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The New Year can be a little flat after the festive period is over and so we have created this 'Hello 2022' discount offer to help compensate (a little!). To receive your code simply place an order in December and then we will email you a discount code early in January. This code will give you a one off 10% discount to be used with your first order in 2022. (The code is valid for 3 months and has a...

Retail Shop, Leighton Buzzard: We will close at 1pm on 24th December and re-open on Saturday 1st Jan from 10am-2am. We will be closed on 2nd & 3rd January and then back to our normal hours from the 4th. Web site Customers: Orders under £25 will be shipped by 2nd Class Royal Mail as quickly as possible and up to 22nd Dec. Orders over £25 and received up to Midnight on 19th December will be shipped by Parcelforce on 'next...

American servicemen enjoy a hot cup of coffee at a Salvation Army hut in New York, circa 1918. During World War I, instant coffee was a key provision for soldiers on the front. They called it a "cup of George."FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images On April 6, 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and formally entered World War I. By late June, American infantry troops began arriving in Europe. One thing they couldn't do without? Coffee. "Coffee was as important as beef and...

If you are already a fan of cold brew then we have an enticing offer: 10% discount on specially selected, freshly roasted and purpose ground arabica's from House of Coffee. Cold brew coffee is very refreshing and tends to be less acidic and less bitter than hot brewed coffee while at the same time it provides a full extraction of caffeine. We strongly recommend that traditional hot coffee fans take the plunge too, as the temperatures rise for what we...

We are offering a 10% discount across our Fairtrade coffee range during Fairtrade Fortnight and we are extending our offer a further week to 14th March. Just type the coupon phrase 'Choose the world you want' in the checkout and it's done. Follow this link to find out more about Choose the world you want: https://action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/73941/subscribe/1 Check out our landing page to see why we chose Fairtrade on this link: https://thehouseofcoffee.co.uk/fairtrade/ (this post is going out late!! All Fairtrade purchases from 22/2/21 to 1/3/21...

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...

This information is for those who wish to know a little more about the mysterious art of taking the caffeine out of coffee, the Swiss Water way. Firstly the process and its name are the property of The Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc. ,of Canada. The technique is a 100% chemical free process and there are no additives or sugars added to the process. Coffee beans are immersed into a solution of water plus soluble components of coffee minus the caffeine. Whilst...