SIMPLE SWAPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFE
SWAP DISPOSABLE FOR REUSABLE Let’s start simple: ditch the single-use coffee cups. With an estimated 8 million tons of plastic entering our ocean...Read more
Facts about Fairtrade for Fairtrade Fortnight
Whether you’re an instant coffee lover, you prefer a slow drip or you’re a fan of the pod machines, check if your favourite brand supports Fairtrade.
#ChooseFairtrade #FairtradeFortnight...Read more
The Health Benefits of Coffee
As a general rule of thumb, between 10:00am and midday is the perfect time for a caffeine jolt. This is when your brain might be most grateful for a pick me up and it will see you through to lunch. Here at TOPL HQ, many of us tend to switch to decaf after lunch so we can still enjoy our coffee without losing out on a good night’s sleep. ...Read more
Top 5 Gifts for Coffee Lovers
It’s been an unusual year, but one reliable constant is the sound of jingle bells which we can all start to hear now. Whether you’re sticking to online shopping for Christmas gifts or getting out onto the high street, here’s some ideas for inspiration for any coffee lovers in your life… ...Read more
Understanding Fair Trade coffee
We’ve talked before about just how much damage single use coffee cups have done (and are still doing) to our planet. But it’s not just the vessel...Read more
For the Love of Coffee – Has Lockdown Changed Our Drinking Habits?
Whether you’ve taken the time to make yourself the perfect pour over coffee or you’re getting through the day with your trusty favourite brand of instant, coffee always tastes better hot. ...Read more
Reusable vs disposable – the coffee cup conundrum
Supermarkets no longer hand out free carrier bags and the majority of shoppers usually remember to bring their own bag but we’re still not seeing the same trend when it comes to coffee shops. ...Read more
The 'Covid Waste' Crisis
The global community now faces a new type of pollution. ...Read more
Recommitting to reuse
As COVID-19 continues to have an unprecedented impact on our global community, fears about effective ways to return to normality are understandably heightened. Like any complex issue we need to look at real solutions and practices that will help to protect us. Single use items are not one of these solutions. ...Read more
The simple fact of the matter is that your ability to make a truly cafe-grade espresso at home is going to come down to two things ...Read more
What is pour over coffee?
Pour over coffee tends to have a richer flavour than regular drip coffee as the brewing time is slightly longer. This means the water has more time to extract the flavours from the grounds. Most coffee aficionados will agree this is the superior way to enjoy a cup of coffee. ...Read more
How To Make Good Coffee In Self-Isolation
For now at least, Covid-19 has claimed our favourite caffeination hotspots - but that doesn’t mean missing out on café quality coffee. ...Read more