Woodfuel Online Review No. 9 – Bio-Bean Coffee logs.

Woodfuel online review No.9 – Bio-Bean Coffee logs

bio-bean-coffee-logsIf you wanted the perfect ecolog for my tiny woodstove then look no further than these perfectly formed Hobbit sized logs. Made from old coffee grounds they are a brilliant recycling story and yes they actually do smell of coffee when they are burning! It reminded me of the smell of chocolate bananas from the bbq. Or maybe a proper coffee house where the coffee was roasted on the premises.

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These are without doubt premium quality eco log briquettes, each one perfectly formed and coated with a wax to aid easy lighting.

The come in a lovely brown paper bag, 16 logs per bag and look cool enough to give to someone as a Christmas present!!

I tried them out in my Hobbit stove and lit the stove from cold in the morning using two firelighters and two of the coffee logs. The fire was quick to get going and within 15 minutes the coffee logs were well alight.

The expansion of the log meant that after another 15 mins they began to break apart which increased the length of time that the flame remained bright and lively. The first two coffee logs lasted around 1 hour before I then refueled the stove with an additional two coffee logs, sitting them on the embers of the first two. To accelerate the airflow I fully opened the air wheel and the new logs were again quick to produce a good flame and ended up producing very little ash.

This is without doubt an advanced carbon neutral biofuel. Especially as the worlds thirst for coffee grows and grows. There is a good video on the bio-bean website that explains how much of the energy of the future will be found by recycling the waste that we produce. These unique eco-logs are using a unique waste stream and should therefore be applauded just for that.

This online woodfuel product is made entirely in the UK. A unique coffee grounds recycling plant built to manufacture these wonderful little logs really does exist!. There are indeed many other much cheaper online woodfuel eco log briquettes available but none more beautifully made and packaged. Their uniqueness makes them for me worthy of having there own special place by every tiny woodstove. A log basket devoted to these bio beans will not only look good this Christmas but also make your house smell fabulous – as well as keeping you toasty warm.

Whilst a little expensive I would still rate this as a brilliant online woodfuel well worth trying. To buy a pallet of 100 bags visit the Log Barn

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Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

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The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

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First Small Stove Installation

Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?


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A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."


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Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."


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It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

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Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"


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The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

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Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"


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Absolutely Delighted!

"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"


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Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

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"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

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A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

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Brilliant Product!

"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"



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