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Proven Tips: Are Coffee Ground Good for Plants?

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If you're an avid coffee drinker, if you brew your coffee from bean to cup, then you're likely accumulating a lot of ground coffee. Day after day, week after week, you chuck it into the bin. But, as you brew your morning coffee and look through your window onto your garden, have you ever wondered: are coffee grounds good for plants? Should I be tipping them into the garden instead of the bin?

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What is the Best Coffee Machine to Buy?

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If you wake up every morning to the bland taste of instant coffee, it's time to invest in a proper coffee machine. With less and less of us commuting to work, we're no longer frequenting our favourite coffee shop. That means fewer delicious brews with the finest Arabica beans. 

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Different Types of Instant Coffee: What’s the best?

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

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Who doesn’t love to start their day with a cup of coffee? It’s a drink for almost every occasion. First thing in the morning. Pour a cup. Are friends popping over? Get out the French Press. Going shopping in town or on your way to work? Grab a quick coffee. And, of course, there are those heavy-eyed Friday afternoons when a strong cup of coffee is the only thing powering you through to the weekend. 

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Where Does Coffee Come From: The Greatest Story Never Told

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When you’re waiting for your cup to brew or you’re picking up a bag of beans from Presto, have you ever wondered: where does coffee come from?

We’re not merely talking about the growing country: our House Espresso harks from the verdant, sprawling plantations of the Brazilian highlands, for instance.

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How to Make Perfect Coffee Every time

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It’s the simple things in life that we savour. Summer days. Buttered toast. A crackling fire. And… a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. If you’ve tried brewing your own, you’ll know that the rich and delicious flavour of your local barista is difficult to capture. No matter what you try, you can’t seem to get it right. We’re like Goldilocks in the three bears cottage; only we’re making a mess of the breakfast. Too hot. Too bitter. Too milky. Too strong. 

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The Best Coffee Subscription Box in 2021

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There's an exciting new trend in the delicious world of coffee: Coffee subscription boxes. Gone are the days when you ran out of ground and had to forgo your morning brew. Today, coffee is delivered directly to your door. 

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10 Best Budget Coffee Grinders of 2021

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Whether you love a refreshing iced coffee, a rich cappuccino, or a vibrant shot of espresso, there’s nothing like freshly ground coffee. For that, you’ll need a reliable coffee grinder.

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Is instant coffee good for you?

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Instant coffee is a popular way of getting your caffeine fix. The convenience of just adding hot water to the powder makes it attractive for those who can't or don't want to wait for coffee to brew. But is instant coffee bad for you? We'll answer all your questions here. Read on!

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Lyons Coffee Bags Review

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Before we get started, for those who don’t know, coffee bags are a seemingly genius invention creating a tea-bag style coffee option. To put it simply, coffee bags contain freshly ground coffee in a large tea bag, ideal for brewing in a mug. They are the perfect option for those craving freshly brewed coffee without fo the fuss, a popular choice among our busy customers who are always on the go. 
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How to use a coffee grinder

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Thinking about graduating from ground coffee, capsules or coffee bags and switching your blend to beans instead? Not only is this the best way to enjoy the freshest cup of coffee possible, but you’ll benefit from a much richer flavour and aroma. 

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How To Use A Coffee Bag

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Step aside grinder, french press, bean to cup machine, v60, Chemex and instant. There is a new sheriff in town. 

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Brewing the Perfect Coffee: V60

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Pour over coffee is a delicious way to enjoy a slow coffee morning. It's an enjoyable ritual for many and a very satisfying way to enjoy your morning brew. Recently, many coffee lovers have been joining in the new trend and incorporating this new ritual into their now slower, longer morning routines (thanks to no commute!).

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Brewing The Perfect Coffee: French Press

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Learn how to brew the perfect coffee at home with your own french press in our step-by-step guide. So every morning you can enjoy a delicious, fresh cup of Presto coffee within minutes.

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How to Make the Best Irish Coffee in the World

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The year is 1943. In a popular restaurant at the Foynes Fying Boat Airbase, in County Limerick, Joe Sheridan, the head chef, is faced with a pack of disgruntled passengers. Their Atlantic flight was delayed due to stormy weather. Sheridan tops up their coffees with a healthy dose of whiskey… and brown sugar… and whipped cream to soothe their nerves. The world's first Irish coffee.

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Mocha Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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To celebrate Easter weekend, we thought we’d share our delicious mocha recipe. Naturally, when it comes to seasonal recipes we like to add a little coffee flavoured twist. This time, we’re creating Mocha Hot Cross Buns. That’s right, coffee and chocolate - a match made in heaven. To make these Spring favourites, we’ve used our brand new instant Colombian instant coffee. The mix of micro-ground coffee and freeze-dried instant coffee offers a deliciously well-rounded flavour. Perfect for incorporating in your bakes. 

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St Patrick's Day Irish Coffee Recipe

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First and foremost, choose your whiskey and coffee combination wisely (being coffee lovers here at Presto, we of course think of the latter is the most important ingredient!). In the same way that you might pair a really nice, pricey gin with a complimentary flavoured tonic, why cheat yourself by mixing together a chalk and cheese Irish coffee? 

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How to Make Iced Coffee?

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Blue skies. Long days. Sumptuous sunshine. Who doesn’t long for those glorious summer mornings and sultry afternoons? 

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Espresso Martini Recipe

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Valentine’s day is just around the corner and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like wining and dining in a romantic candlelit restaurant is going to be an option this year. So we’ve been trying to think of ways to make this day a little more special than every other Sunday since the beginning of this year.  

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Christmas Gift Idea: Homemade Festive Coffee Blend

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The holiday season is well and truly upon us and with the year we've had, many of us are embracing the seasonal escapism with open arms. Despite hearing numerous accounts of being told that this year Christmas may feel a little different, there are many ways to enjoy the festive season in its full glory. One of those includes food and drink, oh how glad we are for a delicious turkey roast or a warm cup of coffee with festive spice this year! 

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Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Latte

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With the orange leaves falling to the ground, the evenings drawing in and halloween weekend on the horizon, we can’t help but fixate on the beauty the Autumnal season has to offer. So with cosy weather in mind, we tried our hand at making a seasonal favourite beverage: the beloved Pumpkin spiced latte. 

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Coffee Infused Cheese Cake

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This week we are continuing with our Autumnal baking theme and sticking to what we know best: coffee flavoured bakes. This delectable cheesecake is rich, creamy, moist and full of flavour. We suggest pairing it with a cup of coffee to finish an indulgent evening meal.

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Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

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With the cooler weather upon us and The Great British Bake off on TV, the baking season has officially begun. Like many of Brits, we have decided to utilise this extra time at home with perfecting our skills in the kitchen. From banana bread to brownies, this year many of our kitchens have seen a delicious increase in baking thanks to lock-down. 

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Terracycle, the sustainable recycling solution

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On top of the kerbside recycling from local councils and the supermarket based recycling we have also signed up to terracycle, to make sure as much of our packaging as possible is recycled.

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Introducing 100% Recyclable Packaging

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As a business promising to keep sustainability at the forefront of our mission, we’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes to ensure we’re fulfilling this promise. From joining 1% for the planet (committed to giving 1% of sales revenue to non-profit organizations) and hoping to be BCorp Certified this year, we have spent a lot of time researching the impact of our packaging and hoping to make big improvements. 

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Presto Coffee Joins 1% For The Planet

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Here at Presto, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve become proud members of 1% for the Planet, a global movement of businesses giving back to the environment and their communities. 

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