The Ethical Consumer

One of the predicted megatrends for the future is the rise in Ethical Living.  Passport market research, which is part of Euromonitor International, predicts that increasing attention will be paid to ethics and moral values by food citizens and businesses in the coming years. This means that purchasing decisions will be framed by concerns about…

Bristol coffee festival

Listen to the Podcast here. The Passenger Shed at Bristol Temple Meads railway station was the venue for the first ever Bristol Coffee Festival, earlier this month and we were delighted to play a key part, as milk sponsors, along with Cotteswold Dairy. In its first year, the Bristol Coffee Festival created its own unique…

UK Coffee Week 2018

It’s a busy time in the coffee world right now. As London Coffee Festival closed on Sunday, so UK Coffee Week begins today. UK Coffee Week brings coffee lovers together to raise funds for the communities that grow the coffee they enjoy, whether that’s the coffee shops or their customers. 100% of money raised goes…

Coffee & Cows

On my way to where I work I decided to count the number of coffee shops in one street. There was six, a couple of the usual coffee chains but predominately it was the independents coffee shops that had the most outlets, showing that customers are looking for something new and unique, great quality coffee…

Press Release – YouGov Poll

PRESS RELEASE YouGov poll shows strong desire for Pasture Promise free range milk alongside sustainably sourced coffee beans Results from a recent YouGov poll, commissioned by Free Range Dairy Network CIC, indicates the importance of the provenance of milk in coffee, along with the coffee beans themselves. When questioned about the importance of knowing that…

The Illusion of Choice

I went to a Food Talk at Impact Hub Kings Cross recently, where they debated if too few businesses own our food production. Carina from Feed Back Global who launched their campaign against fake farms this autumn, was one of the speakers. She raised some interesting points about how treating food as a commodity shapes…

Support Local Producers

Throughout the month of June, the Sustainable Restaurant Association is running it’s Celebrate Local Producers Campaign, encouraging members to source more fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy from British suppliers. There’s lots of reasons why buying the cheapest produce can make financial sense when running a restaurant but your business doesn’t operate in isolation. Add the…