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The biodynamic coffee from Brazil creating a buzz for UK Coffee Week


Today is the start of UK Coffee Week and we spoke to Henrique Sloper, owner of Fazenda Camocim, a biodynamic coffee farm, and to Igor Brandão, head of agribusiness at Apex-Brasil about coffee from Brazil… Apex-Brasil, the trade and investment agency for Brazil,  promotes coffee from the country and works with farms and the Brazilian Speciality Coffee Association to encourage investment in ...

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Quack! Duck egg season begins at Waitrose

Waitrose Cornish Blue Duck Eggs

Waitrose has added to its famous speciality eggs range with Cornish Blue Duck Eggs, available exclusively at the supermarket Cornish Blue Duck Eggs are from wild mallard ducks on Cornish farms and have a distinctive greenish-blue hue. They are a visually arresting addition to the popular speciality eggs range at Waitrose, a category that has seen a 30% increase in ...

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New ‘Lakes on a Plate’ TV show follow-up


TV chef Peter Sidwell has begun filming a follow up to his  Channel 4 series ‘Lakes on a Plate’ which first aired in 2010, teaming up with Cumbrian production company Adamedia to produce the series for Amazon Prime Over the next 12 months, Peter will film the best of seasonal produce from the Lakes for a global audience. “Making the first ...

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New distribution partnership for Sacla’


Sacla’ has appointed DCS as its new sales and distribution company for the UK convenience independent and wholesale sector The entire Sacla’ pesto and pasta sauce portfolio will now be assigned to DCS, which also manages and distributes leading brands including P&G, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Colgate, SC Johnson, PZ Cussons and Reckitt Benckiser. The company operates from its new 26 ...

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Philippa Carr MW on chairing wine judging at the Quality Drink Awards


Her description of judging is one that we at the Quality Food and Drink Awards recognise as being so core to our own beliefs that we’ve adopted it as our slogan this year;  Philippa Carr, Master of Wine, talks to Quality Drinks Awards about respectful rigour, chairing the panel of wine judges and the changes to the competition in 2018 How ...

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Bulwark cider launches into UK market


Last night a launch event was held at the Maple Leaf, a Canadian-themed pub in London’s Covent Garden to celebrate Bulwark Cider now being available in the UK The super premium 5.8% cider was presented to the press and representatives from the Canadian embassy and Chamber of Commerce by founder Germain Bergeron, who travelled from Nova Scotia, where the cider ...

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Waitrose release information about the UK’s pie preferences


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it is the start of British Pie Week and to celebrate Waitrose has conducted consumer research into which pies the regions of the UK most favour British Pie Week starts today and we’re enchanted by what retailer Waitrose’s research into our nation’s pie-eating habits says about us. While most might have ...

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My business: Vita Vodka


Victor Ruiz Lafita is the Co- founder and CEO of Vita, a spirits brand founded in 2016 and based in Madrid, Spain Vita is best-known for creating Vita Vodka Water – the world’s first vodka designed to be mixed with water, which allows drinkers to enjoy alcohol without the sugar, gluten and additives prevalent in soft-drink mixers. When coming into ...

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UK student food innovation prize of £2,000 up for grabs


Ecotrophelia UK is a food innovation competition that promotes creativity and sustainability for those students wishing to pursue a future career in the food sector The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), the leading qualifying body for food professionals in Europe and Campden BRI, the UK’s leading food and drink research organisation, are urging UK food science and technology students ...

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