How to Make Your Coffee More Eco-Friendly

April 02, 2021 2 min read

These days we’re all looking for ways to be more eco-friendly in every aspect of our lives. Our 3 cup a day coffee habit is no exception. So if you want to green your morning coffee routine, here are 5 quick tips to help you reduce your footprint each time you brew!


REUSE YOUR GROUNDS 

Don’t worry, this isn’t a suggestion to brew your grounds again for a second cup. Brewed coffee grounds are the Swiss army knife of discarded foods. They can be used as garden fertilizer, deodorizer and insect repellant. So instead of simply throwing them away, put them to work for you.


CHANGE YOUR BREWING METHOD

Some methods of brewing produce more waste than others. For example, using a french press eliminates the need for paper filters. The Primula cold brew system we offer similarly produces only grounds as waste. Changing to a lower impact brewing method is a simple way to be a bit more eco-friendly, and it adds up over time.


ALWAYS DRINK FROM REUSABLE CONTAINERS

Whether you’re at home or on the go, make sure you’re using a reusable mug or tumbler. Disposable paper cups may provide a little convenience, but they are not so great for the environment. And they don’t keep your coffee hot as long as, say... a double-walled, vacuum-sealed, stainless steel tumbler. Especially one with a cool motto or logo on it…


DRINK ORGANIC COFFEE

Coffee grown in the traditional manner uses a ton of pesticides, unfortunately. Organic-certified coffee prohibits the use of these pesticides, which not only reduces pollution, it makes for a better tasting cup. 


CHOOSE ARABICA BEANS

Arabica and Robusta are the two most popular types of coffee beans. But there are pretty big differences between them. Besides having a smoother, sweeter flavor, arabica beans are grown in a much more sustainable manner. So choosing Arabica rather than Robusta is a simple way to help out the planet. And, of course, all Grounds & Hounds beans are 100% Arabica.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Surprising Shelter Pups For Thanksgiving!
Surprising Shelter Pups For Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2022 1 min read

To help bring a little love and cheer to these amazing pups, we surprised the residents of NKLA with the ultimate Thanksgiving feast!
Read More
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Dog Mom
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Dog Mom

November 16, 2022 3 min read

We think Dog Moms deserve all the special gifts this time of year! We created the perfect gift guide from our shop in order to make sure you can find the right gift for your loved one! From coffee subscriptions, to classy mugs, to amazing coffee gear, you'll be sure to find something for the dog mom in your life!

Read More
Rescue Roast Coffee Feature: Beagle Freedom Project
Rescue Roast Coffee Feature: Beagle Freedom Project

November 15, 2022 1 min read

We couldn’t be prouder to partner with Beagle Freedom Project through this holiday season! For the next six weeks, 100% of the profits from our Rescue Roast blend will support the Beagle Freedom Project and their incredible mission to end the inhumane treatment of our most vulnerable creatures. We hope you’ll join us in changing lives and saving lives with every purchase through the end of the year!
Read More