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Disposable coffee cup tax proposed by Lib Dems

Are disposable coffee cups worth an extra 5p? A top up cost on your morning caffeine fix The liberal democrats seem to think so! Ahead of the UK general election this June, the Lib Dems have announced their intention to introduce a 5p tax on your disposable coffee cup. Formally presenting this in their manifesto following several hints […]

A royal appearance for Pollards’ coffee beans

The World Vision garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Ethiopian famine. Coffee beans from Ethiopia, roasted by Pollards, are being used as part of the garden, which is celebrating the changes have taken place in Ethiopia over the past three decades. The garden will open […]

We had a little giggle at this…

We regularly come across videos on the internet that make us chuckle on our dinner break, but it’s rare we find good ones about coffee… until now that is! The video is very tongue-in-cheek and hits on the coffee ‘hipster’ culture, chain coffee stores and the general troubles of a barista from this source. Watch […]

7 Best Coffee Blogs

We know if Carlsberg* did blogs it would look something like this… However if you were wanting to do some more reading, venture further into the realm of coffee knowledge or get a second opinion, we have created this list of our favourite coffee blogs. Some of them are by roasters and some by coffee […]

Sip or Gulp: Does coffee taste better by the mouthful?

A taste for coffee. A recent study by Italian scientists has been carried out. The research has revealed that the taste of coffee may be improved by drinkers who take large slurps rather than small sips. But why? Well, the scientists say that the larger slurps allow the coffee to release more aroma, compared to […]

Pollards Online Shop: Pollards Announce Launch of Online Store

Pollards has been roasting coffee and selling wholesale in Sheffield for 135 years and we hope to do so for 135 more. You will probably remember the Pollards cafés in the city centre. Or you may even be a customer at the Ecclesall Road shop! But what is next for the family run business? A Pollards […]