August 23rd 2012 / Celebrations, Coffee Break, Colombia, Save the Children

Taking a break – for coffee of course!

This summer has seen some tremendous events taking place right on our doorstep. The Olympics came right past our door at Fair Instant HQ several times and it’s true that all work stopped as we rushed out to watch the cyclists speed past. The atmosphere and anticipation as we waited for them was indescribably exciting and so much good humour around.

August 9th 2012 / Colombia, Fair Instant, Save the Children

Feedback from Save the Children. What Buying Fair Instant Really Delivers

It’s been a while since we reported back to you on the sterling work carried out on our behalf by Save the Children.

We like to remind you every so often that buying Fair Instant doesn’t just deliver you a fine cup of instant coffee but that it also directly helps the coffee growing communities in Colombia, from where we buy much of our coffee beans.

For every jar you buy we donate 10p to Save the Children. It might not sound a lot but it can quickly add up. So far together we’ve raised over £550,000 and that’s not bad by anybody’s standards.

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Hallux is no longer a problem!

August 7th 2012 / Fair Instant, Recipes

Recipe idea: Mocha steak with Miso sauce

Thought coffee could only be used in baking? Well, think again. Coffee (like chocolate) can also be used to great effect as an ingredient and flavour in savoury dishes too. This recipe was developed by Tim Anderson (of Masterchef fame no less) and it gives steak with a creamy mushroom sauce an unusual twist by using coffee and chocolate flavours. It may sound funny, but we reckon it’s worth giving it a go (and will make a nice change from fish fingers again).

July 19th 2012 / Celebrations, Fairtrade

A Sporting Summer that Supports Fairtrade

Finally it’s here - the world’s greatest sporting event. After what seems like forever (well 7 years since the bid was won to be precise) the Olympic torch is almost in the stadium. It’s been travelling all the way round the country, apparently within an hour of every single person. Highlights so far of the journey include some cheeky kids trying to nick it (made me smile), a streaker advertising the Free Tibet campaign and Colombia’s own sporting legend Valderrama carrying it through Windsor.

June 18th 2012 / Celebrations

Stonehenge, Solstice and Summer Plans

As I write this I can’t quite believe we are halfway through June and its supposedly summer. Blue skies are a distant memory and I certainly don’t need my hosepipe whether I am allowed to or not! The Summer Solstice (and the official start of summer) is just around the corner and that got me thinking a little more about the longest day of the year.

June 12th 2012 / Celebrations

Happy Father’s Day

On the third Sunday in June will you be joining us to say thanks to our Dads? Many traditionalists splutter about how it’s just a hyped up Hallmark invention to sell more cards. Encouraging people to spend more on silly presents – for goodness sake how many socks and beard trimmers does a Dad need?

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