Q Roasters - sustainable espresso. What do we mean when we say sustainable? Like the word 'organic', 'sustainability' has a certain buzz about it. Used quite loosely, these words add a certain credibility, but what does it take to stand up to their full meaning?
The Oxford English Dictionary definition for sustainability is “The property of being environmentally sustainable; the degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued while avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources“. This definition has helped us to shape a criteria for where we source our green bean. Based on our philosophy that coffee should be good for people and planet, we source premium green bean that is either Rainforest Alliance, Organic or Fair Trade. But sustainability is an ideal that we strive towards in all aspects of our business, not just our product.
In the lead up to Global Recycling Day, we wanted to share some of the ways we make sustainable choices in our business.
From our cast iron table bases, hardwood bench tops and rescued pressed metal cladding, we love choosing salvaged materials that give character and style to our roasting house.
Our packaging suppliers BioPak now collect our coffee grounds to turn them into nutrient-rich compost.
Instead of investing in new plates we opted to source our own eclectic mix of traditional side plates and commemorative tea spoons. Customers have engaged with the idea and now donate items to add to the collection.
We regularly host pop-up events for local designers and makers and support businesses in our Wolverhampton St precinct.
More than just a roasting house, Q Roasters actively supports community with fundraising events and prize donations.
Find out more about Q Roasters sustainable espresso and visit our Stafford roasting house at 44 Wolverhampton St, Stafford.