In this entry, we up-cycle Queen Bean coffee burlap into beautiful flowers. Throw in a little glue, paint, and crafting materials to add your own unique signature to these easy-to-follow instructions. The finished products may be used as gift decorations, ornaments on a wreath, or even a lovely broach. Make your own burlap daisy This... Continue Reading →
Small farms special! Buy 2.5 pounds of coffee and receive 1 pound free
Starting today, we are hoping to spread some cheer, good will, and great coffee with our Small Farm Special. For every 2.5-pound bag purchase of Nicaragua Matagalpa and / or Sumatra Woolly Rhino, we will give you a free 1-pound bag of coffee.
Here’s how to make your café more eco-friendly
Creating a sustainable café takes a great deal of mindfulness and devotion -- and those of you that purchase high-grown, shade-grown, ethically-sourced arabicas are 90% the way there! Finding excellent, sustainable coffee is by far the greatest hurdle to operating a sustainable café. These rest of it -- finding sustainable décor, cups, waste disposal options, etc. is the easy bit. It just takes a few easy swaps to turn your cafe from sustainably-sourced to environmentally-friendly.
The truth about Certified Organic coffee and why so few small and medium-sized roasters offer it
When speaking about coffee, the term "organic" is complex. There is Certified Organic coffee, noted by a label that says Organic, and organically-grown coffee, also known as natural or passive organic. One is not necessarily cleaner, better for you, or better for the environment than the other.
Bird friendly, Organic, Fair Trade…coffee has a lot of certifications. Here’s what they mean.
Good for the earth? Good for the workers? Good for the ecosystem? Good for all? Coffee certifications are numerous, diverse, and given to you with little or no explanation. Today, we are going to remedy that. Keep reading to learn more about coffee's primary environmental and social sustainability certifications.
Coffee and sustainability, creating a sustainable cup
Production in 80 countries, employing 125 million workers with 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed globally per day. Coffee is a big business and sustainability, across all levels of the bean's lifeline, is an increasing problem.
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