Monthly Archives: February 2020
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
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