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  1. Environmental Responsibility

    Environmental Responsibility

    An area of our Corporate Social Responsibility that we also try to encourage, alongside our charitable aims and support, is our environmental responsibility. This means adapting our business and the products we offer to ensure the greenest outcome. As such, we have a wide range of initiatives we have undertaken as well as a range of products available to ensure you meet your own personal targets and aims.

    A few examples of what we have done to reduce our footprint:

    In the Office

    - We utilise scrap paper and repurpose it for note taking as well as taking orders.

    - We utilise LED power-efficient lighting throughout our premises to lower our power usage.

    - Our purpose-built office has been constructed using double-glazed

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  2. Leaves and Lattes

    Leaves and Lattes

    Whilst we all miss the beautiful summer weather, autumn does have some benefits. Namely delicious coffee and bakery treats infused with quintessentially autumnal tastes. We supply the following syrups that will help you embrace what has become such a large part of the café culture; Pumpkin (100-605), Gingerbread (100-662), Toffee Crunch (100-667), Toasted Marshmallow (100-628), Apple (100-625) and Cinnamon (100-616).

    One of our personal favourites is the Toffee Crunccino, a delicious twist on the Cappuccino.

    1 - Put two pumps of Toffee Crunch Syrup into a cup.

    2 - Run an Espresso through into the same cup.

    3 - Sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

    4 - Warm up milk with the steamer and pour into cup.

    5 - Garnish with latte art.

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  3. Our partnership with Toybox: Guatemala City – outreach project & Covid-19 update

    Our partnership with Toybox: Guatemala City – outreach project & Covid-19 update

    Guatemala City itself is a place of contrasts. It has areas of beauty and opportunity but it’s also a highly dangerous place to live – especially for a child living and working on the street without official recognition. This means that street children can be used, neglected and abused by gangs and criminals, and are at significant risk of being trafficked.

    As we are undoubtedly facing a global crisis unlike any the world has ever seen before. In the space of just a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has spread to almost every country, bringing grief, anxiety and economic chaos. As the outbreak continues, it is easy to miss those who are out of sight. Street children are the hidden victims of this pandemic – which threatens their rights and exposes them to even greater risks. So many of the street children we work with are unable to earn any money, and without a safe place to isolate, they become dependent on government support. But unregistered children are invisible– they do

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  4. The Roasting Journey

    The Roasting Journey

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  5. Late Winter & Spring Seasonal syrup recipes for tea and coffee

    Late Winter & Spring Seasonal syrup recipes for tea and coffee

    See our Seasonal Recipes here

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  6. ToyBox - Guatemala

    ToyBox - Guatemala

    Kingdom Coffee work with Toybox to fund projects in coffee growing regions around the world. Currently we are supporting a project in Guatemala

    CONACMI (the Spanish acronym for National Commission Against Child Abuse) has been working in Guatemala City since 1994. Their work has a specific focus on prevention and assistance to children and adolescents at risk of violence and abuse. Education and vocational training is a major component of their work.

    Santa Faz is an economically deprived area within Guatemala City, categorised as a red-zone by the Guatemalan government, it is one of the most dangerous areas in the country. Most of the population of Santa Faz come from socially excluded and marginalised families, with low levels of formal education, scarce income generating opportunities and a lack of access to basic services. Only 20% of the adult population are employed in the formal economy, the majority are unemployed or gain their livelihoods as street vendors. This

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  7. Fairtrade Coffee

    Fairtrade Coffee

    Coffee is such an integral part of everyday life that few of us stop to think what goes into growing the beans that make this hugely popular beverage.

     

    The history and importance of coffee

    Legend has it that the energising effect of the coffee bean was first recognised by a 9th-century goatherd in the Kaffa province of Ethiopia, where the coffee tree originated. Coffee was almost certainly cultivated in Yemen long before the 15th century when Sufi mystics reportedly drank it to keep awake during extended hours of prayer. The drink was spread by Muslim pilgrims and traders across North Africa and the Middle East, where Arabian coffeehouses became centres of political activity. The Dutch planted coffee in Sri Lanka, India and Java in the late 1600s and later in South America. Within a few years Dutch colonies became the main suppliers of coffee to Europe, its production associated with colonial expansion and slavery. Coffee soon became one of the most valuable

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  8. Clipper - great plastic free tea!

    Clipper - great plastic free tea!

    We all want less plastic in the environment but unfortunately a lot of tea bags contain a small amount of polypropylene plastic. This may surprise some of you but until recently it has been an essential ingredient to help the tea bag paper seal together.

     

    But not anymore!

    Clipper’s tea bags are sealed with a completely natural, non-GM bio-material made from plant cellulose, known as PLA.

    They are completely free of polypropylene – the oil-based plastic that is so damaging to the environment. The material we use is entirely natural, industrially compostable and much more environmentally friendly.

    The biomaterial that Clipper use is considered plastic-free according to the definition by environmental group A Plastic Planet.

    Clipper’s plastic-free tea bags Clipper wanted their consumers to have bags more to feel good about which is why they are so proud to have launched the world’s first plastic-free, unbleached and non-GM pillow

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