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TWE grow mushrooms from coffee grounds
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Grow mushrooms from coffee waste

The leftover grounds from your daily morning cup may currently be going straight into the bin, but they could be going into your garden instead. Not only are coffee grounds excellent for layering through your garden soil, but they also make a great substrate for growing mushrooms. In Dublin, some eco-minded folk put on their thinking hats and founded Mushroom City – mixing coffee grounds with mushroom spawn to create growing kits for home gardeners. The team collects the grounds from partner cafes around the city via its Mushroom City cargo bike, then mixes the coffee with Oyster spawn and packages it into mini farms ready for delivery to newfound green thumbs. more

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TWE Glass coffee dripper
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Make mornings seamless with a notNeutral glass coffee dripper

The clever folk behind Los Angeles-based architecture firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios spent so much time sipping excellent Californian coffee that they took it upon themselves to begin crafting their own range of coffee equipment. The latest addition to the notNeutral clan is the GINO glass coffee dripper, which is made from hand-blown, laboratory-grade borosilicate glass that insulates while highlighting the extraction process. This lightweight contraption sits perfectly atop the LINO mug to create a seamless pourover brewing system, and has been designed in collaboration with world-class baristas. notNeutral designed its collection of cups and mugs with both form and function in mind, while providing optimal dynamics for both pouring and drinking coffee. The GINO glass coffee dripper works with the Kalita filter #185 and the Tiamo filter #02. more


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TWE Coffee Cups of the World
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A glimpse at global takeaway coffee cup designs

A journey through takeaway coffee cup designs from around the globe, Coffee Cups of the World is a documentary project by New Zealand food photographer Henry Hargreaves. Always on the road, Henry found himself intrigued by the coffee cup designs he came across and the important role they play as advertising for a cafe, something that is often overlooked. Henry has so far photographed cups from Europe, United States, Australia and New Zealand, with a friend in South Africa also pitching in a few. Henry is also encouraging others to submit images of disposable coffee vessels to expand the project’s reach. Follow the journey on Tumblr and Instagram. more

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TWE BYOcup
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Break routine and BYO coffee cup

The act of purchasing your morning cup of coffee is often so ingrained in your nature – the movements well practised and subconsciously robotic – that breaking an element of the routine can be something that takes time and a little extra effort. more

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TWE Candiano
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Travel x coffee: Canadiano wooden pourover box

Taking your love of freshly brewed filter coffee off the grid can be a bulky challenge as you tote your scales, kettle, pourover cone, grinder, beans and cup into the wilderness. Making this mission a little more lightweight is the Canadiano wooden pourover box. more

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TWE Japanese drip coffee
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Japanese drip coffee bags make mornings easy

Come the weekend, it’s not unheard of to opt for a slower-paced method of coffee making. Aeropress, chemex, pourover ... they all take a little more time and patience, perfect for a lazy morning padding around the house in a robe and slippers. But when every minute is precious as you’re rushing around of a weekday morn, that perfect cup needs to also be a speedy one. more

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Form a positive habit with KeepCup Brew
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Form a positive habit with KeepCup Brew

It has been estimated that every minute, over one million disposable cups are discarded into landfill. With these figures in mind, and the cooler months approaching, consider purchasing a KeepCup Brew, the latest addition to the reusable cup family. It can help make a measurable difference, and keep your beverages nice and warm. more