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How one brand is using coffee to rejuvenate our skin

A London-based brother and sister duo have stumbled upon a skincare secret that has been staring at us in the face from the knockout drawers of our espresso machines.

Instead of simply accepting that approximately 500,000 tonnes of used (and technically usable) coffee grounds go to landfill every year in the UK, this enterprising set of siblings decided that we could all do with a facial scrub.

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National Chocolate Week: 3 Classic Cocoa-based drinks

This week (every week for us chocoholics!) signifies the official National Chocolate Week — a celebration of all things cocoa and cocoa-based!

If you have a sweet tooth or an interest in chocolate of any persuasion — we don’t discriminate against white chocolate: even though it isn’t even really proper chocolate — then this is the one day of the year for catered specifically for you.

Maybe the savoury crowd might not be a fan of a whole week dedicated to chocolate, so if that is the case, then you might want to give this one a miss. …continue reading National Chocolate Week: 3 Classic Cocoa-based drinks

International Coffee Day 2017

International Coffee Day

Most coffee lovers don’t need an excuse to make or buy a quality cup of coffee, it’s ingrained into their psyche.

But with a full-day dedicated to our favourite crop, International Coffee Day is a celebration of all things Arabica and Robusta.

So whether you favour espressos, Americanos, lattes, cappuccinos, iced, decaf, instant or even filter – International Coffee Day is your day to savour the coffee flavour and really appreciate the beverage in all it’s possible various connotations.

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MacMillan World’s Biggest ‘Caffe’ Morning 2017

If there is a company that is a bigger fan of a coffee morning than Caffe Society, we’d very much like to meet them!

As the world’s biggest fans of coffee mornings and huge fans of raising money for good causes, our celebration for MacMillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning has been nothing short of a BIG success!

MacMillan couldn’t pick a better time of year to raise both money and awareness, with the event coming just a few short days before the International Coffee Day, we’re hoping to help the charity ‘Change a Life with Every Slice’. …continue reading MacMillan World’s Biggest ‘Caffe’ Morning 2017

How is decaffeinated coffee made?

Coffee = caffeine. Caffeine = energy boost.

But not everyone who drinks coffee likes the effect of caffeine on their day-to-day existence or simply due to health reasons are unable to consume.

These people luckily have an option in the form of decaffeinated coffee. But what does this mean? And how do they remove caffeine from coffee?

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Fizzy milk might be a food trend but keep that away from my coffee

The popularity of milk substitutes including almond, soy and oat milk mean that milk sales are falling. 

But that also means that producers such as Arla, are coming up with, frankly, mental ideas of ‘reinventing’ the key calcium-chocked cold drink by creating a sparkling concoction. 

From lattes in avocados to wasabi cappuccinos, we are prepared to let some things slide, we’re good like that. But, messing with the milk is a step too far.  …continue reading Fizzy milk might be a food trend but keep that away from my coffee