As the second most tradable commodity after oil, coffee has become big business and shows no signs of slowing down. However, the world’s increasing appetite for coffee has taken a devastating toll on the environment.

As it stands, the global coffee trade is far from sustainable and has directly led to mass deforestation, colossal amounts of non-biodegradable waste and the widespread emission of harmful greenhouse gases.

As participants in the coffee trade, it is vitally important for coffee shop owners to take responsibility for the planet and “do our bit” to protect it. By making just a few modest changes in your daily business practices, it is entirely possible to dramatically slash your environmental impact.

In “greening” your café not only can you help the planet, but you can boost sales, too. Research has revealed that many consumers prefer to purchase from green businesses.

According to one study, 50% of consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services if they are kinder to the environment. What’s more, a staggering 71% of consumers say that they would help promote products and services with a good cause behind them.

What Can You Do Today to “Green” Your Café?

If you are interested in making your coffee shop more sustainable, we recommend that you read the below infographic from the team at Espresso Works.

This handy graphic takes you through the many benefits of going green. It also offers practical guidance on how your business can show more love to the environment – right from sourcing your beans, through to packaging and waste management plus much, much more.

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If you sell coffee and would like to do your bit for the planet, read the below infographic to learn more about what you can do today!


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