What’s the difference between white label and private label coffee?

Private label and white label are both terms that can overlap, given that they tend to be products branded by a reseller and sold to the general public. However, they are not the same and there are distinct differences.  What is white label? Derived from the music industry, ‘white label’, was a term used for […]

How to make a sustainable coffee

How to make a great tasting coffee, whilst getting a fair deal for producers and the environment Producing sustainable products and operating ethically is now an expectation of responsible businesses and consumers, but perhaps even more so in the tea and coffee industries which have deservedly faced criticism in the past.  Ethically and sustainable produced coffee […]

Origin spotlight: Colombia

A great cup of coffee begins with great green coffee – grown well, harvested properly and processed with care. At Lincoln & York, we source our green arabica and robusta coffees from over 40 origins across the globe and regularly make trips to source.  One of our favourite destinations, and one of the world’s greatest […]

What is the best non-dairy milk for coffee?

If you’re an avid coffee drinker, you may have already been experimenting with plant-based milk alternatives for your coffee. On the other hand, you may be a veteran vegan with your own preferences firmly in place, or you may even have a dairy allergy forcing you to look to pastures new. Either way, we’re sure […]

Decaffeinated coffee

Swiss water process

Ever since the discovery of coffee, experimentation with it has been, and still is, ongoing.

Mollie Harvey – Coffee Apprentice

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2022, we talk to our own coffee apprentice – Mollie Harvey – about how a stint at Starbucks became the first step on her coffee career ladder, and find out how someone who originally hated coffee (her words!) now wants to become a coffee taster. “I was heading for a […]

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

Annual Fairtrade Fortnight, 21 February to 6 March 2022. The annual Fairtrade Fortnight, from 21 February to 6 March 2022, sees individuals, companies and groups come together to share their global Fairtrade stories; from miners to growers, workers to makers. What is the Fairtrade certification mark? Fairtrade certification is one of the most recognised ethical marks for […]

Fairtrade fortnight all year round at Lincoln & York

Lincoln & York fairtrade team on location

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight highlighted the financial crisis’ impact on small scale farmers and workers; how the rising cost of living affects their working lives every day – and how you can help. Looking forward, ‘the future of food’ campaign from the Fairtrade Foundation promotes support through our purchases and preferences. And, believes that through […]