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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. (Keep in mind this is after we’ve sourced the coffee. You can read more about our process for that here.) Ok! Let's dive in:

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Education

12.04.21

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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22.09.21

Are Coffee Pods Still Evil? (Duplicate)

“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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30.09.21

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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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. (Keep in mind this is after we’ve sourced the coffee. You can read more about our process for that here.) Ok! Let's dive in:

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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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Let's Unpack the Packaging and break down the break down.

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From Seed to Cup

Did you know that your coffee comes from a bright red coffee seed, or colloquially termed, coffee cherry? Who’d have thought! Let us take us through the steps involved to get your coffee from seed to cup.

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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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Single Origin vs. Blend Coffee

It’s time you learned the difference between what we actually mean when we say our coffee is Single Origin vs. Blend.

Get a big cup of coffee ready, and your reading glasses on - you’re about to learn some nuggets of coffee wisdom!

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3 Reasons Why You Pay More for Specialty Coffee

Specialty coffee.

It has to be good when it has the word ‘special’ in the name...

Right?

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6 Easy Eco Tips!

A very famous muppet once said, ‘It’s not easy being green’, and we’re here to combat that myth. If you need to light a (carbon-neutral) fire under you to get into some eco habits, we’re serving up six easy ones to get you started.

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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).


Does that make us weird..?

🤔

Ok maybe a little but whatever.


We thought we’d share some of our weirdness/wisdom after years in the industry, so just follow these three steps to level up your pod game.


Let's rock!

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5 easy tips for a more sustainable year ahead

At Pod & Parcel we think the turn of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reassess and update your daily habits, to tread a little lighter on the planet. We’ve compiled a handy list of the 5 top tips for a more sustainable year ahead - try to add some to your daily routine!

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5 Ways to Upcycle your Shipper Box

It’s no surprise that we’re pretty big on the whole sustainability thing, and we absolutely love that our pods and boxes are compostable...however upcycling is even better!

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5 steps to a beautiful pantry

Turn your pantry into a place you actually want to visit, with our five top tips to organised pantry bliss.

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Discover the 5 ways our coffee can benefit your garden

At Pod and Parcel, we’re advocates for reusing and upcycling wherever we can - believe it or not, our pod coffee has many uses beyond simply waking you up in the morning! Get your gardening gloves ready, we’re here to tell you why our coffee is the inexpensive garden supplement you never knew you had.

(All images have been captured in Owen’s garden. Look out for the cameo from Pod & Parcel pup, Murphy.)

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The Origins of Great Coffee

Take a look at some of the best modern coffee shops around the world and chances are they were started by not only an Aussie, but a Melbournian at that. Read all about the greatest origins of our coffee. [4 min read]

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Recipes

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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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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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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Caramel Ice Coffee

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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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Easy-Peasy Coffee Cake

Made with real Pod & Parcel coffee, this quick and easy to make cake is perfect as a morning tea 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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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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Dalgona Coffee Recipe

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Tarrazu Spice

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Munro Cola

A cool beverage recipe with a orange twist

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Get glowing skin thanks to our coffee

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Native Tenango

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Chocolate Coffee Cake

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Coffee & Tea Corner

28.09.21

Brew, bundle up & save with our Fressko bundles!

If you’ve ever wanted to try our teas, we’ve given you an excuse with our brand-new Fressko bundles.

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Coffee Corner: Munro

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

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Everything you need to know about Tarrazú

A long time customer fave, we thought we’d remind you just how good this Single Origin roast is, through some top notch customer reviews.

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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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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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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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3 Reasons Why Our Zing & Zest is the Best!

Become zest friends with our energising lemongrass and ginger go-to, Zing and Zest.


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Coffee Corner: Florentino

In this month’s Coffee Corner blog (here’s last month’s (https://au.podandparcel.com/blogs/education/coffee-corner-munro) ICYMI), we’re focusing on one for the latte lovers: Florentino.

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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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Coffee Corner: Bancroft

To introduce our new blog series, Coffee Corner, a deep dive into our biodegradable coffee pods, we thought we’d start with all time customer favourite blend, Bancroft. Read on to learn 3 new insights into your morning Bancroft coffee!

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Coffee Corner: Florentino | Pod and Parcel

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

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