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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?

SocialDad Ethical Bean Coffee Giveaway

  • jan

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

    April 21, 2017 at 9:39 am
  • Jenna D

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

    April 21, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Christine Holliday

    I’ll be hiking with my dog!

    April 21, 2017 at 11:35 am
    • Hopefully, we’ll get to go hiking (or at least on a neighborhood adventure) with our puppy too for Earth Day!

      April 22, 2017 at 6:09 am
  • Catherine Robichaud

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

    April 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm
  • This is a great idea, I’d love to have something like this on my desk 😉

    April 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Coffee at your desk, can’t get any better than that. Love the little coffee brewer! Thanks for sharing!

    April 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm
  • I love the concept behind this coffee! The return bag thing is genius for being earth friendly too.

    April 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm
  • cris baiker

    We will be participating in a community beach cleanup!

    April 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm
  • Coffee is so important for me! Thank you for this! 🙂

    April 22, 2017 at 6:05 am
  • Definitely need this is my life! Fresh coffee=happiness!

    April 22, 2017 at 6:09 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.

    April 22, 2017 at 6:18 am
  • Earth Day Plans: Soak up the light, hike up hills, Enjoy a cup of coffee under a large fir tree…

    April 22, 2017 at 6:49 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!

    April 22, 2017 at 6:55 am
  • Love the idea of ethical coffee! That pot looks travel sized? I need one for camping trips 🙂 Following on IG and Twitter

    April 22, 2017 at 8:51 am
    • Yeah you can get smaller ones. You can also get travel mugs with a press built in. Check the tea shops.

      April 22, 2017 at 8:56 am
  • Jenny

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

    April 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm
  • Lacee

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

    April 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm
  • Lisa

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

    April 22, 2017 at 9:54 pm
  • Not a coffee person but glad that this company is environment conscience.

    April 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm
  • Andrea Amy

    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.

    April 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm
  • Jenn

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

    April 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Charity Banman

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

    April 30, 2017 at 10:55 am
  • Florence Cochrane

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

    April 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

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