With increasing numbers of different ‘ethical’ organisations lending their badges to numerous bags of coffee, it’s making it increasingly confusing for consumers to make an informed decision on which coffee to buy. Which coffee best suits their ethics? All the different organisations, such as: Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic Soil Association; all have different certification standards. Some focus solely on economic sustainability, some on environmental sustainability and some on both.
In this post I’m going to focus solely on economic sustainability; in particularly price sustainability. Do coffee farmers receive a high enough price for their coffee to make it worth their while growing this tasty crop? Are they making enough profit to have a decent standard of living and in turn are able to pay their workers enough so they have a decent standard of living too? Read the rest of this entry »
There’s more than one way to brew coffee in a cafetiere (french press); so we thought we’d share with you today five different techniques to the ‘standard brew method‘ shown on our website.
We always encourage people to experiment when brewing coffee; it not only alters the flavours in the cup, but the change keeps your taste buds happy – if it works, they’re exited by the new experience; if it doesn’t then they appreciated the old brewing method all the more. Read the rest of this entry »
Sorry, things have been a little quiet on the blog front recently. We’ve been busy getting everything ready for the launch of our very own range of teas; which we’ll be launching towards the middle of next month.
We decided to give our teas their own brand name as ‘Galla Coffee’ doesn’t quite work when it comes to selling teas. So we’ve come up with the name: Handloom Coffee & Tea (we’ve put coffee in there too as we hope to be roasting and selling our own coffee in the not too distant future).
For those of you who follow us on Facebook, you might have seen before Christmas that I alluded to us stocking tea brewing equipment in the future. Well the future is here and we’re now selling a range of teapots and tea infusers.
We’ll also soon be stocking our very own range of loose leaf teas. More on this to follow.
With all these new tea products, maybe we’ll soon have to consider change our name!
Another new Handpresso product this week: the Handpresso Wild Hybrid Outdoor Set. This set is quite possible the ultimate portable espresso kit – the only thing it’s missing is a grinder (a Porlex would go nicely).