I have only in the last year or so become a coffee lover, but the lust is strong with this one. I never start the day without it, and I usually have two to four cups a day (although of half those will be decaf for obvious reasons). Today I’m sharing some of my favourite coffee and coffee related products, all from brands trying to make a difference through sustainable and ethical practises.
I’m sure you know one, if not a dozen, coffee addicts, so here are a few gift ideas for you to explore.
We’ve all heard of the Keepcup, I’m sure, but here’s an alternative that is 100% leak-proof. It s also the world’s first cup to be made from recycled cups, 6 recycled cups to be exact. It opens and closes with a push method, where the centre of the lid pushes in and out, allowing you to drink from 360 degrees around the cup. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really like having a designated drinking hold in my cup. The cup is also insulated to keep your coffee (or tea, ssshh I won’t tell anyone) hot for much longer.
Pictured with my amazing cup, is some organic coffee grounds from Percol coffee, which is packaged in plastic-free packaging, so again, it is totally recyclable. You can find Percol coffee in Tesco, Waitrose, ASDA< Morrison, CO-OP, Sainsburys and on Amazon.
This little espresso cup blows my mind – It is made from recycled coffee grounds and eco-friendly materials. How freakin’ cool is that? A coffee cup made out of coffee. Are you as excited and impressed as I am? Regardless, it is a super cute and really lightweight cup for that morning/afternoon/late-night cup of espresso. You can also get this in bigger sizes if espresso is not your thing, and it also comes in a takeaway coffee cup style for on the go.
COFFEE BODY SCRUB
I recently DIY-d my very own coffee scrub from used coffee ground, coconut oil and a ash of vanilla essence. It works great but it doesn’t last too long, so you gotta use it up.
If making your own beauty products isn’t your cup of coffee (see what I did there?), here is an alternative. This scrub from UpCircle is made from 100% natural products, cruelty-free, vegan, handmade and ethical, so it’s pretty much the same as making your own (except less hassle). It’s made with re-purposed coffee grounds so no coffee is going to waste. Coffee has anti-oxidant properties so it’s very good for your skin and gives a really gentle abrasion to soften the skin and remove any dead skin cells.
Whether you choose to make you own or buy one (make sure it’s 100% natural), either would make a beautiful gift for someone that needs a good pamper session.
Some other products in the photo: Coffee Stove Top Percolator
So whether you are looking to treat someone else, or jut yourself, I hope this posts helps you on your way.
- This post is not sponsored and I have not been asked to promote any of them. I just happen to really love what these brands are doing… and coffee!