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Every day is Espresso Day in the UK

Every day is Espresso Day in the UK

Business, Featured, Food, Lifestyle
We're drinking 95 million cups of coffee a day — and there's definitely a catch. It keeps us from tearing out our hair on our morning commutes and can help us live longer. While most of the UK spends today hitting the high streets, a large part of the population will unknowingly be celebrating another unofficial holiday -- National Espresso Day. But given the UK’s apparent love for coffee, every day may as well be declared as National Espresso Day. According to The British Coffee Association, 95 million cups of coffee are consumed by the country each day. Whether it be a flat white, macchiato, or instant grounds, the coffee bean is responsible for the espresso in our drinks and the caffeine in our veins. The demand for coffee is so high that a 2018 report by the Allegra W
Where are we in our fight against plastic pollution?

Where are we in our fight against plastic pollution?

Environment, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, UK, World
Plastic recycling is a vicious cycle, but is there a way out of it? The United Kingdom is the nation of takeaway coffee. According to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, 2.5 billion coffee cups were used and thrown away in 2011. In line with the UK coffee industry’s massive growth since, the report predicts an additional 10.000 coffee shops will appear across Britain by 2025, meaning the number of disposable coffee cups would increase to 3.75 billion a year. However, 99.75% of coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the mixture of paper and plastic used in the interior of the cup. Worse, the recycling process may be entirely flawed as councils in England collect their plastic in different ways, potentially leaving people confused on what can be recycled and how. &nbs
Give room to the shrooms

Give room to the shrooms

Food
Mushrooms are delicate, come in a variety of flavours and give a rich, earthy flavour to your dishes. Imagine my excitement when I received a grow your own gourmet mushroom kit for my birthday.  I absolutely love mushrooms. I started harvesting them as soon as I could. I received my package from a company called Grocycle.com who offer the very best of mushroom growing kits and the fact that they use recycled coffee grounds means they are helping the planet one step at a time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=ID_Y4IgOWdI They send their mushrooms to restaurants across London and help everyone to increase their knowledge of fresh food. They take every care into preparing each pack and give a 'grow guarantee' meaning every person with a box can grow their own mush
Sugar bells, sugar bells: The Christmas hot drinks with the highest calorie content have arrived

Sugar bells, sugar bells: The Christmas hot drinks with the highest calorie content have arrived

Featured, Food
Winter is coming and the red cups, syrups, sprinkles, and marshmallows are everywhere! Yes, it’s Christmas season once again, which means it’s time to swap the iced cold lattes for something a bit warmer and cosier, because who needs to worry about their summer bodies now? Britain's favourite coffee shops seem to up their game every year, bringing us more indulgence, a wider selection and of course, more sugar to keep us warm for a chilly winter ahead. A coffee or hot chocolate in a festive cup seems like an ideal way to cosy up, but it is probably not the greatest idea to have them daily. Why? Because all those tempting syrups and creams can send the calorie and fat content through the roof, with some accounting for nearly your entire daily recommended sugar intake (25g or 6 tablesp
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