Sustainability is a topic we think about a lot. As a company we want to preserve our place in every way possible but what does that mean in the coffee world?
Growing, harvesting, transporting, processing, bagging, storing, trading, shipping, receiving, trucking, roasting, cupping, wholesaling, retailing, brewing, serving… This list just barely starts to describe to coffee supply chain. And at every step there is some type of impact on the environment. From the water used during the fermentation stage of washed coffees, to the fuel used in every engine used to deliver those humble seeds all the way to our door step and beyond, the reality of our environmental impact is unavoidable. The remaining question is simply what are we going to do about it?
Our value statement includes preserving out place because we believe it is our responsibility to do our part in making the world a better place. Our bags are made of biodegradable material and our cafe has a recycling program to help reduce waste. But as we grow we are excited to innovate new ways to practice sustainability. We’ll be posting more about this topic but check out this document published by the SCAA last year for more information: click here.