Welcome to our 1st Newsletter!

Plastic Free Champions!

Since opening in August we have been conscious about the types of packaging we use - being kind to the earth is important to us and we are always looking for ways in which we can reduce our plastic use. All of our takeaway packaging is provided by the local company, The Pure Option and is completely biodegradable. This means when you get a takeaway coffee, toast or treat from Bean & Bread you can dispose of your cup/plate and it will be broken down into natural materials without harming the environment. Late last year we were approached by Friends of the Earth who recognised us as plastic free champions! Our certificate takes pride of place on our notice board in the coffee shop and our pledge is to continue to minimise our use of plastic and encourage everyone who visits us to do the same.

How can you help?

1. Ditch the cling film and use tupperware to store your food.

2. Carry a re-usable cup or water bottle for coffee and water refills - free tap water refills are available at the coffee bar.

3. Have a bag for life to hand for your shopping.

4. Choose cardboard packaged items over plastic - cardboard is easier to recycle!

5. Avoid consumer products that contain either polypropylene or polyethylene. These are microplastics that are commonly added to toothpaste and facewash.

Rise & Shine Yoga @ Bean & Bread

Yoga with Lin has been up and running for two months now and we've loved getting into the swing of the flows... Despite the early starts in the dark (we can't wait for summer!), Lin specialises in yin yoga, a slower-paced style, which means you can enjoy a gentle, restorative start to the day. What better way to kick off your Tuesday?

Want to join?

Class starts at 7.15-8.15 and those who stick around after can enjoy 10% off their morning coffee or toast, too. To book your place, visit Lin's site, here.

Win Brunch for a Month

We are so grateful for all the support we have received from the local community and wider since we opened the coffee shop last summer - so much so that we wanted to give something back to say thank you. Our 'win brunch for a month' giveaway is still running - help us reach 1,000 likes on Facebook and you're in the draw to win brunch for a month. All you have to do is like our Facebook page, like the post linked below and tag 3 friends who would enjoy brunch at Bean & Bread.

Enter here and good luck!

Feed your garden

We get through a fair bit of coffee here at Bean & Bread, so we thought we'd put the used grounds to good use and pack them up for you to take home and feed your garden. If you're wondering how they help with your gardening, take a read of this. Pop in and pick up a bag (or two) any time - they're in the shop area, towards the back of Bean & Bread. Check out our contact page for our opening hours.

Bread making workshops

Love bread as much as we do? Join us for a series of our very first bread making courses. Jennifer Burgos from Dough & Daughters will be hosting the classes in Spring to help you improve your bread-making skill. You can expect to learn how to make a sourdough starter, fresh brioche and take home a few insider tips on how to be a confident bread maker in your own kitchen!

Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Instagram for updates. Course information will be live on our events page very soon.

That's all from us for January. What has been your highlight of the month? Until next time, the Bean & Bread team x