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Roast Levels vs. Strength Levels - What's the Difference?

Roast Levels vs. Strength Levels - What's the Difference?

by Joseph McCarthy September 07, 2021

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Our Move to 100% Recylability: LDPE

Our Move to 100% Recylability: LDPE

by Joseph McCarthy August 17, 2021

Our mission from our humble beginning in 2013 has been to bring you some of the world's finest Organic, Fairtrade coffee in the most sustainable and ethical manner. So, we're excited to share our next move to 100% recyclability - LDPE packaging.
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IPCC Report: Code Red for Humanity

IPCC Report: Code Red for Humanity

by Adele Bilotta August 12, 2021

With the recent IPCC report on the predicted devastating effects of climate change, it is important, now more than ever, for all of us to start making more informed choices to help avert a complete climate disaster.
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5 Best Plant Milk Alternatives

5 Best Plant Milk Alternatives

by Adele Bilotta August 03, 2021

Are you looking to ditch dairy? Whether you’re making the switch from dairy milk to a plant based alternative for health, ethical, or environmental reasons, or even just because you prefer the taste, the endless choices can make it difficult on how to decide what alternative works best for you. Check out our guide for the breakdown on the ...

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The Science of Frothed Milk

The Science of Frothed Milk

by Joseph McCarthy August 03, 2021

If you’re partial to a latte, flat white or cappuccino, then you’ve probably watched your barista at one point carefully steam the milk to dollop on your drink. But have you ever wondered why that frothed milk just makes your coffee taste so much better? Well, it's all science.

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4 Tips for a More Sustainable Summer

4 Tips for a More Sustainable Summer

by Katie Colvin July 30, 2021

At CRU Kafe, we are always looking for ways to make our businesses and personal lives more sustainable. We know that as a consumer, it’s not always easy to know where to start in making more informed choices. Check out a few of our favourite tips on ways to implement more sustainable choices this summer.
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Washed vs. Natural vs. Honey - Coffee Processing

Washed vs. Natural vs. Honey - Coffee Processing

by Adele Bilotta July 23, 2021

If you’re a bit of a coffee connoisseur, then you’ve probably come across the terms ‘washed’ and ‘unwashed’ when sourcing your brew. Understandably, you might not have a clue what the difference actually is - or what it means for your coffee. Read more to find out about the three main techniques of coffee processing.
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Mycotoxins: The truth about mould in coffee

Mycotoxins: The truth about mould in coffee

by Adele Bilotta July 06, 2021

If you’re sourcing some of the world’s finest Fairtrade, ethically and sustainably sourced coffee, chances are you care about what’s going in your body. While it’s no secret what the benefits of coffee are; it’s packed with antioxidants, helps improve energy, focus and memory (not to mention it’s bloody delicious), did you know that there could be trace amounts of mould in your brew? They’re called mycotoxins, and they might be more co...

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CRU in Conversation - Ben Greensmith of Tony's Chocolonely

CRU in Conversation - Ben Greensmith of Tony's Chocolonely

by Adele Bilotta June 24, 2021

CRU Kafe CEO, Tom Greensmith, talks with Ben Greensmith of Tony's Chocolonely on eradicating slave and child labour in the cocoa market, Fairtrade certifications, and the future of fairer coffee and chocolate industries.
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Iced Coffee Around the World

Iced Coffee Around the World

by Adele Bilotta June 11, 2021

With the sun finally shining in the UK, the craving for iced coffee is real! From Algeria to Vietnam to Greece and everywhere in between, read more here on five of the world’s most loved iced coffee recipes.
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Setting Your Perfect Pour: The Long and Short of it

Setting Your Perfect Pour: The Long and Short of it

by Adele Bilotta June 08, 2021

Balancing convenience, efficiency and quality; there are plenty of reasons to love a Nespresso machine. You’ve put in the effort to find the machine that works best for you, and to source some of the finest Fairtrade & Organic CRU Kafe coffee; it’s equally as important to ensure you are setting the correct pour size.
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How to get the most out of your Nespresso Machine

How to get the most out of your Nespresso Machine

by Adele Bilotta May 24, 2021

One of the main reasons we got into making Nespresso® compatible pods was because we love the idea that anyone can have a beautifully crafted, great tasting cup of coffee at the simple touch of a button. Read more here on how to ensure you're consistently getting the the best pour from your machine.
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