better understanding of the coffee process. This blog summarises our chat, so I hope you find it as interesting as I did!   COLOMBIA - LAND OF HEAVENLY COFFEE When the director of Coffee Etc, Alice Rendle, was offered the chance to join a field trip to Colombia to visit producers, farmers and exporters of coffee she jumped at it, and we can't blame her! Alice said: ‘This gave me a genuine opportunity to meet the...

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