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Make Coffee at Your Desk


Why is it that the office coffee pot is either stale, cold, or just plain bad. You shouldn’t have to wait until your precious lunch break to grab a coffee, so why not make your own?

My friends at Ethical Bean sent me some coffee to try out and to see what I thought when I made some right at my desk.

I won’t bore you with the delicious details, but the Super Dark blend was smooth, and had a deep flavour. It wasn’t bitter at all, which I was expecting as I usually just go for a medium blend. Perfect for early mornings or those nights when baby just won’t sleep.

  1. Fill your mug with freshly boiled water
  2. Add 3-4 tablespoons of Ethical Bean ground coffee (I used the Super Dark blend)
  3. Pour in your water
  4. Put on the top of the French press to keep in the heat, but don’t push on the plunger
  5. Wait 4 minutes, check your emails
  6. Push down the plunger and pour
  7. Add milk if you need, but try it black to get the full flavour

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As it’s Earth Month, we’re all thinking of ways to be more sustainable and better for the planet, I should mention Ethical Bean’s coffee bag return program. Your old coffee bags can be sent back to be turned into a tote bag, and you get a coffee voucher for being a great person.

Oh, did I mention that I’m giving away a YEAR’S SUPPLY of organic, fair trade coffee?

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  1. jan

    April 21, 2017 at 9:39 am

    On Earth Day we have signed up for our local community garbage pick up.

  2. Jenna D

    April 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

    We’re going to head to the Glen for a hike 🙂

  3. Christine Holliday

    April 21, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I’ll be hiking with my dog!

    1. Kelly

      April 22, 2017 at 6:09 am

      Hopefully, we’ll get to go hiking (or at least on a neighborhood adventure) with our puppy too for Earth Day!

  4. Catherine Robichaud

    April 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    No plans yet may get involved with the local parks garbage pick up!

  5. Louise

    April 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    This is a great idea, I’d love to have something like this on my desk 😉

  6. Christine

    April 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Coffee at your desk, can’t get any better than that. Love the little coffee brewer! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Tania

    April 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I love the concept behind this coffee! The return bag thing is genius for being earth friendly too.

  8. cris baiker

    April 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    We will be participating in a community beach cleanup!

  9. Charmaine

    April 22, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Coffee is so important for me! Thank you for this! 🙂

  10. Danielle

    April 22, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Definitely need this is my life! Fresh coffee=happiness!

  11. Whitney Bell

    April 22, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I have to get my cup of coffee everyday, more for leisure than for the caffeine. I usually don’t concern about the types of coffee and if they are organic or environmentally friendly. But it’s time to be more concer. About Mother Earth and it’s a great time around Earth Day.

  12. Lesli CK

    April 22, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Earth Day Plans: Soak up the light, hike up hills, Enjoy a cup of coffee under a large fir tree…

  13. Katherine McDermott

    April 22, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Ugh nothing I love more than coffee! I love the idea of ethical coffee beans; I enjoy coffee so much, but I’m definitely lacking when it comes to knowledge about how its grown and sourced. I’m trying to go completely cruelty-free when it comes to products, so I think buying ethically-sourced coffee is the next step!

  14. Kirsti

    April 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Love the idea of ethical coffee! That pot looks travel sized? I need one for camping trips 🙂 Following on IG and Twitter

    1. jamesrcsmith

      April 22, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Yeah you can get smaller ones. You can also get travel mugs with a press built in. Check the tea shops.

  15. Jenny

    April 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    We went on a small morning hike, and spent the afternoon working on our yard.

  16. Lacee

    April 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I planted some flowers on Earth Day. I love having coffee that I brew myself. Thanks for the great post!

  17. Lisa

    April 22, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    We went on a long walk, and also joined our community centre in picking up garbage

  18. Justine Alonzo | The Iridescent Wings

    April 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Not a coffee person but glad that this company is environment conscience.

  19. Andrea Amy

    April 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Unfortunately, Earth day was spent at home sick with a combination of the flu and strep. It was also rainy/snowy so because we were sick I didn’t want to take the boys outside.

  20. Jenn

    April 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    We actually went to our city’s Earth Day Parade and Festival.

  21. Charity Banman

    April 30, 2017 at 10:55 am

    We donated items we didn’t need anymore to the thrift store

  22. Florence Cochrane

    April 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    On Earth day I do as I always do reuse, compost and recycle.

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