our green mission
Since we started roasting coffee back in 2009, we had one goal in mind. Roast high quality specialty coffee while ensuring everything we do supports a sustainable and ethical coffee community. Every decision we make is for the benifical purpose of creating a sustainable, practical, ethical and regenerative way of roasting coffee. It's imperative to us that our impact on this Earth is as light as possible.
A partnership that's lastest over 10 years, with no slowing down. Partnering with Innocent Packaging to switch our takeaway cup and lid range to be compostable was a no brainer for us. All our single use items are completely bio-degradeable. Innocent use PLA-lined paper cups with PLA lids.
The first coffee roaster in New Zealand to introduce the WeCompost system. All our compstable single use items are composted weekly. The compost is taken to a large-scale compost facility in Tuakau. Here, the compostable waste is mixed with about 10 times as much green waste.
If you've ever purchased a bag of out coffee before, you'll notice each of our singles comes with its own origin report. It’s important to us to know where our coffee comes from, the people, the farms, the regions. We work directly with our green bean farmers to ensure long term and close relationships are maintained and fair working standards are met across board.
Switching To A Low Emissions Roaster
Our state of the art Loring Roaster was purchased with one goal in mind - to emit the least amount of fumes while roasting as possible. Our roaster saves up to 80% on fuel and reduction of greenhouse gases in every roast, compared to conventional roasters. This one-of-a-kind thermodynamic installation means we can stay true to our roast profile, so we can deliver the ultimate result – coffee beans with flavour like no other.
Sustainable Coastlines Partnership
We're working alongside 'Sustainable Coastlines' to help turn us into a 'Net Positive' business. This means going further than offsetting a few tons of carbon. It's a re-assessment of how we go about supporting other small business through our coffee and in any other way we can. To see the work their doing around the country, visit them here
Moving To Reusable Buckets
From our roastery in Auckland CBD our beans head out to the grinders of 60+ nice establishments across Aotearoa. In 2017 we launched our first fleet of buckets in hopes to reduce packaging waste to our local Auckland wholesale cafe customers. While we think it's great that we pack our coffee in compostable bags, we're well aware that access to composting facilities is not as easy as it would like to be - yet!
(Plus we think they look cool on the shelf)
Partnering with Plant Projects
The year that took alternative milks into the mainstream. Milking cows are out, and rightly so! We teamed up with the epic crew at Plant Projects to offer our Eighthirty customers a kiwi owned and operated milk alternative. These guys are new to the scene but are taking off in ways no one could have imagined. The time of the oat is upon us.
1% For The Planet Members
This year, we became offical members of 1% for the Planet. This means that 1% of our annual revenue goes towards selected charities protecting the Planet and its inhabitants. Charities selected are vetted through the organisation ensuring that they comply with the non-for-profit standards.