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  1. Fairtrade Fortnight - 27 February to 12 March 2023

    Fairtrade Fortnight - 27 February to 12 March 2023

    Fairtrade Fortnight - 27 February to 12 March 2023

    For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

    Can you help us get the message out even louder this Fairtrade Fortnight? Sign up now to receive an invite to a fairtrade preview event and be the first to hear about headline events!

    This Fairtrade Fortnight, join us in spreading a simple message: making the small switch to Fairtrade supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.

    Did you know?

    Coffee, bananas and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to buy.

    Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink.

    But here’s the good news.

    More people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and support for those communities.

    By making the small switch to Fairtrade, we can all support producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.

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  2. New FAIRTRADE Coffee Blends

    New FAIRTRADE Coffee Blends

     

    We are extending our FAIRTRADE Coffee Options

     

    Brazil Smooth (Fairtrade)

    100% Arabica Single Origin from Brazil

    This is a coffee that will suit most. The beans are a high quality and possess an intense sweetness in the form of caramel and chocolate notes, big bodies, and a relatively low acidity. The coffee beans are hand picked and dry processed. This involves removing the beans from the sweet cherries once dried. This allows the sweetness of the fruit to carry through to the final espresso.

    Perfect for Espressos and milky drinks such as cappuccinos, flat whites, and lattes.

     

    Italia Signature Blend (Fairtrade)

    This is a blend of some amazing Fairtrade coffee beans. These include Ethiopia Mocha, Indian Robusta AB, Brazil, and some Centrals. The blend gives a very rounded flavour that has strength and body to cut through milky drinks

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  3. Enjoy your Christmas Drink with Terry's Chocolate Orange

    Enjoy your Christmas Drink with Terry's Chocolate Orange

    Enjoy delicious coffee drinks with Terry's Chocolate Orange

     

    Terry's Mocha 

    2cl 1883 Terry’s Chocolate Orange Syrup
    2cl 1883 Chocolate Sauce
    2 Espressos
    20cl Milk

    GARNISH:

    Whipped Cream
    Grated Orange Zest

    PREPARATION:

    Pour the syrup and sauce into a warm serving cup. Draw espresso into the cup and stir. Steam milk until hot then pour into cup. Garnish.

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  4. New Innovative 100% Plastic Free Disposable Lids

    New Innovative 100% Plastic Free Disposable Lids

    Compostable Disposable Lids - 100% Plastic Free

     

    Moulded Fibre Lids - An excellent sustainable alternative

    • 8oz Moulded Fibre Lid (White) (1000pk)
    • 12/16oz Moulded Fibre Lid (White) (1000pk)

    This new range of premium moulded fibre lids are made from renewable plant-based fibres and contain no plastic coatings.

    They have been ergonomically designed to enhance the drinking experience, whilst ensuring a secure fit on all cup formats (from 8 – 16oz)

     

    See Our Range of Compostable Lids

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  5. Discover the NEW Loose-Leaf Teas and Infusions

    Discover the NEW Loose-Leaf Teas and Infusions

    Darren and Jane Rayner Tea Tasting With the Clipper Teas Team

    Gorgeous

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  6. £100 000 Donation to Toybox

    £100 000 Donation to Toybox

    written by Lynne Morris OBE

     

    Toybox...

    ... is a UK charity working with street children in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Toybox started its work in Guatemala City in 1992, we are still there today, working with children who have been plunged into the chaos of living or working on the streets. We believe no child should have to live on the streets and strive for a world in which every child can access their basic human rights and live a happy, fulfilled life. Our vision is of a just world, with no street children. www.toybox.org.uk

     

    Kingdom Coffee

    Toybox and Kingdom Coffee have a 12-year partnership and to date Kingdom Coffee have donated over £80,000 to Toybox with a pledge to donate £100,000 in 10 years. Over the l

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  7. Guatemala City - Outreach Project for street children

    Guatemala City - Outreach Project for street children

    Partnering with Toybox in their outreach program for the street children of Guatemala

     

    Short Report - Summer 2022

    "Across our Latin American partners, there have been anecdotal reports of increases in levels of insecurity for partner staff and for project participants in all three countries. While multiple factors are at play, it is clear that the pandemic has led to huge increases in economic instability and increased numbers of children on the streets, as well as increased levels of substance abuse.

    GUATEMALA: Capital - Guatemala City; Population: 17.25m; Covid-19 Cases: 897,612*; Deaths: 18,504*

    *Figures – 28 June 2022

    In G

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  8. Why Our Coffee Is So Good

    Why Our Coffee Is So Good

    Why Our Coffee is The Best?

     

    Sourcing the Pick of the Crop

    Established relationships with producers and the coffee farming community means we can consistently source the best Arabica and Robusta beans from over 40 origins across the Coffee Growing Belt. At Kingdom Coffee we always demand the pick of the crop. We buy Grade 1 or “Strictly High Grown” – SHG coffee beans. By selecting only coffee beans from the highest elevations we can be sure that the bean has matured more slowly, grown to a larger size and with more density to create a consistently great taste profile.

    There’s no denying that coffee grown at higher elevations produces the best flavour profiles, which is then sorted and graded by the

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  9. Fairtrade Fortnight - 21 February to 6 March 2022

    Fairtrade Fortnight - 21 February to 6 March 2022

    Fairtrade Fortnight - 21 February to 6 March 2022

    For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

    Can you help us get the message out even louder this Fairtrade Fortnight? Sign up now to receive an invite to a fairtrade preview event and be the first to hear about headline events!

    In 2022, our online Choose the World you Want Festival will return from 21 February to 6 March. Last year’s festival saw campaigners, shoppers, students and businesses come together in a show of support for the farmers behind our food on the front line of the climate crisis. From online panels to bake-offs and coffee mornings over 50 virtual events took place as part of our virtual festival, with supporters sharing the power of Fairtrade and what needs to happen next to ensure farmers and workers are put front and centre of conversations on how to tackle the climate crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message and is where your role begins. You are part of the Fairtrade movement, and you have the power to drive long-term change, not only with your shopping choices but with your support in spreading the message.

    Since last Fairtrade Fortnight we have seen the G7 and COP26 take place. Over 33,000 campaigners joined 1.8m Fairtrade farmers and workers in backing the Be Fair With Your Climate Promise challenge to world leaders at the UN COP26 summit. But frustration came as the wealthiest nations failed to recognise the urgent need to invest in farmer expertise by delaying their promised $100bn annual funding to the most climate vulnerable countries until 2023. That isn’t good enough.

    “A frustrating conclusion to a summit filled with hope.” This was the verdict of Mary Kinyua, Fairtrade’s lead COP26 delegate, and a Fairtrade flower farmer representative.

    Climate justice was never going to be won or lost at one conference in Glasgow. But where the COP26 agreement fell short, we need to increase the pressure for urgent action.

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  10. Our Coffee

    Our Coffee

     

    Sourcing

    Established relationships with producers and the coffee farming community means we can consistently source the best Arabica and Robusta beans from over 40 origins across the Coffee Growing Belt.
    We work with many ethical certifications including: Fairtrade Certified, Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified, Triple Certified and UTZ.

     

    Investing in Roasting Better

    We are unique in that we roast on a clean bed of air in small batches as opposed to conventional drum roasting - only 1% of coffee is roasted this way. Air roasting elevates the natural sweetness to give a smooth and pure taste. Unlike

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