Coffee & Community, Since 1996.
Our way of doing business is built on integrity and trust. We are guided by a set of values that affects every decision we make with regard to our customers, farmers, products and employees. We are fortunate to have attracted a diverse group of people who love coffee and are motivated to reach beyond the borders of their community.
In 2008 we became Carbon Neutral by planting 16,900 shade trees in coffee growing areas. Our goal is to stay that way! We continually track our efforts through The Specialty Coffee Association’s START program and publish a yearly Sustainability Report so that you can learn about our efforts.
We feature a series of initiatives to cut down on our outgoing waste: composting organic waste to the tune of 1000/lbs per month, chaff waste from roasting donated to organic farmers, and burlap bags donated for farming, crafts and beekeeping. In addition, we use compostable bags for wholesale and grocery accounts. We feature recycled paper throughout our offices – 80% for office use and 100% post consumer recycled shipping packaging.
We encourage all of our employees to explore car-free commuting options. We have bicycle parking, lockers, and repair tools available for those that choose to ride and we provide discounted public transportation passes for those that prefer to bus or Max into work.