Clipper Teas introduces fully recyclable tea bag envelopes
Clipper Teas has launched a fully recyclable tea bag envelope and 100% organic string on its string and tag tea bags.
The tea brand recently completed extended trials of the new envelope material, which will be rolled out across the entire enveloped range throughout 2019.
The greener material is made out of paper with a thin heat seal coating. It can be put into paper recycling and is 33% lighter – making it a much more sustainable option.
This follows the launch of plastic-free tea bags by the company last year.
Rebecca Vercoe, Clipper Teas brand controller at Wessanen UK, said: “Since we launched our plastic-free, unbleached and non-GM tea bags six months ago, we’ve been determined to keep up the momentum and make our tea even better for the environment. We’re delighted with the new sustainable solution for our enveloped range and can’t wait for it to roll out this year.”
Costa Coffee backs Pride with reuseable cups
Costa Coffee, backed the London Pride March route last weekend (5 to 6 July) as 14 of its stores stocked reusable Pride cups, with 100% of proceeds going to Switchboard, one of the UK’s oldest LGBTQ+ charities.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Costa Coffee has taken part in Pride events, with its newly created network SHINE, formed of team members that champion an inclusive environment.
Reusable Pride travel cups, new for 2019, will provide Costa Coffee customers with a way to show their support beyond the Pride march, it said.
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WMF joins chilled coffee trend
Coffee machine manufacturer WMF is catering to the growing demand for cold coffee with a new Chilled Coffee system. An integrated counterflow cooler reduces the dispensing temperature of a freshly brewed coffee to below 50 degrees.
The new Chilled Coffee technology is available for the first time in the WMF 5000 S+ fully automatic machine. Before the hot coffee from the brewing unit is conveyed to the spout, it first flows through the counterflow cooler. There, the cold fresh water flows to the boiler in the opposite direction.
La Marzocco partners with coffee museum exhibition
Munich is about to get a taste of coffee as the world’s largest museum of science and technology, the Deutsches Museum, has opened a new exhibition, Cosmos Coffee, with the collaboration of La Marzocco.
The exhibit will guide visitors through the bean, diving into every facet to give a deeper understanding of coffee.
The Deutsches Museum is partnering with La Marzocco to explore the technology of the espresso machine. Each component of the La Marzocco Leva machine will be separated and suspended to give the museum goer an inside look of how it is designed.
Cosmos Coffee will also be showcasing the iconic FB80, a custom pink anniversary-edition centerpiece.
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