7grams Environment and Sustainability Focus

Farm to bean

All our coffees are sourced from origins where sustainability, as well as the remuneration to the grower, is as fair and equitable as possibly can be. We are deeply involved in all matters pertaining to ensuring that we only source premium coffee beans from suppliers and organizations that have a proven and verified method of supporting and assisting the people that are at the beginning of the supply chain, namely the growers and their families. We supply fair trade as well as rainforest alliance certified coffee beans to all our customers and our partners regularly visit the bean sources to ensure the quality and standard we demand is met.

Bean to compost

We also have a ‘Coffee waste to compost’ program that we offer to all our customers. This is an easy way to integrate sustainability into the workplace. It involves a third party company that fully meets sustainability standards. We employ them to regularly collect the pucks of ground coffee, which are easily stored in a designated bin. The pucks are ethically transported to a compost heap in a community garden. The partnership transpires into a win-win situation for all involved.

Logistics

Over the next twelve months, we plan to alter the methods of delivery of our machines as well as our beans in order to ensure that we are as carbon light as we can be. We will research the most efficient way to meet these operational changes.

Packaging

We have begun the process of converting all our coffee bean packaging to recyclable and biodegradable bags that remain affordable as well. We are experimenting with the use of an aluminium material that has shown great results overseas.

Machines and accessories

We are constantly on the lookout for the latest, most energy efficient and sustainable coffee machines available. Our staff regularly attends trade fairs and conferences in order to ensure their knowledge is as up to date as possible in this regard. Over the next twelve months, we hope to be operating with the majority of our customer base using energy efficient coffee machines.