The Green Life with Bodil Blain

by Christina Agnew,

We are absolutely obsessed with the cold brew almond latte and raw cacao mocha that we created in collaboration with CRU Kafe for their summer pop up at the London Riviera. So we are thrilled to learn more about one of CRU's co-founders, Bodil Blain. 

Bodil Blain headshot

How was CRU Kafe born?

In my friend's kitchen. I watched her empty out the Nespresso coffee in one of their pods and fill it with her favourite artisan blend. It got me thinking why not create a company that put the best tasting coffee in the world into a Nespresso compatible pod but make the whole thing eco friendly. That’s why our coffee goes into a biodegradable pod. If you love the morning ritual of your favourite cup of coffee then CRU Kafe upgrades this to 100% organic coffee from Arabica beans, with no nasty chemicals and no unethical practices. You can even set up a subscription delivery to your door of our Nespresso friendly capsules in a range of blends.

You are a great advocate for a healthy lifestyle: how do you like to work out?

I love running, mountain hiking and skiing. I grew up playing lots of sports in Norway. I prefer being outside as I think we spend far too much time inside in London. Hyde park is my saving grace!

We love to balance out our coffees with a cold pressed green juice. What's your philosophy on healthy eating?

Don’t let your blood sugar plummet and come stocked with healthy snacks and drinks. I try not to eat things that are processed.  

Do you have any natural beauty routines or rituals you'd be willing to share?

Every Sunday night I pamper myself and use every lotion and potion I own. I follow my friend Clemency Von Muefflings newsletter Beauty and Wellbeing. They make great recommendations as I believe beauty products can do more harm than good. I do swear by Vitamin C serums, hydrations masks, sleep and Yvonne Martins facials. 

You travel a lot so do you have any good tips for staying well?

A Berocca before and after a flight, juicing, and of course CRU coffee to stay awake and to make sure my digestion is working well.  

What's your favourite juice combination?

Anything with carrot in it. I'm a big fan of your Vibrant Veg juice.

What's your favourite way to enjoy your coffee?

I am a flat white girl. And of course a CRU Kafe x Radiance Cold Brew Latte!


Cold Brew Coffee 101

by Clare Ward, , link
If you haven't tried cold brew coffee before then you must! It's a labour-intensive method ('brewing' takes 16-18 hours) that makes a coffee far less acidic than conventional hot brew methods. In fact, it's believed to be up to 70 per cent less acidic. It produces a bold, super-smooth coffee that has a beautiful depth of flavour.
Also important in our coffees is the use of organic coffee beans and organic activated almond or cashew nut milk. We've done everything we can to ensure that when you need a caffeine boost it's as healthy as possible.
Try the new cold brew range now in our limited edition Cold Brew Taster Box. Available until Friday 29th May only.  Or add it to a Build Your Own box on any future order. 

Easter treat 'healthified'

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

With Easter just around the corner we have had our feelers out on ways to 'healthify' this traditionally indulgent holiday. Easter is a wonderful time of year for all the family! Why not try these deliciously virtuous and nutritious goodies to keep you feeling good and yet satisified? Healthy shouldn't mean you have to miss out, where's the fun in that?

One of our favourites is the MULU Organic Raw Chocolate Easter Egg. This solid raw chocolate egg is exactly the sort of thing we hope to find on our Easter Egg hunt this year. It also has the added bonus of looking just like your traditional Easter egg.  No one will realis the difference! 

We are also loving the raw creation from The Raw Chocolate Pie Company.  It's a delicious raw chocolate shell filled with a healthy mix of goji berries and cranberries. 


Booja Booja is a perennial favourite and we think they alway win the award for most gorgeous packing with their stunning handpainted eggs.  Choose from an array of their delicious truffles. 


We absolutely love the Cacao Macaroons from Cru8. Although technically they aren't an Easter egg they are sort of round so we think we can squeeze them in. 



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