Talking to CBC about reducing our carbon footprint
posted February 01 2012
Yukon coffee roaster reduces carbon footprint
Bean North Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd. knew reducing their environmental stamp wouldn't be easy. The company imports its beans from Central America and roasts them in the Yukon before shipping the finished product to customers around North America.
But Michael King did a lot of work, made a few changes and managed to dramatically reduce the company's carbon footprint, and earn national recognition in the process.
Click here to hear Michael speak with Dave.
December's coffee of the month is San Marcos. This delicious coffee from comes from Apecaform (Asociación de Pequeños Caficultores Orgánicos Maya-Mames) in Guatemala. It's sweet, well rounded and has a hint of cocoa with a smooth full body. Perfect for any time of day!
Coffee farmers in Guatemala are dealing with roya (leaf rust) disease. This is a very aggressive disease that attacks the coffee trees and - in most cases – kills them. You can help the farmers that grow your coffee by making a loan to Grow Ahead. Grow Ahead is currently collecting money to pre-finance a shipment from Apecaform to North America. By making a $25 or $50 loan by December 31st you can make a big difference to the coffee farmers of Apecaform!
On Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 between 11am and 5pm, Michael and Helen will be in the Bean North cafe to assist you in making a loan to Grow Ahead.
Grow Ahead is collecting loans to finance coffee from APECAFORM in GUATEMALA. Loans come from consumers like YOU!
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