The Alpine Coffee Shop: A palm oil-free café at the heart of Snowdonia National Park

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Life & Soul Magazine

The Alpine Coffee Shop, situated at the heart of Snowdonia National Park, is magical and unique for a variety of reasons. It is housed in a complex of Gothic-style stone buildings, which make up the Betws-y-Coed Railway Station, in a quaint village that provides a hospitable entrance to holidaymakers to North Wales’ mountainous and rolling hills region.

This quaint cafe, with its welcoming aromas of locally roasted fresh coffee, is also palm oil-free. One of few cafes to be completely palm oil-free in Wales and the UK even.

All the food sold alongside The Alpine Coffee Shop’s award-winning coffee and loose teas is homemade, free-range and palm oil-free.

Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil derived from the oil palm tree. It is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. The impact of palm oil production, which is often unsustainable, include the displacement of indigenous…

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