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Resting Coffee: Should you do it, and why?

Resting coffee: should you do it, and why? As coffee lovers we’re often told to choose coffee that is recently roasted, which is a great idea.  However, it would be easy to follow that logic and conclude that that the fresher the coffee, the better it is but this is not necessarily true. Brewing coffee straight from the roaster is really not advised because coffee actually needs some time to ‘rest’ after roasting before it is at its best.  So, what is the optimum time to drink coffee after roasting, and how does resting benefit the beans? The Science Behind… Read More

Website copy: Gunbusters Inc

The Brief: Write an engaging landing page that explains a very niche product & converts visitors to customers. Re-write the company & CEO Bio. Extract: WHEN ORDINARY, JUST ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH! GunBusters Inc was born of a desire to offer gifts for military personnel or enthusiasts with a high focus on authenticity.  We saw that the replica projectile market was full of overpriced, poor copies and we wanted to change that! Anyone interested in military memorabilia, or who has worked with these guns is sure to know authenticity when they see it, but when ordering online it’s easy to be… Read More

Coffee With Friends

At Paddy and Scott’s we’ve always understood the social power of coffee to bring people together. In fact, one of the first blends we ever developed was rich, chocolatey and indulgent. we called it ‘Great with Friends.’ Years later, and with a few bag re-designs; the coffee is the same but now called ‘Chit Chat.’ It’s for whiling away an afternoon or evening with your favourite people. It’s our most popular retail coffee and it’s the pinnacle of sociable coffees….Or so we thought… The coffee pictured here doesn’t look like anything special. In actual fact this vintage, kitsch little mug… Read More

Getting started with your Paint by Numbers Kit

Once your paint by numbers kit has arrived and you’re ready to unleash your inner artist follow our ‘getting started’ advice to make sure you have everything you need in place to create your perfect masterpiece. Get the environment right Creating an intricate piece of art can take hours of concentration so it’s best to ensure you’re comfortable before you begin.  Remember this is a mindful activity so give yourself a dedicated workspace that makes you feel productive, relaxed and happy. Make sure you have a comfortable chair & a large flat surface for your canvas.  If you have the… Read More

Website Copy: Paddy & Scott’s

The Brief: A user-friendly website showcasing the company’s ethos, history, ambition and energy. Funnel customers towards E-commerce shop or trade areas. Raise a cup to the dreamers, the grafters and those who truly know what it takes to make a success of their business. Whichever trade you’re in we can support you and your team with the fuel you need to succeed. Whether you’re a home-drinker, running a café or a string of hotels; the story of your coffee matters. At Paddy and Scott’s we’ve got the best story of all: A direct partnership with a family who have been… Read More

Why Getting Enough Vitamin D is Vital for your Health

We all know that vitamins play a huge role in keeping us healthy & supplements & multi-vitamins are part of the daily routine for lots of people. But how many of us can say we know the jobs (or even the names) of every vitamin & mineral vital to maintaining a healthy body? Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is particularly important at the moment when we’re perhaps getting less exposure to the outdoor world. So what is vitamin D? Why do we need it? And how can we top ourselves up if we think we’re not getting… Read More

Food Bank Recipe: Mushy Pea Curry

Getting creative with tinned good is a great way to make sure you’re eating nutritionally-balanced meals, even when fresh vegetables are more difficult to get your hands on. The base for this curry uses exclusively tinned/non-perishable ingredients. From there you can add whatever you have available to make it interesting. I made my curry with onions & courgettes which needed using up but this recipe really is adaptable to whatever you have in the cupboards. Ingredients: 2 tins of mushy peas 1 tin of baked beans 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 1 stock cube – any flavour is fine curry… Read More

Food bank recipe: Super Simple Flapjacks

Our food packs contain a wide variety of goodies to keep individuals and families going through lockdown. A bag of oats is a good thing to find in yours because nutritionally they pack a punch! Protien & carbohydrate rich; a recipe with oats will be sure to keep you feeling full for longer. So if you’ve picked up some oats in one of our donated food bundles, or even if you have some lurking in your kitchen cupboards this 4 ingredient recipe is simple, tasty & very filling. Ingredients: 250g oats 125g butter 125g light brown sugar 3 tbsp golden… Read More

How to add fresh fruit & veg to a lockdown diet.

Popping to the shops for fresh fruit & veg is something we all took for granted pre-coronavirus. Now that we’re limiting how often we go out it can be tempting to stock up of long-lasting cupboard essentials and adapt our meals to incorporate more of those & less of the good stuff. Now more than ever, it’s important to eat a balanced diet & include lots of nutrient-packed fruit & veg. Here are some great ways to make sure you get your fill. Join our meal delivery scheme IP17 GNS have teamed up with The Bell at Saxmundham to provide… Read More