#behindthescenes: K is for... Keeping things green!

We are all becoming increasingly aware that being eco-friendly or environmentally friendly is becoming more and more important.

Running a business such as ours means it can sometimes be difficult to remain completely ’green’ but we are still striving hard to do the little things which in the long run all add up in making sure our carbon footprint is as small as we can make it!

So what is Being Eco-friendly?

‘The simplest way to define what being eco friendly means is to say that it is the act of living with intent. The intent is focused on not creating harm to environment, and to prevent as much harm from occurring to the environment through your interactions with it. It goes beyond an idea and extends to actual practices that influence how communities, businesses and individuals conduct themselves. ‘

At Beatons we are working alongside our main coffee bean supplier to make sure that we are doing our bit to help the environment. 

Did you know that over 400 billion Cups of Coffee are consumed annually, creating a staggering amount of waste for landfill and harmful CO2 Emissions?
Our Coffee supplier decided that it was time to do something, they say: ‘We are take pride in our commitment to the environment and our growers. Whilst we are Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance Certified; we felt not enough was being done once coffee left our warehouses. That's why we developed Eco Roast Technology - a carbon reducing, zero waste process to completely reduce the impact that coffee consumption has on the environment.’ We couldn’t agree more and are proud to be able to support this process!

So how does it work? Using ground-breaking technology to harness the energy from waste coffee products to produce a biomass fuel; which is then used to fuel a unique biomass fuelled coffee roaster.

The roaster is a new concept that uses waste coffee grounds to produce freshly roasted coffee to be consumed, collected and reused - creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly process.

Once we have used our coffee the grounds are stored for collection. When we receive a delivery of fresh coffee, this is collected for processing and the eco-roast process to begin the cycle all over again. By collecting the waste at the same time as delivering the coffee, from the tearooms where this process is available for, we also reduce the amount of carbon that would be generated in the collection of coffee waste to the landfill.

Other small ways we try to help is by only using companies that work alongside environmental groups such as Green Earth Appeal organisation to buy our Take Away Cups and paper we use everyday in the office.

As a business that takes in a fair few deliveries we are aware of how much waste cardboard this creates and are diligent in making sure that all of our cardboard goes in to the recycling bin for collection every week.

We are proud of our efforts and are positive that our customers are happy to know that coming in and enjoying our products can be done with a clean conscience!