Finally! Quality Coffee Pods...The End of Compromise (Pt.1)
Introducing Department of Coffee and Social Affairs Speciality Grade Nespresso Compatible Coffee Pods
WHY COFFEE PODS?
People’s coffee habits are changing. A quick shot of espresso in 30 seconds with little to no effort has made Nespresso machines popular amongst the masses. At the same time, more people have fallen in love with the speciality coffee experience - from opening a fresh bag and inhaling the aromas, to enjoying all the different ways of drinking it. We decided to create speciality grade Nespresso compatible coffee pods as we feel it’s our responsibility to bring the highest quality, most ethical coffee to the people, no matter what equipment is used.
Our coffee pods contain world class, grade 1, single origin, ethically sourced coffee that is roasted and profiled by our Head Roaster, Dumo Mathema, to get the best possible taste and smell out of a coffee pod. They are also recyclable (see packaging for details) and fully compatible with Nespresso machines.
OUR SPECIALITY GRADE COFFEE POD RANGES
Originating from El Salvador, our King Cocoa coffee pod exhibits heavy, dark chocolate and treacle notes complimented by delicate hints of sweet, ripe citrus. Whereas, our Queen of the Hill coffee pod, from Cameroon is roasted slightly lighter, allowing red stone fruit notes to shine in abundance with undertones of toffee and caramel.
We recommend stopping the extraction at 20 seconds, to allow for a more intense flavour.
For those of you who want a more fuller bodied and flavoured experience, using two pods delivers a taste double in volume and strength, providing you with that much needed early morning kick.
MAINTAINING THE COFFEE EXPERIENCE
Every coffee pod bag is nitro flushed meaning that when you open the bag you can immediately smell the coffee unlike most coffee pod packaging which are paper boxes that get rid of the smell of the coffee. The reason why we did this is to make sure we don't remove the same experience you receive when opening a bag of our coffee beans.
For more information on the coffee pods, see here: departmentofcoffee.com/pods
As part of the push for our coffee pod range, in true support of a social venture charity called Afri-CAN Charity that we work closely with, every bag you buy gives a vital free school breakfast to a vulnerable child in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Afri-CAN Charity has been serving over 350,000 Free School Breakfasts annually to the most vulnerable pre-school children across multiple African townships, with over 2,000 children currently on their watch - these numbers are seeing tremendous monthly growth. From working closely with this charity we have come to understand that hungry children simply cannot learn, so let’s feed them. Therefore, when you buy a bag of coffee pods, we give a child a Free School Breakfast that is in accordance with the nutritional requirements approved by UNICEF.