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
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”.
In addition for our 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.
It goes without saying in our cafe and roastery we recycle all plastic & glass, and all our takeaway packaging is compostable. We want to do our bit to preserve this amazing planet that we all share.