The gift bag was amazing... 3 blends of coffee, sachets of hot chocolate and sugar, a lovely Cafetiere and 2 cups and saucers, all wrapped up in a lovely hessian bag. Just look how beautifully presented it is...
A friend popped round for coffee so we chose the Organic blend, made with beans from Peru and Honduras. It was a lovely smooth easy drink and went perfectly with the brownies I'd made the day before.
A little about Puro Fairtrade Coffee;
Puro was created in 2005 and since its conception, has always sourced Fairtrade, organic and shade grown coffee. They recognise that in this day and age, with a growing ethical and environmental awareness, as consumers we want to know that we are purchasing a product that comes from a conscious heart and therefore paving a way for a better future. They are at the forefront of buying and protecting rainforests and are actively working alongside the World Land Trust, whose patron is Sir David Attenborough. For every cup of coffee sold, money is given to buy and protect areas of rainforest in South America. To date, they have saved over 5,600 acres (approx 6,000 football fields) of rainforest across 3 Puro reserves in Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia with the help of their loyal clients.
You may have already come across them as they supply some of the UK’s leading chains of cafes and restaurants, such as National Trust, Le Pain Quotidien, Leon, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Wyevales Garden Centre, amongst many others.
Puro have made a short film (a documentary brought to your right from the heart of the South American Rainforests, and filmed recently about their ongoing projects). Click here to view.
I had an Italian themed event so thought one of the cupcake flavours should be tiramisu, perfect opportunity to use some of my coffee to bake with.
I topped and filled with mascarpone frosting and a dusting of cocoa.
For the coffee flavouring
1/4 cup of strong Puro coffee