Biocaf Sustainability Series

  1. Urnex Manufacturing

    Applying "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle." at Urnex

    When people think about sustainability, the focus is usually on end-of-life outcomes for the products we use. Here’s how we at Urnex apply a holistic approach to product formulation, manufacturing and global logistics.

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  2. Power to the Pod!

    Power to the Pod!

    They’re commonly seen to be a ubiquitous part of the middle-class, suburban lifestyle; an innocuous status symbol that nevertheless proudly proclaims from its place on your kitchen or hotel room counter: “You’ve made it in life!”

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  3. The Best Plant Milks for Frothing at Home

    The Best Plant Milks for Frothing at Home

    In this article, we’re going to walk you through the science of frothing plant-based milk at home and offer some tips and techniques to get silky and delicious milk for your cappuccinos and lattes. We frothed and slurped a few dozen different plant milks, talked to experts, and developed a methodology to evaluate which milk is right for you.

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  4. What To Do with Used Coffee Grounds at Home?

    What To Do with Used Coffee Grounds at Home?

    If you’re brewing coffee at home, you can reuse your grinds for many purposes. Here are some ideas.
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  5. What's the Best Material for Coffee Packaging?

    What's the Best Material for Coffee Packaging?

    Alejandro Escobar, founder and owner of Pare de Dormir, finds value for his business, his customers, and the environment through a reusable packaging solution.
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  6. Switching to Oat Milk—And Upping Sustainability

    Switching to Oat Milk—And Upping Sustainability

    The newest Onyx cafe serves oat milk as the default for espresso drinks. What US Barista Champion and Urnex Ambassador Andrea Allen found were unique solutions to sustainability issues.
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  7. A Business with a Mission: Chepsangor Coffee in Nandi, Kenya

    A Business with a Mission: Chepsangor Coffee in Nandi, Kenya

    If you’ve heard of the hills of Nandi county, Kenya, it may be thanks to Eliud Kipchoge, a native of this region, who recently became the first person in the world to run a marathon in under two hours. But this part of western Kenya boasts another gem you may not have heard about: its coffee. Among the recent Kenyan entrepreneurs in Nandi county is Dr. Rosebella Langat, who, alongside her husband, started a coffee estate business named Chepsangor Coffee in 2018.
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  8. Composting: At Home and in the Cafe

    Composting: At Home and in the Cafe

    Give your coffee a second life by composting - Rory Van Grol of Ugly Duck Coffee will show you how.
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  9. Digital Coffee Events: A Sustainable Future

    Digital Coffee Events: A Sustainable Future

    How the proliferation of digital events will create a more equitable and accessible future for the coffee community.
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  10. Will Travel for Coffee: Sustainability in Global Coffee Travel

    Will Travel for Coffee: Sustainability in Global Coffee Travel

    Most coffee professionals know they contribute a high level of carbon emissions from their coffee travels. 2018 World Barista Champion Agnieszka put a number to it - and it is staggering.
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