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Here at Griffiths Bros., we’re on a journey towards closed-loop-coffee. This means that we’re implementing several measures to become one of Australia's most sustainable roasters from crop-to-cup.
For us, sustainability means minimising our environmental impact, maximising our social impact and finding viable and legitimate re-use for coffee waste. Coffee waste contains so many great nutrients and goodness that it would end up wasted in landfill! Did you know that nearly 3,000 tonnes of spent coffee grounds are produced each year and a staggering 93% of cafes send them to landfill? These grounds can produce methane and carbon dioxide, in turn contributing to global warming.Continue reading
As coffee roasters, we need to continually look at ways to improve sustainability and increase yield - from crop to cup.
We currently live in a world where sustainability and reducing waste is more important than ever. Businesses are really starting to put their foot down and working on ways to become more sustainable and setting target. This too, is important for coffee roasters and cafés.Continue reading
Bees play a vital role in the pollination of over half the fruits and vegetables we consume (including coffee!) - they are essential to our eco-system.
Recently, we took the initiative and installed some beehives out the back of our roastery with help from local beekeeper, Ben Moore. We caught up with him to chat about the fundamentals of Beekeeping and how his business, Ben’s Bees, started.Continue reading
We believe every great, sustainable idea is born from two things; a need for change and a question – what can be done about it?
Zero Impact’s unique natural fuel product created from coffee waste began this way, following a tour of our roastery in Mulgrave.This was the moment the full environmental impact of the coffee industry made sense for Zero Impact Founder, Max Middleweek.Continue reading
“With every single cup of coffee, every scoop of coffee grounds, the silent environmental impact of our industry grows larger.”
On our journey towards #coffeerehab - finding ways to close the loop so coffee waste becomes a thing of the past - we’re meeting a new breed of people who are passionate about coffee, but with a need for real and lasting change, too.
Thirty-two years. That’s how long it’s estimated until climate change could spell the end of coffee.Continue reading