I have been contacted recently by a few of you about our packaging ... especially the many of you which are keen to avoid or reduce their plastic footprint and I am writing this blog post to share and respond to your concerns.
Firstly, I hear you and I share the concerns around how much plastic there is in our life (and in our oceans and environment ... ) . I too try to reduce the use of plastic as much as possible and as part of our past activities we have promoted and donated jute bags to our customers to this end. We do not buy any packaging or bubble wrap for posting from our shop - we source secondhand one from shops and others.
Is this enough? Of course is not. We are thinking about making our packaging more sustainable (and we are researching towards this). However, here is the sad news - which many of you might not be aware of when buying our products. We are only a tiny company. When we started in 2011 - when fighting plastic was not so much on everyone's agenda (not a justification ... I know), we designed our brand and packaging and bought a large roll of this material (as it was printed just for us - the minimum quantity was still a huge amount ... ) ... we are still using the same large roll and material, we have not commissioned a new one.
We recently decided to stop stocking our Nespresso and Lavazza compatible ranges. We have a few left but we will not restock as we could not justify the amount of plastic waste we were encouraging. We support alternative use of our packaging, read about how you can use them for gardening and we commend people doing ecobricks across the country. We support organic farming through our product and certification.
Of course all of this is not enough and we want to do more ... but we wanted to share our thoughts with you and let you know that we are working on a more sustainable solution (cardboard, glass ... ) but that the plastic packaging you are buying now is not increasing the amount of plastic being produced, is using up plastic that has been commissioned 8 years ago and we are still committed to using rather than disposing of to look more eco-friendly.
As always ... keen to hear from you and learn from you.
It's September again! So time to celebrate another #organicseptember together!
This is the exciting surprise for our lovely customer. When you order in September, directly from our online shop www.orzoshop.co.uk you will receive a FREE Jute bag or 10 sachets of our instant orzo... you can choose your prize!
Simply quote in the notes on the order the word #organicseptember and jute bag or orzo pronto and your prize will be with you shortly alongside your order.
Thanks Morgan for this lovely photo! Hope your beans will be very successful this year.
We are raising funds for Cash for Kids!
During the first week of October (1st to 7th October) the money from every order you place with us will be donated to Cash for Kids. We ask you to contribute directly to our Orzo♥Coffee fundraisingpage on wave 105.2 - 1000 faces campaign.
How to donate and place your order?
1. Choose your Orzo♥Coffee order from our online shop, take a note of the value of your order.
2. Donate the amount of your order to Orzo♥Coffee/Cash for Kids official page
3. Complete the form below with your details, so the order can be posted to you!
This year we would like to help some other children find happiness or some moments of joy. Everything Cash for Kids do is for the benefit of children and young people. With all cash raised locally and spent locally their focus is on alleviating disability, combating illness and improving quality of life.
Did you know Orzo♥Coffee is good for your kids? It's a caffeine free altrenative to coffee and it's made only by organic barley! Whole grain barley is a healthy high-fiber, high-protein whole grain boasting numerous health benefits.
Your kids can enjoy Orzo♥coffee with milk and cereals, there is no need to add sugar as barley has naturally accouring sugar.
A reaserch demostrate that barley have many health benefits and these include good supply of dietary fiber, strengthens bones, is rich in potassium, has anti-fungal properties, helps in strengthening liver and is rich in copper. Moreover, barley is a good source of vitamin A, folate and even protein.
It's suitable to any age and i doesn't contain exitant substances and does not stain the teeth so can be driked by the children. Moreover it's rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fibers and minerals good at every time of the day, indeed potassium, phosphorus and vitamin B3 are important to stimulate cognitive skills, memory and concentration and the intestinal functions.
To learn more click here.
Remember that barley contains gluten, and, therefore, should be avoided by those with celiac disease. Gluten, if introduced earlier than 6 months can increase the risk of a child developing Celiac.
in this blog you will find some curiosities, updates and events ...so treat yourself to a lovely cup of Orzo & enjoy the reading!