Guess who’s turning forty?
Masteroast Coffee Co Ltd is celebrating a big birthday this year! We plan on marking the event in style on Friday 1st October here in Peterborough at our Newark Road/Fengate site, so mark the date in your diaries.
We will be delivering a fun-packed day of music and entertainment, a range of authentic street foods, cocktails and other drinks, all reflecting the incredible diversity of the wonderful world of coffee. And a look back over Masteroast and Ecobev, the company’s original name, 40-year history which will, of course, include the mandatory pictures of everyone looking a lot more youthful!
Further details will be distributed in due course and we hope to see many of you there.
MASTEROAST – FIT @ 40
A recent experiment conducted in Costa Rica, has tested whether coffee pulp, a leftover of the coffee growing process, could help bring rainforests back to life.
Researchers covered one parcel of grass with about 20 inches of coffee pulp and left the other untouched. After two years, the plot of land given a boost from coffee showed a dramatic improvement. Eighty percent of the plot was covered by young tree canopy, some trees already 15 feet versus just 20 percent in the untreated plot. In the coffee-fueled plot, trees were also four times taller on average, soil samples were more nutrient-rich, and invasive grasses had been eliminated.
“This really was like a forest on caffeine. I think it’s really promising.” Said the study author, Rebecca Cole.
Read the full coverage by The Telegraph and National Geographic following the links below
A recent study by the British Medical Journal has found that advanced prostate cancer sufferers are 16% less likely to die if they are heavy coffee drinkers. Every cup of coffee could reduce prostate cancer risk by as much as 1%.
Researchers considered data from 16 relevant studies published up until September 2020.
They linked the anti-inflammatory properties of coffee to the improved prognosis of patients and by this metric, it could also reduce the chance of getting the terrible disease altogether.
Find out more about Coffee and Prostate Cancer on the Telegraphs website linked below.
Coffee can help overcome obsessive behavior, study suggests
We're taking part in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 18 December! It doesn't matter where we are - at home, work or school – on Christmas Jumper Day all you need to do is get your silliest, most festive jumper on and donate to Save the Children.
By pulling on our Christmassy knits and donating, we'll be transforming the future for children. Every pound we raise will give children in the UK and around the world the chance to grow up healthy and happy, and change the future for good. Just £2 could pay for a bottle of hand sanitiser to help fight coronavirus in a Save the Children medical clinic, whilst £20 could pay for a back-to-school kit for a child in Indonesia.
Simply click the donate button above to give your £2 (or more if you're feeling generous...) and help us reach our team target. We've also got our own QR code - simply scan the code with your phone camera and donate directly to our team! Not sure how it works? Here's a link to the handy guide on using QR codes: https://claim.savethechildren.org.uk/guideFor more information on Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, please visit https://christmasjumperday.org
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