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Why Coffee Blends Don’t Blend In So Easily?

Why Coffee Blends Don’t Blend In So Easily?

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.
Fairtrade: A Little History on Fairness and Sustainability

Fairtrade: A Little History on Fairness and Sustainability

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.
3 More Ways to Reduce Landfill Waste

3 More Ways to Reduce Landfill Waste

Landfill is a big issue for the environment, particularly here in the UK 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.
Help! The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Help! The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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.
Cutting Plastic Waste - Brands That Are Making A Difference

Cutting Plastic Waste - Brands That Are Making A Difference

Some of the biggest brands are being confronted by consumers about their plastic waste and poor approach to sustainability. And it is about time! The combined plastic waste of major consumer brands is staggering!

We at Movingbeans are trying hard to address the growing waste problem by offering Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules which contain no plastic nor any aluminum, whilst ensuring that the coffee keeps fresh. We are not the only brand, however. which is trying hard to make a difference:

The 'Attenborough Effect': Make Your Garden Sustainable

The 'Attenborough Effect': Make Your Garden Sustainable

Our planet is in crisis, and with more shocking programmes and documentaries being made to show us the scale of these problems, the human race is now becoming much more conscious of their impact, especially with regards to their own gardens. At the forefront of this change is natural historian, David Attenborough, and his "Attenborough effect". Here, Nicky Roeber, the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres explains what this phenomenon is and how you can use it to make your garden a more sustainable place.
10 Truths We Never Ever Were Told About Coffee!

10 Truths We Never Ever Were Told About Coffee!

Next time you are at your preferred coffeehouse and somebody captures your eye, here are 10 fascinating coffee curiosities that you can utilise to start a conversation. First, coffee is thought to be an aphrodisiac. Research studies have actually revealed that coffee can increase endurance and the total length of intimate sessions due to the fact that it has a high dosage of caffeine and other different alkaloids.
6 Ways How Coffee Benefits Your Hair

6 Ways How Coffee Benefits Your Hair

Coffee, as we all know, benefits people in a lot of ways whether it’s for physical and mental health. There’s no denying how beneficial coffee is.

But did you know that they also benefit your hair? Yes, hair is an essential segment of the body. It helps in protecting our skin from sudden damages that accidents might bring. Not just that, the hair also plays a huge part in making our physical appearance aesthetically pleasing. That's why most people take good care of their hairs.

How Coffee Improves Your Productivity

How Coffee Improves Your Productivity

One of the health benefits of drinking coffee is that it improves your memory for a short time, due to the caffeine in it. It also reduces the risk of having Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Have you noticed students drinking coffee while reviewing? That’s what it’s all about, to remember better the day of the examination!
Higher Coffee Intake Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer

Higher Coffee Intake Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer

I have a quick trivia for you! Did you know that drinking 4 to 5 cups of coffee every day can reduce your chances of having prostate cancer? If not, well, now you do! You can now start your day with a cup of warm coffee and at the same time, you can take care of your health. Isn’t that amazing? That you can do both that benefits you and that you can be much healthier than you think you are now.