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Bamboo Cups

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Is your bamboo cup BPA approved? The majority of reusable cups used by coffee  drinkers are either plastic or bamboo.  Always read the label when buying bamboo as they are not all biodegradable due to an added plastic resin that bonds together the bamboo.  If a product does not contain a BPA trademark, simply look for alternative brands.  Companies such a "ecoffee cup" are all BPA free and guarantee the cup, lid and sleeve to be fully biodegradable, yet retaining the original taste of the coffee. Many coffee shops have started to offer discounts for those who bring in their...

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Coffee Capsules

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The growth of coffee capsule are forever increasing however, coffee roasters are forced to promote ethical values by making sure that all materials are recyclable, including capsules.  Barista Life uses aluminium pods and seals making our capsule fully recyclable.  Thankfully the government has forced leading capsule companies to pilot a scheme creating a scheme for the consumer to recycle their pods, therefore not ending up in a landfill.  Please remember to recycle all your pods once they have been used.  Our aim in the new year is to work alongside local recycling firms to construct a scheme encouraging adults and the children of...

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Brew at home

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For those who enjoy a good brew at home, here are a few pointers: Cafetière: The easiest way to make a coffee at home is using a cafetière otherwise known as a French press.  A simple yet enjoyable method to drinking coffee, of course buying good beans makes the difference from drinking what I call dirty water.  The coarse mesh of the filter screen allows a large amount of insoluble bean particles and oils into the cup.  This gives a tremendous amount of body but poor flavour clarity.  Too much coffee and over brewing causes sediment in the coffee which...

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