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Martin Watts
Does stainless steel affect coffee flavour?

Does stainless steel affect coffee flavour?

In an increasingly climate-conscious society, people are becoming more aware of the importance of straying further from single-use products. The iconic disposable coffee cups used by big brand coffee shops now carry connotations of pollution and unsustainability. In the UK, a staggering two and a half billion disposable cups get thrown away every year! As such, many are trading them in for reusable alternatives. This leaves the discerning coffee connoisseur with a big question: 'Will these alternatives affect the taste of my coffee?'. Whilst ceramic cups are a staple material used for drinking coffee in the home, they don't offer...

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How long should you keep a reusable water bottle?

How long should you keep a reusable water bottle?

Reusable water bottles offer people an eco-friendlier way to stay rehydrated. Instead of purchasing another plastic bottle of water each time you’re thirsty, you can simply refill your supply. This reduces single-plastic use and mitigates the number of plastic bottles disposed of irresponsibly. Dealt with incorrectly, plastic can end up in oceans and landfills. An easy way to mitigate this issue at the consumer level is to purchase a reusable water bottle. Reusable water bottles are often made from stainless steel. This makes them exceptionally durable and ensures they can be used for several years, avoiding the issues described above....

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Are coffee shops accepting reusable coffee cups?

Are coffee shops accepting reusable coffee cups?

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t at all unusual to see customers using their own reusable mugs in coffee shops. That quickly changed as the pandemic raised new concerns about hygiene. The good news is that some shops are starting to accept reusable cups once again as we move past the pandemic. Different chains have different rules about reusable cups. It’s handy to know what the rules are in some of the UK's biggest chains. Why use a reusable cup? Having a reusable cup means you reduce the amount of single-use coffee cups you get through. These cups are often...

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Are stainless steel water bottles safe to drink from?

Are stainless steel water bottles safe to drink from?

If you are in the market for a reusable water bottle, it’s fair to say you’re already right on course for a more sustainable way of living. When shopping, you will come across reusable bottles made from many different materials, which can make it tricky to choose which one is best. As a vessel for carrying drinking water, how safe a bottle is to use must be a key concern. In the next sections, we will reveal just how healthy it is to drink from a stainless-steel solution. While other options are lighter to carry or more affordable, when it...

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