In 2018 Coffee 2u launched their Eco Coffee range. And following the overwhelming success of the brand we decided to make it our flagship product and even name our whole company after it... And in September 2019 we became 'The Eco Coffee Company'
Roasted locally to us in Dorset, Eco Coffee is a selection of coffee beans and ground coffee, which, once used, we recycle the coffee grounds.
The used coffee grounds can be re-cycled and used as fuel pellets to roast the next batch of Eco Coffee. Alternatively they can be dried and made into ‘Eco Coffee Logs’, which can be used in BBQ's, wood burning stoves or domestic fire places.
Why is this important?
With over 500,000 tons of waste coffee grounds being disposed of in landfill in the UK each year, our ever growing coffee consumption is significantly contributing towards global warming.
Coffee grounds accelerate the decomposition of other food wastes that are sent to landfill. As they decompose, they produce methane, which is a greenhouse gas with more than 20 times the global warming capacity of carbon dioxide!
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How it Works...
The process starts with the consumer, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee in a coffee outlet - the coffee outlet is collecting the used coffee grounds in special (re-purposed) containers issued to them by their supplier. These containers are then collected at the same time as the outlets next delivery of fresh coffee
The next stage of the process once the grounds have been collected, is to sieve out any foreign objects and dry the coffee grounds. From there the dried coffee grounds are fed into a large mechanical press that forces the coffee under huge pressure through a die and this forms the Bio-Fuel we require for our Eco Roasters
The third stage of the process is roasting. Custom made Eco Roasters are used to turn the Coffee Bio-Fuel into the heat energy needed to roast delicious fresh coffee beans. The Eco Roaster is so energy efficient that it only uses approx 40g of Bio-Fuel to roast 1kg of fresh coffee! It even stores excess heat in large thermal storage tanks for heating the roastery!
The final stage of the process is the beans that have just been roasted, these are then quickly cooled, de-stoned and packed in valved bags to lock in the freshness. Boxed ready for delivery to the customers. For those customers adopting the Eco Coffee System, these beans will be delivered at the same time as their coffee waste is collected. Ensuring a carbon neutral journey is achieved.
Then the process starts all over again with a delicious cup of Eco Coffee
ECO COFFEE is a Zero Waste process itself, but also actively reduces the amount of waste to landfill, making the whole process WASTE NEGATIVE!
ECO COFFEE has now linked with the Green Earth Appeal, to offset all carbon produced through the whole process. We do this by helping fund the planting of fruit trees in developing areas around the globe.
ECO COFFEE is one of the most sustainable methods of roasting fresh coffee in the world. Capturing the energy from Waste Coffee Grounds.
The Eco Coffee Company in partnership with ECO ROAST
For more on the background of Eco Roast, Click Here