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Coffee roaster pioneers green technology using coffee waste


A British coffee roasting business has devised a “pioneering technology” that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates a zero waste, carbon neutral roasting process with a much reduced carbon footprint.

The process starts with “eco-roasting” the fresh coffee, packing into eco-friendly, biodegradable and compostable packaging and labelling, and delivering to the customer. Once the customer has consumed the coffee they use the environmentally friendly bags and collection bins provided to store the coffee waste ready for collection. Once collected, the coffee waste is processed using secondary heat from the eco-roast process and the coffee fuel is then used to roast new batches of coffee in the new eco-roaster. The Coffe-Eco System also uses 100% compostable cups and lids for its coffee.

918 Coffee co-founder Justin Cornelius said: “Our eco-roast technology will make substantial reductions in the roasting, packaging and disposal parts of the process and is predicted to reduce overall CO2 emissions by around 10%. Whether you are an individual who enjoys delicious coffee, a coffee shop or a blue chip corporation, both you and the planet will benefit from using our trademarked Coffe-Eco system.”

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