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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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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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Education

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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Three Reasons You Should Shop Local

So we've all heard the calls of 'support your local'; we've seen the farmer's markets, the city campaigns, heard about that friend-of-a-friend who has their own cookie-cutter business. Well, we're here to give you all the goss on why shopping local is the most sustainable thing you can treat yourself to right now. If you need a reason to spoil yourself or just, you know, want something to peruse while you're sipping on a fresh brew, then let us treat you to a little how-to.

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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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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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Sustainable Gifting Ideas From Our VIP Gang

Want a more sustainable solution to gift-giving this season? Our VIP Facebook legends weigh in on some nifty tips and tricks!

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

Biodegradable vs Compostable plastics

There is a lot of confusion using the terms biodegradable and compostable packaging; often they are misunderstood and used interchangeably however it is important to understand the differences when disposing of them.

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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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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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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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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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Memo: Clean Up Australia Day is Happening!

In case you didn’t know (or need a reminder), one of the best days to get behind is comin’ up: Clean Up Australia Day. And while we’re all about every day being a clean-up day, we’re also about supporting something that gives us a reminder when we need it. So, if you need a quick refresher on what Clean Up Australia Day is, plus you want some of our handy tips on keeping things tidy at home, then read on!

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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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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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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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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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4 Easy Upcycling Ideas to Try Right Now

Get your eco on with these easy-as tips!

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Easy Eco Tips for Easter

Give the Easter Bunny a run for his money with these easy-as eco tips this Easter.

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Recipes

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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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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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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Tarrazu Spice

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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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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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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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Get glowing skin thanks to our coffee

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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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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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Dalgona Coffee Recipe

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Chocolate Coffee Cake

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Caramel Ice Coffee

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Native Tenango

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Coffee & Tea Corner

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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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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The latest in limited-edition: Nziza Collective

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coffee Corner: Munro

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

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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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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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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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The 4 Reasons You Should Reach for Mbeya

Find out our top reasons why Mbeya should be your go-to drop!

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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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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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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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