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Food Unwrapped

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Food Unwrapped

We’re set to feature in Channel 4’s prime time investigative food programme Food Unwrapped! The ground-breaking programme, will return to our screens this April, and once again sets out to explore industry secrets behind the nation’s favourite food and drink. The episode featuring the 202-year-old Tea and Coffee merchants is set to air on our TV screens on Friday 16th April at 8pm. Series 19 – Episode 1 FIND IT ON CATCH UP AFTER THE PREMIERE HERE HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT ESPRESSO During the episode, filmed in November 2019 (pre-Covid), DR. Helen Lawal joins Farrer’s Sales Manager and Barista Trainer...

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What is Swiss Water Decaf?

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What is Swiss Water Decaf?

Decaffeinated coffee is just coffee that has had nearly all of the caffeine content removed from the beans before roasting and grinding. In the best forms of this process it retains all of the flavour and aroma you would expect to find in a regular cup of caffeinated coffee. Swiss Water Decaf is the pinnacle of the decaffeination process. It’s considered one of the best methods of removing caffeine from coffee. Find out why below. WHY THE DECAF PROCESS MATTERS You may not know but a typical cup of coffee contains on average up to 140 milligrams of caffeine, but...

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Latte art you can make at home

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Latte art you can make at home

Latte art isn’t just the preserve of the coffee shop barista. You can with a little known how get creative at home, and handily you don’t need heaps of kit either. Latte art doesn’t add anything by way of taste to your coffee, but it does say quite a bit about you and demonstrates to your guests that you’ve put a bit of time and effort into crafting the perfect coffee for them to enjoy when they visit… The most important thing you’ll need to craft your latte art is a milk micro foam, but how on earth do you...

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Why we love Fairtrade Coffee

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Why we love Fairtrade Coffee

We’re proud to offer Fairtrade coffee and other certified products. While pretty much everyone has heard of Fairtrade when did it start, what’s it about, where does it work and what does it do? Learn more about the origins of Fairtrade, one of the world’s most well known ethical accredited bodies.   THE ORIGINS OF FAIRTRADE It all started way back in 1946 in the USA Self Help Crafts as it was known began buying handcrafted needlework from Puerto Rico in 1946, and Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation (SERRV) began to trading with refugees in Europe in the...

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s is just round the corner but reading this you might be asking what has coffee got to do with the most romantic day of the calendar year?   COFFEE IS AN APHRODISIAC Well oddly as it happens coffee features high on the list of foods that are potential aphrodisiacs, which may or may not be responsible for sparking a little bit of romance this Valentine’s! If you look hard enough, you’ll discover that pretty much every food there’s ever been has been touted as an aphrodisiac at some time or other. Ultimately the association between eating and certain primal...

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