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Growing Coffee and Biodiversity

Growing Coffee and Biodiversity

The frost damage and drought to the Brazilian coffee crop earlier this year has sent commodity prices for raw green beans soaring by over 50% and is leading to a worldwide shortage of green coffee beans.  Climate change is certainly to blame but intensive agricultural...

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Lough Gur gets hot….with composting

Lough Gur gets hot….with composting

  I feel really strongly about coffee AND waste coffee! Most people appreciate the benefit of composting organic waste and the divisive impact it has if it goes into landfill; 25 times more Co2 emissions than if you compost it, yikes!!!. Lough Gur’s general...

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Looking for a Spring project?

Looking for a Spring project?

It finally feels like spring has arrived, the daffodils are starting to bloom in abundance, the sound of neighbouring lawns being cut, the 6 nations Super Saturday approaching; all bring a feeling of excitement as we unshackle the embrace of a tougher than usual...

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Recyclability of Coffee Bags

Recyclability of Coffee Bags

When we were sourcing our Woodland Coffee packaging it amazed me to see how little plastic packaging is actually recyclable and how challenging it can be to ensure that it actually can be recycled.  For us, recyclability is not just that it can be notionally recycled...

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The Christmas Holly Tree

The Christmas Holly Tree

The red berries and thorny green leaves of the holly tree are iconic colours of Christmas and the winter solstice dating back since early civilisation. Lots of folklore and myth surround the holly tree; a tree that comes into its own when most of the rest of us are...

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