At Coffee 2u we have now launched our new Eco Coffee range.

Locally produced in Dorset, Eco Coffee is a selection of coffee beans and ground coffee, which once used we recycle the spent coffee grounds.

The spent coffee grounds are dried and made into ‘Eco Coffee Logs’, which can be used in wood burning stoves or domestic fire places. Or, they can be re-cycled and used as fuel pellets to roast the next batch of Eco Coffee, so completing the loop.

How Eco Coffee Works

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!

At Coffee 2u we offer a selection of Eco Coffee as well as a range of coffee machines and other products, compostable cups etc. For the full range see Products

Please Visit Us, we would be pleased to discuss your requirements and sample some of our coffees. Or if you prefer, we would be pleased to visit you.

Contact Us for more information about our Eco Coffee or to arrange a visit.

How it Works…

Stage 1

Eco Coffee

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

Stage 2 

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

Stage 3 

Eco RoastThe 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 1000g of fresh coffee! It even stores excess heat in large thermal storage tanks for heating the roastery!

Stage 4 

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 Coffee-Eco System, these beans will be delivered at the same time as their coffee waste is collected. Ensuring a carbon neutral journey is achieved.

And repeat

Eco Coffee

Then the process starts all over again with a delicious cup of Eco Coffee

Zero Waste

ECO ROAST is a Zero Waste process itself, but also actively reduces the amount of waste to landfill, making the whole process WASTE NEGATIVE!

Zero Carbon

ECO ROAST has now linked with the Green Earth Appeal, to offset all carbon produced through the whole process. We do this by planting fruit trees in 3rd World regions

Sustainable

ECO ROAST is one of the most sustainable methods of roasting fresh coffee in the world. Capturing the energy from Waste Coffee Grounds.

For more on the background of Eco Roast, Click Here

Or purchase our Eco Coffee Logs…

Eco Coffee Logs Eco Coffee Logs 10Kg

Coffee 2u  & Eco Coffee in partnership with ECO ROAST

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The Eco Coffee Journey

Waste Coffee Grounds into landfill is a catalyst for producing methane which is 20 times more damaging to the environment than CO2.
By tackling the waste the industry creates at its destination, we are helping deliver a cleaner tomorrow.
Eco roasting technology is paving the way forward to creating a cleaner and more sustainable coffee future for us all.
See below for the full, closed loop Eco Coffee journey.
Alternatively, if we aren't able to collect grounds from you then click here to find out more of what you can do with your used Eco Coffee grounds.
Stage 1
We deliver an order of Eco Coffee to a customer
Stage 2
The customer expertly brews a wonderful cup of Eco Coffee
Stage 3
The customer stores the used Eco Coffee grounds in a special repurposed tub/bin
Stage 4
We collect the used grounds (at the same time as delivering the next batch of Eco Coffee to minimise trips) and return the used coffee grounds to our roastery to be dried
Stage 5
The dried coffee grounds get pressed in to a biofuel then that biofuel is used to fuel the innovative eco roaster to roast the next batch of Eco Coffee
Stage 6
The freshly roasted beans are then quality checked and packed in recyclable bags ready for delivery.