As we find ourselves in a global climate emergency, never has it been more important to take a step back and reconsider everything we do as a business and how it impacts the environment.
That's why at Groundstate we took the decision when opening our roastery to do our bit for the environment and offset the carbon produced to transport our green coffee beans from their country of origin, by planting native trees here in Ireland in partnership with hometree.ie. This amounts to 2 native Irish trees planted for every sack of green coffee transported from coffee producing nations.
Home tree is an Irish company that “establish and conserve permanent native woodland in Ireland, encouraging land regeneration and biodiversity through afforestation, restoration and education”.
As a further sustainable step to maintain our beautiful oceans we donate 1% of all coffee sales to cleancoasts.org an Irish organisation supported by An Taisce that organises beach & marine cleanups nationwide, and creates awareness around marine pollution. Having grown up on the Irish coastline of Tramore, Co. Waterford, maintaining a litter and plastic free Irish coast is a cause we feel passionate about.
By buying our coffee you are helping us to support this important cause close to all our hearts.
In addition for our roasting equipment we have chosen the Typhoon 5kg coffee roaster, a fluid bed roaster, which is powered by electricity as opposed to gas like conventional coffee roasters, it heats more efficiently than gas flame, as less of the heat energy is lost to the environment, meaning less energy is required to roast the coffee. Making the machine more environmentally friendly than conventional roasters. This goes hand in hand with our switch to a 100% green, renewable electricity supplier for our business premises, which means the electricity we use for our roaster and cafe operations is 100% clean.
It goes without saying that in our cafe and roastery we recycle all plastic & glass, and all our takeaway packaging is compostable. In our cafe we offer a discount for all customers that use a reusable cup to help steer our customers from single use, albeit compostable coffee cups.
We want to do our bit to preserve this amazing planet that we all share. We hope you can join us on this journey of discovery and sustainability.