We keep getting greener…
We are committed to offering products that help reduce our carbon footprint.
Updated: October 2021
- Barkhouse Hot Chocolate launched using Bak2earth Oxo-degradable bags.
- Bak2earth is made with 40 to 60% renewable wood pulp starch. Wood pulp starch is completely Oxo-degradable. Tested with USA ASTM D-6868 and D-6400 standard and it confirms that 100% of the wood pulp starch based portion will be dissolved in healthy compostable in approx 180 days. Balance 60 to 40% of packaging is pe fossil that contains additive that helps to breakdown the balance over approx twelve years.
Updated: June 2021
- Biotre Bio Bags are now are standard bag for all 400 gram coffee orders... Biotre is made from 60% renewable material as well as being 60% Biodegradable... it's not a perfect solution yet, but it is the best option available today that won't compromise our coffees quality.
Updated: July 2020
- We are now a Bullfrog Powered Business... meaning we now choose 100% renewable energy for our operations!
Update: February 2020
- Right-sized our packaging - by increasing the amount shipped in each bag, Creemore Coffee reduced packaging waste by 25%
- Look for our new Biotre bag option... Biotre offer the best enviro vs. bean quality balance in coffee bags available today
- Our Roastery location was specifically chosen in a small community called New Lowell located just outside of Creemore. Being rural allows us the ability to roast our beans without the use an energy intensive afterburner typically used in city production facilities
- Converted manufacturing fuel source from Propane to Natural Gas
- We have upgraded much of our lighting equipment to reduce power consumption
- We offer packaging options which bio degrade faster than traditional bags and are safer for the environment
- We encourage the use of reusable single serving pods versus convenient disposables
- We recycle all packaging received through the purchase & production of our beans including the jute bags, left over chaff & the backing material from our labels
- Internally we are able to produce very little garbage through our internal recycling programs & the elimination of single use products
- 95% of the products we offer are Certified Fair Trade which means better trading conditions to and securing the rights of marginalized producers and workers in developing countries
- We support The Cafe Femenino coffee program which is a one-of-a-kind ethical sourcing model committed to ending the cycle of poverty afflicting women coffee farmers across the world
- Our beans are shade grown which provide a host of benefits:
- The bean matures slower giving a much sweeter taste
- The plantations are normally found at higher altitudes and operated by smaller farmers
- The canopy which surround this environment provide a natural organic setting for optimum growth of the coffee plants and provide a buffet of resources to support bird and butterfly migration
How can you help?
- Make a difference and drink shade grown coffee
- Switch to online billing. With eBill, your invoices are delivered right to your email inbox, how you pay is up to you
- Switching to eBill is fast, convenient and great for the environment
- If using PODS, use recyclable or biodegradable... not disposable
- Kindly remove the one way valve and tin tye prior to recycling any of our coffee bags
- Give us your suggestions on how we can reduce a negative impact on the earth
- We support PEOPLE…..
- Through Certified Fairtrade produced products
- We support the EARTH….
- Through Organically grown products
- We support WOMEN….
- Through the Café Femenino initiative
- We support BIRDS & their HABITAT…..
- By buying shade-grown products
- We support Local Animal Shelters…
- By donating a portion of all Barkhouse Hot Chocolate sales
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