It is no secret to anyone that Earth is suffering due to the high emissions of toxic substances, excess garbage in the seas and deforestation. Even if you are not one of those who cut down trees or leaves garbage on the beach, your lifestyle also influences climate change. It is a fact that excessive energy consumption affects the atmosphere, or that the use of non-biodegradable materials ends up being a material burden for the environment.
Anyone can help improve the conditions of our planet, wherever it is. That’s why we’ve set out to put our coffee bean to reduce our environmental impact by making our coffee business ecologically responsible!
Buy coffee with a fair-trade seal
The commercial exchange between ethical coffee crops supports the producer, giving him a fairer profit percentage. Fairtrade policies also support organic crops pesticides free (they pollute the environment and, of course, affect coffee cherries). By buying ethical coffee, you will be helping a coffee community and, at the same time, you will get a quality handcrafted product.
Use recyclable utensils
Believe it or not, disposable cups (like the ones in Starbucks) and plastic cutlery ends in a large percentage of the trash accumulated in city landfills. If you have a coffee shop, serve your hot coffees in porcelain or mud cups. You’ll be significantly reducing the non-degradable materials that contaminate soil and water.
In case of washing dishes is not a profitable option in your coffee business, you can buy 100% recyclable disposable cups without polyethylene. Make your customers eco-friendly offer them a minimum discount if they bring their own mug. Believe us, it will make a difference.
Ecological decoration and installation
Right now it is very fashionable to reuse materials creatively and ecologically, and best of all, without spending too much money. Coffee shops are often the most inclusive in this trend, so let your imagination fly for the planet!
You can also help by changing your lighting to LED saving light bulbs, replace the electrical cooking equipment (refrigerators, cookers, ovens) by those that save energy. There are even espresso machines that are energy-efficient!
Don’t throw away used coffee
Think of all the coffee residue left after a working day. How much waste ends up who knows where! There are plenty of examples of the benefits of coffee leftovers, whether at home, in the kitchen or in cosmetics that you can find of the Internet.
Buy local or small manufactured products
By encouraging the small businesses of entrepreneurs outside the coffee industries, you will not be part of the costs of pollution from importing and transporting mass consumer products.