One of the most important and crucial ideals since the beginning of Eighthirty was making sure we were a coffee roaster that put sustainable practises at its core. It's imperative to us that our impact on this Earth is as light as possible.
We source our beans direct from coffee farmers where possible, but always with a focus on quality and consistency. Each blend we craft comes with an origin backstory so you know exactly where your coffee beans are coming from.
Eighthirty Sustainable Achievements:
- Being the first customer of WeCompost
- One of the first coffee companies using compostable cups and packaging
- One of the first to move to reusable tins
- One of the first coffee roasters in NZ to order a coffee roaster that uses 80% gas than comparable roasters of it's size
Moving forward, we're currently working with Sam Judd who founded Sustainable Coastlines to 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.
If you like the idea of having a committed sustainable coffee brand in your cafe, drop us a line. We're ready to talk.
We're also a member of 1% for the Planet, meaning 1% of our total sales go to selected charities protecting the Planet and it's inhabitants.