Pod coffee’s bad taste for the planet

The pod problem: But what bugs me most about pods isn’t the marketing. It’s the needless waste. Those 186m capsules used in Britain last year all had to go somewhere. So far, most aren’t going in the recycling. Dolce Gusto mixed-plastic capsules “cannot currently be recycled in the UK”, though a spokesperson says Nestle is […]

The Coffee Ritual

I've become a great fan of the process of starting with roasted coffee beans and ending up with a glorious cup of coffee, and I have at least three methods I regularly use to make brew up. Much as I enjoy the coffee itself, the ritual of making it is part of the jy. It takes me away from whatever I'm working on a gives me a break as I focus on the moment. In this fast-moving, hyper-connected, screen-based lifestyle, that's a valuable few minutes.

This video captures the ritual beautifully:

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I strongly recommend an AeroPress – they make great coffee.