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Trouble is brewing in the coffee world here is what you need to know about the price rise...


Coffee shortages & bad weather

Owner Matt Swiatkiwsky said one of the worst frosts in half a century hit Brazil in the middle of last year and created a worldwide shortage - ABC Reports.

Brazil is Australia's largest coffee bean importer, producing 50% less coffee in 2021 and 2022. These shortages are expected to impact the crop for the next three years, so brace yourself for the long hall, this crisis isn't going anywhere.

Fuel prices and freight issues

You'll likely already know about the shipping container shortages causing havoc globally, with the situation only being made worse due to the increase in fuel prices off the back of the devastation in the Ukraine.

"Freight would be the big one for us with the cost of fuel going up," Swiatkiwsky added.

Unemployment and increased wages

A less obvious reason your barista-made coffee could be boiling to new all-time highs is the staff shortages forcing café owners to increase wages. This rides off the back of covid lockdowns, which saw startling numbers of hospitality employees moving out of the industry.


It's not just these global shortages causing prices to rise, with inflation gearing up to grow above 3.5% this quarter, it is everything else that goes into the cup.


coffee price increase

While some reports indicate an increase of 30 to 50 cents, others say Australians could expect to see increases up to $1.

Ouch, that burns!

It's safe to say this is larger than just one issue and unfortunately, it looks like the issue is going to stick around, but do we think this is going to effect Aussies love for their morning brew?

Despite a certain sting, it is certainly a part of Australian culture and we cannot imagine coffee is going anywhere.

EcoCaffe is yet to introduce price updates, so if you're running low, it might be time to stock up...

Why not lock in your coffee prices by signing up to a coffee pod subscription.

To try and ease the pain, we are currently offering a massive 20% off your first subscription order using code: SUBSAVE


Why not try a simple and refreshing EcoCaffe Iced Coffee Pod recipe to keep yourself cool and energised during the Australian summer 🙂 It's so yummy and yet, completely eco-friendly.


  • 1-2 Dingo Republic coffee pod (s)
  • 80ml Milk or Mylk
  • 4 Ice Cubes
  • Optional:
  • 1 tbsp of Condensed Milk
  • Caramel Shott Syrup

Let's make it:

  • Place 4 Ice Cubes into a large (400ml) glass or mug
  • Extract 1-2 Dingo Republic coffee pod shots directly over the top
  • Top up with fresh cold Milk / Mylk to create the marbling effect
  • Optional: Add 1 tbsp of condensed milk or Caramel Shott Syrup
  • Stir to combine and enjoy.

Suggested (stronger) Coffees:

  • Ristretto
  • Intense
  • Bold
  • Allegra

The stronger the coffee the better, but why not try them all 🙂

And for a limited time only, you can enjoy Free freight on all orders over $25. Just head to https://www.ecocaffe.com.au/product-category/ethical-limited-series/

With EcoCaffe you can enjoy the largest selection of certified organic coffee in Nespresso® compatible biodegradable and compostable pods. Help the environment by saying NO to plastic and aluminium.


About EcoCaffe

EcoCaffè is a fully Australian-owned company that started off by exclusively selling the world's first biodegradable coffee pods to Australian consumers. These biodegradable coffee pods were produced by Ethical Coffee Company, which was established by its CEO Jean-Paul Gaillard, the man behind the Nespresso coffee capsule success.

All the know-how has now merged into our exclusive Dingo Republic brand. Leading the way with a strong environmentally-friendly approach and commitment to real sustainable development, Dingo Republic pods are compliant with the strict EN13432 and / or AS4736 biodegradable standards and break down within 180 days.

Our organic and fairtrade specialty coffees is sourced from the best growers around the world. After a careful selection process, the beans are then roasted, ground and filled into our 100% Nespresso®* Original Line machine compatible pods right here in Australia.

No matter what industry, we believe that there is always an opportunity for businesses to become involved in positive social change. Which is why EcoCaffe has partnered with i=Change and with every sale, $1 goes towards a life-changing project. We're all in this together!

The first irrefutable proof that caffeine enhances memory and can enhance memory as long as 24 hours after consumption was published in the Jan. 12, 2014, edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience by a team of scientists led by Michael Yassa, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

The research is considered exclusive proof that caffeine improves long-term memory because all participants in the study received a 200 milligram pill of caffeine after they had seen a series of photographs. This change in experimental design eliminated the potential that the memory effect was due to increased effect on vigilance, focus, and attention that can be produced by caffeine.

The test participants were selected from people who did not regularly use any kind of caffeinated beverage. The test subjects were divided into two groups. Each individual watched the same series of photographs. One group received a 200 milligram pill of caffeine five minutes after seeing the photographs and the other group received a placebo. Caffeine levels were measured in each participant at one, three, and 24 hour intervals after taking the caffeine.

Both groups of participants watched a second set of photographs that had a few different photos and some very similar photos compared to the set of photographs that the participants viewed 24 hours earlier.

More members of the group that took the caffeine could distinguish the added photos and the similar photos. This behavior implies the involvement of a higher level of memory called pattern separation. The memory enhancement lasts as long as 24 hours after consuming caffeine.

All memory involves the hippocampus. The exact mechanism that caffeine has on memory retention has not yet been elucidated.

The researchers indicate that the fact that 200 milligrams of caffeine has been proven to enhance memory should not be taken as a license to consume extreme amounts of caffeine.


Originally posted by Espressorium/Espressorium is now known as EcoCaffe

When thinking of a typical breakfast most of us will imagine smoothies and coffee. Sometimes we don't have time or the stomach to consume all that liquid... To combat this we combined the two into this deliciously sweet yet healthy Wake Me Up Smoothie.

Wake Me Up Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie


1 (or 2) shots of certified organic, eco-friendly, Ethical Coffee
1 Whole Banana
1 tbsp Tropeaka Boost Powder
1 tbsp Cacao Powder
1 tsp Pure Harvest Coco2 Cocoa Hazelnut Spread
A hand full of Hazelnuts
A pinch of Cinnamon
A Sprinkle of Coconut shreds
and plant based milk of choice (to desired consistency)

(Check out our Superfood Chia Pudding Recipe to find out the benefits of these ingredients for your health!)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until liquified.

It is as easy as that!


If you need to take your smoothie on the go KeepCups are perfect for on the go and are sure to keep the smoothie cool.

If you are using a straw, make sure it is glass or stainless steel. One-use plastic straws are a huge waste this planet does not need!

We hope you like this recipe and found it insightful. If you did check out our Instagram and Facebook for daily coffee goodness and be sure to check out the EcoCaffe range.!!!

Need something to hype you up before you hit the gym? Quit saying chemical supplements and make coffee your pre-workout of choice.

Before working out it is often important to have a little snack for fuel but most of us couldn't stomach a huge meal. That is where this protein packed smoothie is perfect.

EcoCaffe Protein Vanilla Coffee Smoothie Recipe


1 or 2 x Your fave Ethical Coffee flavour
1 x Banana (frozen or use ice to cool)
1 x Teaspoon Tropeaka Maca Powder
1 x Tablespoon Tropeaka Vanilla Protein of choice
1 x Tablespoon Mayvers Nut Butter (we used peanut)

(Check out our Superfood Chia Pudding Recipe to find out the benefits of these ingredients for your health!)


Place in a blender until liquified.


If you need to take your smoothie on the go KeepCups are perfect for on the go and are sure to keep the smoothie cool.

If you are using a straw, make sure it is glass or stainless steel. One-use plastic straws are a huge waste this planet does not need!

We hope you like this recipe and found it insightful. If you did check out our Instagram and Facebook for daily coffee goodness and be sure to check out the EcoCaffe range!!!

We are so excited to share our INSANE new SUPERFOOD recipe and a few great variations with you. Plus this post is jam packed full of the health benefits of every ingredient we use.

EcoCaffe Superfood Chia Pudding

Chia Puddings are the "it" breakfast nowadays and we are not surprised.

Chia Seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids (help raise HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke), rich in antioxidants, 28-grams contains 5.6 grams of protein and they provide fibre, iron and calcium.

We have combined this awesome superfood breakfast with everyones favourite morning staple COFFEE. Keep reading to find out how...

Base Recipe

EcoCaffe Ethical Coffee espresso shot

1 (or 2) shots of your favourite Ethical Coffee

  • biodegradable, vegan, organic, fair trade, no harm to environment
  • protecting against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, liver cancer, and promoting a healthy heart.
  • boost energy, brain function, fat loss, physical performance, happiness, longevity

1 cup plant milk of choice

20-30 grams chia seeds or 2-3 Tblsp


Add ons

Ecocaffe superfood chia pudding

Protein Powder of choice

  • aids weight loss, stabilise your blood sugar levels, improve your ability to learn and concentrate, reduce brain fog, boost energy levels, support your muscles and bones and support the absorption of important nutrients.

Raw Cocoa/ Cacao Powder

  • rich in Antioxidants, Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron, Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain, More Calcium Than Cow's Milk.

Maca Powder

  • adaptogenic properties (help the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job or illness)
  • Rich in Antioxidants, Enhances Energy, Mood and Memory, Improves Female Sexual Health, Balances Estrogen Levels, Boosts Male Fertility


  • Boosts metabolism, Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, protects heart health, helps fight diabetes and some forms of cancer


EcoCaffe Coffee Superfood Chia Pudding Recipe

Goji Berries

  • High in Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, promotes healthy skin, stablizes blood sugar, detoxifies liver, keeps energy and mood high, boosts fertility


  • rich in potassium and fibre, may help prevent asthma, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and digestive problems.

Coconut Shreads

  • high in healthy fats, protein, fibre (keeping you full for longer), iron and zinc.

Cacao Nibs

  • rich in Antioxidants, Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron, Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain, More Calcium Than Cow's Milk.

Hemp Seeds

  • Rich in Vitamin E. Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance.

Nut butter, nuts and seeds of choice


Place base recipe and your desired add ins in a jar.

Screw lid on tight and shake until combined.

Store in fridge for minimum 2 hours (or until hard), maximum 2-3 days.

Add preferred toppings just before consumption.


We hope you like this recipe and found it insightful. If you did check out our Instagram and Facebook for daily coffee goodness!!!

It appears Australia is FINALLY following in the footsteps of other countries when it comes to the ban of one-time use plastic bag.

Plastic Bag Ban Laws Australia wide

South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT and Tasmania have already placed bans on the plastic bag. Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria will follow their lead, implementing their own laws in July. However, New South Wales appears to be lagging behind...

Supermarket chains such as Aldi have never allowed plastic bags but it appears the big two are going to follow. Woolworths on June 20th and Coles on July 1st.

Turtle Plastic Bag Ban

It is a monumental moment for Australia as we finally make a move in reducing our overconsumption of plastic. From July onwards Australians will be forced to bring their own reusable bags to the shops with them and we are not upset about it.

We hope you enjoyed this post. If you did please be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily eco hacks and be sure to check out the EcoCaffe range.

When you think of mornings what do you think?

Coffee, smoothies, packing food for the day?

Here are our 4 tips to help you start your day off the eco way!

smoothie reusable straw

For many of us breakfast = smoothies and smoothies = straws. The amount of unnecessary plastic these, one time use straws cause is RIDICULOUS!!! If you want to use a straw to devour your nourishes, fruity drink try opt in for stainless steel or glass multi-use choices.

ethical coffee biodegradable coffee capsules EcoCaffe

What's a morning without coffee? If you're making yours from home make sure you are using biodegradable coffee capsules. Check out the ethical coffee range here (P.s. they are also organic, fair trade and vegan WIN WIN!)

keepcup reusable coffee cup

If you're going to a cafe for your takeaway wake me up instead make sure you're bringing a KeepCup. Baristas are all more than happy to replace their one-use cups for a reusable one all you have to do is ask! Buy yours here!

reusable food wrapper

Finally, when it comes to taking your food on the go. Don't simply reach for a plastic zip-lock bag. Not only are these ridiculously expensive but you can now buy reusable options which work just as well and can be used again and again!

We hope you enjoyed these tips. If you did please be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily eco hacks and be sure to check out the EcoCaffe range.

Did you know, Ethical Coffee by EcoCaffe is the only certified organic, Fairtrade and vegan, vegetable coffee capsule in the market??? What might also come as a shock is that most other coffee capsules contain Shellac which most people don’t know is made using the Lac beetle and is not vegan.

Lac Beetle Shellac Vegan Facts

So what goes better with organic/ vegan coffee than organic/ vegan chocolate. Here’s our top picks.


Loving Earth

Loving Earth is an incredible chocolate brand with a vast range of flavours that we can’t stop eating.

Loving Earth Vegan Organic Chocolate

Jax Cave

Top picks (because we couldn’t pick just one)

Nutty Mr Maple

Want a chocolate with added crunch you can’t go back this sweet dark chocolate backed by crunchy almonds. Try it with Tinto or Peru Soave.

Loving Earth Organic Vegan Chocolate Nutty Mr Maple Ethical Coffee

Turkishly Delightful

Are you a fan of the sweet Turkish treat, this strong chocolate has a berry-licious undertone from sweet dried cranberries to mock a real Turkish delight. Mix it up with a Jenena or Risretto.

Loving Earth Organic Vegan Chocolate Turkishly Delightful

Coffee Ka-pow

We could not neglect the supreme flavour combo itself. What better way to drink your favourite ethical beverage than with a chocolate to match. (Your taste buds will meet heaven with this one).

Loving Earth Organic Vegan Chocolate Coffee Ka-Pow


Slightly less known, Pico’s organic chocolate range has introduced a vegan selection and they are extremely addictive.

Organic Coconut

Pico Organic Fair-trade Vegan Chocolate Ethical Coffee


Sweetened with coconut nectar and made creamy with coconut milk this chocolate utilises nature’s most versatile ingredient to create our new favourite chocolate! Best served with Kikombe or Espresso Forte.


Pana Chocolate

With a crazy selection of funky chocolate flavours Pana had to make the list.


Pana Vegan Chocolate Ethical Coffee

If you are wanting a chocolate which is, well, chocolatey, minus the hidden sugars and animal products you will love the deep, rich and intense flavours of this strong 80% cocoa chocolate flavour. Our verdict- perfect afternoon treat with your Lungo Classic or Forte coffee.

Search our full range of Organic/ Fair-trade/ Vegan coffees here...

If you haven’t already heard disposable coffee cups aren’t as environmentally friendly as most Australians previously thought. Most paper cups contain hidden plastic contents which make them extremely difficult to recycle and are instead ending up in landfills. The ABC also crowned disposable coffee cups as the “second largest contributor to litter in this country, behind plastic bottles”.

In light of these finding we’ve compiled our 3 favourite reusable coffee cups that will help you save the planet, one coffee at a time.

Original and Classic

If you’re looking for a reliable cup that has been crowned the top pick by Choice Magazine you can’t go past the classic KeepCup.

Here’s why;

- Highest user trial score

- Popular design, wide colour range

- All parts are replaceable

- Easy to carry

- Hard to break, durable

- Sealable lid

- Cover over the drinking hole protects it from dirty handling

At EcoCaffe we fell so in love with these cups and sticking by our promise to to give our customers ecofriendly solutions for great coffee at home and on the go, we are now stocking the KeepCup.

Shop styles here...

Stylish and Hip

If you want to stand out as the fashionista you are, you can now sip your coffee in style with a Glass Coffee Traveller.

Not only will your eco-friendly actions be respected by your peers but you will look awesome doing it.

Reusable coffee cup reduce waste ioco

Keep your beverage hot and your hands cool in this double-wall glass travel cup, mug designed for hot liquids.

As an added bonus these mugs are completely dishwasher save so no need to fret!

P.s Keep your eyes peeled for the new generation - coming soon!

Wild and Native

Take a walk on the wild side with a bamboo reusable cup. This fresh take on multi-use mugs are made with natural bamboo fibre with a resealable 'no-drip' lid. We had to include these environmental cups our list.

Bamboo Reusable coffee cup ecoffee

ecoffee cup

Combine EcoCaffe’s delicious, biodegrable, ethical coffee capsules and use a KeepCup for on the go coffee drinking to ensure you’re keeping the earth clean.

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