Why Coffee Blends Don’t Blend In So Easily?

Why Coffee Blends Don’t Blend In So Easily?

January 15, 2020

Let’s explore today the beauty of coffee blends. They are a world on their own and by no means of inferior quality than single origin coffees. Blends are in essence a smart way of mixing single origin coffee beans. Let’s recap single origins: there are two large bean families, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica grows at a higher altitude than Robusta, yielding a richer bean with more concentrated flavours and thus floral and fruity notes. Robusta instead is a more resilient species that grows at lower altitudes and tends to provide coffee with often woody and earthy notes. Importantly, Robusta has typically double the caffeine of Arabica.

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I, John Farringdale, Will Make My Company Sustainable in 2020

I, John Farringdale, Will Make My Company Sustainable in 2020

January 01, 2020

John here. I run a small business of 31 people. It’s mainly office work, i.e. a lot of work behind computers and loads of coffee which not only keeps us awake but also very social :).

The topic of "sustainability" comes up more and more frequently in our coffee chats. It’s all over the news, 24/7. My staff and I are becoming increasingly worried about the state of affairs. And we are all keen to make a difference, even if it is a small drop in the ocean at this point.

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4 Ethical Marketing Strategy Tips for your Eco-friendly Business

4 Ethical Marketing Strategy Tips for your Eco-friendly Business

December 15, 2019

The demand for sustainable and ethical products and services is on the rise. And, with this shift in consumer attitudes dominating the market, it's important for all businesses to try to cater for these changes in everything they do — including within their marketing. Here, Jonathan Birch from digital marketing agency Glass Digital shares his top tips for creating an ethical marketing strategy for your green business.

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Fairtrade: A Little History on Fairness and Sustainability

Fairtrade: A Little History on Fairness and Sustainability

December 01, 2019

Fairtrade is a movement based on the principle that workers and farmers in poorer countries deserve reasonable prices for their produce and labour. It champions sustainability both for the environment, and working conditions in the developing world.

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Consumers Want Compostable Packaging

Consumers Want Compostable Packaging

November 15, 2019

Just take a look at the contents of an ordinary supermarket! It's not surprising that the World Economic Forum warns that there'll be more plastic than fish in waters by 2050. From java bags into cheese wrappers, beverage and food packaging is a major contributor to plastic contamination. Scientists warn the proliferation of plastics in the environment is creating a variety of health and environmental problems. Some businesses have started to recognize the need --- we at Moving Beans have!

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3 More Ways to Reduce Landfill Waste

3 More Ways to Reduce Landfill Waste

November 01, 2019

Landfill is a big issue for the environment, particularly here in HK where we are so desperately short of spaces to put it. Each year, we chuck out over 26 million tons of household rubbish, more than half of which gets buried underground. Two-thirds of landfill is biodegradable, leading to large quantities of greenhouse gasses being released as it decomposes and thus speeding up global warming.

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Three Ways to Reduce Massive Landfill Waste

Three Ways to Reduce Massive Landfill Waste

October 15, 2019

Landfill is a big issue for the environment, particularly here in HK where we are so desperately short of spaces to put it. Each year, we chuck out over 26 million tons of household rubbish, more than half of which gets buried underground. Two-thirds of landfill is biodegradable, leading to large quantities of greenhouse gasses being released as it decomposes and thus speeding up global warming.

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How Greta Thunberg Changed The World!

How Greta Thunberg Changed The World!

October 01, 2019

Greta Thunberg went on strike from College last year to Protest climate policy, and after her protest gained attention she has gone on to give talks and write articles for international titles. The teenager was joined by fellow students, instructors, and parents that encouraged her calls for "radical action".

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The Attenborough Effect: How to get kids interested in STEM subjects

The Attenborough Effect: How to get kids interested in STEM subjects

September 15, 2019

It's never too soon to start learning about our planet, and how we can take better care of it. Here, Rachel Hall, Managing Director at online educational resource provider Busy Things, shares four ways that you can spark your child's interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths).

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Decaf – Ever Wondered How It’s Done?

Decaf – Ever Wondered How It’s Done?

September 01, 2019

Sometimes you want to enjoy a cup of coffee before night falls. Caffeine, however, is known to prevent most (not all!) people from falling asleep. The solution of course is decaffeinated coffee, or decaf as we like to call it. We know it exists, we know it is often as tasty as the caffeinated one. However, how is it done?

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Perfect Iced Coffee For Lazy Summer Months

Perfect Iced Coffee For Lazy Summer Months

August 15, 2019

Want to discover something new, for the hot summer days? What about drinking an iced espresso? Here a recipe from coffee colleagues from down-under, Pea Berrys Coffee Roasters.

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Help! The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Help! The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

August 01, 2019

Humanity's largest human waste has a name: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). It is by far the largest of five offshore plastic accumulation zones in our oceans. The GPGP is floating halfway between California and Hawaii. It covers an astonishing 1.6m km2. Let us repeat this number: 1,600,000 km2, or more than six (!) times the size of the UK.

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