Coffee plants growing on a South American mountainside.

Coffee: From South American Mountainside to Your Mug

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It takes about 10 minutes, tops, to enjoy a cup of coffee. Have you ever wondered, though, how long it takes to transform a bean on a bush on a sun-drenched slope somewhere in South America into the hot, enlivening elixir in your cup?

We did.

And while we had vague ideas about how it all happened – bushes being tended and pruned, beans being picked, dried, ground and roasted – we were hazy on the details. So we asked our friends at Origin Coffee, the Cornish company that supplies us with the delightful decoction we serve, to tell us exactly what goes into producing our favourite beverage and help us plot our coffee’s journey from farm to mug.



Romantic Ways to Propose

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Spring, being the season of hope and new beginnings, seems a fitting time to pop the question. And, if you’re thinking of proposing, you may be worrying about how best to ask in a thoughtful and tasteful way that doesn’t fall into being awkward or formulaic. How do you say the words ‘will you marry me?’ in a way that truly reflects who you are as a couple?

Here is our guide to give you a little inspiration to make your proposal truly memorable for you both:

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Alternative Christmas gift wrapping

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Add a bit of creativity under your tree this Christmas and have some fun wrapping your presents. Rather than expensive, shiny gift wrap, why not give some of these more sustainable and natural ideas a go. Some take a little bit more effort – but you’ll be left with a pile of beautiful gifts to add to your Christmas decorations.

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Natural Hangover Cures

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Prepare for the festive party season with some natural hangover cures…

Researchers agree that there is no scientific evidence to suggest that there are any fail safe ways to cure or prevent a hangover – other than to moderate your alcohol intake. But even the most sensible amongst us may find ourselves overdosing on the mulled wine and eggnog during the party season – it is Christmas after all.

So here are our favourite Scarlet hangover cures to help you feel a little better the morning after, or at least to provide you with some comfort:

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