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Coffee Bags 101: Which Brand is Best?

I don’t know how new coffee bags are in the UK (judging by Google trends, people have been at least semi aware of them since 2014), but they’re relatively new to me. Until recently, I thought my only options for half decent coffee at the office were: making a flask of it before I left the house lugging a caffetiere to work every day OR leaving it there and hoping no one pinches and/or damages it spending like £3 on one sodding cup of coffee All of a sudden, there’s a product on the market telling us we don’t have to do any of those things to swerve the office-provided Nescafe that tastes like actual dishwater anymore. For those unaware of the concept, a coffee bag is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Proper ground coffee in teabag form. Pop it in the mug straight from the box, fill with boiling water, wait a few minutes, remove the bag with a cheeky squeeze on the way out and lo: an actually passable cup of …

Review | i heart Wines

I’m not a person who knows about wine. I never have been and it’s likely enough that I never will be, this much we know. Therefore I – like many of you – often find myself in the booze ailse at the supermarket wondering how little I can get away with spending on a bottle without it tasting vile. If you’re shaking your head in disgust, this is not the post for you. If you’re nodding in quiet agreement, read on – I have good news. I’ve recently been introduced to ‘i heart Wines‘, a UK brand with distribution all over the world that was set up with a simple mission in mind: to produce great tasting wine at reasonable prices. Most ‘i heart‘ bottles are retailing at about a fiver, which is a couple of quid below the maximum I’ll pay if I’m looking for a decent-ish bottle in the supermarket. From what we tried (three of their wines: pinot grigio, shiraz and white zinfandel), they’re absolutely worth £5. While not the most extravagant …

Pulp: Wine tasting at your own kitchen table

Pulp subscription discount code at the bottom of this post! The market for alcohol subscription boxes has become somewhat saturated in recent years. Today, I’ll be introducing you to a start up that has managed to find a true gap in that market and fill it eloquently. Pulp are new on the scene, they know what they’re doing and they’re really bloody good at doing it. Their mission is simple: to give customers access to the basic knowledge they need to compare wines and begin to understand the art of wine tasting. I had a chance to sample their subscription experience ahead of their soon-to-be-launched Indiegogo campaign..   What you get You’ll receive 4 half bottles of wine, equating to (just to state the painfully obvious to anybody not paying attention) 2 full standard bottles. My box contained two red and two white. Alongside the wine itself you’ll get a little ticket with a code on it that will give you access to your online lesson. Top tip: the online lesson is far better optimised for mobile than …