Happy Earth Day, everyone! Today is the day to celebrate this beautiful planet we're living on.
At Belvico, we care about this Earth and we know that, as coffee lovers, you share our commitment to sustainability. Starting our coffee journey four years ago, we asked ourselves how we could have a lower environmental impact on this planet producing our coffee.
We sat together with our team for a brainstorming session and that's when the idea to set up a circular economy system for our coffee emerged.
Have you heard of a circular economy system before? Read on to learn more about how we implement it at Belvico and why it is good for our planet.
Circular Economy at Belvico
In short, a circular economy is an economic system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with restoration.
In our case, used coffee grounds from our roastery and our clients become so-called “high nitrogen” input for our composting pile. This compost turns into a bio-fertilizer for the coffee trees of our farmers.
And so the waste from one becomes the input for another and nothing goes to waste.
A circular way of communicating
Not only do we implement the idea of a circular economy when it comes to our products, but we also hold this idea high in terms of the relationships we build with our farmers.
Today, we're proud to say we've established a sustainable way of working with our farmers built on mutual respect. We value each other's knowledge and keep an open, circular communication which in turn improves our processes.
In working this closely with our farmers, we've for example immensely improved the quality of our Robusta blend. We're now renowned for being able to guarantee our customers a consistent supply of high-quality beans.
Belvico's Green Range
At Belvico, sustainability is more than just a buzzword. We're constantly looking for ways to lower our environmental impact on this planet.
One of the aspects that has a huge impact on the earth is our waste. So we took a good look at our packaging and have spent several months researching and trying to find the perfect coffee bag that keeps your coffee fresh and flavourful, yet is 100% biodegradable in every environment.
We're so happy to introduce you to our Green Range. Now, you can get your Belvico coffee in a 100% biodegradable bag. Yes, it's 100% biodegradable, we promise! Every single component - from the closing zipper to the off-gas valve - breaks down in any environment.
Try our Green Range now at 20% off with promo code EARTHDAY22 - Offer valid until April 30th, 2022
There are so many different ways we can help our planet and live more sustainable lives. Let's have a look at a few easy changes you can make today that will have a positive impact on our planet, and often your wallet too.
5 Easy tips to live more sustainable
- Bring your own shopping bags when you go food shopping
- Buy local and support conscious brands
- Before you buy something new ask yourself "Can I repair this?"
- Invest in a reusable water bottle or coffee cup and take it with you on the go
- Eat more plants and less meat
We hope this has given you a better understanding of what we're doing to help care for our planet and that you feel inspired to make some small changes in your own life to become more sustainable.
Every little bit helps. Happy Earth Day!