Something’s Brewing – July 2020

Something's Brewing magazine

Something's Brewing magazine

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Some words from the Steve Slark, The BSA Chairman on the ‘Something’s Brewing’ Magazine

”Welcome to the new look BSA ”Something’s Brewing” magazine for all those in the hot beverage sector from The Beverage Standards Association. Compiled and edited by Amy Cutter, I am sure you will find lots of interesting pieces, news and comment from around the sector.

We are pleased to welcome over 25 new members to the association during the lockdown. We have received
many comments and thanks for our steady information and technical output to the trade over this testing period of the last 4 months. I really hope you enjoy the magazine and please do forward on to anyone you wish too.

Please do let us know any email addresses that would like to receive the Something’s Brewing Magazine on a monthly basis. As well, please do let us have your comments and stories and tips for re building business. Be safe and be careful and I do hope your business whatever it may be, is improving.”

Stories inside the July 2020 issue

The Pursuit of Truly Ethical Coffee – written by Holly Kragiopoulos from North StarCoffee

Despite huge growth and interest in responsible consumer habits, it seems that now more than ever we have greater confusion about what this phrase really means. Given the rise of various certification schemes and approaches along with the complexities of true sustainability, this is totally understandable. There is a problem with this though when consumers end up standing by certain certification schemes or logos, when in many cases these systems do not work for the coffee producer and they may benefit more from a different approach. My own dissertation at university along with a recent article published by The Guardian discussed this very possibility in regard to the impact of Fairtrade on the rural poor.

Will Cafe Culture Change After COVID? – written by Lauren Smithson

Since 4th July, businesses in the hospitality sector have been permitted to reopen their doors to the public. But many are left undecided about whether business will return to normal after months of closure due to the national coronavirus lockdown. The closure of the hospitality sector has meant that those who usually enjoy the ‘cafe culture’ lifestyle and regularly visit artisan coffee shops have been forced to change the way they live.

BWT Flexing With Their Besthead

What is the Besthead FLEX?
The new BWT besthead FLEX filter head fits all BWT Water and More filter cartridges, making it even easier to optimise water at the point of use. The user-friendly venting is extraordinarily simple to operate, and the bypass control snaps into place, ensuring the right setting at site. With its one-of-a-kind FLEX insert interface, it is simple to integrate water filters into existing supply line systems.

Eat Out to Help Out – written by Amy Cutter

Following the Covid pandemic the UK government implemented a ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme. It seems that this unprecedented time is calling for unprecedented action from the government who claim this scheme will incentivise customers to eat out.
The scheme works by offering a discount which can then be claimed back from the government. The scheme is UK wide and customers can see which restaurants are taking part via the GOV.UK website.

Calling All Roasters

We are keen to extend our expertise and support to the coffee industry, particularly to the coffee roasting community.