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Author: Nick Stagg

House of Coffee / Articles posted by Nick Stagg

We think that we have created an exceptional range of loose leaf teas and infusions. Our range covers favourite blends, to single origin speciality. We have black (fermented tea), red and white. Fruit teas,infusions and herbal teas. We also have organic tea (also called 'Bio' in some of our text) We have a 40g size bag, that is around 10 servings in most cases so that it is not too much of a risk to explore new teas. Our 150g tea comes...

The House of Coffee has purchased open market coffees since it’s origin in 1984. We have always used small trusted suppliers and avoided the vast pan-continental conglomorates that trade on lowest cost solutions. We live in a more connected world than we did in 1984. Unsustainable consumption and the poverty that some people suffer has never been more evident. And so we are very pleased to support the Fairtrade Organisation for two reasons: They help to protect the planet and improve the...

This is an important read for loose leaf tea buyers! Please be aware that our 150g bags of tea are packed into a compostable bag. The main body of the bag will decompose within 24 days in a home composter or it can go into the green bin for commercial composting. We think that this is a good step forward but please keep the packaging dry while in use so as not to start the composting of the bag earlier than you...

Our raw coffee arrives in jute sacks from all over the sub-tropics. Consequently we have a large number of these emptied sacks that are quite useful in many ways. From pond lining, potato growing and storage, cooking aprons, shopping bags, cushion covers, café wall decorations : these are just some of the very practical uses for the sacks. And of course there is a racing opportunity for which we have some top tips: If you want to bask in the glory of winning the family hop sack race...

We are very conscious that all activity takes place in a world that is not a sink.Sustainable/eco friendly packaging is one of our key areas of concern. Some of the initiatives that we have taken to date are shown in this picture and include:A wooden crate for local restaurant deliveries, recycled shredded cardboard used for filler packing, gummed paper, ink stamps instead of stickers, compostable coffee bags and some gift set 'zig-zag' packing material made from the paper element of...