Quite some time ago now, I was lucky enough to be sent some delightful coffee beans and other goodies from Puro Fairtrade Coffee. A brand I was not initially familiar with, but I intrigued to learn more about their message. And what a message it is. A company that is determined to spread the word about rainforest destruction – and given that coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, I can’t help but think they’ve chosen a pretty good means by which to do it! According to their website:
“At Puro we see no sense in industrial growth at the expense of the community and the welfare of our planet. We aim to assist in every small way in halting the deforestation of our planet and are proud to have teamed up with the World Land Trust to assist in making it an economic reality.”
You can find out more information on the Puro Facebook page (here) or check out their videos (here). But what about that all important coffee? Well we all know that I love my caffeine, and after a rough few nights with a sick toddler last weekend, it ended up being the perfect opportunity to test out one of the blends. We started with the Puro Noble – described as a “rich and lively medium roast”, and truthfully, it was just that. We ground up the beans, and opted for a plunger version, and after the rough night we had had, it hit the spot just beautifully. But coffee is not just for drinking. No it also was the inspiration for a new slice I tested on the weekend. A pecan coffee slice! Combining a baked biscuit base… And a sweet sticky, coffee and agave infused middle… With a layer of roasted pecans… And I must say I was rather chuffed with the end result! Sweet, almost cake-like, with just a hint of bitterness from the coffee… Although next time I think I will use the darker roast to get even more of that coffee kick! Feel free to email me for the recipe. What about you? Are you a coffee fan?