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Eco-coffees revealed Café du Monde has added two new Rainforest Alliance certified coffees to its range. The new eco-friendly coffees are Premier...

Eco-coffees revealed

Café du Monde has added two new Rainforest Alliance certified coffees to its range.

The new eco-friendly coffees are Premier Cru beans for espresso use and a filter coffee roasted, ground and portion packed for bulk brew and pour and serve machines respectively.

The coffees are sourced from the Monte Sión farm in northern El Salvador, Central America, which supports more than 700 workers

Premier Cru is designed especially for espresso use. It is made with 35 per cent Monte Sión Rainforest Alliance coffee together with coffees from Brazil, Honduras and Uganda.

Delice de France cuts prices of Fairtrade range

Delice de France has reduced the prices of its Fairtrade range to help pubs offer sustainably sourced products.

Fairtrade Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Fingers are now available through wholesalers at £30.80 for a case of 40, while Fairtrade Chocolate Chunk cookies are now on offer at £40 for a case of 40.

Delice de France marketing director, David Girdler said: "We have decided to reduce the biscuits in price as we are aware that consumers still want to buy ethical Fairtrade products, are also more mindful of getting the best possible price given the current economic climate.

Display boxes are also available from Delice De France to help displaying the products on counters and by the till.

Zuma scoops two golds

Zuma Beverages won two gold medals at this years' Great Taste Awards.

The first went to Zuma Fairtrade Caffé Frappe, which was the first frappe to be certified by the Fairtrade Foundation.

A mix of Fairtrade coffee and cocoa from San Domingo with Fairtrade sugar from Paraguay, the result is a thick, smooth and delicious frappe every time.

Zuma Spiced Chai has also been awarded a coveted Gold at the Great Taste Awards.

With a strong influence from India and packed with exotic flavours such as ginger, cinnamon and cloves, the rich creamy flavour that works well with the aromatic spices and black tea.

Helen Ostle, brand manager for Zuma master distributor Beyond the Bean, said: "We are delighted that on our first attempt, we have won two Great Taste Awards.

"We always knew that our products were good and now we know that they are of gold standard."

World tea guide launched

Lincat has produced a six-page Guide to World Teas which contains brewing tips and tasting notes for the world's greatest tea varieties.

Designed to help pubs to look again at their menus, it offers practical advice on how to boost sales of hot beverages and increase profit margins.

Developed in consultation with Ben Poole, of Imperial Teas, Lincoln, it was published to mark the launch of Lincat's innovative range of 'FilterFlow' automatic water boilers, with built-in water filtration.

The Guide to World Teas is available as a free download from Lincat's FilterFlow website: .

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