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How We Grade Our Coffee

You’ve probably noticed that we mention that all of our coffee is ‘specialty-grade’. Yep… We say it a lot. For those curious as to what it actually means and how it translates to better coffee in your cup, this article is for you.

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How to Make Every Type of Coffee

Sustainability is as important to us as our daily morning brew. We believe in - and practice - a holistic sustainability from cultivation to consumption. For our customers, our partners, and our planet. We think it tastes better that way, too.

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Arabica Beans

Arabica coffee originates in Ethiopia and was named when it was transported to Arabia and Yemen in the 7th century. It now accounts for approx. 70% of the worlds coffee production.

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Our top 6 Upcycling Ideas

Are you looking for some creative and environmentally conscious DIY fun? Well, upcycling is your best friend - and we’ve compiled our fave upcycling ideas to make sure that nothing in your household goes to waste!

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Our top 3 sustainability docos 

If you’ve got a binge-sesh or two planned for this weekend, why not make it educational by adding one of our top recommendations for sustainability docos to your binge-list?

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How to Dispose of Our Packaging

Dispose of our packaging thoughtfully with this handy guide on what to do when it's time to call it a wrap on your P&P goodies.

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3 Quick Tips for the Perfect Nespresso®* Coffee

When people talk about ‘hidden talents’, most don’t whip out their Nespresso®* machine (unlike us).

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Our top tips to save energy in the kitchen

Here at Pod & Parcel, we love cooking and enjoy any time spent in the kitchen. I mean, the kitchen is where the coffee machine is, right? Right. We’re hitting you with our top tips to keep an energy efficient kitchen in your household.

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What makes a circular economy so good for the environment?

Welcome to the world of the circular economy, the hottest (economic) trend since sliced bread. It’s the kind of system that would make Marie Kondo proud; emphasising reducing waste and making the most out of resources.

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How to celebrate World Environment Day this June 5 and beyond

Here at Pod & Parcel we’re huge advocates for Mother Earth, after all - she did us a big favour in blessing us with this whole coffee bean sitch. Truthfully, she deserves more than just one day in a year to be celebrated, but we’re totes here cheering her on and supplying you with our fave ways to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th and, well… every day!

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5 tips to reduce your food waste

Unfortunately, food waste has become a habit for many people: buying more than you need at the supermarket, letting your fruit and veg spoil or simply dishing up way too much food.

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From Farm to Brew the sustainability story behind your daily cup.

As coffee lovers and citizens of this planet we want to make sure our daily coffee habits are protecting both the planet and the people behind the scenes (or beans). So let's talk a little about what's happening in the industry to make a positive impact on some of these issues.

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Upcycle your coffee boxes with our sustainable craft activity

School holidays or not, it's always a chore to entertain the kids without tripling your coffee intake just to keep up!

No need to fret - we’ve got the ultimate way to combine the two with our sustainable craft activity.

Let’s get crafting!

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Our top 3 composting tips for beginners

Are you a fan of the idea of composting but haven’t given it a crack yet because it seems waaaay too difficult? Well, we’re about to simplify the hell outta it with our top 3 composting tips for beginners!

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Let's unpack the packaging and break down the break down.

Biodegradable vs Compostable materials

There's often a lot of confusion surrounding the terms biodegradable and compostable. Often they're misunderstood and used interchangeably, however it's important to understand the differences when disposing of them.

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Are coffee pods still evil?

“I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it”

The words of John Sylvan about inventing the K-cup, the original coffee pod.

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Our Ultimate Tips For Saving Water

Water are you wasting for? Get the good word on our top tips for saving your water, so you do good by Mother Earth (and) you have more left for your coffee.

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3 Tips For An Easy Eco Christmas

Get on Mother Earth’s nice list this Christmas with our quick top tips for an eco-friendly festive season.

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Less Waste, more Taste: The next step on our sustainability journey

At Pod & Parcel, we’re committed to continually improving our service and making your experience as enjoyable as possible. That’s why we now completely offset all our delivery carbon emissions to neutralise this carbon footprint, and ultimately make your coffee a whole lot smoother to swallow.

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Say 'see ya' to single-use plastics

July is the month to kickstart your plastic-free journey. Say 'see ya' to single-use plastics like bags, cutlery, and straws that are busy clogging up waterways and degrading over hundreds of years. Why not try something more sustainable instead?

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5 veggies you can regrow to save and be sustainable

Stop! Before you throw those food scraps out, did you know you can regrow them? And with the price of fruit and veggies astronomically sky high at the moment, you are going to want to read this - to be both sustainable and save your pretty pennies!

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Holy cow! How does your milk measure up?

“You’re the coconut to my coffee,” doesn’t have the same romantic twang as “you’re the cream to my coffee,” but across the globe, people are taking the leap toward a more conscious and sustainable way of living. The first step? Switchin’ up your milky habits!

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Dalgona Coffee Recipe

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Tarrazu Spice

It's time to spice up your life! No we're not talking about the Spice Girls (shoutout to Posh - always!) but we ARE talking about our Tarrazu Spice recipe! Let's get into it!

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Munro Cola

Munro row row your boat down a stream of sweet and spicy deliciousness with this cocktail recipe perfect for sipping in summer.

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Espresso Toffee Banana Bread

Ok, here's the thing, we're not even going to try and pretend this is a healthy food option . But will it all be worth it? Oh, god yes. Enter: The Espresso Toffee Banana bread.

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Tenango and Tonic: your new go-to

Okay - hear us out on this one. Coffee and tonic water may sound unusual, but we’re sure that we’ve got your new favourite way to indulge in Huehuetenango locked and loaded in this shiny new blog ✨

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Easy-Peasy Coffee Cake

Made with real Pod & Parcel coffee, this quick and easy to make cake is perfect as a morning treat, 3pm pick-me-up or after-dinner delight.

With only a few ingredients and no fancy mixers required, this cake is a great way to make your at-home coffee dates feel extra special.

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Mug Hugger Cookie Recipe

Christmas is fast approaching, so we thought we'd share our quick and easy Mug Hugger Cookie recipe to make your Pod & Parcel coffee a festive one!

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How to make Almond Milk

Many of our coffee varieties taste absolutely divine with a splash of milk, but this can result in a LOT of plastic wastage.

To combat this wastage, we’ve tested out the perfect almond milk recipe. It’s fast to make, only has 2 ingredients, is gluten free and vegan, and will keep in your fridge for up to 5 days. Read more about it here.

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Meet your coffee's new best mate

In Melbourne at the moment it’s cold and it’s rainy, and this can only mean one thing: it’s time to heat up our souls with the warmth of a big toasty coffee scroll.

We’ve whipped up the softest, most pillowy pull-apart coffee scroll recipe, and it’s the perfect match to go with your morning Pod & Parcel coffee.

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Get glowing skin thanks to our coffee

One too many drive thru runs for a quick fix, one too many late nights binging Netflix, and one too many reasons to stress. You're only human!

All of this can wreak havoc on your once glowing skin, but don't worry - we've got the answer to take your skin from lackluster to luminous. And the best bit? You don't even need to leave your home - you've got everything you need for our DIY Coffee Scrub right there in your pantry.

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Thai Iced Coffee

Perfect for those warm summer days, the Thai Iced Coffee is an incredibly quick and easy way to make iced coffee (with a delicious twist!).

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Chocolate Coffee Cake

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Whip up our Moreish Maple Latte

One sip of this sweet-spiced classic, and you’ll wish for an instant refill.

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Brew yourself a very Biscoff Iced Coffee 

Noticed an extra lil treat in your order lately? (We’re talking about your special lil Biscoff with every order). Well, it’s time to put it to good use with our Biscoff Iced Coffee Recipe.

Okay - let’s hit it!

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Peppermint Bark: the perfect Christmas recipe

Christmas is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to whip out all of our most beloved recipes. For us at P&P, that means anything that goes with our coffee, and what better to snack on alongside our super sippable brews than chocolate! Even better? Chocolate with the sweetest Christmas twist.

Let’s kick it!

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Caramel Ice Coffee

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Coffee Corner

Why Our Sidamo Decaf is Worth the Hype

Decaf. It's got a long history of being the forgotten coffee. The option real coffee connoisseurs don't drink. The coffee that you only have if you can't handle the real deal.

Well, they got it all wrong. Because let us tell you, there is A LOT to love and learn about our Sidamo single origin decaf.

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The Top Reason Why We’re Loving Malabar Pintado Right Now

Malabar Pintado is a brew that is guaranteed to give you wings (heyo Guarana, and double heyo to extra caffeination)! There’s more to this brew than meets the eye, and we’re here to fill you in on what makes this Limited Edition so dang delish.

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Three Reasons Why The Beans In Our Coffee Pods Are Better

Here’s our humble brag on why we think the beans in our pods are the best!

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The loveliest limited-edition: Nziza Collective

Get the good word on the cuppa that connects us with the community of Rwanda.

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Coffee Corner: Bancroft

Grab your slippers and kick your feet up to get ready for a deep dive into our all time customer favourite blend, Bancroft (coffee education in ultimate comfort, obvs!). From the origins of the name we've come to know and love, to our top serving suggestions - read on for our insights into your morning Bancroft coffee!

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Coffee Corner: Munro

Get to know all about our must-have roast, Munro!

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Meet Our All-Aussie Coffee Pod

You beauty! We’re introducing you to Dimbulah, our first-ever blend hailing from our own backyard.

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5 Reasons Why Coffee Pods Make Your Day Better

Not convinced coffee pods are all they’re cracked up to be?

Well, here are five reasons to convince you otherwise.

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The Top Reason Why We’re Loving Talamanca Right Now

Talamanca is a solid ten outta ten in our books - but there's more to this brew than meets the eye. Serving up the amazing waterfalls, expansive vegetation and uncovered cloud forests of Costa Rica right to your cutest mug!

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Coffee Corner: Florentino

In this month’s coffee corner blog, we’re loving on one for the latte-lovers!

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5 facts to test your knowledge of our Huehuetenango Single Origin

How well do you know our single origin from Guatemala? Read through the below Huehue facts to see if your knowledge measures up.

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Quality at all costs

It all starts with our quest for quintessential quality - and donning our white jacket and clipboard (magnifying glass optional). Then we channel our inner Inspector Gadget and undergo a thorough evaluation of all our coffees to ensure it meets our sky-high standards.

And we mean thorough.

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Coffee Corner: Florentino

In this month’s Coffee Corner blog, we’re focusing on one for the latte lovers: Florentino.

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Processing, roasting & grinding

When it comes to our beans, we treat ‘em right. In fact, if you didn’t know, the entire process of ‘treating’ beans involves how one roasts and grinds the green beans they receive. This treatment (also known as processing) is the difference between okay coffee and killer coffee. We break this into three parts (with a hell of a lot of testing and tasting in between): sample roasting, batch roasting, and grinding.

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Single Origin: The Lowdown

Single origin is a small phrase with significant impact in the coffee world. Simply put, it's a coffee that is sourced from a single region, crop or producer, that has distinct flavour profiles that represent its growing conditions. With single origin coffee, it’s common to see the country or the region printed on the box. This makes your everyday cuppa feel like an adventure; a one-man show with an exciting destination every time!

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Here’s why you should always have Calexte in your cupboard

Tossing up between blends for your next delivery? Here's everything you need to know about our Columbian & Tanzanian roast, Calexte.

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Get to know our Fasoli blend

Thanks to its bright orange packaging, it’s one of our brightest and most recognisable blends, but how much do you really know about Fasoli? Read on to learn everything you need to know about this unique blend.

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The Top Reason Why We’re Loving Nziza Right Now

Every now and again, a coffee comes along that is really dear to our hearts. Now, while we don’t play favourites, we definitely have a soft spot for the latest in our limited-edition line-up, Nziza Collective. So, if you’re yet to get acquainted with this beauty, why not read on for the ultimate reason why we love this sip that’s brimming with oodles of stories to tell.

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Get to know Bezzera

With its 13/13 intensity, Bezzera is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

However, not only is Bezzera our strongest variety, but it's also one of the most versatile and unique. Read on to learn about what makes this customer favourite so special.

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3 Reasons Why Fasoli is Our Ultimate Summer Sip

Shine bright like Fasoli! Get the goods on why this delicious drop is our go-to summer situation.

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Hartmann Estate Story

Here at Pod & Parcel, we’re about keeping things fresh. Switching up our coffee game is the spice of life. So that’s why we’re all about lovely, lively limited-edition coffee blends.

Every three months, we serve up a delicious new blend that comes with a story as rich as its flavour. The first cab off the ranks is one that we just had to bring back - think of it as a reunion (and not the cheesy reality TV kind). We introduce (or reintroduce) you to Hartmann!

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The latest in limited edition: Talamanca

Get the good word on the cuppa that connects us with the community of Costa Rica.

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The latest in limited edition: Malabar Pintado with Guarana

Get to know the ins and outs of a first-of-its-kind for us here at Pod & Parcel

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Welcome back, Olive Oil!

Yes, yes, you know that our hearts will always beat for the beloved coffee bean, but we’re all about local, sustainable goodies, and supplying you with new pantry besties.

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The Downlow on Dimbulah

So you might have heard the rumours, seen the spoilers, and read the celebratory emails about our newest Australian variety, Dimbulah. A delightful dance of citrus and fruity notes made to tickle those tastebuds of yours. Well, we thought it was about time we linked up with one of our in-house roasters, Warren, to get the downlow on Dimbulah.

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Win a year's supply of CAPI sparkling water and Pod & Parcel coffee pods!

Pod & Parcel and CAPI have partnered up to bring you three tasty new drinks combining our coffee and mixers.

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Two million what a day?

Get all your aluminium questions answered here, plus some pretty intriguing stats and facts while we’re at it.

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Win Our Eco-Diamond Giveaway, Valued at $2,200!

Shine bright and be the winner of a stylish and sustainable Luminesce voucher. This competition is open from April 20 to May 20, 2022.

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Spotlight Series

Our fave inspiring sustainable businesses started by women

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled our fave sustainable businesses that are founded by strong females that we just cannot help but adore. The ultimate #girlpower pledge that anyone can make is to shop sustainably and female-founded, so here’s our fave ways to do so, while helping the environment in a range of ways.

Let’s get started!

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Our top 3 podcasts for travel lovers

Getting itchy feet to travel? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Pour yourself a mug of coffee and have a listen to our top 3 travel podcasts and mentally transport yourself to different corners of the globe.

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Our top picks for binge-worthy sustainable podcasts

As we all find ways to live more sustainable lives, the rise of sustainability-focussed podcasts has been rapid! People are regularly turning to these platforms in search for green-spiration on how they can turn their lives upside down in the name of Mother Earth.

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All About Our Super Sample Pack

Get all the info you need about our best-selling bundle, the Super (duper) Sample Pack

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Spotlight Series: Lottie Dalziel

Banish was born in a bid to help Australian's reduce their waste with the right products and even better information. To celebrate Earth Day this year, we touched base with the founder of Banish, Lottie Dalziel.

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Legendary Ladies!

International Women’s Day is on Monday - all the fantastic ladies out there, please stand up - so to celebrate we’re highlighting a few kickass women in the wellness & sustainability space whose values resonate with ours at Pod and Parcel. Read on to be inspired!

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Spotlight Series: Martha Butler

What inspired you to start Loving Earth?

The desire to have a successful business that would give back to nature and to human bodies. It stemmed from the belief that food is sacred and great care should be taken with how it’s grown, made and eaten.

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