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4 Steps To The Perfect Morning Coffee

4 Steps To The Perfect Morning Coffee

If you, like me, can’t get moving in the morning until you’ve had your fix of coffee then this is a list for you. It’s easy to stick to old habits without assessing whether they’re eco-friendly or not. Simple things like your morning routine can be an easy place to accidentally slip into bad habits. so picking the right tools to enjoy your morning coffee fairly and sustainably is a great way to start the day. Check out some of my recommendations below…


  1. The Perfect Bean

The best place to start when aiming for an eco-friendly morning coffee is (unsurprisingly) the actual coffee itself. Percol, the first ground coffee to earn a Fairtrade mark, is the brand I recommend. It is UK’s first ‘plastic free’ coffee company, offering ground coffee in fully compostable packaging. Their coffee is easily accessible in the UK - sold in Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys and many more chains and is comes highly praised in the zero waste world. They offer a variety of different blends and flavours, which hopefully means there is something for everyone here! Check out their website to view their full range and read more about their mission. They also have a lovely page dedicated to their ‘Sustainability Heroes’ which is packed full of inspiring content! http://www.percol.co.uk/


2. The Maker

Finding the right coffee maker is a very personal thing. With so many options and styles, it’s important that you spend time considering what the best one is for you. Whether you go for a stovetop contraption or a cafetiere, the key thing is to choose something made from sustainable materials that will last for a very long time. One top tip is that often charity shops have coffee makers for sale in great condition so if you’re averse to buying new or want to save a few pennies then check our your local second-hand stores first. If you do want to buy new, I own a large stainless steel cafetiere that my parents bought me (from Amazon) many years ago now that I adore. it’s sturdy, beautiful and will be fully recyclable when the time comes. https://amzn.to/2J4ADeH


3. The Mug

You may already have plenty of lovely coffee mugs, in which case you’re all set to go, but if you’re on the look-out for a magnificent mug to enjoy your morning coffee from then look no further than these beautiful designs by Kaffeeform. Not only are they stunning to look at, they’re… wait for… made from actual used coffee grounds! Innovative and sustainable, these mugs are the epitome of a circular economy and I adore them. Check out their range and find the perfect mug for you. www.kaffeeform.com


4. The Take-Away Mug

As much as I encourage you to make time for yourself in the morning, sometimes (sadly) there’s just no time to sit down and enjoy a nice cup of coffee before heading out for the day. For coffee on-the-go it’s a great idea to get a reusable coffee cup that you can either fill up yourself or take in to your local coffee shop and have them fill for you. There are a huge amount of options available - these cups come in all different colours, patterns, shapes, sizes and materials - so, as always, think carefully about what brand will suit you best. I love the style of these cups by Pottery For The Planet (pictured). They’re beautiful and sustainable! That being said, they’re not the lightest option available so if this is important you to you, something like an ecoffee cup might work better. I will be doing a longer list off reusable coffee cups soon…. www.potteryfortheplanet.com


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