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Your Daily Cup of Coffee is Costly to the Planet. Here’s How to Fix It.

3 Mins Read By: Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science, UCL and the Natural History Museum of Denmark & Carmen Nab, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, UCL For many of us, coffee is essential. It allows us to function in the morning and gives a much needed boost during the day. But in new research, we revealed the effect that our favourite […]

Compostable Seaweed-Coated Coffee Balls Are Coming for Your Nespresso

2 Mins Read Your coffee habit is on notice. Swiss retail giant Migros says it is launching a proprietary coffeemaking system aimed at replacing single-use coffee pods. Launching in Switzerland and France, Migros’ CoffeeB Coffee Balls were five years in the making. Designed to replace single-serve plastic coffee pods, they are encased in a thin protective layer that […]

5 DIY Homemade Vegan Face Mask Recipes We’re Loving

3 Mins Read A good friend once told me: don’t put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth. When it comes to natural beauty advice, The ongoing pandemic situ has forced us to review our dietary choices and become savvier with the resources we need. So how about implementing the same approach with our self-care […]

Atomo Coffee Raises $40 Million in a Series A for Its Climate-Friendly Beanless Brew

3 Mins Read Seattle’s climate-friendly ‘beanless’ Atomo Coffee has announced the closing of its Series A, with a $40 million investment led by S2G Ventures, AgFunder, and Horizons Ventures. Reverse engineering the coffee bean to help address the climate crisis, Atomo Coffee says the Series A funding will help accelerate the development of its beanless coffee products and […]

Danone and Green Monday Invest in Barista-Favorite Minor Figures Oat Milk

3 Mins Read U.K.-founded Minor Figures has confirmed that both Danone, through its Manifesto Ventures investment arm, and Hong Kong’s Green Monday have become investors in the oat milk brand. The startup was founded in 2015 to supply barista-quality milk to coffee shops and retail consumers alike and has since expanded into canned ready-to-drink coffee and tea products.  […]

Voyage Foods: The Company Making Chocolate, Peanut Butter And Coffee Without Cacao, Peanuts or Labour Scandals

4 Mins Read Budding Californian CPG Voyage Foods has emerged from stealth development to announce the successful reverse engineering of certain favourite foods. The food tech is focussed on reproducing items considered unsustainable, allergen-heavy or vulnerable to supply issues, as the climate crisis worsens. So far it has created chocolate, peanut butter and coffee. Founder Adam Maxwell, formerly […]

Starbuck Unveils New Dairy-Free Bottled Oat Milk Frappuccinos

3 Mins Read Coffee giant Starbucks has announced it is launching a line of dairy-free bottled frappuccinos. Historically slow to react to plant-based demand, Starbucks is making up for lost time. The Frappuccino announcement comes after a slew of new plant-forward releases this year. Frappuccinos have long been a favourite item on the Starbucks menu but this will […]

New Research Claims Coffee May Become Harder To Source And More Expensive As Climate Change Rages On

4 Mins Read The world could lose half of its best coffee-growing land under a moderate climate change scenario. Brazil, which is the currently world’s largest coffee producer, will see its most suitable coffee-growing land decline by 79%.  That’s one key finding of a new study by scientists in Switzerland, who assessed the potential impacts of climate change on coffee, […]

Cell-Based Coffee, Anybody? Finnish Scientists Just Grew Coffee In Labs

3 Mins Read Fancy a cup of lab-grown coffee? Finnish researchers have managed to produce coffee cells in a bioreactor using cellular agriculture. According to the team, it smells and tastes exactly like your regular cup, but comes at a fraction of the environmental cost. Scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland recently produced their first […]

Coffee Won’t Taste and Smell The Same Due To Climate Change, Study Finds

4 Mins Read The taste and smell of your morning coffee could be very different in a few years from now. In fact, it has probably undergone slight changes already due to climate change. In a new study, researchers found that shifting climate conditions are having an impact on the sensorial aspects and overall quality of coffee.  Scientists […]

Compound Foods Closes $4.5M Seed To Ferment Sustainable Beanless Coffee

3 Mins Read Compound Foods, a San Francisco startup brewing coffee without any beans, has just secured $4.5 million in its seed round. The biotech has developed coffee that tastes, looks and smells and even the same caffeine dose as its conventional counterpart, but is far more sustainable—all thanks to microbial fermentation technology.  Fermentation is the rising star […]

Caffeinated Trees? Scientists Find Coffee Waste Can Speed Up Forest Recovery

4 Mins Read Coffee pulp, the byproduct of coffee production that ends up as waste, could be upcycled and used to speed up tropical forest recovery. In a new study, scientists found “dramatic” results, with a small forest emerging in post agricultural land just two years after being treated with coffee waste.  Researchers from ETH-Zurich and the University […]

Oatly: Starbucks To Offer Plant-Based Alternative At All Outlets Across India

2 Mins Read Global coffee chain Starbucks recently announced that it will be introducing Swedish food tech Oatly’s dairy milk alternative made from oats at all its outlets across India, in order to offer consumers more plant-based options. Oatly joins existing plant-based options which include soy and almond milk. India’s first Sustainability Venture Studio, White Lotus, is responsible for […]