Brewing Sustainability

How we are contributing to a greener planet this Earth Day

Brewing Sustainability

Earth Day is a special day of the year

Where we take a moment to reflect on our relationship with the planet and find ways to reduce our environmental impact. From our energy-efficient roasters and Modbars, to our infinitely recyclable tins, we have always taken sustainability seriously and we believe that everyone must do their part to leave the planet a little better than the way they found it. 

A man taking coffee samples from Loring roaster for Compass Coffee.

Why Sustainability Matters in Coffee Production

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil, and the coffee industry is a major contributor to global deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. The production and transport of coffee beans require vast amounts of energy and water, and the packaging of coffee products generates tons of waste each year.

As a responsible coffee roaster, we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact in every aspect of our operations. We believe that the only way to achieve sustainability is through collaboration and innovation, which is why we are constantly exploring new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our eco-friendliness.

The Loring roaster used in Compass Coffee.

Energy-Efficient Roasters and Modbars

One of the ways that we are leading the way in sustainable coffee production is through our energy-efficient roasters and Modbars. Our roasters are designed to use less energy while producing the same high-quality coffee as traditional roasters. In our cafes, we use Modbars, which are energy-efficient coffee machines that use less water compared to traditional espresso machines.

By investing in these innovative technologies, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. 

Compass Coffee tins next to burlap bags.

Recycling and Reusing our Coffee Tins 

We are committed to reducing waste and minimizing our environmental impact. That's why we use recyclable packaging tins. These tins are made of high-quality materials that can be easily recycled and repurposed, helping to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Customers can choose to recycle their tins, or bring them in for a refill of their favorite blends. Recycling is an easy and effective way to reduce waste and conserve resources, and we are proud to do our part to support a sustainable future.

While we encourage recycling for our tins, there are also many other creative ways to reuse our coffee tins. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Storage Containers: Our tins are perfect for storing dry goods like flour, sugar, and pasta. They are airtight and keep food fresh for longer, making them an eco-friendly alternative to plastic containers.

  2. Planters: Our tins can also be used as planters for small herbs or succulents. Simply drill some drainage holes in the bottom and fill with soil.

  3. DIY Projects: Get creative and repurpose our tins into DIY projects like candle holders, lanterns, or even birdhouses.

  4. Gift Boxes: Our tins make great gift boxes for small items like jewelry or chocolates. Simply wrap in decorative paper and add a bow for a personalized touch.

  5. Kitchen Decor: Our tins are stylish and make great additions to any kitchen decor. Use them to store utensils, napkins, or as a centerpiece on your dining table.

A number of Compass Coffee recyclable tins in front of a Loring roaster.

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.

As we commemorate Earth Day, we encourage you to reflect on your efforts to minimize waste and contribute towards a healthier environment for generations to come. And next time you grab some coffee, think about all of the cool ways that you can reuse your tin! 

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