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Drinking coffee reduces risk of death from all health causes

Drinking approximately three cups of coffee per day has been linked with a lower risk of death in two newly published scientific studies.

Welcome news to us coffee-lovers, the study has shown that the risk of death ‘from any cause’ is significantly reduced—at least by those featured within the study.

High coffee consumption—which is unfortunately not defined within the study—was shown to reduce the risk posed by diseases related to circulation and digestion.

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Britons spend up to £2210 a YEAR in coffee shops

New research has found that the average Brit is now spending up to £2210 in our nation’s coffee shops – and this figure looks set to rise even further!

The spend reflects the coffee sector growth over the past decade, with chain stores and independents dotting the high streets of towns and cities all over the United Kingdom.

Over 1,036 members of the British public were asked about their coffee consuming habits by Research Without Borders (RWB), who carry out online market research and academic research studies.

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World Chocolate Day 2017: 3 Classic Cocoa-based drinks

Today is officially World Chocolate Day — 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 World Chocolate Day, but if that is the case, then you might want to give this one a miss. …continue reading World Chocolate Day 2017: 3 Classic Cocoa-based drinks

Coffee around the World: A brief history of Indian coffee

India might be known more for producing some of the world’s finest teas, but the country has a long and rich history of growing stellar coffee beans too.

The Coffee Belt, which wraps around the globe between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, is where all of the world’s coffee is grown – and with India slap bang in the middle of this prosperous coffee growing heatmap.

India therefore, was one of the earliest producers of coffee, with coffee trees basically a backyard crop as early as the 17th century.

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National Cream Tea day 2017: All aboard for Afternoon Tea

Cream Tea

Happy National Cream Tea day! The classic tea-time treat is having a resurgence as we Brits are tuning in to shows like the Great British Bake Off for baking inspiration.

Afternoon tea is, therefore, becoming big business, as tearooms, cafes and even coffee shops are offering their own take on the traditional high-society past-time.

If you haven’t already considered a shake-up of your food and drink offering, then surely the Cream Tea could be enough to change your mind. …continue reading National Cream Tea day 2017: All aboard for Afternoon Tea

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