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Coffee powered buses could soon be transporting London commuters

The iconic red double-decker bus could soon be powered by our various coffee drinking habits, as green entrepreneur Arthur Kay wants to help turn coffee grounds into a liquid fuel.

Biobean is the start-up behind the idea, the company gathers the waste product from the various coffee chains and independent coffee shops that litter (no pun intended) the London landscape.

Plans to unveil a coffee powered bus in the capital within the coming weeks are also in place, and we thought we needed caffeine to keep us ‘powered-up’!

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Used coffee grounds could be used for biofuel

Despite what Donald Trump might think, there is a real problem with climate change, which has been exacerbated by our burning of fossil fuels to produce energy.

Future Americano, cappuccino and latte drinkers could help produce the raw materials for a much greener biofuel than is currently available, and help reduce our over-reliance on fossil fuels to power our day-to-day lives.

Used coffee grounds could be utilised as they offer a high calorific value, are low cost and tend to be dumped in landfill sites across the country.

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Job: Part-time accounts assistant (Temporary)

We’re on the lookout for a new member of our team as a temporary part-time accounts assistant!

The role is temporary until the end of the year to cover maternity leave, although it could very well lead to a permanent role should the successful applicant impress within this position.

As a growing company, we have seen the need to for an extra pair of hands within our tight-knit accounts department, where the successful applicant can play a key role providing support to an already established company.

Working hours

  • 1-2 days per week
  • Flexible hours to suit applicant and company
  • Ideal for parents to work around school or nursery hours
  • Could be split into mornings / afternoons / half days

Main role(s)

  • Inputting supplier invoices onto Sage

Experience required

  • Previous accounts experience is essential to this role

If you feel like this could be perfect for yourself or someone you know, then please get in touch by sending a copy of your CV to jobs2017@caffesociety.co.uk

African coffee growth reaches all-time high

Coffee production in Africa has now reached it’s highest level ever, with the two largest producers of our coffee beans – Ethiopia and Uganda – breaking the record set 20-years ago.

Incredibly welcome news, this increased growth will be like music to the ears of the true coffee connoisseurs, distributors and roasters all over the globe who rely on the growers within these regions to earn a living.

Production looks set to reach a massive 10.9 million bags for the year 2017-2018, as confirmed by a US Department of Agriculture foreign staff estimator. …continue reading African coffee growth reaches all-time high

Suspended coffee is everything that we love about people

The idea of buying a coffee for a stranger is probably quite unappealing to much of the British public, we do understand that, but what if that person’s circumstances were much different to your own?

Suspended coffee is a way for you to help someone who needs a hot drink slightly more than yourself, with a focus on vulnerable people or those without the means to provide for themselves.

Initially started over a hundred years ago in Italy, the tradition is fast becoming a part of our very own coffee culture here in the United Kingdom.

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Aussie coffee shop serves up latte in a carrot

The Aussie coffee scene is a little bit different to our very own, especially in Sydney, who have decided that standard crockery and latte glasses are just old hat.

Famous for creating a coffee that was served in the skin of an avocado, Locals Corner has taken coffee vessels to the next level.

This bizarre trend has continued with a latte served in a carrot. Yes, a carrot latte. …continue reading Aussie coffee shop serves up latte in a carrot

How to make iced coffee

how to make iced coffee

Hot weather and hot drinks don’t mix too well, we understand that even if we are in the business of selling hot drink machines.

Sipping on a cold drink on a scorching day is something we don’t tend to get to experience much in the UK, but when the Sun puts his hat on, we ourselves are partial to a lovely cold brew coffee.

An incredibly refreshing way to get a caffeine fix, cold brew coffee is incredibly popular on the continent and with good reason, after all, nobody wants to drink piping hot coffee when it’s scorching outside. So listen up, we’re going to show you how to make it… …continue reading How to make iced coffee

Coffee shop Wi-Fi is the most dangerous of all according to security experts

That free Wi-Fi connection in your local coffee shop could be a serious risk to your personal details according to data and security experts.

Consumers need to be aware of the risks and security loopholes that could cause them to become victims of fraud, identity theft and much more.

But what can we do to minimise the risk of having our data stolen or repurposed?

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Suffering from chronic pain? Have a coffee

A US study has found that coffee is much better than standard over-the-counter pills for chronic pain relief.

The study was conducted by the Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BDMC) and found that tiredness dramatically increases our pain sensitivity.

So to counteract this effect, scientists gave exhausted lab mice either painkillers, coffee or more time asleep, and it’s they surprisingly found that coffee was the best ailment. …continue reading Suffering from chronic pain? Have a coffee