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What does "100% Arabica" coffee really mean?

July 15, 2020

You probably will have seen on coffee packs everywhere the phrase "100% Arabica", and wondered what it means or stands for. This is mainly intended as a sign of quality which is used as a selling point and means exactly what it says: that 100% of the coffee in the package is made from Arabica coffee beans.

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Biorecycling: A Novel Plastic-Eating Bacteria

Biorecycling: A Novel Plastic-Eating Bacteria

July 01, 2020

Originally published at the end of March 2020 in published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, a new strain of bacteria has been identified which is able to withstand harsh conditions, such as high temperatures or acidic environments, and is able to “eat” plastic. Yes, you read that correctly. This new strain of bacteria is able to feed on toxic plastic and, rather unusually, uses it as food to power the entire process.

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Our Indonesian – Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Chocolate

Our Indonesian – Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Chocolate

June 15, 2020

Our third and final blog about our single origin coffees is on our new addition, the Indonesian Single Origin. As with the last two single origins, we did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.

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Our Kenyan – Bright Citrus, Lemongrass & Rich Berries

Our Kenyan – Bright Citrus, Lemongrass & Rich Berries

June 01, 2020

Our second blog about our coffees is on our Kenyan Single Origin coffee. Again, we did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: bright citrus / bergamot, lemongrass and rich berries. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.

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Our Colombian – Dark Chocolate, Mild Citrus & Berry Fruits

Our Colombian – Dark Chocolate, Mild Citrus & Berry Fruits

May 15, 2020

We thought of writing a series of blogs on our coffees. Let’s start with our Colombian Single Origin coffee. We did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: dark chocolate, mild citrus and berry fruits. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.

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Corona Crisis, Supply Chains and Consumer Behaviour

Corona Crisis, Supply Chains and Consumer Behaviour

May 01, 2020

The Corona Cov19 crisis has taught us some tough lessons! Not only has it caused many family tragedies and massive economic havoc, we have seen first-hand that we were not prepared for such a pandemic. A pandemic which we were warned about, with arguably  sufficient lead time.

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Free Coffee To Our Heroes At The NHS

Free Coffee To Our Heroes At The NHS

April 15, 2020

The Cov19 crisis has turned the world upside-down. It was predicted to happen. But nobody did believe it would hit them in their life time. And with such a force. Families suffer because they lost a loved one. Workers suffer because work has basically stopped or has been completely changed in style. And companies suffer, particularly small ones, because their income collapsed overnight.

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Bioplastics, Biodegradability And Compostability – Do You Know The Difference?

Bioplastics, Biodegradability And Compostability – Do You Know The Difference?

April 01, 2020

We are often being asked what bioplastics are, or what is the significance of a product being biodegradable or compostable? Is there any relationship between bioplastics and biodegradability? How should we consumers deal with these products? In this blog, we try to break down these concepts through simple explanations that will hopefully help you better understand their meaning and be more aware of the choices you are taking as a consumer. 

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Many Coffee Species At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

Many Coffee Species At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

March 15, 2020

Massively oscillating and raising temperatures as well as changing rainfall patterns affect plant growth. Climate change is thus directly impacting coffee growth and global coffee yield. To make things worse, the “immune system” of plants is also affected rendering them more vulnerable to diseases.

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Mathpresso – The New Science of a Perfect Nespresso

Mathpresso – The New Science of a Perfect Nespresso

March 01, 2020

Over past decades, it was coffee and even more coffee which helped us through maths. But a sunny morning mid-January in 2020 reversed that when some ingenious mathematicians used maths and even more maths to help us find the perfect Nespresso. 

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I cannot espresso how much I love you!

I cannot espresso how much I love you!

February 14, 2020

So, it’s Valentine’s Day, and you have no idea what to do. Just as every year. Dan Ariely has summed this up so nicely for Big Data, but it equally holds for the day of love: “Valentine’s Day is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.

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Really? Consumers Want To Stay With Single-Use Plastic?

Really? Consumers Want To Stay With Single-Use Plastic?

February 01, 2020

We were shocked! Very shocked! Coca-Cola announced in Davos a few days back that “their consumers want to keep the single-use plastic bottles”. We really cannot believe that! Coca-Cola’s argument is that the consumers “like them because they reseal and are lightweight.”

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