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UK Coffee Week runs from 4th -10th May 2015 and is a nationwide fundraising initiative where coffee operators, trade professionals and their customers join together to celebrate the vibrancy of British coffee culture while raising valuable funds for the communities which grow our coffee.

All funds raised during this week go directly to Project Waterfall, an initiative established to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities around the world.

So here at So Darling! we have found some of the best coffee’s and coffee related products to get involved with,

 

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 Pact Coffee

From £6.95

Pact Coffee send fresh roasted speciality coffee next day delivery in letterbox-friendly packs. Pact makes sure you never run out of coffee you love. With a flexible subscription service and coffee is sent within 7 days of roasting and freshly ground according to your normal brew method (or wholebean).
They believe the freshness is a difference you can taste versus supermarket coffee which has often been on the shelves for months. All the coffee is sourced directly from small hold farmers around the world and they guarantee to pay them at least 125% of the Fairtrade price. The range offers a wonderful range of coffees that you won’t find anywhere else!

Chocolate chip cookie

Poached pear and dark chocolate

Malt Milk Chocolate Shake

Cherry pie with cream

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Fruit and Nut Espresso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate National Coffee Week with Licor 43

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Licor 43

The notes of caramel and vanilla in the liqueur act as the perfect partner to coffee. Enjoy hot or cold, either simply add an espresso to Licor 43 over ice to enjoy a Cafe d’Oro43 or try a Spanish 43 Coffee a new twist on a liqueur coffee.

Spanish 43 Coffee

25ml Licor 43

Black coffee

Whipped cream

Cocoa powder

Warm the Licor 43 and pour into the coffee. Top carefully with the whipped cream and garnish with cocoa powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jelly Belly Cappuccino Cloud Cakes

Perfect for enjoying with your morning cup of coffee, these delicious cupcakes have a mocha sponge topped with a cloud of cappuccino frosting.

Makes 12 Small Cupcakes

For the cakes:

125g softened butter or baking margarine

125g caster sugar

1 tsp instant coffee

2 tbs milk

2 eggs – beaten

100g self-raising flour – or plain flour with a tsp of baking powder

25g cocoa powder

pinch salt

Add the butter or baking margarine to a bowl, add the sugar and beat well on high speed until light and fluffy.  This can take several minutes.

Pour the milk into a cup or small bowl, add the instant coffee and stir until dissolved.

Reduce the speed and add the eggs, and a spoon of the flour (this prevents the mixture curdling), once mixed gently fold in the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, the coffee and milk mixture, and salt.

Spoon the mixture into cases in a cupcake pan, so each is about two thirds full

Pop into a pre heated oven (GM5/190C/375F) and bake for about 14 minutes – check after 12 –  until done.  When cooked they will be risen, springy to touch and if you poke a cocktail stick into them it will come out dry and clean.

For the frosting & decoration

180g Mascarpone

180g Icing Sugar

2 tsp instant coffee

Assorted Café Latte and Cappuccino Jelly Belly Beans

1 Square dark chocolate, finely grated

Place all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth and the coffee has dissolved.

Use a star tip and fill your piping bag with the frosting.

Place the cooled cupcakes on a non-slip surface – I find the cooling tray works well.

To decorate with a swirl, hold the bag upright and pipe a small rosette of frosting in the middle of each cake. Then pipe a spiral, starting from the outside and finishing in the centre.

Decorate with the coffee flavoured Jelly Belly jelly beans and grated chocolate.

Keep in a cool place and eat within a day.

The frosting will keep for several days in the fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RECOFFEE, a revolutionary hair care line made of 16 cups of recycled coffee grounds collected from coffee shops across Taiwan

The caffeine content helps stimulates hair follicles, encouraging growth and volume

The precious oil, uniquely extracted from the recycled grounds, leaves hair nourished and glossy, without weighing it down.

The shampoo bottles are also made of 100% recycled coffee waste and the bottles decompose and grow into coffee trees when planted in the ground

RECOFFEE Moisturising Shampoo 250ml (Tree in a bottle) – £17.25

RECOFFEE Moisturising Shampoo 400ml/1000ml – £19.25 / £36.75

Perfect for dry, damaged hair, the Moisturising Shampoo contains 99.3% natural ingredients, certified organic foaming agents and 100% RECOFFEE oil. It gently cleanses and replenishes, locking in moisture to create nourished golden, sleek hair

RECOFFEE Volumising Shampoo 250 ml (Tree in a bottle) – £17.25

RECOFFEE Volumising Shampoo 400ml/1000ml – £19.25/ £36.76

Enriched with RECOFFEE oil, the volumising shampoo contains 98.4% natural ingredients, certified organic foaming agents and 100% RECOFFEE oil. It gently cleanses and nourishes from root to tip, to createabundant body, bounce and shine

RECOFFEE Conditioner 400ml/1000ml – £21/ £39.50

This conditioner contains 100% RECOFFEE Oil and 84.3% natural ingredients to deeply repair and nourish hair, creating healthy volume and shine

RECOFFEE Hair Oil 100ml – £29.95

RECOFFEE Oil contains 100% natural ingredients. The added organic silicone repairs dry ends and damaged scales and creates a protective membrane layer on the hair, resulting in a glossy finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Little’s Coffee

£2.99

Little’s is a range of instant coffee infused with indulgent flavours set to liven up your everyday cup.  Perfect for those who like their coffee with a twist and without the bitter aftertaste often associated with traditional instant coffee.  Each 50g jar comes in funky retro packaging. With infusions including Chocolate Orange, French Vanilla and Rich Hazelnut, with no added sugar, gluten free and just 4 calories a cup, you can feel like you are truly indulging in a speciality coffee every time you have a cup.

The sweet flavours satisfy those with even the most sweetest of teeth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you want fresh, tasty coffee every morning without the hassle? Then get your hands on a Coffeeasy Gold Standard Coffee Brewing Set, a simple brewing station that pours the perfect cup of coffee every time.

The key to perfect coffee is now back in your hands with Coffeeasy, a user friendly, one-mug brewing station for coffee lovers who want to enjoy delicious filter coffee made to personal taste with minimum fuss. It is also perfect for drinkers of instant coffee who are looking for a pleasurable experience, without the science and cost.

User and environmentally friendly, the Coffeeasy one-mug brewing and storage station offers coffee-lovers the purest way to experience coffee, putting the control back in their hands and allowing them to manually brew coffee using the simplest pour-over method.

Designed in the UK, The Coffeeasy comes with everything required to create the perfect brew: the Coffeeasy brew and storage station, a mug, a bag of perfectly pre-ground gourmet coffee, a plastic filter cone with filter papers, a measuring scoop and easy to follow instruction cards. All you need is hot water!

For those looking for a tidy, simple and cost-effective coffee making solution, the Coffeeasy is for them as this clever brewing system stores the coffee making equipment all in one place, keeping the kitchen space tidy and allowing the user to quickly brew a cuppa any time of the day with easy cleaning and little waste.

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