In addition to providing the community with a wide variety of organic coffees and teas, we work hard to maintain a sustainable model of consumption. Beyond simple recycling, we ensure our paper products are made from as much post-consumer recyclable material as available.
Our “plastic” products are actually not plastic at all, but a plastic-like material made from corn. Traditional plastic products are made from oil. Not only are they a drain on precious natural resources, but they also take 200 years to biodegrade. Conversely, our corn-based plastics support American farmers, are less destructive to the environment, and biodegrade in only 45-60 days when exposed to the elements.
100% of our shops’ energy usage is offset by purchasing renewable energy credits. This is equivalent to planting 1,400 new trees or eliminating 110,000 miles of driving each year.
We are excited that a significant portion of our company profits are donated to non-political charitable foundations worldwide that support our mission to promote education, health, and the environment.