Discover other delicious organic products to try and *win* the ultimate organic getaway
Award-winning Owens Coffee are encouraging shoppers to make small changes to their shopping habits this Organic September, like choosing to buy 100% organic and Fairtrade coffee beans.
If you’re not already an organic shopper, this September is the perfect opportunity to try the wonderful array of organic products produced in the UK. Owens Coffee’s entire range of beans is certified organic by the Soil Association, the organisers behind Organic September.
Organic September is a campaign designed to raise awareness of the incredible benefits of organic food and farming, including supporting biodiversity and wildlife, helping to combat climate change, reducing exposure to pesticides, and promoting the highest standards of animal welfare.
Devon-based Owens Coffee has been certified organic and Fairtrade for more than a decade, and sustainability has been at the heart of the business from day one. This includes protecting the people and communities involved in producing the coffee they roast, as well as protecting the environment.
“In the UK, we drink 95 million cups of coffee a day. That makes a huge impact,” says Owens Coffee managing director, Lorraine Bridden. “By choosing to support an organic roastery, we know this means no nasty chemicals or pesticides, which is important for the environment, for those who buy and drink our coffee, and for those people who are involved in farming our beans and their wider communities.
“When we set out in 2010, there were very few roasters, and even fewer who had sustainability high on their list of values. We are fortunate to live and work in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and this was the starting point which encouraged us to factor environmental issues into our business. Being named Muddy Stilettos’ ‘Best Sustainable Business of 2022’ in Devon (which is voted for by the general public) is very important to us and it’s equally as important to our customers,” Bridden adds.
Before awarding certification, the Soil Association monitors the product all the way to the cup, from farming to the roasting process. Owens Coffee goes the extra mile to ensure their coffee is ‘clean-roasted’. They recently replaced their roasting equipment, with the new eco-roaster using 80% less energy and reducing greenhouse gases during every roasting.
Owens Coffee to try this Organic September
Gara: Ideal for both espresso and filter. It’s a bold and fruity, medium-dark roasted blend from Central America. The most popular espresso blend in Owens’ range, the beans are roasted slightly darker to bring out notes of fruit, smoke and earth. These beans won ‘Best Organic Coffee’ at the Soil Association’s BOOM Awards in 2019.
Bantham: A smooth and chocolatey, medium-roasted blend from South America and Indonesia. Winner of a 2019 Great Taste Award.
Dart: A mellow and sweet, dark-roasted blend from South America and Africa. Winner of a 2020 Great Taste Award.
Decaf: Refined and chemical-free, dark-roasted blend from Latin America, decaffeinated using the Swiss Water method. Commended at the Taste of the West Awards 2019.
To shop the full range of organic coffees or for further information about Owens Coffee, please visit owenscoffee.com or call 01752 897124.
To find out how to enter Owens’ ‘Ultimate Organic Getaway’ giveaway, and to be kept up to date, like and follow Owens Coffee on Instagram: owenscoffee_, Facebook: @OwensCoffee and Twitter: @OwensCoffee. One lucky winner will receive a bundle of organic prizes, including an Owens’ Coffee Brewing and Tasting Experience (worth £95.00) and a Discovery pack of Owens Coffee (worth £12.99).
Owens Coffee’s Top Organic September Picks
If you’re looking to try more than just coffee this Organic September, here are Owens Coffee’s top organic products and places to try.
Grab a ReRooted Cold Brew Oat Latte: If you’re an iced-coffee-all-year-round kind of person, this is the one for you. Available from The Roastery at Owens’ HQ in Ivybridge and nationwide through Riverford’s veg boxes deliveries, it’s a brilliant blend of ReRooted oat plant milk combined with Owens Coffee. Smooth and luxurious – plus, if you’re not an iced-coffee-all-year-rounder, you can warm it up. £2.40 500ml/£4.00 1 litre
Say cheers with Luscombe Wild Elderflower Bubbly: Hold on to the taste of summer with Luscombe Wild Elderflower Bubbly. This fabulously refreshing tipple is packed with elderflower hand-picked in the June sunshine. The gentle sparkle lifts the floral notes for an elegant and sophisticated drink. Add some frozen berries and a twist of lemon to take it to the next level. 12 x 27cl bottles £21.30
Drink a Boo Chi ‘Fresh Mint to Revive’ kombucha: We can’t get enough of kombucha right now. Infused with fresh mint, the calming and soothing super herb, it cuts through the acidity of the kombucha to give a slightly sweet, bright, extremely refreshing taste that’ll leave you wanting more. Mint is high in antioxidants and great for the tummy, just like kombucha. This delicious product has just won a 2022 two-star Great Taste Award. 12 x 300ml bottles £38
Start the day right with an Açaí & Co smoothie: Stock up on this fabulous superfruit, and never have a boring breakfast again. For an authentic Brazilian açaí experience, add this thick, nutritious, organic and delicious whole food to your smoothies or smoothie bowls. With no added sugar or other fillers, it’s just pure purple açaí in every pouch. 28 pouches of 400g (11.2kg) £125
Eat Eversfield Organic 28 day aged beef rib eye steaks: A multi-award winner, Eversfield Organic’s rib eye steaks are produced from the Devon-based organic farm’s own free-to-roam herd of native Aberdeen Angus cattle, fed on a 100% pasture diet, never grain. Perfect grilled and served rare, this cut is taken from the forequarter of beef next to the sirloin. From £9.50 per 220g steak
Relax in a Great Fibres organic cotton terry towelling bath robe: A medium-weight, medium-length kimono-style unisex bath robe made from 100% organic cotton terry material. It’s versatile, being fluffy enough to wrap into after a bath at home, but not so voluminous it won’t fit into your suitcase or beach bag. Available in graphite, loch blue, natural (undyed) and olive colours. £86.60
Enjoy an organic stay at The Bull Inn, Totnes: After a year of ecologically-driven renovations, The Bull Inn opened its doors in December 2019, with nine contemporary, eclectically-designed and stylish bedrooms, a self-catered, four-bed apartment and a supplier-led organic restaurant. From the organic beer on draught to the eco paint on the walls, everything – down to the very last detail – has been thought about from an organic and ecologically-minded perspective. Rooms from £85 for a single or £140 for a double king.