Great coffee can do more than just wake us up and improve our mood. It can also improve the planet.
In early December I received an email offering me free coffee.
There were a few things wrong with the idea…..
I live in France. Companies offer me free stuff, find out a live in France, and retract the offer.
The company doing the offering was in England – Brexit was making cross-channel commerce challenging.
Finally, the company offering me small-batch, hand-roasted coffee was in England. Not Costa Rica, England. Yeah, okay, I knew they weren’t growing the beans, but still….
Back to the email.
They said they knew I lived in France and would love to send me some samples.
Which they did.
Thanks to Brexit, Christmas, and Covid I got the coffee shortly after January 1st.
It was worth the wait. West Berkshire Roastery produces award-winning coffee beans!
I never buy really good coffee – because I only shop at the supermarket.
I tried the Signature Roast first. I even reached up into the high cabinets and got my French Press down.
It was perfect with the last of the Christmas cookies.
We normally make our coffee using a Senseo coffee maker, which uses pods (cloth, not plastic). It comes with a filter that can be filled with freshly ground coffee.
And it can be set to make espresso.
That seemed like the perfect choice for the Rich Italian roast.
I almost didn’t share.
As good as their coffee is, their sustainability philosophy is even better.
For every order they make they plant a tree; they are carbon neutral as of 2021 and will be carbon negative by 2023; and, as of the end of 2021 they are zero waste.
With your first coffee order of West Berkshire Coffee Beans you get 10% off – and they plant a tree.