Our Colombian – Dark Chocolate, Mild Citrus & Berry Fruits

Our Colombian – Dark Chocolate, Mild Citrus & Berry Fruits

We thought of writing a series of blogs on our coffees. Let’s start with our Colombian Single Origin coffee. We did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: dark chocolate, mild citrus and berry fruits. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.

Corona Crisis, Supply Chains and Consumer Behaviour

Corona Crisis, Supply Chains and Consumer Behaviour

The Corona Cov19 crisis has taught us some tough lessons! Not only has it caused many family tragedies and massive economic havoc, we have seen first-hand that we were not prepared for such a pandemic. A pandemic which we were warned about, with arguably  sufficient lead time.

Free Coffee To Our Heroes At The NHS

Free Coffee To Our Heroes At The NHS

The Cov19 crisis has turned the world upside-down. It was predicted to happen. But nobody did believe it would hit them in their life time. And with such a force. Families suffer because they lost a loved one. Workers suffer because work has basically stopped or has been completely changed in style. And companies suffer, particularly small ones, because their income collapsed overnight.

Bioplastics, Biodegradability And Compostability – Do You Know The Difference?

Bioplastics, Biodegradability And Compostability – Do You Know The Difference?

We are often being asked what bioplastics are, or what is the significance of a product being biodegradable or compostable? Is there any relationship between bioplastics and biodegradability? How should we consumers deal with these products? In this blog, we try to break down these concepts through simple explanations that will hopefully help you better understand their meaning and be more aware of the choices you are taking as a consumer. 

Many Coffee Species At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

Many Coffee Species At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

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.

Mathpresso – The New Science of a Perfect Nespresso

Mathpresso – The New Science of a Perfect Nespresso

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. 
I cannot espresso how much I love you!

I cannot espresso how much I love you!

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.
Really? Consumers Want To Stay With Single-Use Plastic?

Really? Consumers Want To Stay With Single-Use Plastic?

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.”

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.

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

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