Hot Stuff: How espresso machines cause global warming

❖ Part of the Coffee's Carbon Footprint series

Reducing coffee’s carbon footprint by tackling the energy consumption of espresso machines

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We’ve made progress on wages, but there’s still much more work to be done

Analysis comparing wage, revenue and inflation over the past two years shows the coffee industry is paying its staff more by raising prices

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Milk Matters: Small changes can dramatically lower your coffee’s carbon footprint

❖ Part of the Coffee's Carbon Footprint series

Want to reduce your coffee’s environmental impacts? Milk is responsible for the majority of a cup’s carbon footprint, so lower your impacts in 2020 by making informed decisions

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Calculating the Coffee Industry’s Carbon Emissions

❖ Part of the Coffee's Carbon Footprint series

Carbon dioxide is colourless, tasteless and odourless, but it’s everywhere and causing global warming. So how do we work out how much carbon is emitted to make a cup of coffee?

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Our Digital Carbon Emissions are part of the Coffee Industry’s Environmental Impact

Let’s be aware of our online carbon footprint, and how United Baristas is offsetting your use of our services.

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The proposed Latte Levy isn’t fit-for-purpose. Here’s how we can make it better.

The Environmental Audit Committee believes that a 25p levy on takeout cups would lead to a 30% reduction of takeout coffee cup use. Even with a 10x increase in reusable coffee cups, that would still reduce takeout volumes to levels that would put many coffee shops in breach of planning law. Ouch.

Back-of-the-napkin maths explains why many coffee shops would break planning law  —  and be forced to shut up shop.

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Wasting Less, But We’re Still Left Wanting More From The Proposed Latte Levy

Many consumers believe takeout coffee cups to be readily recycled. In fact, only 0.25% currently are.

How the Latte Levy, combined with other legislative changes, can tackle takeout coffee cup waste. A summary for the specialty coffee community and a response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, ‘Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups’.

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How Baristas Can Get Paid More

People in coffee work hard, really hard; and often don’t get paid particularly well. The early starts, long hours and constant customer contact can wear out the most devoted coffee professional.

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