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Revolver Winners in Great Taste Awards for 2nd consecutive year

Revolver Winners in Great Taste Awards for 2nd consecutive year

The Great Taste Awards 2016

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Revolver ® have for the second year been winners in The Great Taste Awards. Revolver ®World Fairtrade ® Arabica Brazil judges said was “a good example of a strong, dark roasted coffee“. and Revolver World are winners again, for the second year for Fairtrade ® Ethiopia Yirgacheffe which judges said they “unanimously and immediately agreed (upon)“.

About the Fairtrade ® Brazil; “There are pronounced nut flavours present in this powerful espresso, smooth and very woody. Good example of a strong, dark roasted coffee“.

The judges said about the Revolver World Fairtrade coffee ® Ethiopia “we really like this coffee…it has an immediate nutty refreshing flavour…a well – balanced coffee, well made and we unanimously and immediately agreed it deserves one star“.

The Great Taste Awards are created by the Guild of Fine Foods. Although many coffees are entered into the awards, there are comparatively few winner and only a small percentage are Fairtrade coffees. John Boyle Chair “it’s the people behind the scenes who make the magic happen, the credit goes to the farmers and their co-operatives who care-deeply about the product and our co-operative colleagues in stores, who make everything simple for shoppers“.

Paul Birch CEO said “the people who really deserve to be acknowledged above any brand are the hard working people at the factory whose investment, hard-work, skill and great ingenuity, produces day-in day-out the highest quality ingredients for families to enjoy everywhere.

Revolver ® were awarded the Fair Tax mark earlier in the year (the first Food / Beverage company working in commodities) and just the 20th firm in Britain to receive the award. In 2015 Revolver was awarded the Living Wage Foundation certification and was the 6th company in Birmingham to receive the cities Social Responsibility Charter (now over 300 firms hold the charter mark).

Revolver ® is organised as a multi-stakeholder co-operative, members include producers in the developing world. It ranks second for ethics as judged by Ethical Consumer magazine.

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Revolver for Remain

Revolver for Remain

We are for REMAIN in the EU referendum. We believe that Brexit will mean serious harm to the UK’s economy, and cut us off from our European customers. We urge all our members to join us in campaigning for Remain.
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Revolver 2016 AGM announced

Revolver 2016 AGM announced

Our AGM will this year be at the John Lewis Stores, 4th Floor (Community Hub), Grand Central, Birmingham at 12.30 – 3.00 on Sunday 10th July. Please come along and join us, only members can vote, but you can join on the day. For details call us on 01902 345 345. Please email members@revolver.coop or call us, as we need to know numbers for catering. Any members who would like to join our board, please email our Chairman John Boyle at Chair@Revolver.coop.

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Some like it hot!

Some like it hot!

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Some like it hot!

Two cups a day improve men’s performance in the bedroom, regardless of weight or blood pressure, finds study of nearly 4,000 participants

We all know that drinking coffee has many benefits, including getting us out of bed on those dreary Monday mornings and giving us that extra push to get through the day however, and recent research has revealed that two cups of this miracle beverage can not only brighten our day but even improve our love lives!

The Daily Telegraph has recently reported that in a study of over 4,000 applicants 42% of male coffee drinkers were less likely to suffer erectile dysfunction if they were to drink 2 cups a day. This seemingly was the sweet spot as more or less than this showed less favourable results.

Caffeine was shown to stimulate the female Libido. However the effect may be short lived to non-existent to women who drink coffee on a regular basis.


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Caffeine and sport

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Caffeine and sport

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The link below holds a great article detailing the effects of coffee for the more athletic of you out there; it poses a balanced argument for the use of coffee detailing a common sense trial and error approach to finding the exact level of caffeine required for you to perform at your peak. What works for some may not for others.

I couldn’t say the exact caffeine I consume but the effects on me are clear from a physiological perspective. I consume 3 coffees at routine times during the day to function my best stopping at 2pm to allow the effects to calm down towards the evening. When playing Tennis I do notice a performance boost especially with my concentration levels, this often turns poor tennis mediocre.

Caffeine in products

  • Gu, Vanilla, 10 oz: –  20mg
  • Diet Coke, 12 oz: –   30mg
  • Espresso, 1 oz: shot –  40mg (estimated)
  • Pepsi 12 oz: can –  45mg
  • Red Bull 8 oz can  –   80mg
  • Starbucks 16 oz –  200mg

Do you regulate your caffeine intake or have an understanding of the amount required to perform at your best psychologically or physically?

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Is Caffeine the cure to Britain’s productivity Problem?

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Is Caffeine the cure to Britain’s productivity Problem?

Is Caffeine the cure to Britain’s productivity Problem?

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According to new research, your business should be encouraging coffee breaks!

Data collated by MessageBase found a wide range of surprising facts about our office habits including when you are at your most productive. They found that around 25% of the entire output of an eight hour day is achieved between 10am and 12pm. A further increase in productivity can be seen straight after a coffee break with the most productive hour being between 11am and 12pm which could account to 13.5% of the entire days output! In conclusion the pre-lunch part of the day is where we are most productive.

In other areas of the study they find that biscuits could potential sway the outcome of a business deal with a prospective client; most preferring shortbread over a pink wafer, we find that having biscuits available can only be a good thing.

Apparently smelly food should be avoided and inconsiderately helping yourself to coffee without offering is a red flag to your colleagues. So our advice to keep you in good stead with the office and to give the business a sharp productivity spike make everyone a coffee!

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Drought causing fires in Jamaica damaging crop!

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Drought causing fires in Jamaica damaging crop!

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          Drought causing fires in Jamaica damaging crop!

 

Eve Mills, Director and Coffee Buyer at Masteroast, has received notification from our supplier of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee of a possible shortage in next year’s crop: 

The following article appeared in yesterday’s Daily Gleaner in Jamaica.  Fires have destroyed a not insignificant amount of low grown young green JBM coffee destined for the next crop.  This will probably mean that next year’s crop will be as short as this year’s crop has proven to be.

Our forward shipments covering the current crop have not, most fortunately, been affected but we’re technically fully forward sold but any of you who have reservations, confirmed orders and/or contracts with us will be receiving your coffee unless some untoward catastrophe strikes meanwhile – which we’re not in any way predicting.

However, the situation in Jamaica remains grave with cherry box prices having increased by 300 percent over this crop year – that’s the least of it as yields from the cherries of exportable green coffee have reduced over the same period from 60% to 40%, compounding the problem. We will keep you informed”.

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Revolver CEO awarded Honorary Fellowship by University of Wolverhampton

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Revolver CEO awarded Honorary Fellowship by University of Wolverhampton

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Music industry supremo given University honour
A Record Executive who famously signed The Stone Roses has been honoured by the University of Wolverhampton.
Paul John Birch, founder of Revolver Records, was awarded Honorary Fellowship from the University in recognition for his contribution to the Record Industry at a ceremony at The Grand Theatre on Monday 21 September 2015.
Birch completed Sony’s executive management training programme in New York and studied business at Kellogg, Ivey, Aston & Wolverhampton (where he completed his MBA) business schools after working as a plugger for artists such as The Eurythmics, Steel Pulse, ELO, Barry Manilow and Genesis.
In 1979 he launched Record label’s Heavy Metal Records and Revolver Records. The label’s signed artists including The Stone Roses, The Scorpions, UK Subs, UFO, Diamond Head and Jane’s Addiction and has released 4,500 albums including Sister Sledge’s “Greatest Hits” and Magnum’s “On a Storyteller Night”.

Birch: “I am delighted to receive this honour from The University, I don’t come from the glossy X-factor Simon Cowell music made for TV sector. I looked for inspiration to Anthony Wilson at Manchester’s Factory Records and a time when the lyrics of artists had something to say about social change. My concern is for Graduates transitioning into work. Graduates need to grasp technological change and innovation, but be inclusive and keep an eye on those around them that need a hand-up”.

In the past 35 years Revolver was distributed by PYE, Decca, PolyGram, EMI, BMG, Sony and Universal, with offices in both Notting Hill & Hannover, Germany. Birch Chaired The British Record Industry’s (BPI) Education & Training Committee & International Committee 1990‐2007. He created the British Record Industries export strategy by creating The British at Midem & British at SXSW pavilions and led the 2001 British retail campaigns with both Virgin Megastores America, & HMV Japan increasing the UK industry share of World markets.

He served on the Phonographic Performance Ltd main board and was then elected to both the main board of IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industries) and its European Executive Committee, becoming World Independent Representative before retiring in 2007.

Outside his career, Birch has been a justice of the peace in the West Midlands since 1999, chairing the region’s victim & witness support unit. Secretary of FAIRTRADE Birmingham and a former governor of Wolverhampton Grammar School until 2007, he has lectured on international business strategy at UK universities, including Wolverhampton, Manchester Met, University of Birmingham, University of Gloucestershire, Liverpool University and Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

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About the University of Wolverhampton

• Based at campuses in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford and education centres in Stafford, Burton and Birmingham City Centre, the University has over 21,000 students and 2,400 staff. In addition, the University of Wolverhampton Science Park is home to tenant businesses and supports the development of innovative companies.

• The University welcomes students from around the world and has regional offices in China, Malaysia, India, Oman, Nigeria and Cyprus. It has a branch campus in Mauritius and courses are also delivered with global partners in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, France and Cyprus.

• It is investing £250 million over the next five years as part of the Our Vision, Your Opportunity programme. The ambitious plans to invest in education, training and economic growth include the £25 million Rosalind Franklin Science Building, the new £18 million Lord Swraj Paul business school building and the £65 million Springfield Campus, creating an international hub for construction excellence.

• The institution’s excellent teaching and learning provision, which spans sciences, creative and performing arts, education, business and management, health and wellbeing, engineering and technology, law and social sciences, ensures 95% of graduates find employment.

• Of the 13 subject areas entered in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, all had elements graded at the highest level as being world class. The University also entered more staff and more subject areas for assessment than previously.

• In 2015 the University of Wolverhampton was awarded the highest possible accolade in the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) higher education review. The report highlighted areas of good practice such as initiatives to raise aspirations and achievement for students and the University’s commitment to enhancing their employment prospects.

About Revolver
• Revolver Records was created in 1979 and to-date has released 4500 albums. The label has employed 500 staff during its existence. It operated offices in Hannover Germany until 1992, recording studios in Wolverhampton 1991 -2001, and a press office in Notting Hill until 2002.
• Revolver Co-operative was created in 2010 – and is organised as an Industrial & Provident society with 50 members. The society is a “multi-stakeholder” co-operative and supplies Fairtrade only, certified commodities such as ground coffee under its “Revolver World” brand, into around 350 branches of The Co-operative Food. In 2015 it started exporting into Estonia and Poland.

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