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October 29, 2010 at 4:58 am Leave a comment

The real CPI – the Cappuccino Price Index

What do I have in common with a South American coffee bean farmer? We both hate too much rain. And apparently this is the reason that $4.50 has become the standard price of a coffee if you live in Perth in 2010.

Continue Reading July 21, 2010 at 6:36 am 1 comment

Coffee cup fads; Keep Cup or Bio Cup?

I’ve noticed lots of coffee shops selling ‘Keep Cups’ in the last few months. Great idea, but hardly a new idea. Sustainability consumer fads are like any other; “Here’s a new looking bio/eco/green/sustainable/hug-the-planet design that you must have”.

Continue Reading May 24, 2010 at 1:31 am 7 comments

Why is Fairtrade coffee worth it?

Following my recent quest for a guilt free gulp I went looking for more information on Fair Trade Coffee and how it can make a difference. Oxfam says Fairtrade coffee sales in Australia reached an estimated $14 million and have increased 75% in one year.

Continue Reading May 17, 2010 at 8:58 am 1 comment

Bonsoy getting sued by at least 50 victims

Newsflash – at least 50 people are attempting to sue Bonsoy and get compensation for medical costs and time off work because they’ve suffered thyroid damage believed to be caused by drinking Bonsoy.

Continue Reading May 17, 2010 at 7:47 am 2 comments

Guilt free goods; coffee that doesn’t hurt the planet

I’m going to get serious about my quest to try to be more friendly to the planet while drinking coffee. I remember reading (somewhere) that my two great loves; coffee and chocolate can both be farmed, processed and packaged in very damaging ways. If I’m going to love coffee in the unhealthy, co-dependent way that I do then I should at least make it a guilt free relationship.

Continue Reading May 15, 2010 at 3:33 am Leave a comment

Luxe Bakery sulks about Name & Shame list after being caught selling Bonsoy illegally

A Sydney cafe is sulking loudly because they’ve been added to the NSW the government’s name-and-shame list of restaurants today. Luxe Bakery was also fined $660. All because they were illegally selling Bonsoy (soy milk) under the table, forgive the pun, after it was recalled for making people sick last year.

Continue Reading May 4, 2010 at 7:37 am Leave a comment

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