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 1 Comment

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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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 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.

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3 Ways to Reduce Our Massive Landfill Waste

3 Ways to Reduce Our Massive Landfill Waste

October 15, 2019

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.

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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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